MATH 50

Summer Session 1999

STEVE WILSON PhD

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:

1st Midterm

Expressions and Equations

2nd Midterm

Graphing and Inequalities

3rd Midterm

Additional Topics

The above schedule is tentative in that the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments in the event that there is more or less time than anticipated for covering material.

Midterms

45%

Homework

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

and by appointment

e-mail: steve.wilson@sonoma.edu

URL: http://www.sonoma.edu/People/SWilson/Courses/Math_50/