PURPOSE: Intermediate Algebra is one of the courses in the precalculus sequence. It is the course which satisfies the state wide prerequisite for students who will be taking mathematics courses which will count towards bachelors degrees and satisfy general education requirements. The major goal of this course is to increase students' mathematical fluency.
TEXT: Kolman, Levitan, & Shapiro, College Algebra 3rd ed. Saunders (1993)
TESTS:
Expressions and Equations 
 
Graphing and Inequalities 
 
Additional Topics 

Midterms 
45% 
15%  
Final Exam 
60% 
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 exams will cover the material on the homework. The final exam is the deadline for all late work.
Calculators may be used on homework and tests. Students are required to have either a scientific or a graphing calculator. Graphing calculators are recommended and will be required for students who continue in precalculus and calculus.
OFFICE: 
Dar 138C 
Phone 
X2116 
OFFICE HOURS: 
Before and after class 
email: steve.wilson@sonoma.edu
URL: http://www.sonoma.edu/People/SWilson/Courses/Math_50/