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El Camino College - Compton Center

Intermediate Algebra - Mathematics 73 - Hybrid

Spring 2010 Course Syllabus

MISSION STATEMENT

El Camino College offers quality, comprehensive educational programs and services to ensure the educational success of the students from our diverse community.

Professor: Dr Jose M Villalobos, Ph.D.
Class: Math 73Credit Hours: 5
Section: 9647
Course Dates: February 13, 2010 - June 11, 2009
Date/Time: Saturday12:30p.m – 2:50p.m
Location: MS 210
Office: MS 115
Phone: (310) 900-1600x2424Email: jvillalobos@elcamino.edu , est64e@gmail.com Website: http://www.compton.edu/facultystaff/jvillalobos/index.html

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday --- 4:00pm – 4:45 pm,
Tuesday/Thursday --- 5:30 pm - 7:00pm,
Saturday --- 9:00am – 10:00am or by appointment.

Course Materials

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 8th edition by Charles P. McKeague . Calculator: Calculators will be allowed in the class.

Online Component:

To access the online portion of the course :

1. Go to www.ilrn.com
2. Go to create account:
3. In Location choose “California” and in school name enter “El Camino – Compton Center” 4. Select “Course Key” (first choice)
5. Enter Key: E-KDKZ334KU9BE
6. Complete the form and you are ready to start.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 40 or Mathematics 41B with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite, 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. Note1: Mathematics 73 serves as a prerequisite course for all transfer-level mathematics course sequences, EXCEPT the calculus sequence (Mathematics 170, 180, 190, 191 and 220). Students who have passed Mathematics 73 and wish to enter the calculus sequence should consult a counselor. This intermediate algebra course satisfies the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science general education mathematics competency requirement.

Note2: Students enrolled in this course are required to participate in individual and group activities.

A. 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.

B. Methods of Evaluation
1. Computational or non-computational problem-solving demonstrations, including: i. Exam
ii. Quizzes
iii. Homework/ Class work Problems

Attendance:Attendance will be taken every class...
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