# MATH 94 Intermediate Algebra - Napa Valley ?· MATH 94 Intermediate Algebra ... MATH 94 is the second…

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<ul><li><p>MATH 94 Intermediate Algebra Napa Valley College Fall 2016 - Section 69223 </p><p>8:00 - 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Room 831 </p><p>Instructor: Karen Walters Office: 1031-J (back hall) </p><p>Webpage: http://www.napavalley.edu/people/kwalters Phone: 707-256-7739 </p><p>Email: kwalters@napavalley.edu </p><p>Office Hours: Monday 8:30 9:30, 11:00 12:00; Tuesday 1:30 2:30; </p><p> Wednesday 11:00 12:00; Thursday 1:30 2:30 </p><p>Course Materials </p><p> Calculator: Any non-graphing scientific calculator will be fine. Calculators may be used in class, on homework, and on most tests. (There will be no-calculator sections on most </p><p>tests!) Please note that you will NOT be able to use your cell phone as a calculator, and you </p><p>may not share calculators on exams. </p><p> Online Homework System Access Code: walters97767. The student version of MyMathLab (an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system that is correlated to the </p><p>textbook) is REQUIRED course material. Please enroll in MyMathLab prior to the second </p><p>class meeting. </p><p> Homework assignment and Quiz due dates and class announcements will be posted to MyMathLab, so I recommend that you check it regularly! </p><p> Textbook: Elementary & Intemediate Algebra Concepts & Applications 6th edition published by Pearson with MyMathLab access. There is an online version of the textbook available via </p><p>MyMathLab, so if money is an issue, you dont have to buy the physical textbook. There is a </p><p>paperback version of the book bundled with MyMathLab available at the bookstore. </p><p>Description: MATH 94 is the second course in the MATH 90-94 sequence. It is a prerequisite for </p><p>MATH 106, MATH 232 and MATH 235 and is equivalent to both MATH 98 and MATH 99. </p><p>Content includes introduction to functions, systems of equations, absolute value equations and </p><p>inequalities, complex numbers, simplifying radicals, graphing quadratic and exponential </p><p>functions, solving equations involving radicals, quadratics, exponentials, or logarithms, and </p><p>applications. </p><p>Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: </p><p>1. Given an input, find the corresponding output of a function. 2. Solve systems of equations with 2 equations and 2 variables including application problems. 3. Solve absolute value equations and inequalities. 4. Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations. 5. Simplify expressions involving complex numbers. 6. Use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations. 7. Graph quadratic functions. 8. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations including application problems. 9. Graph exponential functions. </p><p>Student Learning Outcomes: </p><p> Solve quadratic, logarithmic, exponential, absolute value, radical, and systems of equations. </p><p>http://www.napavalley.edu/people/kwaltersmailto:kwalters@napavalley.edu</p></li><li><p> Graph quadratic and exponential functions. Attendance: Daily attendance is essential. You may be dropped from this course if you have </p><p>more than three absences. Arriving late, leaving early, using a cell phone, or not paying attention </p><p>in class each count as an absence. You may also be dropped if you are not enrolled in the </p><p>MyMathLab section with the Week 1 homework complete by Friday, September 2nd</p><p>, or if you </p><p>are not completing the assignments online on a weekly basis. </p><p>Resources: Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a </p><p>learning disability should contact Learning Services in the Library and Learning Resource Center </p><p>(LLRC), room 1766, phone (707) 256-7442. A Learning Disability Specialist will review your </p><p>needs and determine appropriate accommodations. If you need accommodations for physical or </p><p>other types of disabilities, schedule an appointment with DSPS Counselor, Sheryl Fernandez, in </p><p>the Counseling Department located in the 1300 building, phone (707) 256-7234 for appointment. </p><p>All information and documentation is confidential. Please feel encouraged to make an </p><p>appointment with me privately to discuss your specific learning needs in my class. </p><p>Math Success Center: Drop-in and individual tutoring are available for FREE in the Math </p><p>Success Center, located on the main floor of the 800 building. </p><p>Grading 3 Chapter Tests (worth 15% each) .................................. 45% </p><p>Final Exam ......................................................................... 20% </p><p>Homework .......................................................................... 15% </p><p>Quizzes ............................................................................... 15% </p><p>EOCs ................................................................................... 