College Algebra
Catalog Description: Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a
grade of “C” or better or a satisfactory grade on
the placement test. The major topics in this course are linear equations and
inequalities; quadratic
equations and inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions; and
applications. A review of
algebraic techniques is also included in this course as well as a review of
polynomials; factoring,
exponents, roots and radicals. 3 contact hours.
Tentative Outline | Grading Scale | |
Chapter 1.1 - 1.6 | Exam 1 | 90% - 100% A |
Chapter 2.1- 2.6 | Exam 2 | 80% - 89% B |
Chapter 3.1 - 3.4, 4.1 - 4.5 | Exam 3 | 70% - 79% C |
Chapter 5.1 - 5.6, 7.1, 7.7 | Exam 4 | 60% - 69% D |
0% - 59% F |
Grades will be computed as follows:
Chapter Exams | 65% | Homework | 10% |
Quizzes | 10% | Final Exam | 15% |
Your final grade may be found using the formula
0.65 (Exam Avg.) + 0.10(Quiz Avg.) + 0.10(Homework) + 0.15 (Final Exam)
Exams: You are expected to be present for all
exams. You are allowed one make-up exam. Any
subsequent missed exams will be counted as a zero. All make-up exams will be
given during the week
of April 14 - 20. You will not be allowed to start an exam after the first
student has finished. A
comprehensive final exam will be given on the day scheduled by the college. If
you take all of the
chapter exams as scheduled in class, the final exam may be substituted for your
lowest exam grade.
Quizzes: A MyMathLab online quiz will be assigned
for each section. All online quizzes are due at the
start of class one week after the material is covered in class. You may take an
online quiz as many times
as you want, the highest grade will be recorded. Do not wait until the last
minute to take an online quiz.
No extensions will be given.
Homework: Homework will be assigned from the
textbook. Homework should be turned in daily and
will be checked for completeness and form. All work must be shown. No credit
will be given for
answers only. No homework will be accepted after an exam. It is extremely
important that you keep up
with your homework assignments in order to assist you in understanding the
content of the course.
Mathematics is NOT a spectator sport! If you don’t understand any part of it -
get help immediately!
Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend
class, to come on time, and to stay for the entire
class period. Attendance will be taken each class meeting. Three tardies (coming
late or leaving early)
will count as 1 absence. A student absent from class is responsible for getting
any missed material from
a fellow classmate. Three bonus points (added on to your test grade) will be
earned for perfect
attendance during a testing period.
Automatic Drop: You will be dropped from the course
if you have not attended at least one class
meeting by January 12, 2009.
FN Grade: Good attendance is essential for success
in this course. If you have missed more than 15%
of the scheduled classes (5 class meetings) and you fail the course, you will
receive an FN (Failure for
non-attendance) grade. This grade may affect financial aid.
I Grade: A student may request an Incomplete grade
(I) if they have completed at least 75% of the
course with an overall course grade of at least a C average, and have a valid
reason.
Student Academic Dishonesty Policy: Students found
cheating on quizzes or exams will receive an F
in the course and procedures for expulsion from the college will be followed.
Cheating includes (among
other things) copying another individual’s work (or allowing someone to copy
your work) or using cheat
sheets (or programmed information) on a quiz or exam. For the full policy see
the College Catalog.
State Mandate: The state mandates that a student
may enroll in a course for a maximum of 3 times.
Every enrollment counts - even withdrawals. Only “drops” submitted by the
advertised deadline date
(during the first week of a term) will not count as being enrolled. Out-of-state
tuition must be paid on
the 3^{rd} attempt ($846.15)
Other Policies:
1. Cell phone etiquette must be observed: In-class usage
is restricted to emergency situations. Inform the
instructor before class of any extenuating circumstances. Cell phones are not
allowed during tests,
not even as a calculator. Electronic devices, such as iPods, Blackberries, etc.
are not permitted to be
used or worn in class.
2. It is FCCJ policy that children under 16 are not allowed in the classrooms.
Learning Assistance Center (G-200) Free tutoring
and computer tutorials are available.
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
MAC1105 Tentative Outline
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday |
2-Mar | 3-Mar | 4-Mar | 5-Mar | 6-Mar |
3.4 Applications of Quadratic Functions 4.1 Rational Functions |
4.2 More on Rational Functions |
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9-Mar | 10-Mar | 11-Mar | 12-Mar | 13-Mar |
4.3
Rational Equations & Inequalities |
4.4 Root
Functions 4.5 Root Equations |
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16-Mar | 17-Mar | 18-Mar | 19-Mar | 20-Mar |
Review 5.1 Inverse Function Withdrawal Deadline |
Exam #3 Ch 3, 4 | |||
23-Mar | 24-Mar | 25-Mar | 26-Mar | 27-Mar |
5.2 Exponential Functions |
5.3 Logarithms & Their Properties |
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30-Mar | 31-Mar | 1-Apr | 2-Apr | 3-Apr |
Spring Break | Spring Break | Spring Break | Spring Break | Spring Break |
6-Apr | 7-Apr | 8-Apr | 9-Apr | 10-Apr |
5.4 Logarithmic Functions |
5.5 Exponential & Logarithmic Equations |
Good Friday Holiday | ||
13-Apr | 14-Apr | 15-Apr | 16-Apr | 17-Apr |
5.6 Applications of Exponential & Logarithmic Functions |
7.1 Systems of Equations |
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20-Apr | 21-Apr | 22-Apr | 23-Apr | 24-Apr |
7.7 Systems of Inequalities Review |
Exam #4 Ch. 5, 7 | |||
27-Apr | 28-Apr | 29-Apr | 30-Apr | 1-May |
Final Exam |