KASKASKIA COLLEGE

MATH 107 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

INSTRUCTOR: *ERIC HOFELICH*

**Office Hours: TBA**

**OFFICE LOCATION**: ST. – 116

**OFFICE PHONE**: 545-3359

**PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS**: Math 102 or ACT Math Score of 21-22, or KC
Asset Exam Score of 41-55 on Elem. Algebra. Test

**COURSE DESCRIPTION**: This course considers an introduction to the real
number system, linear equations, and equalities, systems of equations,
polynomials, fractional equations and expressions, exponents, roots and powers,
quadratic equations, and functions.

**TEXTBOOK**: __Elementary and Intermediate Algebra__, by Kaufmann
(3^{rd} edition, 1998)

**EVALUATION**: Five 50-minute exams will be given during the semester.
**100 pts.** Each.

Test 1 * Chapter 7 *Factoring and* Chapter 8
Review*

Test 2 *Chapter 9* Rational
Expressions

Test 3 * Chapter 10* Exponents and
Radicals

Test 4 * Chapter 11 *Quadratic Equations and
Functions

Test 5 *Chapter 12* Coordinate Geometry

* Chapter 13* Functions

Homework and announced/unannounced quizzes **100 pts**.

The lowest exam score may be dropped

Thus, TOTAL POINTS FOR THE CLASS would be **500 pts**.

Grades will be assigned as follows:

450 – 500 A, 400 – 449 B, 350 – 399 C, 300 – 349 D, below 300 F

**RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL WEB SITES:**

The following web sites will be extremely helpful with fractions, decimals,
ratios, percents, I highly recommend you visit and try these sites out.
If you do not have a computer at home you can access these sites at our campus library or
any public library.

**Coolmath.com**(www.coolmath.com/lessons/index.html)

This site will be useful when you review fractions in chapters 9 in the text. I highly recommend you view this site.**Purplemath.com**(http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm)

Scroll down to intermediate algebra topics to find help with an extremely large variety of intermediate algebra concepts. You should review this site to observe what topics are covered and note when you will need them.**Expage.com**(http://expage.com/teachermathpage)

Scroll down to the all about algebra link to access a wide variety of useful algebra links.**Sosmath.com**(http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html)

This site provides explanations on quadratic functions (completing the square, quadratic formula, etc), composite functions, etc. Scroll down to see the index of lessons. You can also get some good explanations on factoring as a review for chapters 8 and 9 of the text.

**CHEATING POLICY**: If caught cheating in any way, the student will receive
an F for the final grade.

**ATTENDANCE POLICY**: To be successful in a math course, attendance would be
very important, almost critical. If more than two weeks of classes are missed
without a valid excuse ( death in family, hospitalization, nuclear blast, etc.)
I reserve the right to withdraw you from class with an F. If you know in advance
that you cannot attend class on a certain day, you may possibly get my prior
approval. __There are no make-up exams or quizzes__. If you come to class
late, you will **not** receive extra time for exams or quizzes.You must take
the Final Exam (test 5) to have your lowest test score dropped.

XII.
Math
107 Intermediate Algebra Outcomes

After successful completion of Math 107 a
student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or
better)

1. Know
the properties of rational numbers and be able to perform the basic operations
with rational numbers including exponents.

2.
Perform the basic operations on rational expressions, simplify complex
fractions, and solve rational equations and inequalities.

3.
Simplify and evaluate expressions involving rational expressions and
manipulate complex fractions.

4. Find
the linear equation given proper information about the graph of the
line.

5. Solve
quadratic equations by completing the square and the quadratic formula; also
they should be able to solve quadratic inequalities by
graphing.

6.
Understand the basic concepts and operations of
functions.

7.
Recognize, manipulate, and graph the basic conic sections (parabola,
circle, ellipse, and hyperbola).

8. Have a basic understanding of simple exponential and logarithmic functions.