MAC1105 College Algebra Section:
0002 

Course Description: 
College Algebra: PR: Intermediate algebra
or 2 years of high school algebra or C.I. Inequalities, high degree polynomials, graphs, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions will be studied. This course prepares students for higherlevel mathematics courses. The “NC” grading policy applies to this course. 

Course Goals:  This course is designed to familiarize the
student with such fundamental mathematical concepts as polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to apply various problemsolving strategies to find solutions to a variety of reallife problems. Furthermore, the student will have acquired the necessary algebraic skills to continue pursuing higher levels of mathematics. 

Class Meetings:  There are three lectures each week. The lectures
are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 am  12:20 pm 

Office Hours:  Monday 8:009:20am Wednesday 8:009:20am Friday 9:3011:20am Or by appointment 

Textbook and Other Required Materials: 
Required: College Algebra, by Lial,
Hornsby, and Schneider Third Custom Edition with MyMathLab access code, TI30XA calculator, and blue books for each test and the final exam. 

Calculator:  You may use a Texas Instruments TI30XA
calculator on the tests. You may not use any other type or model calculator in this course. Cell phone calculators will not be permitted, nor will be sharing calculators. Use of an unauthorized calculator will result in a grade of zero and possible disciplinary action. 

Attendance/ Etiquette: 
Please observe common rules of courtesy. Once
inside the classroom you should turn off all cellphones and pagers and not use them during class. Past experience indicates that the students who will succeed in the class are the students who attend. You should plan on staying for the entire 50minutes. Try to avoid leaving early, or arriving late, as it is a distraction to your classmates and your instructor. 

Academic Honesty: 
The work submitted in this class is expected to
be your own. Forms of cheating/academic dishonesty include (but are not limited to): communicating with another student during a test (this includes giving information to another student as well as receiving that information), using an unauthorized calculator, bringing in and using unauthorized material of any sort during a test, and communicating contents of a test to another student. Penalties will range from a grade of zero on an exam to a grade of F for the course. In addition, further disciplinary action through the university may be taken. Please be aware that disciplinary action through the university could result in suspension or expulsion. For more information on academic honesty, please see the Golden Rule contents available at 

Online Homework and Quizzes: 
There will be graded online homework and quizzes,
which utilize the My Math Lab software packaged with your textbook. As these assignments must be completed online, students will be expected to have access to a computer. There are computers with My Math Lab installed in several of the computer labs on the main campus. All assignments will be due no later than 11:59PM on the due date. The due dates will not be extended so please plan accordingly. The online homework questions are algorithmically iterations of the textbook exercises. Homework assignments can be repeated an infinite number of times within the time period specified. For each of the online homework assignments, there is an associated online quiz that needs to be completed. In order to begin the online quiz, you must score at least 70% on the associated online homework assignment. (If you do not score a 70% or higher on the homework by the due date, you will not be able to take the associated quiz which will result in you earning a 0% on that quiz.) Quizzes can be taken up to seven times and the highest score of all the attempts will be the recorded grade for that particular quiz. In the unlikely event that you are unable to access My Math Lab through the website, please use the following: http. At the end of the semester, the homework with the lowest grade will be dropped. At the end of the semester, the quiz with the lowest grade will be dropped. 

Extra Help:  In addition to the office hours of the
instructor, the Math Lab, located in MAP 113, is available free of charge to all enrolled students on the following days and times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. The text also has an online assistance program and free tutoring by phone on SundaysThursdays. Information is available on the My Math Lab website. 

Tests and Final Exam: 
There will be three tests throughout the semester
and a comprehensive final exam. All tests must be scheduled during the allotted time period for that particular test. (See test scheduling and testing lab policy and procedures section of this syllabus.) If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, a grade of zero will be given for the test. Please note: Personal travel plans will not be a valid reason for taking any test at a different time. Students should attend each test with the following items: • Valid UCF Identification Card • Knowledge of your MyMathLab login and password • Bluebook • Pen or pencil • TI30XA Calculator 

Test Dates:  Test 1: Week of 9/219/25 Test 2: Week of 10/2610/30 Test 3: Week of 11/1911/20 Final Exam: Week of 12/812/13 

Makeup Policy:  Personal travel plans will not be a valid reason
for taking any test or the final exam at a different time than scheduled. Test, homework, and quiz makeups are not given. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the instructor for University related absences if the request is made one week prior to the assessment date and valid documentation is provided. 

