Course Syllabus for Intermediate Algebra
Course Description  This course provides a study of algebraic
techniques such as linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, and operations with exponents and radicals. Functions and relations are introduced and graphed with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics. 

Hours  3 semester hours  
Days / Time  Tuesday & Thursday – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm  
Course Type  WebCTEnhanced Math Course  
Campus  Gadsden State Cherokee  
Building/Room  Gadsden State Cherokee 207  
Prerequisite(s)  The student should have successfully passed with
a "C" (75%) or higher (S if taken as pass/fail) Mth 098 (Elementary Algebra) or have attained the appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. 

COMPASS Score  Algebra (AL) 36  65; or an ACT Math score of 20,
21 or 22 It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all course prerequisites are completed. A student can be administratively withdrawn if they do not meet the prerequisites. Students who lack prerequisites and owe tuition, fees, fines, etc., or who are taking only one course must withdraw themselves to avoid receiving an “F” for the course. 

Required Textbook  Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 4^{th} Edition ISBN10: 0321442334 ISBN13: 9780321442338 Optional for this course: with MyMathLab Student Access Kit: I SBN10: 0321507223 ISBN13: 9780321507228 Author: Lial/Hornsby Publisher: Addison/ Wesley 

Course Supplies  Notebook Paper, Pencils, Textbook, Graph Paper,
Computer access. Scantron ParScore sheets (for tests)  form # F1712ParL (the pink one the nursing students use). These are available for purchase for 25¢ each in the bookstore or library. You will need one for each test and the final. NOTE: Students will be allowed to use calculators in this course, but not cell phone or PDA calculators. I recommend you have a calculator that handles fractions. 

Computer System Requirements 
Personal computers must have access to the
Internet in order to use WebCT. You may use the computers in the Gadsden State Cherokee computer lab or library. Printing can be done in the library for 10¢ per page. 

WebCT Course Portal Information 
Your syllabus, worksheets, and other information
will be posted on WebCT. To log in to WebCT, click on the WebCT link in the lower right of the Gadsden State Community College homepage. WebCT help and information is available on the eLearning page of the school web site. You can also navigate there by clicking on eLearning in the lefthand column of the Gadsden State home page. Your user name is the portion of your Gadsden State email address that comes before the @ symbol. You can find this on your Online Student Information System page. Your password is your sixdigit birth date. (2 digits for month, 2 for day, 2 for year) For example. 

Course Objectives (Statewide Syllabus Objectives) 
Upon completion of this course the student will
become proficient in the following objectives:


SACS Objectives  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform operations
with rational expressions. 2. Demonstrate competent skills in graphing linear functions. 3. Demonstrate the ability to write a linear equation. 4. Demonstrate competent skills in functions by exhibiting the ability to evaluate a function. 5. Demonstrate the ability to solve a linear system of 2 equations with 2 unknowns. 6. Demonstrate the ability to graph a linear inequality in 2 variables. 7. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic operations with radicals. 8. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic operations with complex numbers. 9. Demonstrate the ability to solve a quadratic equation. 10. Demonstrate the ability to graph a quadratic equation 

Gadsden State TEC Initiative Student Learning Objectives 
1. Students will be able to connect to other
students and their instructors via email. 2. Students will learn to submit assignments electronically. 3. Students will develop/demonstrate the ability to initiate searches when in need of specific information for special projects/assignments in all courses. 4. Students will be able to recognize reliable sources and determine the usefulness of information gathered using technology resources. 5. Students will develop skills that allow them to incorporate a variety of formats to share information with each other and instructors. 

Course Assistance  Free student tutoring is available in the math
computer lab in Naylor hall for all students, and from Student Support Services, Veterans Upward Bound, and the Arledge Center for Adult Learners for specific students. Hours are posted at various campuses for these services. There are video tapes available for check out in the library for additional help with the lessons. 

Evaluation and Assessment 
The final exam will include posttest
comprehensive questions. All students are required to take the final exam to receive a passing grade in the course. Students must achieve a “C”  70% or higher in this class to proceed to the next level course. 

