Blinn College • Master Course Syllabus • Mathematics and Engineering • Mathematics  MATH
Intermediate Algebra for MATH 1325 MATH0225
 Master Course Syllabus
 Section ALL
 2 Credits
 01/01/2018 to 12/01/2018
 Modified 11/27/2018
Meeting Times
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Contact Information
Instructor: FIRST NAME LAST NAME
 Email: Blinn email address
 Office: Office Number
 Phone: (979) XXXXXXX
Office Hours
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Description
A study of relations and functions, inequalities, algebraic expressions and equations (absolute value, polynomial, radical rational), with a special emphasis on linear and quadratic expressions and equations.
MATH 0225 does not apply toward a degree or certificate. MATH 0225 is delivered in a facetoface format with directed review, justintime instruction, and an emphasis on mathspecific study skills.
32 total contact hours. Credit: 2 semester hour.
Prerequisite: MATH 1332 or MATH 1324
Corequisite: MATH 1325
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Define, represent, and perform operations on real and complex numbers.
2. Recognize, understand, and analyze features of a function.
3. Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures (including factoring), and algorithms to combine, transform, and evaluate absolute value, polynomial radical, and rational expressions.
4. Identify and solve absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational equations.
5. Identify and solve absolute value and linear inequalities.
6. Model, interpret and justify mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations.
7. Connect and use multiple strands of mathematics in situations and problems, as well as in the study of other disciplines.
Materials
Textbook
Lial, M., Greenwell, R., and Ritchey, N. (2016). Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Integrated Review and MyMathLab. Pearson/AddisonWesley.
Calculator Policy
A calculator is required for this class and a TI 83/84 or TINspire is highly recommended. The type of calculator allowed and the use of a calculator on any assignment in this class may be restricted. This includes both in class and out of class assignments, such as, but not limited to homework, projects, quizzes, and exams. Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation, such as TI89, TI92, HP48 models, and TINspire CAS models, are not allowed. Additionally, cell phones, computers, and PDA’s cannot be used as calculators. Students are responsible for learning how to operate their calculators.
Computer and Internet Access
Daily assignments will require computer internet access.
Students may use their own computer and internet provider or they may complete assignments on campus in one of the Blinn College computer labs. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has appropriate and reliable computer equipment and highspeed internet access. Furthermore, computer trouble or internet trouble in no way excuses the student from completing assignments by assignment due date. Blinn College computer labs and Learning Centers have appropriately configured computers and internet access for this course.
Additional Materials and Supplies
Suggested Materials:
Pencils
Spiral Notebook/Paper
Course Packet Information
Course Requirements
The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work covering relations and functions, inequalities, algebraic expressions and equations (absolute value, polynomial, radical, rational), with a special emphasis on linear and quadratic expression and equations.
Evaluation
Criteria
Course evaluation instruments shall consistent of at least four major grades. Competency will be measured by a 70% minimum performance level over the entire course. Class participation will be at least 10% of the final grade and is defined by the individual instructor
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Other Assignments 
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Breakdown
Grading Scale
Pass: [70, 100]
Fail: [0, 70)
Blinn College Policies
All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College Catalog, Blinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.
Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc email account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc email accounts, whichever first occurs.
Course Policies
Attendance Details:
Should a student accumulate the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, s/he will be administratively dropped from class.
Fall & Spring 
TR 
4 absences 
For a 2 hourcourse meeting twice per week, students will receive a notification via Blinn email after 2 days of unexcused absences and will be dropped after 4 days of unexcused absences.
*If you are dropped for nonattendance in this course, you will be dropped from your Math 1325 course. Likewise, if you are dropped for nonattendance in your MATH 1325 course, you will be dropped from MATH 0225.
If a student is dropped from a class prior to the “Q” date, they will receive a “Q” in the class. You are able to access your student email account in myBLINN. (New students myBLINN email address is of the form firstname.lastname##@buc.blinn.edu, where ## is the last 2 digits of your Blinn ID.)
This semester’s “Q” drop date is ____________.
Students Rights and Responsibilities
All Blinn College students should know and understand their rights and responsibilities. Please visit the Student Rights and Responsibilities page at http://www.blinn.edu/student_services/rights_responsibilities.html.
Makeup Policy
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Electronic Devices in the Classroom
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Section Policies
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Schedule
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MCS Background Info
General
 ACGM Approval Number: 32.0104.54 19
 CIP Area: Mathematics
 CIP Code: 32.0104
 Course Type: Academic
 Core Course: No
Purpose
MATH 0225 is delivered in a facetoface format with directed review, justintime instruction, and an emphasis on mathspecific study skills.
Assessment
Students earn a Pass or Fail.
Hours
Credit  Lecture  Lab  Clinical  Practicum  Experiential 

2  0  2  0  0  0 