KASKASKIA COLLEGEMATH 134 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
INSTRUCTOR: ERIC HOFELICH
Office Hours: MW 9:00am -9:30am, 12:15pm -
TR 8:30am - 9:30am, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
OFFICE LOCATION: ST. – 116
OFFICE PHONE: 545-3359
PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Math 107 or ACT Math Score of 23-25, or KC Asset Exam Score of 41-55 on Int.Alg. test
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will consider basic algebraic operations and expand their use to cover major topics of factoring; working with exponents; solving equations, including linear, quadratic and systems; graphing; and functions.
TEXTBOOK: College Algebra, by Larson, Hostetler (7th edition, 2007)
EVALUATION: Five 50-minute exams will be given during the semester. 100 pts. Each.
|Test 1||Chapter 1 (sec. 1.4 – 1.7)
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities|
Chapter 4 (sec. 4.3 - 4.4) Conics
|Test 2||Chapter 2 Functions and Graphs|
|Test 3||Chapter 3 Polynomial Functions|
|Test 4||Chapter 5 Exponential and
Chapter 6 Systems of Linear Equations
|Test 5||Chapter 7 Matrices and Determinants|
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
CHEATING POLICY: If caught cheating in any way, the student will receive an F for the final grade.
1. The College Enhancement Center @ Kaskaskia College does tutoring 8-5pm, Monday through Friday
RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTAL WEB SITES:
The following web sites will be extremely helpful with many of the concepts of college algebra. I highly recommend you visit and try these sites out.
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
Math 134 College Algebra OutcomesAfter successful completion of Math 134 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)