MATH 102 - Intermediate Algebra
4 Semester Hour Credits
It is required to have either taken ASC 92 - Beginning Algebra or to have an appropriate math placement test score before you can enroll in this class.
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Course Description: This course covers the following topics: properties of the real number system, factoring, solving linear equations, quadratic equations, systems of equations, and inequalities, polynomial and rational expressions, exponents, and radicals.
Schedule: Fall, spring, and summer semesters. This course is an 8 week format.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: ASC 092 Beginning Algebra or appropriate Math Placement Test Score.
Instructor: Jan Nahinurk; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor: Tracy Chisholm; email: email@example.com
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Perform basic algebraic operations using positive and negative numbers, fractions, and exponents.
- Demonstrate an understanding of terms and rules used in algebra.
- Utilize problem-solving strategies to solve problems.
- Simplify expressions & solve equations and inequalities.
- Plot points, graph linear equations, and find slope of a line.
- Use a calculator as a tool for solving algebra problems.
- Gain the skills needed to participate in a college algebra course.
- Regular participation in the class is expected. Students must complete a minimum of two assignments per week.
- Independent work (not graded): Students should work problems from each section of material in the textbook. The answers to the odd numbered questions are found in the back of the text.
- Assignments: Graded assignments are found in the online class. Students will be allowed more than one attempt at each assignment.
- Tests: Five one-hour exams of approximately 30 questions will be given.
- Grades: Grades are based on total points earned and include the points earned on graded assignments.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- Exams can be taken on any computer with Internet access.
- Students need to select an environment conducive for testing such as a distraction-free area at home, a computer lab or a library, etc.
- Each test will be available for a 48-hour period on dates set by the instructor. Students can take a quiz/test at any time during the 48-hour period.
- Each test will be available for a limited period of time (60 minutes).
- Tests are comprised primarily of short-answer questions. Each exam has approximately 25 questions. No comprehensive exam is given at the end of the course.
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