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College Algebra

Catalog Description: Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a grade of “C” or better or a satisfactory grade on
the placement test. The major topics in this course are linear equations and inequalities; quadratic
equations and inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions; and applications. A review of
algebraic techniques is also included in this course as well as a review of polynomials; factoring,
exponents, roots and radicals. 3 contact hours.

Tentative Outline Grading Scale
Chapter 1.1 - 1.6 Exam 1 90% - 100% A
Chapter 2.1- 2.6 Exam 2 80% - 89% B
Chapter 3.1 - 3.4, 4.1 - 4.5 Exam 3 70% - 79% C
Chapter 5.1 - 5.6, 7.1, 7.7 Exam 4 60% - 69% D
    0% - 59% F

Grades will be computed as follows:

Chapter Exams 65% Homework 10%
Quizzes 10% Final Exam 15%

Your final grade may be found using the formula
0.65 (Exam Avg.) + 0.10(Quiz Avg.) + 0.10(Homework) + 0.15 (Final Exam)

Exams: You are expected to be present for all exams. You are allowed one make-up exam. Any
subsequent missed exams will be counted as a zero. All make-up exams will be given during the week
of April 14 - 20. You will not be allowed to start an exam after the first student has finished. A
comprehensive final exam will be given on the day scheduled by the college. If you take all of the
chapter exams as scheduled in class, the final exam may be substituted for your lowest exam grade.

Quizzes: A MyMathLab online quiz will be assigned for each section. All online quizzes are due at the
start of class one week after the material is covered in class. You may take an online quiz as many times
as you want, the highest grade will be recorded. Do not wait until the last minute to take an online quiz.
No extensions will be given.

Homework: Homework will be assigned from the textbook. Homework should be turned in daily and
will be checked for completeness and form. All work must be shown. No credit will be given for
answers only. No homework will be accepted after an exam. It is extremely important that you keep up
with your homework assignments in order to assist you in understanding the content of the course.
Mathematics is NOT a spectator sport! If you don’t understand any part of it - get help immediately!

Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend class, to come on time, and to stay for the entire
class period. Attendance will be taken each class meeting. Three tardies (coming late or leaving early)
will count as 1 absence. A student absent from class is responsible for getting any missed material from
a fellow classmate. Three bonus points (added on to your test grade) will be earned for perfect
attendance during a testing period.

Automatic Drop: You will be dropped from the course if you have not attended at least one class
meeting by January 12, 2009.

FN Grade: Good attendance is essential for success in this course. If you have missed more than 15%
of the scheduled classes (5 class meetings) and you fail the course, you will receive an FN (Failure for
non-attendance) grade. This grade may affect financial aid.

I Grade: A student may request an Incomplete grade (I) if they have completed at least 75% of the
course with an overall course grade of at least a C average, and have a valid reason.

Student Academic Dishonesty Policy: Students found cheating on quizzes or exams will receive an F
in the course and procedures for expulsion from the college will be followed. Cheating includes (among
other things) copying another individual’s work (or allowing someone to copy your work) or using cheat
sheets (or programmed information) on a quiz or exam. For the full policy see the College Catalog.

State Mandate: The state mandates that a student may enroll in a course for a maximum of 3 times.
Every enrollment counts - even withdrawals. Only “drops” submitted by the advertised deadline date
(during the first week of a term) will not count as being enrolled. Out-of-state tuition must be paid on
the 3rd attempt ($846.15)

Other Policies:

1. Cell phone etiquette must be observed: In-class usage is restricted to emergency situations. Inform the
instructor before class of any extenuating circumstances. Cell phones are not allowed during tests,
not even as a calculator. Electronic devices, such as iPods, Blackberries, etc. are not permitted to be
used or worn in class.
2. It is FCCJ policy that children under 16 are not allowed in the classrooms.

Learning Assistance Center (G-200) Free tutoring and computer tutorials are available.
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

MAC1105 Tentative Outline

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2-Mar 3-Mar 4-Mar 5-Mar 6-Mar
3.4 Applications of
Quadratic Functions
4.1 Rational Functions
  4.2 More on Rational
9-Mar 10-Mar 11-Mar 12-Mar 13-Mar
4.3 Rational Equations
& Inequalities
  4.4 Root Functions
4.5 Root Equations
16-Mar 17-Mar 18-Mar 19-Mar 20-Mar
5.1 Inverse Function
Withdrawal Deadline
  Exam #3 Ch 3, 4    
23-Mar 24-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 27-Mar
5.2 Exponential
  5.3 Logarithms &
Their Properties
30-Mar 31-Mar 1-Apr 2-Apr 3-Apr
Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
6-Apr 7-Apr 8-Apr 9-Apr 10-Apr
5.4 Logarithmic
  5.5 Exponential &
Logarithmic Equations
  Good Friday Holiday
13-Apr 14-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr
5.6 Applications of
Exponential &
Logarithmic Functions
  7.1 Systems of
20-Apr 21-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 24-Apr
7.7 Systems of
  Exam #4 Ch. 5, 7    
27-Apr 28-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 1-May
Final Exam