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SYLLABUS FOR MAT 1033:
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, SPRING 2011.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course prepares students for MAC 1105, College
Algebra. Topics include sets, properties of
real numbers, exponents and radicals, factoring of
polynomial expressions, algebraic fractions, linear, quadratic
and radical equations and their applications.
This course does not satisfy
GORDON RULE mathematics graduation requirement
but is a necessary prerequisite for GORDON RULE
math courses. This course counts as elective credit
only.
COURSE
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GENERAL
INFORMATION:
Instructor: 
Class time: 
Office room #: 
Class location: 
Contact #: 
MyMathLab Course ID: 
Email address: 

Office hours: 

Software:
MyMathLab will be used in the course for graded
homework assignments and posting of both quiz and
exam scores. YOU MUST PURCHASE ACCESS TO
MYMATHLAB, either at the bookstore or directly
through the website
www.coursecompass.com. Assigned homework in
MyMathLab can be completed in any open lab on Boca
Raton Campus as well as the math department computer
lab in SE271 or you may complete the homework
assignments at your home if you install the
requisite software in your personal computer.
When registering for MyMathLab make sure you
register the appropriate Course ID for your section.
Materials:
You are not required to purchase a
textbook for this course. You will have access
to the ebook, Intermediate Algebra by Sullivan &
Struve, Prentice Hall, 2nd
edition(2010), online through MyMathLab.
You may use a scientific calculator for quizzes
and exams and final. You may NOT use a graphing calculator(or
any calculator which can perform symbolic
manipulations), cell phones, or any other electronic
devices. Calculators may NOT be shared during
exams.
Website:
http://math.fau.edu/web/intermediate/  All
important information pertaining to Intermediate
Algebra will be disseminated via the course
website. You should check the website daily. (The
course homepage will also be accessible through
MyMathLab.) Ignorance of posted information is NOT
a valid excuse for missing assignments or quizzes or
exams!
GRADING POLICY
MYMATHLAB HOMEWORK (15%):
Homework must be completed by the posted due
dates.
Give yourself ample time to complete assignments
well before the posted due date. Lapses in internet
access, faulty computer, power outages, or scheduled
maintenances are NOT valid excuses for missed or
incomplete assignments.
QUIZZES (15%): A 15
minutes quiz will be
given every Friday except on exam day.
CLASS PARTICIPATION (10%): Students are expected to complete
problems given by instructor in class and hand them to the instructor.
ATTENDANCE:
A student
may have at most 5 unexcused absences. A TOTAL
OF 6 OR MORE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES WILL RECEIVE A
GRADE OF A F IN THE COURSE. "Attendance" means
arriving on time and staying until dismissed by the
instructor. Roll will be taken in lectures.
MIDTERM EXAMS (40%): A
total of four 50 minutes written midterm exams will be
administered.
Each midterm exam will count in towards student’s
final grade and no midterm exam grade will be
dropped. Any grading errors or problems have to
be discussed with the instructor within a week you
received your exam. Exams will not be
reviewed at the end of the semester.
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL
EXAM( 20%): Final exam time and location TBA.
You must take the final exam to receive a passing
grade.
GRADING CRITERIA:
Percentage
Score: 
93%
100% 
90%
92% 
87%
89% 
83%
86% 
80%
82% 
75%
79% 
69%
74% 
63%
68% 
57%
62% 
0%
56% 
Grade: 
A 
A 
B+ 
B 
B 
C+ 
C 
D 
D 
F 
MAKEUP POLICY:
There is absolutely no makeup for any
missed exams (except in cases of severe illness, in
which case a written evidence from the hospital or a
physician should be submitted, if possible in
advance of the scheduled exam, otherwise, your
absence will result in 0 points on the exam.)
IMPORTANT COMMENTS
Academic Honesty:
Florida Atlantic University expects students to be
honest in all of their University class work.
Please remember that you committed yourself to
academic honesty when you registered as a student
here at FAU. The Department of Mathematical
Sciences expects you to follow the academic
guidelines as stated in the course catalog. Matters
of violations of academic dishonesty are pursued to
the fullest extent. Any form of cheating will result
in an F in the course and a visit to the Dean’s
office. DO NOT CHEAT!
WORK: On exams and all
kind of assignments, pay particular attention on how
you write. Be neat!!! Messy written solutions may
result in unnecessary loss of points. Keep in mind:
You write mathematics as you would write your
essays; a line after a line and from left to right.
If applicable, give an explanation or reasoning for
every step in your computation.
CREDITS: The rule is: NO
WORK=NO POINTS. To receive any credit for the
solution of a problem one must show all necessary
work.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1)You are responsible for appropriate behavior in
class: Please refrain from excessive talking,
rudeness, extreme late arrivals or early departure
and possession of items that disrupt the class such
as cell phones or beepers. (The instructor has every
right to remove any student(s) from the classroom
who cause(s) disturbances during lectures.)
2)Lecture notes will not be
posted online. If you are late or miss a class it
is your responsibility to obtain the lecture notes
from fellow students. Please be aware that “getting
the lecture notes” is not equivalent to attending
class.
3)You must have a valid FAU
email address so that you can be contacted.
4)You are responsible for
staying informed about the course by checking
periodically on MyMathLab for changes and updates.
5) You should keep your exams
and other materials until the end of the term in
case there is a disagreement about a grade.
SUCCESS: To achieve
success in this class you should
·
Attend class regularly.
·
Read ahead the section before class.
·
Complete homework assignments as soon
as possible.
·
Attempt to do more problems other than
those assigned.
·
Regularly review your notes and use
supplemental materials such as MyMathLab to master
concepts etc.
·
Seek help immediately when necessary.