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					                            Syllabus- Intermediate Algebra



Course number, name, CRN number, and credit hours: Math 0099,
Intermediate Algebra, 4 credit hours

Academic Semester and Year: Fall Semester 2011

Meeting Days & Times: Douglasville Campus

      80854 Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 pm-1:50 pm, Room 109

Course Description:
This course is a review of Intermediate algebra. Topics include Rational Expressions,
Radicals, Systems of Linear Equations, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations,
Functions, and Conics.

Instructor: Asha Hill

Email: ahill@highlands.edu

Phone: 678-872-4218

Office Location: Douglasville Campus, R146

Textbook:     Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Franklin D. Wright, Hawkes
Publishing

                  Hawkes Learning System Software, which can be downloaded form
the site: www.hawkeslearning.com/Support/Download.aspx or you can use the CD that
comes with the book. If you have the 2010 version, you will need to download the new
2011 version to your computer.

Calculators: Use of a graphing calculator is allowed. A TI-83 or TI-84 is recommended.

Student Learning: Students completing this course should satisfy the following goal and
learning outcomes.
 Team Goal—Mathematics

      Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
      Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
      Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical
       thinking and understanding.
Makeup Policy: There are exceptions to every rule and I reserve the right to
change mine at any time, due to extenuating circumstances. If you feel that
you have a valid excuse and deserve a make-up or extension on
something, please feel free to talk to me about it.

       Quizzes cannot be made up.
       Online work is due on its due date. Late HW is accepted, but
        assignments will have a final submission date where you can no longer
        submit the work (the day of the exam). A 10% late penalty will be enforced
        for each day an assignment is late up to a 50% late penalty. So 50% is the lowest
        you can get for completing the HW—no matter how late it is.There will be
        some leniency during the first few weeks of school to allow for
        everyone to get their accounts set up.



Grading Scale:      90-100 A      80-89 B      70-79 C      60-69 D       Below 60 F

    Hawkes
Homework………..…………………………………………………….......20%

        Writing Assignments………………………………………………………………..
..5%

        Notetbook…………………………………….…………………………………........
...5%

  Class Assignments
……………………………………….……………………......15%

        Exams………………………………………………………………………………...
.40%

    Mock
Compass………….…………………………………………………….……...15%


Grading Policy: ―A, B, C, D, IP, and F are potential grades in this course. An IP
means IN PROGRESS and is awarded at the discretion of the instructor, instead of an F,
for students who are not eligible to proceed to MATH 0099 but who demonstrated
progress throughout the semester.‖

Class Assignments: These assignments will be given out in class. It will be a few
problems for you to do over the lesson you are covering. If you miss class, you get a zero
for that day’s assignment. No make ups!
Homework: All HW will be completed online using Hawke’s and will have due
dates. Once you reach a percentage of mastery (that will vary by lesson), you will get a
score of 100% for the HW. So essentially it is a Pass/Fail type of situation. A 10% late
penalty will be enforced for each day an assignment is late up to a 50% late penalty. So
50% is the lowest you can get for completing the HW—no matter how late it is.

Writing Assignments: Will allow you other ways to express yourself mathematically.
Writing Assignments will be posted so please check the Course Calendar for due dates.

Notebook: Helps you organize your course materials, manage your time efficiently, and
study and reveiw effectively. All notebooks will be due on test day. So please check
Course Calendar for due dates.

Quizzes: Quizzes will be over every 3 – 5 sections (just depending on what we are
covering at the moment). You will take these in class using Hawkes.

Tests: There will be 5 tests given over the course of the semester.

Final Exam(Mock Compass): Your final exam is cumulative and will count for 15% of
your grade.

Academic Policy: If a student simply quits attending class without officially
withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of F in the class. The last day for officially
withdrawing from class without grade penalty is THURSDAY OCTOBER
20. Withdrawals after this date are subject to approval by the Vice President for
Academic Affairs and will be issued only in cases of extreme emergency or hardship. A
grade of ―W‖ (Withdraw Passing) cannot be awarded after this date without the approval
of the Academic Vice President. A grade of ―W‖ after midterm requires ―documentable
hardship‖, which cannot be the avoidance of a bad grade. Anyone who simply abandons
the course WILL RECEIVE a grade of F or F$.

Disability Statement: If anyone in the class feels that he/she needs accommodation due
to a disability, please feel free to discuss this with the instructor early in the term. Georgia
Highlands College has resources available for students with certain disabilities.
Accommodations may be made (such as providing materials in alternative formats,
assuring physical access to classrooms or being sensitive to interaction difficulties that
may be posed by communication and/or learning disabilities) through Student Support
Services on all campuses. For more information please contact: Cartersville 678-872-
8004; Douglasville and Floyd 706-368-7536; Marietta 678-915-5021; Paulding 678-946-
1029

Financial Aid Recipients: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend
classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid
need to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA
will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or
completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing
grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly
withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time
they signed the withdrawal form.

Early Grade Statement: GHC offers a variety of part-of-term classes to allow our
students to have flexible schedules. However, there are only three Semesters each year;
Spring, Summer and Fall. It is only at the end of each Semester that grades are rolled to
academic history and available on the official transcript. After each part-of-term, as soon
as Instructors have entered grades, they may be viewed online by logging into the
SCORE
(https://discovery.highlands.edu:9986/pls/SCORE/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin). Transcript
s may also be request at any time by logging into the SCORE. Prior to the end of term,
should a student need an early grade letter sent to another institution they may complete
the request form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office for processing
(http://www.highlands.edu/site/registrar-forms). Please contact the Registrar’s Office at
registrar@highlands.edu if you need any assistance.

Weather Policy: If there is inclement weather, the college posts necessary
announcements at http://www.highlands.edu. Check the web site for updates, if possible.

				
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