MATH 0123 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
Fall 2016
CASC Mission Statement: Carl
Albert State College provides affordable, accessible, and
exceptional education that fosters student success.
INSTITUTION: Carl
Albert State College
DIVISION: Mathematics
COURSE NUMBER/TITLE: MATH 0123 Intermediate
Algebra
INSTRUCTOR: Jerry
Holton Office Phone:
918-647-1403
Office:
RC 102 Email: jholton@carlalbert.edu
Office
Hours: posted
TEXTBOOK(S):
Martin-Gay, K. Elayn, Intermediate
Algebra: Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall Publishing Company, 2013.
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES: Intermediate
Algebra
A rapid review of Elementary Algebra to
include the study of real numbers, polynomials, algebraic fractions, exponents,
roots, radicals, first- and second-degree equations, functions, and graphing.
GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES:
1. Think
Critically
2. Communicate
Effectively
COURSE OUTCOMES:
1. Perform
arithmetic operations on real numbers and algebraic expressions.
2. Solve and graph linear equations, inequalities, absolute value,
and functions.
3. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic
formula.
4. Perform arithmetic operations and simplify rational
expressions.
5. Evaluate, simplify, and rationalize radical expressions.
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT: Grade Scale: Standards
A: 90-100:
B: 80-89:
C: 60-79:
F:
Below 60:
TEACHING FORMAT:
This course will be presented from
a lecture-demonstration point of view. The textbook will be the basis for material
to be covered and the student will be responsible for reading all assigned
material and working those problems selected by the instructor.
EVALUATION TECHNIQUES:
At least four-fifty minute
objective examinations will be given during the semester. The lowest test score
prior to the final will be dropped. Students may not drop the final. These will determine 66 2/3% of a
student’s grade. Daily grades will be taken on a class period basis, and will
determine the remaining 33 1/3% of the grade.
HOMEWORK POLICY:
Homework is expected to be turned
in the class period after it is assigned but can be turned in no later than the two class periods after assigned. Any assignment turned in more than two class periods after assigned will receive a zero. Must
show all work on homework to receive grade! Homework assigned the last week of the semester must be turned in no later than the last day of class before finals begin.
MAKE UP EXAM POLICY:
The student is expected to take
all examinations at the specified time and date. No make-up test will be given without prior approval of the
instructor. If a student misses an exam without prior approval it will
be dropped as the lowest test. If another test is missed, it will be recorded
as a zero.
CLASS ATTENDANCE:
Punctual and regular class attendance is expected of all
students enrolled at Carl Albert State College. A student is expected to attend
every class and laboratory for which he or she has registered. Each instructor
will make known to the student his or her policy with respect to absences in
the course. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of this policy.
Being prepared for class in advance and participating on a regular basis is a
vitally important ingredient for academic success. Attendance in class is
expected and will be recorded.
It is also the responsibility of the student to consult with
his/her instructors when an absence must be excused. Instructors are given the
prerogative of determining the excusableness of student absences except
absences for school-sponsored activities and legally required jury duty, which
shall be deemed excusable. A student is also responsible for all class work
covered during his/her absence from class, even in classes in which he/she is
able to satisfy the instructor that the absence was unavoidable.
Failure to attend class regularly may result in a
recommendation for the student to withdraw from class or from College. Students
who cease attending a class but do not withdraw from that class will receive a
grade of F for the course. Attendance will be taken in each class at Carl
Albert State College each time that class meets.
AW STATEMENT:
An Administrative Withdrawal (AW)
may be assigned by the instructor or the Office of Academic Affairs to indicate
that a student has been "involuntarily" withdrawn from class (es)
after CASC’s Add/Drop Period for a special reason (i.e. disciplinary action,
financial issue, or health issue) excluding non-attendance. Administrative withdrawals are GPA neutral
but do affect a student’s financial aid.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM POLICY:
The following will apply in
connection with academic dishonesty:
A. The instructor and his/her Division
Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students or the
lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.
B. The term “cheating” includes,
but is not limited to:
1. The use of any
unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.
2. Dependence
upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in
writing papers,
preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.
3. Acquisition,
without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a
member of the
college faculty or staff. The term
“plagiarism” includes, but is not
limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of
the published or unpublished work of
another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the
unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person
or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
If it is established that cheating
or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:
C. The instructor may take
appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on
the particular assignment or in the course.
D. The instructor will make a
report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for
Academic Affairs.
E. The student will receive a copy
of the report if s/he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to
the Academic Affairs Committee.
F. The student and instructor may
meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation
pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its
decision, the appeal process is concluded.
FACULTY COMPLAINT PROTOCOL:
A student who feels he or she has
serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty
member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First,
however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an
informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student
still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting
between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any
further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair,
faculty member, and student will meet with the Vice President of Academic
Affairs.
GRADE APPEAL PROTOCOL:
Students may appeal a final grade,
provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels.
Students should first contact their instructor and then the Division Chair if
resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final
grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the
grade in question appears on the permanent record. Committee decisions are
final. Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the
Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should
make their request in the following way:
·
Talk
with your instructor after class or during hours about your disability or
special needs related to work in class
AND
·
Complete
the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the ADA Coordinator located in
the Guidance Center in office HH112 D.
CELL PHONE POLICY:
The use of cell phones for the duration of the
class is not acceptable. Use of cellular phones or any
other electronic communication devices such as headphones, iPods, Bluetooth, etc. for any purpose during a
class or exam session is strictly prohibited. A
student may face dismissal or failure in the class if an electronic device is
used for any reason during class. All such devices must be turned off or put in
a silent (vibrate) mode, put away, and ordinarily should not be taken out
during class. This includes using a mobile phone for sending out text
messages, connecting to the internet, or any other application. At the
instructor’s discretion, electronic devices utilized in a learning context,
such as laptops and language interpreters, in class should be used by students
for course specific work only, not for social networking or any other
activities. The instructor reserves the right to ban the use of cell
phones or any other electronic communication device at any time.
CLASS CONDUCT:
Treat everyone with respect. A
student being disrespectful in class will not be tolerated and may result in
dismissal from class.
NOTE:
The instructor reserves the right to make any changes in the syllabus he or she
deems necessary.
NOTE II: MOST
correspondence between the instructor, college, and student will be conducted
through CASC campus email.
Students are REQUIRED to
check their CASC email account.