INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA COURSE SYLLABUS
|Grading Policy &
|Grade Scale: 90 – 100% = A; 80 – 89% = B; 70 –
79% = C; Below
70% = F
Homework: 30% Quizzes:
10% Tests: 40%
|Catalog Description||Concepts instructed in this course are algebraic
polynomials and rational expressions, linear expressions and
inequalities, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations and
inequalities, functions and relations, conic sections, and systems of
equations and inequalities.
This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.
|Pass Math 0305 with a ―C‖ or better or THEA score placement.|
|Textbooks & Materials
|John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater, & Jamie Blair:
Intermediate Algebra, Prentice Hall, Inc., 2010, 3^rd ed.
Calculators are permitted
|Course Competencies||At the completion of the course the student
should be able to:
• factor polynomials.
• solve equations and inequalities.
• use radical and rational exponents.
• solve quadratic functions.
|Attendance Policy||Regular and punctual attendance is expected of
all students in all
College Prep classes for which they have registered. There are NO
excused absences. After 3 hours of absenteeism, a student may be
warned and referred to the College Preparatory Studies Department
Chair. After a student has been absent from class 6 hours, the student
may be dropped. If the student is dropped from the only College Prep
class in which he/she is enrolled and is TSI liable, the student will be
DROPPED from all remaining courses for that semester. Inform the
instructor in writing during the first week of class of any religious
holidays observed this semester. Documentation must be given to the
instructor at the class following the holiday.
Also, since punctuality has become a problem in
|Tentative Calendar||supplied on separate sheet|
|Class Rules||1. Turn off all electronic devices prior to
2. Administrative policy prohibits food or drink in classrooms.
3. Be courteous to your fellow classmates.
4. Maintain a positive and professional attitude.
5. Ask questions, get involved, and do your homework.
|THEA Compliance||If you did not pass the THEA test, or other
approved test, in Reading,
or Writing, or Mathematics, you will be required to complete a
College Prep course EVERY SEMESTER (including summers)
until you complete the College Prep course sequence or provide
passing test scores.
|Scholastic Integrity||Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be
limited to cheating on a
test, plagiarism, and collusion. See Student Handbook ―Student Rights
& Responsibilities: Student Conduct [FLB-(LOCAL)]‖ #18. Student
violations of this policy will be reported to the appropriate Dean.
|ADA Statement||North Central Texas College does not discriminate
on the basis of
disability for admission or access to its programs. The College is
committed to providing equal access to its students with disabilities by
providing appropriate accommodations; a variety of services and
resources are made available through the ACCESS Department.
Students are responsible for notifying the ACCESS Department of
their need for assistance. Students with documented disabilities, such
as mobility impairment, hearing or visual impairment, learning, and/or
psychological disorders are eligible for services.
|Additional Resources||Student Success Center:
The Student Success Center is designed to help all students at NCTC
develop tools to achieve their academic goals. Students can attend free
interactive workshops about Time Management, Study Skills, Test
Anxiety, Choosing a Major, Learning Style Strategies, Career
Exploration, and much more. This program also links students to
FREE tutoring, including a Writing Center, a Math Lab, and free
online. All students are invited to visit the Student Success Center
located in Rooms 160, 170, 183, 188 in Corinth, Rooms 111 and 114
in Gainesville, and Room 124 in Bowie.
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on the basis of
race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in the
employment or the provision of services.