**
Anne Arundel Community
College**

**
Intermediate
Algebra**

**
MAT012 Sections
022 – Fall 2015**

**Class: TTh @ 16:00-18:10
in Schz-105 **

**Professor:** James Freeman

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Office:** Mathematics 231-I

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Hours:**
MW @ 16:00-19:00 & TTh @ 15:00-16:00

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Phone:** (410) 777-2557

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Email:**
jsfreeman@aacc.edu

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Website:** http://ola4.aacc.edu/jsfreeman/

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Course Description:** This course
covers various topics essential for intermediate algebra, including:

a) the laws of algebra for real numbers;

b) polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic expressions;

c) factoring and solving linear and polynomial equations and inequalities;

d) functions and their graphs (linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential & logarithmic);

e) and problem solving.

You must earn at least a
**"C"**
in this course to be eligible to take general education, credit mathematics
courses.**"B"** to be eligible to take
MAT151, Pre-Calculus, aka, Introductory Analysis.

**
Learning Objectives:** Upon
completion of this course, the student will be able to:

(i) Perform basic algebraic operations, including factoring;

(ii) Manipulate polynomial, rational, radical, exponential & logarithmic
expressions;

(iii) Solve linear equations, inequalities and systems (algebraically and
graphically);

(iv) Solve quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic equations;

(v) Understand functions and use them to model certain applications.

**
Text: "Beginning and Intermediate
Algebra" **
(5th edition) (It need not be the AACC
customized edition.) by Elayn Martin-Gay, Pearson, 2013.**MyMathLab, ** although neither is required for the course and need not
be purchased.

**
Computer/Calculator:** A graphing calculator is required for the course - a TI-84+
or TI-84-Inspire is
recommended (A TI-84 or TI-83+ will sufffice.). Calculators that perform symbol manipulation, such as the
TI-89 or TI-92, may NOT be used during examinations

**
Attendance Policy: **
Regular class
attendance is expected and will be recorded. If you are
absent, it is your responsibility to find out what occurred with respect to both
announcements and course work. If
you email me, I will respond with that information.
I will maintain an online version of this syllabus on my website with any changes in
dates or homework assignments. But even one absence means a lost opportunity to learn.

**
Class Activity:** Prepare for
class by reading the text (either before or after we cover the material).
If you do not understand something, ask questions in class.
Ask questions even if it concerns material from a prior class or chapter.
Asking and answering questions is the main purpose of class.
During class we will review the major points in each chapter and solve
sample problems.

**
Homework:**
Homework will consist of selected problems from the end of each chapter
section in the text. The homework
will be collected and graded. Late
homework loses 10% credit. Your
homework problem solutions should be neatly prepared (they need not be typed),
with multiple pages either stapled or otherwise bound together. Answers to the
homework are in the back of the book, so there is no reason for a wrong answer.
The homework will not be
graded in detail, but will be reviewed for completeness.
**You must show your work and not just give the answer.**
If you cannot do or do not understand a homework problem, ask about it in
class. Do the relevant homework as soon as
possible after the material is covered in class to allow an opportunity for questions.

**
Attendance will comprise 5% of your grade.**

**
Homework assignments will comprise 16% of your grade.**

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(NOTICE:
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Examinations: **
There will be
**three **mostly chapter specific tests and a cumulative final exam.

**
The three tests
will comprise 54% of your grade - 18% each.**

**
The final will
comprise 25% of your grade.**

The tests may not be made up (without prior approval). If you miss a test, the total possible points that the test was worth will be added to the total possible points that the final is worth. Thus, if you miss a test, your final exam will be worth a larger proportion of your course grade. I give generous partial credit when I grade, but you must show your work neatly to earn it. It is your responsibility to show me what you know in a neat and orderly fashion.

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Grading Scale: **
90 - 100% A;
80-89% B; 70 - 79% C; 60 - 69% D; below 60% F.

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Additional Help:** Do not
hesitate to visit me during my office hours.
If my hours conflict with your free time, I will gladly arrange
additional times to meet with you. I
am in my office other times during the week so you can always stop by to see if
I am in. Additionally, free tutoring
is available in the Library

**
Academic Integrity: **
The Anne
Arundel Community College Catalog states, "All students are required to exhibit
academic honesty in all academic exercises and assignments." This includes
cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism.
The instructor has the right and obligation to impose a reasonable
academic sanction including, but not limited to, the following:

A) Assign a failing grade for the assignment;

B) Assign a grade reduction for the course;

C) Assign a failing grade for the course;

D) Assign an alternative
assessment.

