MATH 004                                                                                                      Fall 2009

 

 

Instructor: Mrs. Karen Barr                                                       Phone: 703- 938 - 7022 (H)

Office:  LR212                                                                                       703- 450 - 2611 (O)

 Email:kbarr@nvcc.edu                                                                                                                     klbarr@cox.net

 

Office Hours:        M   8:30 - 9:30;  12:15 – 12:30, 1:40 - 4:00          

                                W  8:30 - 9:30;  11:00 - 12:30, 1:40 – 3:00

                 Th   8:30 - 9:30; 12:15 – 12:30, 1:40 – 3:00                               

 

Text: Intermediate Algebra,  Graphs and Models, Third Edition,  by Bittenger, Ellenbogen and Johnson

 A graphing calculator is required for this course.  The recommended model is the TI-83,  TI83plus, or TI84.  

 

We will also be using MathXL, an online Math tutorial program.  We will spend a day or two in a computer classroom learning how to use Math XL.  You must  either purchase a new book (which comes with an access code) or with an old book,  you will have to purchase the access code. 

 

This course is to provide the mathematical background for the two year degree programs.  Credit from this course would not be transferable to a four year school.  The topics covered in this course will include solving linear and quadratic equations, operations with algebraic fractions, use of fractional and negative exponential expressions, logarithms, graphing linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, geometry, and solving word problems.

 

Homework   All homework will be done online with MathXL.  You may redo homework problems for a higher grade if you miss a question.  Be sure that you understand all of the homework, since that is the basis for test and quiz questions.

 

Quizzes:  Quizzes will frequently be given in class or on MathXL.  They will be based on the homework. 

 

Tests:    There will be four tests and a final exam.  IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP FOR A TEST, A GRADE OF ZERO WILL BE GIVEN.  The only exceptions to this rule will be by PRIOR approval of the instructor.

 

Attendance:  There is no specific attendance requirement other than missed tests are recorded as zero grades.  If you are aware of an upcoming necessary absence, please notify me in advance so we can make arrangements for missed work.  Absences due to extenuating circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

 

 

 

 

Grades:    Your grade will be calculated on the following basis:

 

                                  Quizzes                                                  10%

                                  Classroom Tests                                      60%

                                   Final exam                                            20%

                                   Homework                                            10%

            

                 Your total percentage will determine your grade by the scale:

 

              70 - 100%   ........................................................................  .S (pass)

              near 70 but with regular attendance and  effort .................  R (re-enroll)

              below 70 with poor attendance or little effort ......................U (fail)

 

 

Calendar: Last day to drop with a refund is Sept. 10.

                 Last day to drop without grade penalty is Nov 2.

 

    ( If you stop attending class, YOU must withdraw from the class to avoid a grade of "U".  I do not withdraw students, unless they have never attended.)

 

Help: - The math center LR204 (no app't necessary). Open Mon – Sat.

- Free individual tutoring is provided on campus. Sign up NOW in counseling office or online. 

- I am available on campus during office hours, or can be reached at home at                    at the above number.

 

***If you have any specific learning or physical disabilities, please discuss your difficulties with me so I can accommodate your needs. 

 

   ***Fire exits are posted by the door.  Please note the nearest exit in case of emergency.

 

*****CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  ANYONE FOUND TO BE CHEATING WILL BE GIVEN A FAILING GRADE FOR THE COURSE. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR   Fall 2009                     MATH 004        subject to changes

(Most days we will be doing assignments on MathXL and not from the book as indicated below.)

