MATH 45

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

FALL 2013

STEVE WILSON Ph.D.

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
T 10 - 11:30
TTh 2 - 2:50

PHONE

664 - 2116

e-mail 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.