Math 99N is a first course in Intermediate Algebra . The
purpose of this course is to prepare you

for college level mathematics . This course will cover the following topics:
Linear Equations with

application, Formulas , Liner Inequalities , Graphing, Systems of Linear
Equations, Functions,

Exponents , Radicals , Factoring , Polynomials, and Quadratic Equations.

**Book**: Lial, Margaret L., John Hornsby, Terry
McGinnis. (2008). Beginning and Intermediate

Algebra . 4^{th} ed. ISBN 0-321-44233-4

**Other Materials:** You will need a scientific calculator. If you are
planning on taking more math

|classes I would recommend the TI 83, TI-83+ or the TI 84+. These are expensive
calculators ,

but well worth it if you are planning to take Pre -Calculus, Statistics, or any
higher-level math

class. Otherwise your basic $15 - $20 scientific calculator will do. Just make
sure it has a “ log ”

button. If it has that button it will have everything else you need.

Procedures for taking the class

1. Read the announcements.

2. Click on Do Homework and follow the directions. You will do all of your
homework

online. You will also take quizzes online.

3. Take tests with your approved proctor. The exception to this is Exam One
covering

chapters 6 and 7 will be taken online.

**Virtual Classroom:**

The Virtual Classroom is a place we can meet to answer questions, review, or get
extra help.

There is a white board in which we can both write and a chat area below the
white board.

Here's how to get there.

A window should popup that contains the Virtual Classroom. To write on the

board click on the picture of the pen under tools, click once on the board and
your cursor will turn to a plus sign .

Hold down your left mouse button and move the mouse to write your name. Don't
worry about

how it looks...it takes practice.

If you are having trouble getting to the Virtual Classroom, make sure your popup
blocker is

disabled. Also you may need to download the Java Plug-in. There will be a link
to this

download on the page you will see after you click on Join.

**Assignments:**

Homework will be posted online and needs to be completed by the due date. Each
day the

assignments are late will result in a 10% penalty for that assignment. Even if
the homework is

late, make sure you get it all done. It is very important that you take your
time and do a good job

on the assignments and that you are spending time on them just about everyday.
Each

chapter’s homework is worth 15 points.

**Quizzes**:

You will take your quizzes online and can use your book to help you out. Your
quizzes will give

you an idea of what kinds of questions you will see on your tests. The quizzes
must be

completed before the due date. If the quiz is completed late, 5% will be
deducted for each day

late. Each quiz is worth 25 points. There will be four quizzes.

**Exams:**

You will be given four exams. Exam #1 will cover Chapters 6 and 7, Exam #2 will
cover

Chapters 8 and 9, Exam #3 will cover Chapters 10 and 11, and the Final Exam will
cover

Chapters 6 – 11. Exams 1, 2, and 3 are worth 100 points. The Final Exam is worth
200 points.

If you are on off-campus/DDP Student you will need to take your tests under the
supervision of

an approved proctor.

If you are on-campus you can take your tests in the
testing room in the MLA.

**Grading:**

Your grade will be based on the following areas in the following percentages.

Homework = 90 pts

Quizzes = 100 pts

Tests = 300 pts

Final Exam = 200 pts

Total Possible = 690 pts

The course is graded on the standard grading scale. The break down is as
follows:

A |
93%-100% |

A- |
90%-92% |

B+ |
88%-89% |

B |
83%-87% |

B- |
80%-82% |

C+ |
78%-79% |

C |
73%-77% |

C- |
70%-72% |

D+ |
68%-69% |

D |
60%-67% |

F |
<59% |