This course is an intermediate algebra and trigonometry
course. It includes such topics such
as arithmetic with integers, algebraic representation, operations with
polynomials , solving linear equations , solving systems oftwo linear equations in two variables,
radicals, factoring, graphing linear equations, and the Pythagorean theorem.
Student Learning Outcomes: The students should be
• compute the sum, difference, product and quotient of
• simplify expressions involving exponents and scientific notation.
• factor trinomials, difference of two squares, sum and difference of two cubes ,
• factor using grouping and greatest common factors .
• solve linear equations, absolute value equations and inequalities.
• solve polynomial equations by factoring.
• solve quadratic equations using factoring and the quadratic equation.
• solve systems of linear equations using elimination, substitution and
• graph linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables.
• find the slope and intercepts of a line.
• find the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines.
• find the equation of a line in slope-intercept and point-slope form.
• simplify algebraic expressions using integer and rational exponents .
• simplify and perform operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
• rationalize a denominator involving a radical.
• simplify rational algebraic expressions using factoring.
• add, subtract, multiply , and divide rational algebraic expressions.
• simplify complex algebraic fractions.
• add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers.
• rationalize the denominator of the quotient of complex numbers.
• solve rational and radical equations.
• graph and find the equation of an equation's inverse.
• graph exponential and logarithmic equations .
• use the properties of exponentials and logarithms to solve equations.
• convert angle measurements between degrees and radians.
• for a given angle, find the exact or approximate measure of its reference,
complementary and supplementary angles.
• for a given angle, find the six exact or approximate trigonometric values.
• graph trigonometric equations.
• use identities to find trigonometric values.
• solve application problems using right triangle trigonometry, the law of sines
the law of cosines.
Required Text and Readings:
Algebra with Trigonometry for College Students, 5th
Edition, Charles McKeague, Saunders
College Publishing, 2002
Evaluation and Requirements of Students:
The final grade in this course will be a letter grade (A-
F). At the beginning of the
semester, the instructor will advise the student of the determination of the
which will be based on a mandatory final examination worth at least 30% of the
and any other criteria specified by the instructor. The other criteria could
include but is not
limited to class work, examinations, quizzes, and projects. Students can obtain
copies of a
practice departmental final exam in the Math Lab (room S511) or from their
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes. The college's attendance
stated in the catalog, gives instructors the option of assigning a failing grade
who are excessively absent.
Multiplication and Division of
Addition and Subtraction of Rational
Equations Involving Rational
Rational Exponents and Roots
More Expressions Involving Rational
Simplified Form for Radicals
Addition and Subtraction of Radical
Multiplication and Division of
Equations with Radicals
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Systems of Linear Equations and
Systems of Linear Equations in Ttio
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
The Inverse of a Function
Logarithms Are Exponents
Properties of Logarithms
Introduction to Trigonometry
Degrees, Radians, and Special
Trigonometric Functions and
Right Triangle Trigonometry
The Law of Sines
The Law of Cosines
College Attendance Policy:
At BMCC, the maximum number of absences is limited to one
more hour than the number of
hours a class meets in one week. For this course, you are allowed five hours of
five days). In the case of excessive absence, the instructor has the option to
lower the grade or
assign an "F", "R", or "WU" grade.
2. Class Attendance
If you do not attend class at least once in the first
three weeks of the course and once in the
fourth or fifth weeks, the Office of the Registrar is required to assign a grade
Attendance in both regular and remedial courses is mandated by policy of the
of New York. Instructors are required by New York State law to keep an official
Classes begin promptly at the times indicated in the
Schedule of Classes. Arrival in classes
after the scheduled starting time constitutes lateness. Latecomers may, at the
discretion of the
instructor, incur an official absence.
Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities who require reasonable
accommodations or academic adjustments for
this course must contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
committed to providing equal access to all programs and curricula to all
BMCC Policy on Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Statement:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas,
words or artistic, scientific, or technical
work as one's own creation. Using the idea or work of another is permissible
only when the
original author is identified. Paraphrasing and summarizing, as well as direct
require citations to the original source. Plagiarism may be intentional or
unintentional. Lack of
dishonest intent does not necessarily absolve a student of responsibility for
Students who are unsure how and when to provide documentation are advised to
their instructors. The library has guides designed to help students to
appropriately identify a
cited work. For further information on integrity and behavior, please consult
the college bulletin (also
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