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MATH 0098 Intermediate Algebra Syllabus

This course is designed to prepare students for college level mathematics courses. Topics include graphing lines and
parabolas, function notation, integral and rational exponents, solving absolute value and quadratic equations and
inequalities, solving radical equations, problem solving involving linear equations, quadratic equations, and systems of
equations in two variables, and writing equations of lines. Additional topics include operations with radicals and complex
numbers, geometric concepts, and calculator usage.

Student’s academic success is the major priority of the college. Because regular participation enhances the learning
process, students are expected to adhere to the attendance policy set forth by the College and individual faculty

Roll will be taken each day. Students are expected to be in class each day. All late students should report to the
teacher directly after class. Each tardy counts as 1/3 of an absence. If at the midpoint of the semester, you have
missed two days of class and are failing the course, you may be withdrawn and receive a grade of W.

Students are accountable for assignments and material covered during an absence.

Behavior that is disruptive or that interferes with the campus learning process in the classroom or on campus is not
permitted. This type of behavior includes but is not limited to texting and using cell phones.

Late work is NOT accepted and makeup work is not given. If you submit an assignment after its due date, then you
will receive a grade of “0.”


Once a test or quiz begins, you may leave the classroom only if you are prepared to turn in your test. You are NOT
permitted to share calculators during a test or quiz.


Type of
Percentage of
Final Grade
In-class Tests 40% These are comprehensive unit exams. There will be no dropped grades and no
make-ups. One missed or low test grade may be replaced by the grade on the
final exam if the grade on the final exam grade is higher.
15% All homework is in MyMathLab. This category may include in-class assignments.
Quizzes 20% There will quizzes for each chapter. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Some
of the quizzes will be administered on MyMathLab and others will be administered
in class.
Final Exam 25% This is a comprehensive, multiple choice examination over the content of the
Lial/Hornsby text. The exam will be held Monday, July 27th, 10 AM – Noon.
Students must bring a Scantron form (882/E), a pencil and a calculator.

Below 60 = F
Withdrawal by midpoint = W Withdrawal after midpoint = WF

In addition to earning a C or better in MATH 0098, students must also earn at least a 37 on the exit COMPASS
exam. Students that are exempt from taking the test will be notified prior to testing.

Academic Honesty
Each faculty member will use the Academic Honesty Statement developed by his or her discipline unit. Cheating and
plagiarism are serious offenses. Either of these will result in a zero on the material.

Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and requires assistance or
support services, please seek assistance through the Center for Disability Services. A CDS Counselor will
coordinate those services.

Equal Opportunity
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded
from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any
program or activity conducted by GPC.

Affirmative Action
Georgia Perimeter College adheres to affirmative action policies to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all
faculty and students.

SPECIAL NOTE: For additional policies regarding this course, please refer to the Comprehensive Course
Guide for this course.

Tentative Schedule for MATH 0098, Summer Semester 2009

This schedule is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion but listed below are the tentative dates for the
sections to be covered each class, as well as the tentative test dates. Changes will be announced in class. All
students are responsible for noting changes announced in class (or finding them out from a classmate if
they miss class).

  Day Date Section
1 M 6/8 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
2 T 6/9 3.3 The Slope of a Line
3 W 6/10 3.4 Equations of a Line
7.1 Review of Graphs and Lines
4 Th 6/11 Quiz over sections 3.2 – 3.3
7.2 Review of Equations of Lines; Linear Models
5 M 6/15 7.3 Functions
6 T 6/16 Review for Test 1
7 W 6/17 Test 1 (Chapters 3 and 7)
8 Th 6/18 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
8.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
9 M 6/22 8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
10 T 6/23 8.5 Applications of Systems of Equations
11 W 6/24 Quiz over sections 8.1 – 8.3
8.5 Applications of Systems of Equations
12 Th 6/25 Review for Test 2
13 M 6/29 Test 2 (Chapter 8)
14 T 6/30 Review of Exponents
10.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs
10.2 Rational Exponents
15 W 7/1 10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
10.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
16 Th 7/2 10.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
10.6 Solving Equations with Radicals and Rational Exponents
17 M 7/6 10.7 Complex Numbers
Quiz over sections 10.1 – 10.4
18 T 7/7 Review for Test 3
Review of Factoring
19 W 7/8 Test 3 (Chapter 10)
20 Th 7/9 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Square Root Property
11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
21 M 7/13 11.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
11.4 Equations in Quadratic Form
22 T 7/14 11.5 Formulas and Further Applications
11.6 Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Quiz over sections 11.1 – 11.3
23 W 7/15 Review for Test 4
24 Th 7/16 Test 4 (Chapter 11)
25 M 7/20 11.8 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
9.2 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
26 T 7/21 Review for the Final Exam
27 W 7/22 Quiz over sections 11.8 and 9.2
Review for the Final Exam
28 Th 7/23 Review for the Compass Exit Exam
Final Exam M 7/27 10 AM - Noon
COMPASS     Tuesday, July 28th – Thursday, July 30th
Exact date TBA