Math 113: Elementary Algebra I
Spring 2008 Instructor: Dr. Smazenka
Section: 0138 Class Time: MW 9:05–10:30 a.m. Location: Math-CTR
Office Hours: Office: CSB 107
Telephone: (818) 364-7609 E-mail: email@example.com
Elementary Algebra, Graphs & Models, by Bittinger/Ellenbogen/Johnson.
Math 112 with a grade of C or better, or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Mathematics assessment process.
Students enrolled in this section of Math 113 must also enroll in Math 100 section number 0416.
Categorize numbers; manipulate numbers using basic numerical operations; evaluate arithmetic expressions containing
exponents; solve first-degree equations and inequalities; solve formulas for a given variable; recognize and solve proportion
problems; analyze and solve word problems; graph equations in two variables;determine equations of lines; simplify, add,
subtract, multiply and divide polynomials; simplify expressions containing negative exponents; factor polynomials using
appropriate methods; apply factoring techniques to solve second-degree equations.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Write and solve linear algebraic equations and application problems.
2. Simplify algebraic expressons.
3. Construct and analyze a linear graph in a Cartesian coordinate system.
4. Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
The course will follow the attached course schedule as closely as possible. Math 113 is a traditional lecture-based course
combined with computer aided instruction and in-class work. Students are required to maintain a notebook. In order to pass
Math 113, students must attend at least 75% of all Math 100 class meetings, complete all required lab assignments, and earn an
average grade of 70% or above according to the grade calculation.
Students should work on their handwritten homework as each section is completed in class. All work must be shown in a
logical and neat manner. Homework will be collected and graded every week. No late homework will be accepted.
Attendance is mandatory for all class meetings. You could be dropped after 4 absences but it is your responsibility as a student
to drop a class if you decide to stop attending class.
Any work that is not the student’s or that the student has allowed others to copy will receive an automatic “F” for the
assignment or the course.
Last day to add classes September 12 Last day to drop without a “W” September 26
Last day to petition for credit/no credit October 10 Last day to drop with a “W” November 21
Final Exam: Wednesday, December 17, 2008. 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 noon
Free tutoring is available in the Math Center located in the basement of the Campus Center building and in the Math lab
located in the Learning Center. Study group tutorial is also available for a minimum of 4 students per group upon request.
MathXL online tutorials can be accessed in the Math Center computers or any other computer with Internet access. Video tapes
for each chapter of the textbook are available in the Math Center.
TESTING AND GRADING POLICIES:
Tests are paper and pencil format, and are taken in class on the scheduled dates. All work must be shown for credit. Questions
on the tests and final exam are based on assigned homework, in-class work, and MathXL practice tests. There will be no make-
ups for missed tests and/or final exam. If the final examination score is higher than the lowest score of all tests, its percentage
score will be used to replace the lowest test score. The final exam is comprehensive.
A common grade will be assigned to both Math 100 and Math 113.
Grade Calculation: Grade Cutoff:
Homework 8% 90% – 100% A
In-Class 3% 80% – 90% B
Lab Assignment 10% 70% – 80% C
Tests (5) 55% 60% – 70% D
Final 24% Below 60% F
Total Possible = 100%
Week Date Monday Wednesday
1 Sept. 01 / Sept. 03 Holiday 1.1 to 1.2
2 Sept. 08 / Sept. 10 1.3 to 1.4 1.5 to 1.6
3 Sept. 15 / Sept. 17 1.7 to 1.8 Ch1 Test
4 Sept. 22 / Sept. 24 2.1 to 2.2 2.3 to 2.4
5 Sept. 29 / Oct. 01 2.5 2.6 to 2.7
6 Oct. 06 / Oct. 08 Review Ch2 Test
7 Oct. 13 / Oct. 15 3.1 to 3.2 (Skip 3.3) 3.4 to 3.5
8 Oct. 20 /Oct. 22 3.6 to 3.7 3.8
9 Oct. 27 / Oct. 29 5.1 to 5.2 Ch3 Test
10 Nov. 03 / Nov. 05 5.3 to 5.4 5.5 to 5.6
11 Nov. 10 / Nov. 12 Holiday 5.7 to 5.8
12 Nov. 17 / Nov. 19 6.1 to 6.2 Ch5 Test
13 Nov. 24 / Nov. 26 Review, 6.3 6.4 to 6.5
14 Dec. 01 / Dec. 03 6.6 to 6.7 Review
15 Dec. 08 / Dec. 10 Ch6 Test Final Review
16 Dec. 15 / Dec. 17 No Class Final Exam
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon