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Foundations for College Mathmetics II

This is an information sheet only, not the course syllabus.

Topics from elementary algebra and intermediate algebra: operations with algebraic fractions,
solving equations with algebraic fractions, radicals and rational exponents, complex numbers,
solving quadratic equations, variation, solving equations and inequalities involving absolute
value, function notation, graphing functions, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic
functions, applications, and problem solving. (5 credit hours)

1. MATH0481
(or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better
2. A qualifying score on the mathematics placement test

Required Textbook:
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra,
2nd Edition, by Sherri Messersmith, McGrawHill,

Required Access to MathZone:
This is required for this course. A new textbook purchased
from the COD bookstore should have a registration code for MathZone packaged with the
textbook. This website will be used to complete homework and take quizzes and


Week Topics Activity
1 Factoring Review, Sec 8.1 and 8.2 Quiz 1
2 Sec 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5 Quiz 2
3 Sec 8.6 and 8.7 Test 1
4 Sec 10.1 and 10.2 Quiz 3
5 Sec 10.3 and 10.4 Quiz 4
6 Sec 10.5 and 10.6 Test 2
7 Sec 10.7and 10.8 Quiz 5
8 Sec 9.1 and 9.2 Midterm Exam
9 Sec11.1, 11.2, and 11.3 Quiz 6
10 Sec 11.4 and 11.5 Quiz 7
11 Sec 11.6 and 11.7 Test 3
12 Sec 12.1 and 12.2 Quiz 8
13 Sec 12.3 and 12.4 Quiz 9
14 Sec 12.5 and 12.6 Test 4
15 Sec 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3 Quiz 10
16 Sec 13.4 Final Exam

A set of homework assignments are due each week and are submitted online through MathZone.
Quizzes are taken online through MathZone. Tests are also taken online through MathZone, but
unlike quizzes, tests must be taken in person at an approved testing center. The midterm and
final exams are paperpencil
tests (not through MathZone) and must be taken at an approved
testing center.

Activity Weight
Homework (due weekly) 5%
Quizzes (10) 10%
Tests (4) 40%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 25%


Grade Scale

The S/F grade option is available to students in this course. Contact the instructor or refer to the
syllabus for details and conditions.

The incomplete grade option is not available to students of this course.