                                                     

Date                        Section                          Assignment for next class  (ODDS ONLY)

Aug 24                    1.1                                           1 - 65

                                1.2                                           1, 5, 9, …, 129  (every other odd)

                                1.3                                           1, 5, 9, …, 75, 85

 

Aug 26                    1.4                                           1, 5, 9,…,141

                                1.5                                           1, 5, 9, 13,..., 65

 

Aug 27                    1.6                                           1, 5, 9, …, 81

 

Aug 31                                1.7                                           1 - 43

 

Sept 2                      2.1                                           1 - 51

                                2.2                                           1, 5, 9, 13, ...,, 73, 75, 77, 93 -97

 

Sept 3                      2.3                                           1 - 91

 

Sept 7                      HOLIDAY

 

Sept 9                      2.4                                           1 – 47, 51

 

Sept 10                    2.5                                           1, 5, 9 , …, 49, 59, 61

                                3.1                                             9-27, 33, 47,51-55                                                

Sept 14                    3.2                                           7 – 17, 21 – 27, 31, 33, 37, 61, 65

 

Sept 16                     3.3                                           15 – 37, 41, 47, 51, 53

 

Sept 17                     3.4                                           7 – 19, 21

                                 3.5                                           1 - 5

 

Sept 21                      4.1                                           1, 5, 9, ..., 49, 57, 59

                                 4.2                                           9 - 33

 

Sept 23                     TEST ON CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3

 

Sept 24                      4.3                                           1, 5, 9, …, 81

 

Sept 28                      CLASS CANCELLED

 

Sept 30                     4.4                                           1, 5, 9,..., 53, 55, 61 - 87

 

 

 

Oct 1                        4.5                                           9, 13, 17, …, 53

         5.1                                           1 – 33, 37, 39, 47, 49, 57, 59, 61, 73,         

                                                                                  77, 81,…105

 

Oct 5                        5.2                                           1, 5, 9, 13,..., 73, 79, 91 - 95

 

Oct 7                        5.3                                           1 - 89

                                 5.4                                           9 – 37, 45 - 65

 

Oct 8                        5.5                                           9, 13, 17, …, 49, 57 – 67, 73 - 77

                                 5.6                                           1, 5, 9, …, 85

 

Oct 12                     FALL BREAK

 

Oct 14                      5.7                                           1 – 39, 47, 51

 

Oct  15                      6.1                                           1, 5, 9, …, 89

 

Oct 19                       TEST ON CHAPTERS 4 AND 5

 

Oct 21                       6.2                                           1, 5, 9,…, 61, 73, 75, 77

 

Oct 22                       6.3                                           1 - 31

 

Oct 26                       6.4                                           1, 5, 9, …, 53

 

Oct 28                       6.5                                           1 - 23, 27 – 33, 41 - 45

 

Oct 29                       6.6                                           9, 13. 17, …, 37

 

Nov 2                        7.1                                           1, 5, 9, …, 105, 125 - 129

                                  7.2                                           1, 5, 9, …, 109, 113, 115

                                 

Nov 4                        7.3                                           1 - 75

 

Nov 5                        7.4                                           9 - 65                      

 

Nov 9                         7.5                                           7 – 57, 61 – 67, 79, 81, 113 - 117

 

Nov 11                        7.6                                           1- 41, 45, 57 - 65

 

Nov 12                        7.8                                           9 – 75, 83 - 95

 

Nov 16                        8.1                                           9, 13, 17,…, 41, 47 - 59

                                    8.2                                           9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29

 

Nov 18                        TEST ON CHAPTERS 6 AND 7

 

Nov 19                        9.2                                           7 – 27, 51, 53, 60, 61, 69

 

Nov 23                         9.3                                           1 – 103, 111 – 115, 123, 127

 

Nov 25, 26                  Thanksgiving Break

 

Nov 30                         9.4                                           1 - 69

9.5                                           1, 5, 9, …, 61, 79, 81, 91

 

Dec 2                           9.6                                           1 – 55, 73 – 85      

 

Dec 3                           9.7                                           3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 21, 23, 25, 57, 58

                                  Chapter 9 Review Test                         1 – 39, 46

 

Dec 7                        REVIEW LOGS and GEOMETRY

 

Dec 9                        TEST ON CHAPTERS 8, 9, and GEOMETRY

 

Dec 10                       REVIEW FOR FINAL

           

Dec 16                        FINAL EXAM (11:00 - 12:50)