El Camino College Compton Center
Math 73 Intermediate Algebra (For General
Ed.)
Course
Syllabus
Course Information:
Professor:
Dr.
Malinni Roeun
Course:
Math 73, Intermediate Algebra
Course Dates: 8/2212/11 Section: # 9779
Class
Meets: TTH 7:15 pm  9:45 pm, Room: MS209
Office Hours: MS204, Tuesday & Thursday 12:002:00pm, Saturday, 2:00pm3:00pm
Email: mroeun@elcamino.edu
Book:
Intermediate Algebra (9th edition)
by McKeague, Access code to Webassign is required. Go to www.cengage.com/ewa > Click on I have a class key > elcamino 9152 1036
Prerequisite: Math 40 or Math 43 with a minimum grade of C or
qualification by testing (El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test) and
assessment.
Course
Description: This intermediate algebra course is designed for students
who are not considering further study in the sciences, technology, engineering
or mathematics. In the context of studying basic functions and their graphs,
students strengthen and expand their algebra skills. Functions studied include
linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, and radical functions, as well as the
absolute value function. Particular emphasis is placed on the operations on
functions, solving equations and inequalities, as well as using functions to
model real life situations. Other topics include solving systems of equations
and applications.
Note: Mathematics 73 serves as a prerequisite course for all
transferlevel mathematics course sequences, EXCEPT the calculus sequence
(Mathematics 170, 180, 190, 191 and 220).
Credit: Degree applicable
Transfer: None
Course
Objectives and Methods of Evaluation:
Course Objectives:
1.
Carry out numerical operations and
manipulate algebraic expressions, including expressions with rational and
negative exponents.
2. Recognize functional relationships in the form of graphs,
data or symbolic equations.
3. Solve problems involving a variety of function types,
including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical functions, as
well as the absolute value function.
4. Graph a variety of functions and relations and draw
connections between these graphs and solutions to problems.
5. Solve a variety of equations and inequalities, as well as
systems of equations and inequalities, using algebraic and graphical methods.
Types of equations include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical
equations, as well as absolute value equations.
6. Using numerical, symbolic and graphical methods, model
application problems, solve them and interpret the results in the context of
the problem.
SLO Statements:
SLO #1 Application Problems Students will be able to recognize and apply
appropriate mathematical concepts and models involving a variety of functions
to contextualized problems (authentic, realworld applications).
SLO #2 Solving Equations and Manipulating Expressions Students will be able to
symbolically (algebraically) solve a variety of equations, inequalities and
linear systems and manipulate symbolic (algebraic) expressions that arise in
contextualized problems.
SLO #3 Visual and Graphical Methods Students will use visual and graphical
methods to represent, analyze and solve contextualized problems.
SLO #4 Articulating Mathematical Reasoning Students will be able to articulate
the mathematical reasoning used in solving a variety of contextualized
problems, both orally and in writing.
Methods of Evaluation:
Attendance:
Students
with THREE consecutive absences MAY be dropped from the class!
Any student who misses two exams will be dropped from the class. Students are
responsible for any material/announcements missed in class regardless of their
presence including being aware of your status in the class. You are expected to
be present on time at all class meetings and to actively participate! You are
expected to be at all class meetings on time!! Taken this class seriously is
the first step to your success. Students
will not be permitted to attend classes in which they are not enrolled.Withdrawal
from the class through the Admissions Office is the student's responsibility.
If you have any concerns regarding your attendance, please contact me
immediately via email, telephone or during my office hours.
Academic
Integrity:
Students
are responsible to inform themselves of College policies regarding the Code of
Academic Integrity http://www.elcamino.edu/administration/board/boarddocs/5500%20%20Academic%20Honesty.pdf.Any incident of cheating will be brought to
the immediate attention of the Academic dean and appropriate actions will be
taken including receiving an F grade for the course. A report will be filed
with the Campus Disciplinarian. CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
Calculators:
Graphing
Calculator is allow. No cell phones use will be allowed in class! Cell phones
must be completely off otherwise you will be asked to leave the class and one
absence will be granted to you. Cell phones may not be used as calculators!!
Homework:
Success
in any math class is dependent upon completing and understanding all
assignments. Most homework will be given online. The work you need to do to
complete your online homework should be neatly written in your notebook
together with the title, section and the grade you earn. Absolutely no late
homework will be accepted! It is the student's responsibility to obtain the
assignment during an absence.
Class
work:
You
will often be given class work and it may be collected at any time during
class. No makeup work is possible for missed class work.
Quizzes:
There
will be 10 class quizzes. There are no makeups on quizzes. The work you
do to complete online quizzes should be neatly written in your notebook
together with the assignment title and the grade you earned.
Notebook:
All
homework (online) will be done in a notebook neatly and organized by the
chapter and section title. It will be collected on the day of the exam.
Exams:There
will be four exams and a comprehensive final at the end of the 16 weeks
semester. No makeup exams will be given but your final exam will only replace
one missed exam. Contact me immediately if you miss an exam. Students who miss
more than one exam will be dropped from the class. Tentative exam dates
are noted on the Class Schedule at the end of this syllabus.
WebAssign: For online assistance with this
course 24/7 you can log in to WebAssign. “Developed by professors based
upon their classroom experiences, WebAssign is designed to provide a convenient
and engaging way for students to solve math problems and/or submit online
homework while receiving immediate feedback and tutorial help. The math
exercises are tied to resources from the textbook – including video,
interactive tutorials, and pages of the text – which maximizes the student’s
efficiency while studying. WebAssign is available at all hours of the
day, through a variety of web browsers and operating systems.”
Use the following steps: Go to www.cengage.com/ewa > Click on I
have a class key > elcamino 9152 1036
Students with Special Needs ADA:
Students with disabilities who believe they
may need accommodations in this course are encouraged to contact the Special
Resource Center at 3109001600 Ext# 2405 at Vocational technology Bldg. Room#
226B as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are
implemented in a timely fashion. As well, please contact me privately to
discuss your specific needs
Keys to success:
It
is expected that students spend a minimum of at least TWO hours outside
of class for each hour spent in class. Spending more time on material from
class and explaining concepts to other students in class is an excellent way of
achieving success. Active participation is very important. Ask questions,
answer questions, talk to other students in class, form study groups outside of
class, and always remember to ponder beyond what we discuss in class! Next,
remember to keep an open mind. A big part of learning and understanding
mathematics is believing that you are capable of succeeding. Always remember to
have fun!!
Students will be assessed through class participation, their performance on
exams, quizzes, and assignments. The completion of the assignments will prepare
you for each quiz/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. It is your own responsibility to have an interest in your
education.
I look forward to a Wonderful Fall 2015!
Grades:
HW/Quiz Notebook
50 points
Exams (4):
100 points each
Quizzes (10 pop quizzes) 100
points
Homework (online)
104 points
Final Exam:
150
points
Grading Scale: A = 90  100%; B = 80  89%; C
= 70  79%; D = 60  69%; F = under 60%
Last Day to Add (Full Semester Classes)
Friday, September 4^{th}, 2015.
Last Day to Drop and be Eligible for a
Refund Friday, September 4^{th}, 2015.
Last day to drop without notation on permanent record is Friday, September 4^{th},
2015.
Last
day to drop with a “W” is Friday, November 13^{th}, 2015.
Math 73  FALL 2015
Tentative Class Schedule
Dr. Roeun

