**Math 096 Intermediate Algebra & Geometry Spring 2014 CRN: 68510**

**Math 096 Intermediate Algebra & Geometry Spring 2014 CRN: 68510**

**Instructor**: Anne Gloag

**email:**agloag@sdccd.edu

**Phone:**(619) 388-7688

**Classroom:**M206

**Time:**MW 2:20 – 4:50 PM

**Office Hours:**

**Mondays and Wednesdays**

**12:30 - 2:00 Math Lab**

**2:00 - 2:20 M206****Tuesdays and Thursdays**

**9:00 - 9:30 M206**

**11:00 - 11:30 M206****2:00 - 3:00 M108 or M211D**

__Text and Materials__**:**

__Elementary and Intermediate Algebra__,

**PKG SAN DIEGO MIRAMAR COLLEGE / WOODBURY**

__REQUIRED:__The hard copy of the book is not required for this class but you are required to purchase access to MyMathLab. You can do this by either buying and access card from the bookstore or by making the purchase online.

To access materials go to http://www.coursecompass.com/. An electronic version of the textbook is available to you in the courseroom and all homework assignments are found there.

Some textbooks will come with an access code if it is bundled with the MyMathLab access kit, so if you choose to purchase a textbook that comes with the access code you do not need to purchase another access code. You can access the materials for free for 17 days before you make the purchase.

To sign up you need the

**Course ID:**

**gloag71776**

**You will need a scientific calculator. Graphing calculators will be helpful but not required. Phones should not be used as calculators because you cannot use them during quizzes or the final exam.**

__Calculator:__**: Intermediate algebra and geometry is the second of a two-course integrated sequence in algebra and geometry. This course covers systems of equations and inequalities, radical and quadratic equations, quadratic functions and their graphs, complex numbers, nonlinear inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences and series, and solid geometry. The course also includes application problems involving these topics. This course is intended for students preparing for transfer-level mathematics courses. Associate Degree Credit only and not Transferable.**

__Course Description__

__Prerequisite__**:**MATH 046 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M40.

__Objectives__**:**

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. perform the basic arithmetic operations with rational expressions, solve rational equations and application problems, including variation;

2. perform the basic arithmetic operations with radical expressions, and solve radical equations;

3. perform the basic arithmetic operations with complex numbers;

4. solve and graph quadratic functions;

5. identify and graph conic sections;

6. solve nonlinear inequalities;

7. solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables using a variety of methods;

8. solve systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities;

9. identify one to one functions and find their inverses;

10. use the properties of and relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions to solve a variety of application problems;

11. apply the correct notation when identifying, simplifying and using arithmetic and geometric series and sequences;

12. apply the Binomial Theorem appropriately as needed;

13. apply the appropriate surface area and volume formulas for three-dimensional objects;

14. identify and use the appropriate trigonometric functions to solve application problems;

15. solve a variety of application problems related to these topics.

__Student Learning Outcomes:__- Solve applications problems that can be modeled by one or more linear equations/inequalities with two or three variables, and state the solutions clearly.
- Solve applications problems that are modeled by quadratic or radical equations, including those whose solutions involve complex numbers.
- Identify and graph equations of basic polynomial functions and conic sections, including transformations.
- Apply arithmetic operations to exponential and logarithmic expressions, and solve applications problems that are modeled by exponential or logarithmic equations.

**I reserve the right to drop anyone that misses 3 classes or more throughout the semester. I will usually use the daily in class assignments to take attendance.**

__Attendance policy__:

__Participation__**:**It is recommended that all students come to every class session. Come prepared for class by reading ahead in the textbook on the topics that will be covered during the lesson. Participate by asking questions about homework problems and the concepts covered in the lesson. Regular attendance and participation are key factors to your success in this class. There is no grade deduction for absences but there will be graded classroom assignments that you will need to complete in each session and missing class will hurt your grade. Students are expected to spend and additional minimum of 5 hours outside class reading each section assigned in the text, doing homework and using online resources.

