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									                     MAT 1033 COURSE INFORMATION

                                Spring 2010


Prerequisite: MAT 0024 or MAT 0020 with grade of S, or a CPT score in the
               required range.
Text: Intermediate Algebra by Miller / O’Neill /Hyde
Instructor: Gohar Sargsyan
E-mail: gsargsya@mdc.edu
Web Page: http://faculty.mdc.edu/gsargsya

Office Hours: (office-3232-8)


   Monday              Tuesday              Wednesday         Thursday         Friday


                                                                          8:30 – 9:00AM
12:00-3:35PM       2:05-3:35PM              12:00-3:35PM   2:05-3:35PM    12:00-2:00 PM




Grading Policy:
  Your grade will be based on the average of five 100-point unit exams and a 100-point
final exam.
   1. You may be excused from taking the final comprehensive exam only if your
       average is 75 or higher on the 5 class exams. In this case your grade will be the
       average of the five exams.
   2. If you take the final exam, even if you are exempt from taking it, then your final
       grade will be computed by averaging six grades (five exams and the final exam),
       where the final exam may be substituted for your lowest grade on one of the 5 class
       exams as well as counting as a final.
   3. If you miss an exam, you must take the final exam.

 You may request a grade of I (incomplete) only if you are passing the class and have
 completed the course past the last date to drop the course with a W.
Grading scale
       A: minimum A = 90 percent
       B: minimum B = 75 percent
       C: minimum C = 65 percent
       D: minimum D = 45 percent
        F: less than 45 percent

Each week we will have one or two quizzes, from which you can get points. These points
will be added to your total points.
              TENTATIVE SYLLABUS (S-10)


     DATES      SECTION         TOPIC
1      1/5         1.4    Introduction to the course, Linear equations in One
                          Variable
2      1/7      1.6 1.7   Literal Equations. Linear Inequalities
3     1/12      2.1, 2.2  Linear Equations in Two Variables
4     1/14      2.3 2.4   Slope of a Line. Equations of a line
5     1/19      9.5       Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
6     1/21                             TEST1
7     1/26       3.1, 3.2 Systems of Linear Equations in two Variables
8     1/28       3.3, 3.4  Systems of Linear Equations in two Variables
                          Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
9      2/2         5.2    Polynomials, Multiplication of Polynomials
10     2/4          5.3   Dividing Polynomials
11     2/9                              TEST2
12    2/11       7.1, 7.2 Definition of an nth Root. Rational Exponents
13    2/16          7.3   Simplifying Radical Expressions
14    2/18          7.4   Add and Subtract Radicals
15    2/23         7.5    Multiply Radicals.
16    2/25         7.6    Rationalization
17     3/2         7.7    Radical Equations
18     3/4                               TEST 3
19     3/9         5.4    GCF and Factoring by Grouping
20    3/11         5.5    Factoring Trinomials
21    3/16         5.6    Factoring Binomials.
22    3/18         5.8    Zero Product Rule
23     3/23        8.1     Square Root Property
24    3/25         8.2    Quadratic Formula
25    3/30                            TEST 4
26     4/1        6.1     Rational Expressions
27     4/6        6.2     Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
28     4/8        6.3     Add and Subtract Rational Expressions
29    4/13        6.4     Complex Fractions
30    4/15       6.5      Rational Equations
31    4/20                           TEST 5
32    4/22                  Review for the Final EXAM

                        FINAL EXAM

								
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