Tuesday

Thursday

Week 1
8/248/29

Intro &
Icebreaker Login &1.1

1.2, 1.3

Week 2
8/319/5

1.5 & 1.6

1.7, 2.1, 2.2

Week 3
9/79/12

2.3, 2.4

2.5, 2.6

Week 4
9/149/19

Exam#1 (Chps
1&2)

3.1, 3.2

Week 5
9/219/26

3.3, 3.4

3.5, 3.6

Week 6
9/2810/3

3.7, 4.1

4.3, 4.5

Week 7
10/510/10

Exam #2(Chps 3 & 4)

5.1, 5.2

Week 8
10/1210/17

5.3, 5.4

5.4, 5.5

Week 9
10/1910/24

5.6, 5.7

5.8, 6.1

Week 10
10/2610/31

6.2, 6.3

6.4, 6.5

Week 11
11/211/7

6.6, 6.7

Exam# 3 (Chps 5
& 6)

Week 12
11/911/14

7.1, 7.3

7.4,7.5

Week 13
11/1611/21

7.6, 8.1

8.2, 8.3

Week 14
11/2311/28

8.4, 8.5

Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 15
11/3012/5

8.6, 10.1

Exam# 4(Chps 7&
8)

Week 16
12/712/11

Review for Final

Final Exam (ALL)

Last Day to Add (Full Semester Classes)
Friday, September 4^{th}, 2015.
Last Day to Drop and be Eligible for a
Refund Friday, September 4^{th}, 20145
Last day to drop without
notation on permanent record is Friday, September 4^{th}, 2015.
Last
day to drop with a “W” is Friday, November 13^{th}, 2015.
