College Algebra
COURSE INFORMATION
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 nontechnical 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 (303)
Prerequisite:
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
Textbook:
Kaufman, Schwitters (2009) College Algebra (7^{th} Ed) USA
ThompsonBrooks/Cole 0495554030 Student Text
0495631949 for Bundle One: Text + Enhanced WebAssign 1semester
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0495554081 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/ 1,15,411.1 / 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
Solving 
Class 3 
Ch. 2.12.3 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
variables 
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: 7:009:00 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.
Homework
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
Makeup exam policy
Absolutely no makeup quizzes and tests are allowed unless written proof
of an emergency can be provided to the
instructor.
Minimum requirements
See grading scale and policy.
Methods of instruction
Lecture, group activities
Equipment and supplies
Students are required to have looseleaf paper for textbook supplements,
homework assignments, a notebook, stapler, pen and
pencil
COLLEGE POLICIES
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.
Attendance
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 onethird 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 
CollegeWide Coordinator 
Susan Lang 
(561) 8624310 
Belle Glade 
John Pierson 
(561) 9931125 
Boca Raton 
Sue Millis 
(561) 8624316 
Lake Worth 
Jelicia Kirk 
(561) 8683046 
Palm Beach Gardens 
Joanna Steffes 
(561) 2075345 
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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