Math 40 – Intermediate
Algebra |
Instructor: Geoff Hagopian |
1. Intermediate
Algebra, a Modeling Approach by Katherine
Yoshiwara,
published by XYZ Textbooks, either the paperback or ebook
version,
ISBN: 978-1-936368-34-1. Here is a hyperlink: http://www.xyztextbooks.com/catalog/product/intermediate_algebra_modeling_approach
Here is a nice "getting started" guide:
http://www.xyzhomework.com/media/xyzhomework_getting_started_guide_student.pdf
2. A scientific calculator is
required for chapters 6 and 7. You will need the ability to compute logarithms,
so look for a “log” and “ln”
key.
We will use the xyzhomework system. To get started, you will need the xyzhomework ID for this course:
.
Go to http://www.xyzhomework.com/imathas/help.php?section=usingimas#registering
and follow the instructions for registering, logging in and
enrolling in this course.
There
will be regular in-class quizzes on the material we’re studying.
There
will be 7 chapter tests (about 1 every 2 or 3 weeks - see the schedule) plus a comprehensive final
exam.
There are excellent tutoring services available in the Math and Science Study Center (Math 4) and in the Academic Skills Center, both of which are conveniently located in the immediate vicinity of our classrooms.
Category |
Weighted % |
Homework Assignments |
20% |
Chapter Tests |
60% |
Final Exam |
15% |
In-class quizzes |
5% |
Total |
100% |
1. Demonstrate number sense, which is characterized by the ability to judge relative sizes of numbers, perform computations with numbers in different representations, represent sets of numbers using diagrams, and assess the reasonableness of results.
2. Generalize arithmetic operations by using the concept of variable to include change and patterns.
3. Use the information obtained in application problems to estimate a reasonable solution, identify and execute methods of a solution that involve algebraic computations, and evaluate the reasonableness of results.
4. Apply algebraic principles and deductive reasoning to solve equations and inequalities.
5. Describe functional relationships numerically, symbolically, verbally, and graphically. Not necessarily in that order.