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College Algebra


Course Objectives/Description: This course provides a solid foundation to continue to higher levels of mathematics in
Algebra and the opportunity to students to acquire the necessary mathematical skills for certain non-technical and terminal
technical programs. It also gives students an increased depth of understanding of the concepts of algebra, radical, exponents,
complex numbers, linear equations , and inequalities. New topics include the concept of functions, polynomial, exponential;
and logarithmic, rational functions and systems of equations.

Evaluation: Successful completion of this course will be determined by passing grades on tests plus optional quizzes and a
final exam.

3 Semester Hours Credit (3-03)


2 years of High School Algebra plus an adequate score on placement test or C or better in MAT1033 or passing score in
MAT0020 plus CPT (EA) 65 or higher

Kaufman, Schwitters (2009) College Algebra (7th Ed) USA Thompson-Brooks/Cole 0-495-55403-0 Student Text
0-495-63194-9 for Bundle One: Text + Enhanced WebAssign 1-semester

Printed access Card + Enhanced WebAssign Start Smart Guide for Students at The PBCC bookstore
0-495-55408-1 Student Solutions Manual

Homework Policy: Homework is required and will count as 10 points of each test grade.

Course Core Outline

Class # Chapter /Sections/Topics HWK: 01/ 1,7,21,49,61
02/ 1,19,67,
03/ 4, 13, 55,
04/ 1,17,67
05/ 1, 35,71,
06/ 3,43,81
07/ 3,17,43,
08/ 1,15,41

1.1 / 1, 13,35,59
1.2/ 3,53
1.3/ 1,49
1.4/ 5
1.5/ 3
1.6/ 3, 13
1.7/ 2, 15

2.1/ 1, 15, 21, 27
2.2/ 1,5,10,21,27,
2.3/ 1, 7, 11, 41, 49,78
2.4/ 3, 7, 14, 33, 49
2.5/1,3, 7, 11,35, 41,43
2.4/ 1, 3, 9, 19, 21 41
2.5/ 1, 3, 7, 9, 23
2.6/ 1, 3, 5, 19, 35

3.1/ 1,7,9,13, 19, 61,
3.2 / 3, 5, 11, 19, 27, 31
3.3/ 1,11,21,27,33
3.4/ 3, 5,11, 21,35, 63
3.5 1,3,9, 25, 47, 57
3.6/ 1, 3, 5, 13, 33, 43
3.7/ 3, 5, 9, 13, 29, 37
4.4 / 1, 3, 5, 7, 35
4.5 / 1, 3, 7, 15, 19
4.6 / 1, 3, 5, 7, 17

5.1/ 1, 7, 13, 21, 47
5.2/ 1, 3, 11, 15, 37

5.3/ 1,5,9,19,39,47,69,91
5.4/ 1, 5, 11, 21, 31,41
5.5 / 1, 9, 17, 47,51

6.1/ 1, 45, 7, 9, 19, 47

6.2/ 3, 7, 11,21
7.4/ 1, 7, 25,37

Class 1 Ch. 0 Review Basic concepts of Algebra
Class 2 Ch. 1 Review Equations, Inequalities, and Problem
Class 3 Ch. 2.1-2.3 Graph of Equations/Inequalities
Class 4 Ch. 2.4 – 2.5 More on Graphing/ Circles only
Class 5 2.4 Equations of lines / Curve fitting
2.5 / 2.6 Graph of Basic Functions / Graphing Techniques
  Test 1
Class 6 3.1 Concept of a function
Class 7 3.2 Linear functions and Applications
3.3 Quadratic Functions
Class 8 3.4 Quadratic Functions
3.5 Transformation of Some Basic Curves
Class 9 Test 2 / 3.6 Combining Functions
Class 10 3.7 Inverse Functions
4.4/ Graphing Polynomial Functions
Class 11 4.5/ Graphing Rational functions
4.6/ Graphing Rational functions
Test 3 / 5.1 Exponents and exponential Functions
Class 12 5.2 Applications of Exponential Functions
Class 13 5.3 Logarithms
5.4 Logarithmic Functions
5.5 Exponentials and Logarithmic Equations
Class 14 Test4 6.1System of two linear equations in two
Class 15 6.2 Systems of three linear equations in 3 variables
7.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities ; Linear
Programming ( review For Final)
Class 16 Final Exam / December 11: 7:00-9:00 PM

Grading scale

Grade   Percent Range
A   90 – 100%
B   80 – 89+%
C   75 – 79+%
D   65 – 74+%
Homework 30%
Test 30%
Final 40%

Assignments: See homework assignment sheet.

10 points each

Instructor’s expectations
Students are expected to attend every class, listen attentively, take notes, and participate in classroom discussions/activities.
Homework assignments should have a heading that includes your name, page number, section number, and problem numbers.
Homework, lab assignments, quizzes, tests, and the final exam are all required.

Late assignment policy
There is no credit for late homework

Make-up exam policy

Absolutely no make-up quizzes and tests are allowed unless written proof of an emergency can be provided to the

Minimum requirements
See grading scale and policy.

Methods of instruction
Lecture, group activities

Equipment and supplies
Students are required to have loose-leaf paper for textbook supplements, homework assignments, a notebook, stapler, pen and


Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student who commits academic dishonesty will receive a grade of zero for
the corresponding
test or assignment. Instructors may pursue disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Handbook.
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation
with respect to the student’s academic performance:

(1) Cheating on an exam,
(2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course ,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,
(4) Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement
whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that
the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed,
(5) Plagiarism.

Students are expected to attend all courses and course activities for which they are registered. Any class meeting missed,
regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning and may adversely affect a student’s achievement in the course.
Students are required to attend at least 90% of the class meetings in order to receive credit for the course. An accurate record
of attendance will be kept for each course. If a student misses one-third or more of a class section, the student will be
counted absent. Three lateness will count as one absence. Leaving early is viewed in the same way as being late.

Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines Behavior
Students will demonstrate respect for instructors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning
environment reported by the instructor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in
expulsion from the course or campus.

Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws , that accommodations and services are
available through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student’s responsibility to contact Disabled
Student Services Advisors at this location and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services.

Disability Support Services Contact Person Phone
College-Wide Coordinator Susan Lang (561) 862-4310
Belle Glade John Pierson (561) 993-1125
Boca Raton Sue Millis (561) 862-4316
Lake Worth Jelicia Kirk (561) 868-3046
Palm Beach Gardens Joanna Steffes (561) 207-5345

Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to the cafeteria, the patio adjoining the cafeteria or corridors immediately adjacent to food
vending machines. Smoking is not permitted in any college building.

Student Responsibility Policy
When students attend the College, they become subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College
and are responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College
catalog and other College publications. The students will be responsible for being prepared for class, participating in class,
and timely completion of assignments.

Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade is November 5, 2008. It is the responsibility of the student to
complete and submit the necessary forms to the Registrar’s Office. An official withdrawal would entitle the student to a
grade of “W” in the course.

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