PURPOSE: Intermediate Algebrais the state wide prerequisite for students who will be taking mathematics courses which will count towards bachelors degrees and satisfy general education requirements. A major goal of this course is to increase students' mathematical fluency.
TEXT: Tussy & Gustafson, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. 3rd ed. Brooks/Cole 2006
GRADING:
Midterms 
48% 
Homework 
15% 
Final Exam 
37% 
Homework is the most important part of the course. If you keep up with the homework you will probably do well. If you do not, you probably will not do well. The midterms and final exam will cover the material on the homework. The final exam is the deadline for all late work.
TENTATIVE TEST DATES:
Midterm 1 
Expressions 
Sept. 12 
Midterm 2 
Equations 
Oct. 10 
Midterm 3 
Graphing 
Nov. 7 
Midterm 4 
Exponentials, Logarithms, Etc. 
Dec. 3 
OFFICE 
Dar 114N 
OFFICE HOURS 
MW 10:40  11:30

PHONE 
664  2116 
email address: steve.wilson@sonoma.edu
url: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/w/wilsonst/
Students will need either a scientific or a graphing calculator for this class.TI 89 or better are not allowed. The final exam is the deadline for late work. Students are responsible for announcements made in class.