Grading Policy:  Your grade will be calculated based on the
following options: Option A: • Test 1 – 20% of total grade • Test 2 – 20% of total grade • Test 3 – 20% of total grade • My Math Lab Online homework average – 7% of total grade • My Math Lab Online quiz average – 8% of total grade • Final exam score– 25% of total grade Option B: • Average of the highest two test scores – 40% of total grade • My Math Lab Online homework average – 7% of total grade • My Math Lab Online quiz average – 8% of total grade • Final exam score– 45% of total grade Option B will be used if a student misses a test. If all three tests are taken, the option resulting in the highest grade will be used. Please Note: If a grade of 0% is given on any test due to an academic integrity violation, Option A will be used to calculate the course grade. 

Grading Scale:  The +/ system will not be used in this class.
Letter grades will be awarded according to the following grading scale:


NC Grade Policy:  The intent of the NC grade is to encourage
struggling students to remain in class and work hard, rather than withdrawing midway through the semester. By completing the course, the student's exposure to all the class material should allow them to perform better when repeating the class. No course credit is given for an "NC" grade, nor will it satisfy any requirements or subsequent courses' prerequisites. However the student's UCF grade point average will not be penalized for the "NC". To earn the "NC" the instructor must feel the student is working very hard to succeed in the class. Therefore, the "No credit" (NC) grade will be awarded in place of an F when the following criteria are met: * Student misses no more than two online quizzes * Student misses no more than two online homework assignments * Student misses no more than one test * Student completes the online homework and quiz covering sections 1.14.3 * Student takes the final exam as scheduled 

Disability Related Accommodations: 
The University of Central Florida is committed to
providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. This syllabus is available in alternate formats upon request. Students who need accommodations must be registered with Student Disability Services, Student Resource Center Room 132, phone (407) 8232371, TTY/TDD only phone (407) 8232116, before requesting accommodations from the professor. No accommodations will be provided until the Student Disability Services office has notified the professor concerning appropriate accommodations. 
Mathematics Department Testing and Assistance Lab
Policies and Procedures
The following describes the policies and operating procedures for the
Mathematics
Department Testing and Assistance Lab located in CC2113. (Please note: The same
policies apply to the secondary labs located in CC2225 and MAP110.) It is
intended to
provide important information and instructions for all users of the lab.
Students should
review the following information and procedures.
1. Checkin and out for an exam. You may checkin
for an exam during the Testing and
Assistance Lab open hours in which your instructor has made the exam available
and you
have scheduled an appointment. A valid UCF Student ID Card and a bluebook is
required to gain entrance to the Lab. Your UCF ID will be electronically
scanned to
authenticate your access to the exam by the Lab Manager, other Lab staff, or one
of the
proctors. You will be assigned to sit at a particular computer workstation and
your UCF
ID will be scanned again when you checkout of the Lab.
2. Reporting problems. If you encounter difficulty
with any equipment or software in the
Testing and Assistance Lab, you must report the problem to a proctor or staff
member for
assistance before proceeding/attempting to fix the problem on your own. Report
as much
information about the problem and your location as you can. Because many exams
are
timed, reporting a technical problem as quickly as possible will minimize the
time
required to get back online and complete the exam.
3. Electronic Monitoring. The Testing and
Assistance Lab environment and its
computers are electronically monitored/recorded to include realtime video. Any
and all
perceived incidents of student misconduct will be reported to the instructor who
may
report it to the Student Conduct Board for appropriate action.
4. Acceptable use. Students in the Testing and
Assistance Lab are expected to use the
resources responsibly and in accordance with the Campus Use of Information
Technology and Resources Policy, which may be found at http.
Computer workstations must not be turned off, moved, or unplugged. When
departing the
testing area, each student should return his or her keyboard, mouse, and chair
to their
normal positions, and remove all paper trash from the area.
5. No unauthorized materials. It is preferred that
no cell phones, PDAs, backpacks,
books, or notebooks be brought to the Testing and Assistance Lab. However, if a
student
must bring one or more of the aforementioned items, they will be stored at the
student’s
feet under the desk. Cell phones are to be turned off, not set on vibrate or to
an audible
ringer, and at no time is a student to access a cell phone while in the Testing
and
Assistance Lab. Failure to follow this rule may result in a grade of 0% on the
test and
possible disciplinary actions. If skateboards are brought to the Lab, they must
be left in a
designated area, and the Testing and Assistance Lab is not responsible for lost
or stolen
items.
6. Unauthorized Individuals. No unauthorized
individuals are permitted in the Testing
and Assistance Lab.
7. Food and Drink. No food or drinks may be brought into the Lab.
8. Leaving the testing area. Once a student is
seated for an exam, he or she is not
permitted to move from that location for the duration of the exam. Should an
emergency
occur in which a student must leave the exam, he or she will be accompanied by a
proctor
if he or she wishes to return to the exam. Otherwise, the student’s computer
will be reset
and reassigned to the next student checking in.
9. Scheduling a Test. There will be an announced
time period for which the test will
open and close for scheduling. Students will schedule their tests by clicking on
the
“Schedule Test” menu button in MyMathLab. Once the scheduling time period has
ended, there will not be any changes or additions to the test schedules. Please
make sure
that you have scheduled your test prior to the schedule closing date as you will
receive a
grade of 0% if you do not schedule your test
10. Policy for General Power Failures. In extreme
situations in the Lab, such as a
general power failure, a server failure, or forced evacuation of the building,
alternate
testing formats and/or date(s) will be announced.
11. Hours of Operation. The Testing and Assistance
Lab will be available for testing on
Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
Please Note: This schedule may be modified at the
discretion of the instructor. Any change notification
will be made via ecommunity or the announcement page of My Math Lab.
DAY /WEEK  DATE  SECTION  TOPICS 
Week 1: 

