On-Line College Algebra





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 1513 College Algebra

INSTRUCTOR:        Jerry Holton                Office Phone: 918-647-1403

                                    Office: RC 102           Email: jholton@carlalbert.edu

                                    Office Hours:  posted


You must purchase an access code to www.mymathlab.com  from our bookstore or online. The textbook  is online once you access the course or you can purchase a hard copy of :

Michael Sullivan, College Algebra, Tenth Edition; Prentice Hall Publishing Company 2016. 


COLLEGE ALGEBRA. A brief review and continuation of intermediate Algebra to include the study of nonlinear relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices and determinants, sequences and series. Prerequisite: Math 0123 or two units of high school algebra. Credit: 3 hours


1.      Think Critically

2.      Communicate Effectively


1.   Solve and graph linear equations and inequalities.

2.   Solve quadratic equations.           

3.   Evaluate and analyze functions and their graphs.

4.   Solve and graph inverse, exponential, and logarithmic equations and functions.


A:  90-100:

B:  80-89:

C:  70-79:

D:  60-69:

F: Below 60:


This course is a web course only and every student should have a computer to work from. 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 five exams will be given during the semester. You can only take the exam once and you will have 2 hours to complete the exam once you start. I recommend you don’t wait until the last minute to take the exam. 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. Homework assignments are made generally once a week and will be due no later than the due date and time indicated on course calendar. Homework assignments will determine the remaining 33 1/3% of the grade.


All exams MUST be proctored. I will find the proctor. I need to know where you will be testing.  If you live within driving distance, 60 miles, of Poteau or Sallisaw campus or are currently taking classes on campus, you MUST test at one of those locations.  At CASC Poteau, you will test in the LRC, if in Sallisaw you will test at the LRC.  If neither of those locations is possible, then tell me what town you live in and what time of the day would be most likely for you to be available for a 2-hour test and I will try to find you a proctor. You cannot take exams at home.


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 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 an exam. All such devices must be turned off or put in a silent (vibrate) mode, put away, and ordinarily should not be taken out during an exam. This includes using a mobile phone for sending out text messages, connecting to the internet, or any other application.


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.