Intermediate Algebra


    Fall 2017


    CASC Mission Statement: Carl Albert State College provides affordable, accessible, and

                               exceptional education that fosters student success.


    Term:  Fall 2017
    Delivery Format:  Traditional

    Instructor Information:

    Name:  Jerry Holton
    Office Location:  RC 102
    Preferred Contact Method:   by phone
    Office Phone:  918-647-1403
    Office Hours:  As posted
    Alternate Phone:  918-647-1200


    Martin-Gay, K. Elayn, Intermediate Algebra: Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall Publishing Company, 2013.


     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.


    1.      Think Critically

    2.      Communicate Effectively


    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:


    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.


    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 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. 


    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.

    In this class, attendance is measured by the student being in class when his/her name is called and staying for the duration of class. If a student needs to leave class early, then he/she must consult with the instructor before class begins to receive permission. If a student gets up and leaves class early without permission, then that student will be be marked absent.

    ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: (Maximum number of allowable unexcused absences.)

    M-W-F course                   M-W or T-Th course

    0-3 absences                      0-2 absences                      No grade change               
    4-6 absences                      3-4 absences                      Drop 1 letter grade           
    7-9 absences                      5-6 absences                      Drop 2 letter grades
    10-12 absences                 7-8 absences                      Drop 3 letter grades
    13 or more                          9 or more                            Automatic Failure “F” or Withdrawal “W”


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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)


    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.   


    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.


    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.




Section 1.2: 3-60 multiples of 3; 79,84,91

Section 1.3: 3-91 multiples of 3

Section 1.4: 3-63 multiples of 3; 75-91 odd


Section 2.1: 3-63 multiples of 3

Section 2.2: 3-18 multiples of 3; 23,27,29,31,39,41,49,53

Section 2.3: 3-24 multiples of 3; 29,31,33

Section 2.4: 3-66 multiples of 3

Section 2.5: 3-48 multiples of 3

Section 2.6: 1-17 odd; 23-43 odd

Section 2.7: 1-23 odd


Section 3.1: 3-54 multiples of 3

Section 3.2: 3-66 multiples of 3

Section 3.3: 3-48 multiples of 3

Section 3.4: 3-72 multiples of 3

Section 3.5: 3-51 multiples of 3; 49, 50

Section 3.7: 3,7,19,21,23,25,35,45,46,47,48


Section 4.1 1-39 odd


Section 5.1: 3-87 multiples of 3; 89,99,101,117,119

Section 5.2: 3-54 multiples of 3; 69-84 multiples of 3

Section 5.3: 3-69 multiples of 3

Section 5.4: 3-78 multiples of 3

Section 5.5: 1-33 odd; 37,45,49,53,63

Section 5.6: 1-33 odd; 43-61 odd

Section 5.7: 3-57 multiples of 3

Section 5.8: 3-60 multiples of 3; 69,71,77


Section 6.1: 3-60 multiples of 3

Section 6.2: 3-63 multiples of 3

Section 6.3: 1,3,5,11,13,17,19,21,25,27,31,35

Section 6.4: 3,6,9,11,15,17,21,23,25,27,30,33,37,47,49,51

Section 6.5: 1-33 odd

Section 6.6: 1-23 odd; 31,33

Section 6.7: 1-39 odd


Section 7.1: 3-75 multiples of 3

Section 7.2: 3-66 multiples of 3

Section 7.3: 3-91 multiples of 3


Section 8.2: 3-48 multiples of 3