Fall 2024  MAT1230VU01  College Algebra
In Person Class
Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.
Location: Winooski
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday,
11:45A  02:30P
Semester Dates: 09032024 to 12102024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09162024  Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11042024  Refund Policy
Open Seats: 8 (as of 071324 2:05 PM)
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Faculty
Andrew Pezzulo
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nick Molander
General Education Requirements
This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Mathematics
Note
 Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
 Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.
Course Description
This course prepares students for precalculus by reviewing the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations and inequalities, exponents, radicals, functions, systems of equations, polynomials, and applications. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent skills.
Essential Objectives
1. Solve linear equations and inequalities. 2. Graph linear equations in the Cartesian Coordinate system using slope and intercepts and, given information about a line, find its equation. 3. Simplify radicals and solve radical equations. 4. Solve quadratic, rational equations, and systems of equations. 5. Define, identify, and graph functions. 6. Define properties of logarithmic and exponential functions, discuss their applications, and demonstrate their basic operations. 7. Apply algebraic concepts to problemsolving and the solution of word problems. 8. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information to realworld situations. 9. Apply mathematical reasoning to analyze social justice problems in a variety of different contexts and consider whether these approaches are just and equitable.
Required Technology
More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computerrecommendations/
Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.
Required Textbooks and Resources
This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.
Fall 2024 textbook details will be available on 20240520. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.
MAT1230VU01
Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.
The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.
Methods
The material in this course will be delivered by lecture and discussion. It is important for each student to follow along by attempting to do calculations as they come up. A graphing calculator is an essential tool for this.
The lessons will follow the Powerpoint slides provided by the publisher. These slides will be posted in Canvas for your review.
Evaluation Criteria
Grading Scheme:
Student grades will be determined by the following:
Two exams 27%
Quizzes 18%
Homework 18%
Participation 10%
Final Exam 27%
Note: If all quizzes are taken, the lowest grade will be dropped.
Students with Special Needs:
In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the AmericansWith Disabilities coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.
Grading Criteria
CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:
 High  Low 
A+  100  98 
A  Less than 98  93 
A  Less than 93  90 
B+  Less than 90  88 
B  Less than 88  83 
B  Less than 83  80 
C+  Less than 80  78 
C  Less than 78  73 
C  Less than 73  70 
D+  Less than 70  68 
D  Less than 68  63 
D  Less than 63  60 
F  Less than 60  
P  100  60 
NP  Less than 60  0 
Weekly Schedule
Week/Module  Topic   Readings   Assignments 

1  Graphs, Functions, and Models   1.1 Introduction to Graphing
1.2 Functions and Graphs   Week 1 Assignment 

2  , Graphs, Functions, and Models
  1.3 Linear Functions, Slope and Applications
1.4 Equations of Lines and Modeling
1.5 Linear Equations, Functions, Zeros and Applications   Week 2 Assignment 

3  More on Functions   1.6 Solving Linear Inequalities
2.1 Increasing, Decreasing, and Piecewise Functions; Applications
  Week 3 Assignment 

4  More on Functions   2.2 The Algebra of Functions
2.3 The Composition of Functions
2.4 Symmetry   Week 4 Assignment 

5  More on Functions   2.5 Transformations
2.6 Variation and Applications   Week 5 Assignment 

6  Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities   3.1 The Complex Numbers
3.2 Quadratic Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Models
3.3 Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions   Week 6 Assignment 

7  Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities   3.4 Solving Rational Equations and Radical Equations
3.5 Solving Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Value   Week 7 Assignment 

8  Polynomial Functions and Rational Functions   4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models
4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions
4.3 Polynomial Division, The Remainder Theorem and the Factor Theorem   Week 8 Assignment 

9  Polynomial and Rational Functions   4.4 Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial Functions
4.5 Rational Functions   Week 9 Assignment 

10  Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions   4.6 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities
5.1 Inverse Functions
5.2 Exponential Functions and Graphs   Week 10 Assignment 

11  Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions   5.3 Logarithmic Functions and Graphs
5.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions   Week 11 Assignment 

12  Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions   5.5 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations
5.6 Applications and Models: Growth and Decay: and Compound Interest   Week 12 Assignment 

13  Systems of Equations and Matrices   6.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables 6.2 Systems of Equations in Three Variables   Week 13 Assignment 

14  Systems of Equations and Matrices   6.6 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule 6.7 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming   Week 14 Assignment 

15  Final Exam   Final Exam   

Attendance Policy
Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a nonsatisfactory grade.

In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.

Attending an onground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
 Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.
Participation Expectations
 You are expected to participate in class by performing the calculations as they come up. A calculator is an essential tool for this.
 Arriving on time and remaining for the whole class period is important for success in this course.
 Computer use for note taking is permitted.
 Cell phone use is not allowed in class.
Missing & Late Work Policy
Missing work will have a negative affect on your grade. All assignments, tests and quizzes must be completed by the end of the semester. Please observe the deadlines under Syllabus in Canvas. Some work can be made up.
I trust your reasons for submitting late work are reasonable and honorable. There is no penalty for late submissions.
Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:
CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discoverresources/studentswithdisabilities/

Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.

Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.
Academic Integrity
CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present as your own work something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.
