# Intermediate Algebra

**Description of the Course:**

Elementary concepts of algebra will be covered, including solving linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations and factoring, rational expressions, graphing linear equations, quadratic equations and appropriate word problems.

**Prerequisite**

MTH 095 with a grade of “C” or above, or one year of high
school algebra

and qualifying score on the placement test.

**General Objectives of the Course:**

At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:

A. Identify and use rules of algebra and exponents.

B. Solve linear equations.

C. Perform fundamental operations on polynomials, including factoring.

D. Perform fundamental operations on rational expressions.

E. Solve quadratic equations by factoring.

F. Identify intercepts and draw graphs of lines.

G. Solve applications using linear and quadratic equations.

H. Use a calculator effectively as an aid in problem solving.

I. Recognize the relationship between arithmetic and algebra.

**Method of Presentation**

The MTH 100 outline course will utilize **ALEKS **(**A**ssessment and
of Learning in Knowledge Spaces), an artificial intelligence-based presentation
system for individualized math learning and assessment via the World Wide Web.

A textbook and video tutorial are integrated with the** ALEKS’**
explanation

of majority of the course’s objectives.

**Incomplete**

**NO** incomplete will be given.

**Teacher “F”**

A Teacher’s “F” will be given to a student for the following reasons:

A student does not email the instructor for the course code before the end

of the 4^{th} week of the fall/spring semester or before the end of the 2^{nd} week

of the summer semester.

A student has not registered with ALEKS by the midterm of the

semester.

**Midterm Grade**

All SSC’s instructors must submit midterm grades for the fall/spring semester. Since the student’s final grade is solely determined by the final exam, a student will receive an “incomplete” for the midterm grade.

**Final Grade**

A student’s final grade will be determined by the final
exam. The final exam is the **only** test a student will take for the course.

**Final Exam Procedure**

After a student has completed 100% of the objectives in
the course, the

student may take the final exam. The student must pass the final exam

with a **“C”**, i.e. **70%**, or higher before the student may enroll in
the next

online math course. If the student does **not** pass the final exam with a **
“C”**

or higher, then the student will have **only one more** chance to pass the

final exam with a **“C”** or higher.

The student must make an appointment with the instructor
to take the final

exam. The instructor will inform the student where on the Main Campus

the final exam will be proctored.

If a student has not completed all the objectives in the course by..

Spring 2009 – April 23, 2009

Summer 2009 – July 9, 2009

Fall 2009 – November 24, 2009

Spring 2010 – April 22, 2010

Summer 2010 – July 15, 2010

then a student may take the final exam 1^{st }
attempt on …………

Spring 2009 – April 30, 2009 from NOON – 1:50 PM in
Lecture Hall A

Summer 2009 – July 16, 2009 from 9:00 – 10:50 AM in Lecture Hall B

Fall 2009 – December 3, 2009 time/place TBA

Spring 2010 – April 29, 2010 time/place TBA

Summer 2010 – July 29, 2010 time/place TBA

This will be the student’s first attempt to pass the
course with a **“C”** or

higher. The student’s 1^{st} attempt result will be emailed the next day

through the ALEK’s email system. If the student was unsuccessful, the

student will take the second attempt on..

Spring 2009 – May 7, 2009 from NOON – 1:50 PM in Lecture
Hall A

Summer 2009 – July 23, 2009 from 9:00 – 10:50 AM in Lecture Hall B

Fall 2009 – December 10, 2009 time/place TBA

Spring 2010 – May 6, 2010 time/place TBA

Summer 2010 – July 29, 2010 time/place TBA

Final exams will be given **ONLY** on the date and time
indicated above.

**NO** excuses will be accepted for missing the final exam. If you have a

SSC’s course during the time of the first attempt and/or you have a

scheduled SSC final exam during the time of the second attempt, please

contact me as soon as possible; otherwise make the necessary

arrangements at home and/or work to take the final exam on the above

scheduled days and times.

The highest score of the two on the final exam will be
used for the

student’s final exam.

NO textbooks or notes may be used on the final exam.
Students may use

calculators on the final exam; however, MTH 091 students may **NOT** use

calculators. If a student cheats on the final exam then the student will

automatically fail the course.

The final exam will be protector on the Main Campus of SSC.

You **MUST** present a **picture** **ID** when
you take the final exam.

Children will **NOT** be allowed in the room while the
student is taking the

final exam.

**Grading Scale**

GRADE | PERCENTAGE |

A | 90 – 100 |

B | 80 – 89.999 … |

C | 70 – 79.999 … |

D | 60 – 69.999 … |

F | 00 – 59.999 … |