Topics: Relations, functions, equations and inequalities,
exponents and radicals, polynomials and rational functions.
Semester Hours: 3
Prerequisites:consent of instructor.
How Parents Can Help
Please download or print the attached Fall schedule. This has all the
classwork and homework for the entire semester. Please ensure that your
student is doing work every night.
should have completed a second year of high school algebra and possess a
mathematical maturity that includes quantitative reasoning. Students
should have writing skills that allow them to express answers clearly
Scope and Sequence
After completing this course, the student will be able to
demonstrate knowledge of the following topics as evaluated by the
faculty in the department/program:
Recognize, solve, and apply
radical, absolute value, linear, quadratic, and rational equations
Recognize, solve, and apply inequalities
Recognize, solve, graph, and apply polynomial,
rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions
Explore functions, graphing techniques,
operations of functions, composition of functions, and inverse
Evaluate all real roots of higher degrees of
Recognize, solve, and apply systems of linear
equations, including the use of matrices and matrix algebra
Identify sequences and series, and calculate the
sum of a sequence
85% of each six-weeks grade will be based on the following
Homework is due two days after it is assigned. Late work not pre-approved will have thirty points deducted.
The remaining 15% will be from the comprehensive six-weeks
Twenty five percent of each semester grade comes from the
six-weeks grades.The remaining
25% will be from the comprehensive semester exam.
Quizzes are open-note and open book and will be
unannounced.Tests will be closed
book and closed-note.The full
class period will be allotted to tests.A final exam will be given.All makeup quizzes and tests must be taken within one school day (not
class period) of the student’s return.It is the student’s responsibility to schedule makeup work with the
An average of these grades will determine the final
90 – 100%
F:59% or lower
ATTENDANCE POLICY:You are expected to attend every class.If you are going to miss a class, pick
up the assignment ahead of time.The assignment will be due the next class period.Excused absences due to illness will
require that assignments missed are due the next class period.Assignments due on the date of the
absence are due the first class period the student returns.