Monday  8/25  R.1R.2  Syllabus and Review key concepts 
Wednesday  8/27  R.2R.4  Review key concepts 
Friday  8/29  R.5R.7  Review key concepts, My Math Lab Presentation 
Week 2:  
Monday  9/1 H  Holiday No Class  
Wednesday  9/3  1.1  Linear Equations , My Math Lab 
Friday  9/5  1.2  Applications of Linear Equations 
Week 3:  
Monday  9/8  1.3  Complex Numbers 
Wednesday  9/10  1.4  Quadratic Equations 
Friday  9/12  1.5  Applications of Quadratic Equations 
Week 4:  
Monday  9/15  1.6  Other Types of Equations 
Wednesday  9/17  1.7  Inequalities 
Friday  9/19  1.8  Absolute Value Equations/Inequalities 
Week 5:  
Monday  9/22  Review  
Wednesday  9/24  Test  9/23 (Tuesday), 9/24 (Wednesday) , and 9/25 (Thursday) 
Friday  9/26  2.1  Rectangular Coordinates and graphs 
Week 6:  
Monday  9/29  2.2  Circles 
Wednesday  10/1  2.3  Functions 
Friday  10/3  2.4  Linear Functions 
Week 7:  
Monday  10/6  2.5  Equations of Lines 
Wednesday  10/8  2.6  Graphs of Basic Functions 
Friday  10/10  2.7  Graphing Techniques 
Week 8:  
Monday  10/13  2.8  Function Operations and Compositions 
Wednesday  10/15  3.1  Quadratic Functions 
Friday  10/17 Withdrawal Deadline 
3.2  Synthetic Division 
Week 9:  
Monday  10/20  3.3  Zeros of Polynomials 
Wednesday  10/22  3.3 cont.  Zeros of Polynomials 
Friday  10/24  Review  
Week 10:  
Monday  10/27  Test  10/26 (Sunday), 10/27 (Monday), and 10/28 (Tuesday) 
Wednesday  10/29  3.4  Polynomial Functions 
Friday  10/31  3.4 cont.  Polynomial Functions 
Week 11:  
Monday  11/3  3.5  Rational Functions 
Wednesday  11/5  3.5 cont.  Rational Functions 
Friday  11/7  3.6  Variation 
Week 12:  
Monday  11/10  4.1  Inverse Functions 
Wednesday  11/12  4.2  Exponential Functions 
Friday  11/14  4.3  Logarithmic Functions 
Week 13:  
Monday  11/17  Review  
Wednesday  11/19  Test  11/19 (Wednesday) and 11/20 (Thursday) 
Friday  11/21  4.4  Evaluating Logarithms 
Week 14:  
Monday  11/24  4.5  Exponential/Logarithmic Equations 
Wednesday  11/26  Applications  
Friday  11/28H  Holiday: No Class  
Week 15:  
Monday  12/1  4.6  Exponential Growth and Decay 
Wednesday  12/3  Review  
Friday  12/5  Review  
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