# Intermediate Algebra

__ Prerequisite: __MA112 with grade of S, or
appropriate placement score.

__This course prepares students for college level mathematics courses.__

**Course Description:**Topics include factoring, algebraic fractions, radicals and rational exponents, complex numbers,

quadratic equations, radical equations, linear equations and inequalities in two variables and their

graphs, systems of linear equations, and introduction to functions. Emphasis is placed on

learning to read the language of mathematics in addition to the use of technology.

__Tobey, Slater, Blair, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 2nd edition (Pearson__

**Textbook:**Prentice Hall). MyMathLab is a requirement.

__The main goal of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in__

**Course Goal:**essential algebraic skills in preparation for success in college level mathematics courses.

__The mission is to serve in the Christian tradition the educational social, and cultural needs of its__

**BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT:**

students—traditional and nontraditional—and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous

intellectual and professional growth, leadership and service to others. Institutional priorities in the mission

of the College are teaching, research, community service and commitment to moral and personal values.

__Through the attainment of the Course Student Learning Objectives (CSLOs), students will acquire__

IMPACT ON B-CU MISSION AND INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

(ISLOs)

IMPACT ON B-CU MISSION AND INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

(ISLOs)

knowledge, skills and competencies outlined in the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs),

School Student Learning Outcomes, (SSLOs) and Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs). The

Course Student Learning Objectives fully support the University Mission and Core Values as stated in

the Strategic Plan, as well as the School Goals.

**The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) include the following:**

1. Complex cognitive skills

2. Practical knowledge and competency

3. Appreciation of human differences and commonalities

4. Integrated sense of identity and civic responsibility

**FRESHMAN COLLEGE SCHOOL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SSLOs)**

ADDRESSED IN THE COURSE OBJECTIVES

ADDRESSED IN THE COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completing Freshman College courses, freshmen will apply quantitative reasoning through

the application of knowledge, skills, and competencies when solving math and real life problems

with satisfactory performance on tests, quizzes, exams, and/or other assessments.

**MATH AREA PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs) ADDRESSED IN THE**

COURSE OBJECTIVES

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. Upon completing Freshman College courses, the student will be able to interpret

mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics and draw

inferences from them when solving math and/or real life problems with satisfactory

performance on tests, quizzes, exams, and/or other assessments. (PSLO1)

2. Upon completing Freshman College courses, the student will be able to represent

mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally when solving

math and/or real life problems with satisfactory performance on tests, quizzes, exams,

and/or other assessments. (PSLO2)

3. Upon completing Freshman College courses, the student will be able to use a variety of

mathematical methods (algebraic, geometric and/or statistical methods, utilizing

technology when appropriate) when solving math and/or real life problems with

satisfactory performance on tests, quizzes, exams, and/or other assessments. (PSLO3)

**ACADEMIC AFFAIRS VISION:**

Students will graduate B-CU as transformative leaders with complex cognitive skills; practical

knowledge and competency; an appreciation of human differences; and an integrated sense of

identity and civic responsibility that prepares them to live successfully within a multicultural and

global community.

**COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND MEASUREMENTS**

1. The Freshman College Intermediate Algebra student will demonstrate knowledge of

the fundamental concepts of algebra when solving and graphing equations and

inequalities. PSLO 1, 2, 3 (exam question/problem demo)

2. The Freshman College Intermediate Algebra student will demonstrate the ability to

perform operations involving radicals, rational expressions, and complex numbers.

3. The Freshman College Intermediate Algebra student will demonstrate understanding of

the concepts of this course by applying knowledge to real world problems.

__You can obtain assistance for mathematics classes in the Tri-Lab Learning Center__

**Assistance:**GS-1. There, you will find course-related videotapes and computer software, and tutors that can

help you to successfully complete this course. The Tri-Lab Learning Center hours are located at

You do not need an appointment.The telephone number for the lab is 386-481-2315. If you have

a problem with the Math Lab, please contact your instructor.

__You are required to attend classes each week. Three or more of unexcused__

**Attendance:**absences may result in earning an “F” grade.

__Please do not bring food or drinks into any classroom or lab. Turn off__

**Classroom Protocol:**any cellular phone. You are expected to arrive on time to class, depart when the class has

concluded, and treat others respectfully. You are encouraged to ask questions. For additional

help or assistance, please see your instructor.

__Homework will be assigned by your instructor and it may not be turned in late.__

**Homework:****TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS:**MyMathLab software will be used.

__***See individual instructors’ supplementary outlines for detailed information about courses reflecting__

**TOPICAL OUTLINE TEMPLATE**

specific learning community themes and assignments and plans unique to individual sections. The course

will include two library research assignments.

__The final grade will be based on the following components:__

**Grading:**4 In-Class Exams | 40 % |

Mid Term Exam | 15 % |

Homework | 15 % |

Quizzes, activities | 10 % |

Cumulative Final Exam | 20 % |

Total | 100% |

• A final exam, which is cumulative and must be taken
during final exam week on the date

and time designated by the registrar’s office.

__ Final Grades:__ In this College Preparatory course, you will earn an
S (Satisfactory), NR (No

Record), or F (Failure).

To earn a grade of S you will need to fulfill all of the following requirements:

1. Attend and participate in all lecture classes.

2. Earn 70% grade in all class assignments, activities, exams, and quizzes.

3. Earn a minimum of 70% on the exit test which you must take during final exam week on

the date and time designated by the Office of the Registrar.

To earn a grade of NR you will need to fulfill all of the following requirements:

1. Attend and participate in all lecture classes.

2. Earn 70% grade in all class assignments, activities, exams, and quizzes.

3. Take the exit test which will be given during final exam week on the date and time

designated by the Office of the Registrar.

If a student does not fulfill “S” or “NR” requirements, he/she may earn “F” grade.

__The grade of I (Incomplete) is not usually given in this class. If you are not__

**Incomplete Policy:**passing your class, it is not possible for your instructor to give you an “I”. Always talk to your

instructor about any new situation that you may have.

**ACADEMIC HONESTY**Students must submit their own work, and they must acknowledge any outside help they had in

preparing an assignment. If anyone copies or paraphrases the words of another writer without

acknowledgement or submits another person’s work as his or her own, that person is guilty of

plagiarism. Evidence of cheating or plagiarism will result in the student receiving a grade of “0”

for the work and may result in an “F” for the course. Plagiarism and cheating are major violations of

the Student Code of Conduct and may result in the student’s indefinite suspension from the college.