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MAT-1230-VU02 - College Algebra


Synonym: 185043
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 202
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 06-01-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: James Park | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 18/18 (as of 11-05-19 8:15 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Mathematics
    Note
  1. 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 page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

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 equations.
5. Solve fractional equations.
6. Solve systems of equations.
7. Define, identify and graph functions.
8. Define properties of logarithmic and exponential functions, discuss their applications and demonstrate their basic operations.
9. Apply algebraic concepts to the solution of word problems.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Homework: Homework is a very important part of your success in this class. It is your responsibility to complete the homework assignments on time so that you can come to class with any questions or problems that you have.

Quizzes: If you miss a quiz, you will receive a zero for that quiz. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped. Quizzes can NOT be made up.

Methods:

This course will consist of the following:

1. Lecture/discussion

2. Class participation

3. Homework assignments

4. Quizzes

5. Tests

Evaluation Criteria:

I will evaluate your performance through tests, quizzes, and class participation/homework. An average grade of 60% or better is needed to pass this course. The distribution of your final grade is as follows: Tests: 25%, Quizzes: 25%, Class Paricipation/homework: 25%, Final Exam: 25%.

Grading Criteria:

A+: 98-100%, A:94-97%, A-:90-93%

B+:87-89%, B:84-87%, B-:80-83%

C+:77-79%, C:74-76%, C-:70-73%

D+:67-69%, D:64-66%, D-:60-63%

F: 59% or less

Textbooks:

Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: James Park
Hiring Coordinator for this course: James Leete

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is mandatory. Students may miss a maximum of six hours of class time with a valid excuse. Any hours over the allotted amount will result in failure of the course. Leaving early or coming late will result in half an absence. Please contact me prior to the class to be missedso that I can mark your absence as excused. You are responsible for all work missed and are required to come to the next class prepared.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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