5% </p><p>I use the following scale when assigning course grades: </p><p> A: 90-100 B: 80-89 C: 70-79 D: 60-69 F: 0-59 </p><p>Tests and Final Exam THREE Chapter Tests and a comprehensive (cumulative!) Final Exam will be given during the </p><p>semester. No make-up exams are allowed for any reason. If you miss a test, your final exam </p><p>score will replace your missed test score. In addition, if your online homework score is at least </p><p>85% at the end of the semester, you may drop your lowest test score (1-3) and replace it with </p><p>your final exam score. Use of a cell phone for any reason (e.g, texting) during a test will result in </p><p>a 10% penalty on the test in progress. A second violation will result in a 0 on that test. </p><p>You must take the final exam at the scheduled time for your class. Our Final Exam is scheduled </p><p>for the following day/time: </p><p>Tuesday, December 13, 8:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. </p><p>Homework Guidelines </p><p>1. You may rework problems on the homework assignments as many times as youd like in order to get as high a score as possible. And yes, you can do late homework. However, I will </p><p>deduct 30% from your score on problems that are done after the due date. (Any problems </p><p>done correctly before the due date will receive full credit.) </p></li><li><p>2. Important Homework Note: If you wish to review a homework assignment (without accidentally lowering your score!), click on the Gradebook button, then click on the word </p><p>Review next to the assignment you wish to study. </p><p>Quizzes Quizzes will be given regularly in class. They will be announced in class a week prior. You may </p><p>not make up a quiz but I will drop your lowest quiz score at the end of the semester. You will be </p><p>allowed to use your notes and often will be allowed to use your calculator but no other electronic </p><p>device will be allowed. </p><p>EOC: End of Class Question(s) Most classes will end with a/an End Of Class question(s). It will not be graded based on </p><p>correctness. You will get credit for it if you complete the question(s) without any help from </p><p>anyone else. You can use your notes on this. </p><p>Electronic Devices </p><p>Please turn off and put away your entertainment devices. Do not wear headsets in the classroom. </p><p>Cell Phones </p><p>Please silence cell phones. Do not interrupt this class with your personal phone calls. </p><p>Dropping If you need to drop this course, remember that it is your responsibility to do so. </p><p>Dates to Remember: </p><p>September 22 Midterm Exam #1 </p><p>November 1 Midterm Exam #2 </p><p>December 6 Midterm Exam #3 </p><p>December 13 Final Exam (Cumulative) </p></li><li><p>Math 94 Intermediate Algebra Calendar Walters Fall 2016 </p><p>TUES Lecture Tuesday 8 10:15 a.m. THURS Lecture Thursday 8 10:15 a.m. </p><p>Aug 16 7.1 Introduction to functions Aug 18 7.3 Graphs of Functions </p><p> 7.2 Domain and Range 7.4 Algebra of Functions </p><p>Aug 23 7.5 Formulas, Applications, Variation Aug 25 8.1 Systems of Equations in two </p><p> Variables </p><p>Aug 30 8.4 Systems of Equations in three Sep 1 8.5 Solving Applications: 3 Variables </p><p> variables 8.6 Elimination Using Matrices </p><p>Sep 6 8.6 Elimination Using Matrices Sep 8 9.1 Inequalities and Domain </p><p> 9.2 Intersections, Unions, compound inequalities </p><p>Sep 13 9.2 Intersections, Unions, compd inequals Sep 15 9.4 Inequalities in Two Variables </p><p> 9.3 Absolute Val Equat and inequalities Chapter 9 Review </p><p>Sep 20 10.1 Radical Expressions and Functions Sep 22 Midterm Exam #1 Chapter 7, 8 & 9 </p><p> Chapter 7 and 8 Review </p><p>Sep 27 10.2 Rational Numbers as Exponents Sep 29 10.4 Dividing Radical Expressions </p><p> 10.3 Multiplying Radical Expressions 10.5 Expressions Containing several rad terms </p><p>Oct 4 10.6 Solving Radical Equations Oct 6 10.7 Distance and midpoint formulas </p><p> 10.8 Complex Numbers </p><p>Oct 11 11.1 Quadratic Equations Oct 13 11.2 The Quadratic Formula </p><p> 11.3 Solutions of Quadratic Equations </p><p>Oct 18 11.4 Applications of Quadratic Equas Oct 20 11.5 Equations reducible to quadratic </p><p> 11.6 Quadratic Functions and Graphs </p><p>Oct 25 11.7 More Graphing Quadratics Oct 27 Review Chapters 10 & 11 </p><p>Nov 1 Midterm Exam #2 Chapter 10 & 11 Nov 3 12.1 Composite and Inverse Functions </p><p>Nov 8 12.2 Exponential Functions Nov 10 12.4 Properties of Log Functions </p><p> 12.3 Logarithmic Functions 12.5 Common and Natural Logs </p><p>Nov 15 12.6 Solving Exponential and Log Nov 17 12.7 Applications of Exponential and Log Funcs. </p><p> Functions </p><p>Nov 22 13.1 Parabolas and Circles Nov 24 Thanksgiving </p><p> 13.2 Ellipses No Classes </p><p>Nov 29 13.2 Ellipses Dec 1 Review Chapters 12 and 13 </p><p> 13.3 Hyperbolas </p><p>Dec 6 Midterm Exam #3 Chapter 12 & 13 Dec 8 Final Review </p><p>Dec 13 Final Exam 8am 10am Dec 15 </p></li></ul>

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