I will choose **A** for most situations involving academic dishonesty.
**Do not
leave the classroom without permission during a test.****
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**If you do, I will collect your test and grade it based upon what you have
already finished.**** **
**Do NOT use your
cell phone during a test.**

**
Student Conduct: **
The Anne
Arundel Community College Catalog states; "All students while engaged in college
activities shall comply with all college policies and procedures. Students shall
conduct themselves in accordance with accepted standards of behavior, respect
the rights of others, refrain from conduct or activity which obstructs the work
of the college and is damaging to the welfare of the college community or the
college." It continues to describe Acts of Misconduct.

**
Cell Phones: **
Put cell
phones on a silent mode during class.
Do not surf or text during class (unless requested to by the instructor).
If you take a call, I trust that you will leave the room to talk.**Do NOT use your
cell phone during tests.**

**
Notice of Nondiscrimination:** AACC is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, ADA Title 504 compliant
institution. Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay
711, 72 hours in advance to request most
accommodations. Requests for sign language interpreters, alternative format
books or assistive technology require 30 days' notice. For information on Anne Arundel Community College's
compliance and complaints concerning discrimination or harassment, call Kelly
Koermer, J.D., AACC's federal compliance officer, at 410-777-2607 or Maryland Relay
711.

**Course Schedules (All dates are tentative and subject to revision.)**

**Dates Assignment**

**
Sep 08 First Class
(Review graphing, algebra, exponents and factoring)**

Sep
**
15
Review Homework Due **

**Sep 22 ** **
Chapter 7 Homework Due**

**Sep**** 29
Chapter 8 Homework Due**

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Oct 01
Examination on Chapter 7 &8**

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Oct 20
Chapter 9 Homework Due**

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Nov 03
Chapter 10 Homework Due
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Nov 03
Examination on Chapters 9 & 10**

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Nov 17 Chapter 11 Homework Due**

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Nov 24
Chapter 12 Homework Due**

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Nov 24
Examination on Chapters 11 &12 (Take Home)**

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Review and additional topics as time allows**

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Dec 08
(Tue) Final Examination 16:00-18:00
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Sep 12
Last day to drop with full refund**

Nov**
26-27
Thanksgiving **

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Nov 20
Last day to withdraw**

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Homework Assignments**

Homework assignments from the text to be submitted for grading include only
**odd numbered
exercises**. The abbreviation
**"eoo"**
stands for **"every other odd"** and **"eto"**
stands for **"every third odd"**. For example, **"13-33 eoo"** means do
problems 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33; and **"13-33 eto"** means do problems 13, 19, 25, 31.
While only some of the exercises are required to be submitted for grading, you
are encouraged to do all of the exercises and to ask questions about any
of them.

**Elementary Algebra Review****from MAT-011**

**This MUST be submitted on time. It is like an
open book test but will be graded like homework.**

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**Rational Expressions****
and Equations**

**7.1: 1-49 eoo, 57, 61****
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**7.2: 1-41 eoo, 67, 71**

**7.3: 1-49 eoo, 85** **
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**7.4: 1-49 eoo**

**7.5: 25-49 eoo****
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** ****7.6: 1-17 eoo,
23, 27, 47**

**7.7: 1-19 eoo, 31, 37, 59**** ****
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**Functions and Graphs (see also
Chapter 3.6)**

**8.1: 1-45 eoo, 51, 53, 59****
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**8.2: 1-29 eoo, 31-41 odd, 51, 65, 67**

**8.3: 1-45 eoo** **
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**8.4: 1-25 eoo, 43**,** 51, 53**

**Inequalities and Absolute Value**

**9.1: 1-49 eoo, 63, 81****
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**9.2: 1-61 eto, 69, 71**

**9.3: 1-73 eto, 83** **
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**9.4: 1-61 eto, 89**

**Rational Exponents, Radicals and
Complex Numbers**

**10.1: 1-85 eto, 115****
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**10.2: 1-97 eto, 113**

**10.3: 1-67 eto, 81,83,91,95****
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**10.4: 1-67 eto, 85**

**10.5: 1-67 eto, 89****
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** 10.6: 1-43 eto, 69, 75**

**10.7: 1-91 eto**

**Quadratic Equations and Functions **

**11.1: 1-49 eto, 81** **
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**11.2: 1-49 eoo, 59, 63, 89**

**11.3: 1-61 eto ** **
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**11.4: 1-49****eto **

**11.5: 1-67 eto 11.6: 1-61 eto,
87 **

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Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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**12.1: 1-49 eto, 53**** ****
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**12.2: 1-45 eoo**

**12.3: 1-33 eoo****, 37, 45**** ****12.4: 1-11 odd, 17, 19**

**12.5: 1-67 eto**** **