__Grading Criteria:__You will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Quizzes (one will be dropped): 600

2. Homework: 100

3. In-class Assignments: 100

4. Final Exam: 200

Total Possible Points:

**1000**

__Final Grade____:__

90-100—A 80-89----B 70-79----C 60-69---D <60------F

**We will cover most of the material from chapters 8 to 14.**

__Textbook Coverage:__**There will be**

__Quizzes:__**seven**quizzes in this course. The lowest grade will be dropped.

The quizzes are all short answer and you have one attempt for each quiz.

Each quiz is 90 minutes long. You are allowed a calculator (scientific or TI-83/84). There will be no notes allowed on the quizzes. You are not allowed to use your phone or handheld devices as a calculator on a quiz.

**There are assigned Homework Sets for each chapter of the textbook covered in this course. Homework is due as indicated. Homework sets are accessed in MyMathLab. You should complete the homework by the posted due dates but you can still access and work on the assignments after the due date. However, you will incur a late penalty of 1% per day on the parts of the assignment that were not completed by the deadline.**

__Homework:__**There will be in-class assignments almost each class period. These assignments consist of practice problems on the concepts we are covering or group activities that extend the understanding of the concepts we are covering. These assignments are due at the end of the class period unless otherwise indicated and are used to keep a record of your attendance.**

__In class assignments:__

__Final Exam__**:**The final exam is comprehensive. The final exam will be given on May 21 in the same room and at the same time as the regular class. The final consists of short answer questions. The exam is 90 minutes long. You are allowed the use of a calculator (scientific or TI-83/84) but no notes are allowed.

__Contacting your Instructor__**:**Please email me if you have any personal questions and concerns. You should use

**agloag@sdccd.edu**for fastest response. Please do not send me questions about particular homework problems through email. These questions are best addressed in class where all students can hear the question and answers. You can also reach me at

**619-388-7688.**Please leave a message if I don’t answer the phone and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

**: Any student who may need an academic accommodation should discuss the situation with me during the first two weeks.**

__Academic Accommodation__

__Cheating policy____:__I have a zero tolerance policy on cheating. Cheating of any type will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to: copying other people’s work, use of notes on exams or quizzes, using calculators to store formulas, communicating with others during tests and quizzes in any way ( this includes using electronic devices), or similar activities. This does not include discussing homework with others prior to handing it in. I will penalize all cheaters to the fullest extent possible, with the minimum punishment being zero on that assignment that cannot be dropped. The most likely punishment will include an F in the class.

**As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.**

__Classroom Etiquette:__There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures.

**How to get help:**If you need help in this class there are several resources available:

1. Your instructor is always happy to help. You can see me before or after class and during office hours, or we can set up an appointment. The best way to contact me is via email (agloag@sdccd.edu) and let me know that you are having troubles. Let me know specific problems and concepts with which you are struggling.

2. Your fellow students are a great resource. It is a proven fact that students who are part of a study group are more successful that students who are not. So get to know your fellow students early in the semester and plan some study sessions.

3. The Math Lab at Miramar is open five day a week (MTW: 9 – 6:30, Th: 9 – 8, F: 9-12). Free tutoring is available there from great tutors and faculty. Computers are also available for you to complete your work.

4. The PLACe on the Miramar campus also offers free tutoring. It is located in the Library building: L101 and is open M-Th: 8:30 – 6:30.

**Important Dates:**

**January 27:**FIRST DAY OF CLASS

**February 7:**Add/Drop deadline; refund deadline

**February 14:**Abraham Lincoln Day (HOLIDAY)

**February 17:**George Washington Day (HOLIDAY)

**March 3**: Deadline TO FILE A PETITION FOR PASS/NO PASS GRADE OPTION

**Mar 31 – Apr 5:**SPRING BREAK

**April 11:**WITHDRAW DEADLINE, NO LATE DROPS ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE

**May 24:**End of Spring Semester

**June 2:**Spring semester grades available on e-Grades

**Please pay careful attention to these dates, especially the Drop date and the Withdrawal date.**

**These dates are when I clear my roster. This means that I drop students that have not been attending class regularly. I will assume that you are no longer interested in attending class if you miss more than two consecutive class sessions without informing me of your absence.**

**However, ALWAYS file a Drop if you don’t intend to continue with the class to make sure that you are no longer on the roster.**

**You can download the syllabus here.**