Math 1111 College
Algebra

Fall 2005 UC
1168

__Instructor__: Mrs. Pat Bezona (pbezona@valdosta.edu)

__Office__: UC 1104

__Phone__: My office:
333-5437, Department office: 333-5934

__Office Hours__: Mon. &
Wed.

__Text__: Required: *College Algebra* (6^{th}.
edition), Larson & Hostetler, Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Optional: *Study and Solutions Guide, CD*-ROM
with tutorial help, additional examples, additional practice

problems, solutions to odd problems (if you buy this, you do
not need to buy the printed solutions guide),

practice tests, and TI emulators.

__Course Description__:

This course is designed to review and extend the
student’s knowledge of basic algebraic skills and concepts. General topics addressed include solution of
equations and inequalities, problem solving, polynomials rational expressions,
graphing, exponents and radical, relations and functions (including exponential
& logarithmic functions).

__Course Requirements__:

1
Complete
each assignment before the next class meeting.
These assignments are for your benefit and will be collected the day
they are due. Completing these will help
you do better on exams, and quizzes. Due
to the time factor, if I do not answer all your questions in class please come
during my office hours or make an appointment.
Answers to the odd numbered exercises are in the back of the text. The math lab (2149 NH) also has free tutoring
and software available for additional assistance. There is also a complete answer key available
in the math lab The *Complete Solutions Guide* is on reserve in the
library.

2 Regular attendance is expected. You are to attend class on time and stay for
the full class session. Please ask
questions when material being discussed in class are not clear to you. Optional review sessions may be held outside
scheduled class times on Sunday nights.
These special sessions will be announced in class.

3
In-class Quizzes:
There will be u__nannounced__ quizzes given from recent homework
assignments (relating to material already discussed in class). Quizzes will usually be given at the
beginning of class. No make-ups will be
given. Any quiz missed (because you
arrive more than 5 minutes late, or you skip the entire class) results in a
zero.

4. Study Groups:
Join a study group from students in the class and meet at least once a
week for a total of

two hours. The group at the next scheduled classtime will turn in a study assignment form. Five

points extra credit will be added to the
test covered by these study groups. __If
a students does not attend at __

__least____ one study group session per week, then five
points will be taken from the test.__

5.
In class exams:
There will be 4 in-class, full period, exams worth 100 points each. NO
MAKE-UP EXAMS
WILL BE GIVEN. If you miss one exam, your final exam will
also count as the score for the missed exam.
A second in-class exam missed results in a zero for that exam.

6.
The TI-83 calculator is required
for this class, if you already have a different graphing calculator please see
me privately.

7.
Final Exam:
A comprehensive final exam will be given worth 20% of the total grade.

__Final
Exam Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6th at ____6 – 8 pm____. __

Students requiring classroom accommodations
because of a documented disability should discuss this need with the professor
at the beginning of the semester.
Students not registered with the Special
Services Program must
contact the Special Services Office in Nevins Hall,
Room 1115. The phone number is 245-2498.

__Grading__ __Points__ __Final
Grade Determination__

4 in-class
exams @ 100 points 400
(80%) 450-500 points A

Final
Exam __100 (20%)__
400-449 points B

Total 600 350-399 points C

300-349 points D

Bonus
points available 50 Below 299 points F

(from quizzes, study groups

and the math project)