**SIERRA COLLEGE**

**COURSE POLICIES AND INFORMATION**

**SPRING 2004**

· **Math D - Intermediate Algebra, 4 units**

· **Section 20618**

· **Monday/Wednesday 6:30-8:25 p.m.**

· **Room I2**

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__Instructor:__** **Jolie Huston

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** Welcome
Aboard!** I’m looking forward to a good semester and hope
this class will be enjoyable and rewarding for you.

__If
You Need To Reach Me...__

Voice
Mail: (916) 789-2649 ext.7081

Email:
jhuston@sierracollege.edu

Webpage:
http://math.sierracollege.edu (NOTE: there is no www)

Office
Hours: after class

__Prerequisites:__** **One year of high school
algebra or Math A or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better, or placement by
matriculation assessment process.

__Materials
Needed:__

·
“Intermediate Algebra”, third edition by Larson
and Hostetler

·
Calculator

·
Graph Paper

·
Optional - Student Solution Manual

** Material
to be Covered:** Chapters P, 1-9

Exponents, radicals, complex numbers, factoring,
linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; linear, quadratic, exponential
and logarithmic functions; graphing, and systems of equations. A continuation
of Math A; equivalent to the second year of high school algebra.

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** Grading
Policy:** Your grade will be based on your scores of the
following:

·
Homework: Five sets - 20 points each

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Quizzes: 10 points each. Lowest quiz score is
dropped.

·
Five Exams - 100 points each

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The Final Exam will be comprehensive. (200 points)

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Grading will be by percentage: 90% and above = A

80%
to 89.9% = B

70%
to 79.9% = C

60%
to 69.9% = D

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__Homework__**: **Five homework sets are
to be turned in throughout the semester according to the attached schedule. For
every class meeting the homework set is late, you will lose 5 points. Don’t be
late!

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__Quizzes__**: **These will be announced
at least one day in advance. “I didn’t know there was a quiz today.” is NOT a
valid excuse. Be responsible for yourself! If you miss class, call me or a
fellow student to find out what you missed!

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** Make-ups:**
No make-ups will be given unless you have a valid written excuse. You must
notify me PRIOR to the exam (or quiz) if you cannot make the test date. You
will be able to drop one quiz - the first quiz missed receives a zero. It is
possible to take an exam early, just let me know so we can make arrangements.
If you miss an exam, then a written valid explanation (with proof) is
necessary.

** Attendance:**
Regular class attendance is essential for learning math. If you do not attend
for three consecutive classes, you are subject to administrative drop from the
class. Medical or other valid excuses will be accepted. If you stop attending
class, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to withdraw from the course through
administration to avoid a ‘F’ grade.

__Dates
to Remember:__

·
February 6
- Last day to add or drop w/o notation on record

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February 13-16
- Holiday - President’s Weekend

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April 5-10
- Spring Break

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April 20 -
Last day to withdraw with W grade

__FINAL EXAM: __**Wednesday, May 26**