Math 70 - Intermediate Algebra
Professor: Dr Jose M Villalobos, Ph.D.
Class: Math70 Credit Hours: 5
Date/Time: Monday - Thursday 8:00A.M – 10:35A.M.
Location: MS 210
Office: MS 115 Phone: (310) 900-1600x2424
Text: Intermediate Algebra by Charles P. Mckeague, 8th Ed, Publisher: Thomson-Brooks/Cole
Prerequisite: Mathematics 40 or Mathematics 41B with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or qualification by testing (El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test) and assessment
This course consists of the study of the real number system; complex numbers; functions and their graphs' operations on polynomial, algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; algebraic, exponential and logarithmic equations; systems of equations; and applications.
Students will be assessed through class participation, their performance on the exams, quizzes and assignments. The completion of the assignments and activities will prepare you for each exam. You are expected to complete each assignment by the next class meeting so that you are ready to ask questions in class. You should see me for assistance as soon as an exercise is not understood, but not without first seriously attempting to do the problem on your own. It is highly recommended that you also take advantage of the various tutoring services offered on campus.
Grades: Exams: 400 points
Homework: 50 points
Quizzes: 100 points
Final Exam: 200 points
Class Work: 50 points
Total Points: 700 points
Grading Scale: A 90 - 100% C 70 – 79% F under 60%
B 80 - 89% D 60 – 69%