Homework Assignments 
College students are expected to
spend twothree hours outside of class reading and/or studying the material or working problems for every hour spent in class. Math is learned by doing problems. You do not learn math by watching your instructor work problems in class or memorizing how it is done. The more homework problems you do correctly, the easier the tests will be for you to master. Ask for help with a homework problem if you cannot get the correct answer when you try it. A complete list of assigned homework problems is included in this syllabus. All test questions are based on the homework. Homework can be checked at anytime during the semester without any notice. If you are absent you are still responsible for all homework assignments when you return to class. There will be a short Daily Quiz for a grade during each class period (other than test days). If you are absent or late and miss a Daily Quiz, you will receive a zero for that quiz with no makeups allowed. Therefore, attendance is very important. Two of these grades will be dropped at the end of the semester and the rest will be totaled and included in your final grade. There will be 4 worksheets worth 20 points each due during the semester. These will be graded for accuracy. All work must be shown to earn full credit for the problem. If you paper is turned in late but within one week after the due date you can earn half credit (10 points) on the paper. If your paper is turned in more than a week after the due date it will not earn any credit. There will be an assignment for you to search the internet and find 3 appropriate help or tutoring websites for this math course. You will type this list and email it as an attachment to me and your classmates. This will give you several sources to use if you need help with a topic in class. Test correction sheets that are assigned to you may be completed after a test to earn extra credit for a particular test. .You may earn a maximum of 20 points on test corrections. They must be turned in before the next test is given to earn any extra credit. No late correction papers will be accepted. All work must be shown to earn credit for the problem. If no work is shown there will be no credit given for that problem. 

Daily Quizzes  
Worksheets  
Research Project for online help sites 

Test Corrections 
FALL SEMESTER 2009 SYLLABUS Intermediate Algebra MTH 100 – SECTION 95 – 4293 

Tentative Class Schedule and
Assignments This is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor 

Day  Date  Section  Page  Assignment 
T  825  Introduction to Class WebCT login 

Th  827  6.1 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions 
401402  #273 odds 
T  91  6.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 
408409  #355 odds 
Th  93  6.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 
423424  #965 odds 
T  98  6.5 Complex Fractions  431  #727 odds 
Th  910  6.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions 
440441  #1767, 7385 odds 
T  915  Summary Exercises Review for Test 
444  #1 – 20 all 
Th  917  WORKSHEET #1 DUE Test #1 

T  922  7.1 Review of Graph and Slopes of Lines 7.2 Review of Equations of Lines; Linear Models 
480484 495497 
#3, 5, 11, 13, 1729, 49, 55101 odds #1 – 39, 43 69 odds 
Th  924  7.3 Functions Summary Exercises 
512514 501 
#529, 4183 # 125 all problems 
T  929  9.3 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables  645  #733 odds 
Th  101  8.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 
565  #325 odds 
T  106  8.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 
555557  #1 – 27 odds 
Th  108  8.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination Review for test 
572  #5 , 9, 11, 17, 25, 35, 37 
T  1013  Test #1 Corrections Due WORKSHEET #2 DUE Test #2 

Th  1015  10.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs 
666667  #129, 3985 odds 
T  1020  10.2 Rational Exponents  675676  #187 odds 
Th  1022  10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions 
685686  # 795 odds 
T  1027  10. 4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions 
692  #5 19, 25 odds 
Th  1029  10.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions Summary Exercises 
700702 703 
#7105 odds #1 – 27 all problems 
T  113  10.6 Solving Equations with Radicals  709710  #1 – 27, 4955 odds 
Th  115  10.7 Complex Numbers Review for Test 
717718  #1 – 23, 27 – 35, 41 – 67 odds 
T  1110  Test #2 Corrections Due WORKSHEET # 3 DUE Test #3 
739  #5 – 45, 5559 odds 
Th  1112  11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property 
739  #5 – 45, 5559 odds 
T  1117  11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property 
739  #5 – 45, 5559 odds 
Th  1119  11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 
747  #327 odds 
T  1124  NO CLASS  State Professional Development – FACULTY DUTY DAY  
Th  1126  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – COLLEGE CLOSED  
T  121  11.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula 
754755  #5 – 21, 2737 odds 
Th  123  11.6 Graphs of Quadratic Function Review for Test 
783785  #1 – 9, 13 – 15, 19, 21 – 33 odds 
T  128  Test #3 Corrections Due WORKSHEET # 4 DUE Test #4 

Th  1210  Review for Comprehensive Final Exam Test #4 Corrections Due BEFORE you take the Final Exam 

Tuesday December 15 
REQUIRED COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM 
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 