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Intermediate Algebra
Required Course Materials
•Text: Intermediate Algebra, a Graphing Approach, MartinGay & Greene,
University of Kansas Custom Edition, Prentice Hall, 2009
•Supplementary Study Guide, University of Kansas, 2008
• Graphing Calculator , TI83 or TI84 series
Prerequisites & Placement
•There is no enforced prerequisite for Math 002;
however, it is suggested that students have successfully
completed at least one introductory algebra course .
•If you question your placement in this or any mathematics course, you
may take the Placement Exam.
Refer to the Mathematics Department website for details.
Add/ Change /Withdrawal Information
•Any add or change of section after the online
time period allowed by the university must be approved
in the KAP office, Strong 323.
•Withdrawal from Math 002
 The Kansas Algebra Program adheres to the universitywide drop policy.
 Students who consider a withdrawal from the course during the second
period are encouraged
to discuss the individual situation with either the Director or Assistant
Director of the Kansas
Algebra Program before taking action.
 Dates for the withdrawal periods are available through the University
Academic Calendar.
Special Needs
•The staff of AAACDR, 22 Strong, 7858642620 (v/tty),
coordinates accommodations and services
for KU courses. If you have a disability for which you may request accommodation
in KU classes and
have not contacted them, please do so as soon as possible.
•Classroom or testing accommodations for this particular course should
then be arranged through the
KAP office in ST 323.
Evaluation & Grading Scale
•The grade in this course is determined by
performance on five (5) exams, skills tests, homework, and
a comprehensive final exam.
•The accumulation of points will be the benchmark for the grade earned.
•Grades may be adjusted upward; they will never be adjusted downward.
Components  Point Scale  
Exams & Quizzes  450 pts  648  720  A  90% 
Skills tests (5)  50 pts  576  647  B  80% 
Homework & Attendance  100 pts  504  575  C  70% 
Comprehensive Final Exam  120 pts  432  503  D  60% 
Total:  720 pts  0  431  F  <60% 
Checking your progress
•After the first unit exam is graded and for the
remainder of the semester, students may check their
scores on line through the KAP website.
•KAP uses the email address you have led with the Registrar's office to
communicate the scores. If
this address is not current, you will be unable to access your scores.
•If you have difficulty checking your scores, please go to the KAP office
in Strong 323.
Testing
•All exams will be taken outside of class time in
the KAP Testing Center  Strong 324.
•Every student will have an opportunity to retake each major exam. If the
retake score is higher, the
unit exam score will be replaced by the average of the retake score and the
original score. Refer to the
semester schedule for the dates.
•Should a student have a conflict or miss the original scheduled date for
any unit exam, arrangements
for makeup exams must be made through the KAP Office in ST 323 in advance, or
as soon as
possible following the missed exam. Documentation will be required.
•A computerbased Skills Test is to be successfully completed in advance
of each of the unit exams.
 Skills Test questions focus on vocabulary, symbolism , and basic
concepts.
 Sample questions are printed in the Supplementary Study Guide.
 Practice Skills Tests are available on the KAP website.
 The Skills Tests are to be taken for credit in the KAP Math Lab in
Strong 323.
 Students may not use calculators or scratch paper when taking a Skills
Test in the Lab.
Homework & Attendance
•It is important to attend class and complete
homework assignments daily. Students may discuss the
homework in groups , but each student is responsible for doing his/her own work
and turning in his/her
individual solutions .
•A portion of the homework score will be based on attendance. Students
are expected to come to class
prepared to participate. Five (5) points are allowed for attendance each unit.
Each absence will result
in the deduction of a point.
•Assignments are to be submitted directly to the discussion leader in
charge of your class meetings.
General Guidelines for taking exams and completing homework
•All exam problems and most homework will be graded
on partial credit. It is imperative that work be
shown.
•Algebraic procedures are expected. Graphical solutions should be
explained.
•All rational expressions (fractions) and radicals should be in simplest
form.
•Notes and scratch paper are not allowed on any exam. Students must bring
a photo ID, pen/pencil,
and graphing calculator.
Help Room
•A dropin help room for Math 002 and Math 101 is
located in Strong 323. You are urged to make use
of the free service whenever you have questions outside of class and to prepare
for exams.
•Computer tutorials and video lectures are available in the adjacent KAP
Math Lab.
•Students may also form study groups for Math 101 and use the KAP Help
Room facilities.
Calculator Policy The use of a graphing calculator
is integrated throughout the course and students should
be acquainted with this tool.
•A TI83, TI83plus, TI84, or TI84plus calculator
is required for this course and will be the only
calculator used in the classroom.
•Calculators with QWERTY keyboards or those that do symbolic algebra
cannot be used in class or
during any exam. This includes, but is not limited to, the TI89, TI92 and all
Casio calculators.
•Calculator memory may be viewed during any exam and will be cleared if
any unauthorized material
is noted. [This includes notes, sample problems, special programs, or formulas
related to the course
material.] The Kansas Algebra Program has the right to regard finding
unauthorized material in
your calculator memory as cheating. You will be asked to stop using your
calculator and use a KAP
calculator instead.
•All observed incidents of unauthorized calculator use are reviewed by
the KAP director.
Math 002 Tentative Course Schedule
Week 1  Intro, Linear Equations & Modeling 1.5  1.8 

Week 2  Graphing, Functions & Lines 2.1  2.4 

Week 3  More with Lines 2.5, Review 

Week 4  2/9  Skills Test #1 Deadline  
Exam 1  T  2/10  
Inequalities 3.2  3.4 

Week 5  Absolute Value & Inequalities 3.4  3.6 
2/17  Retake for Exam 1 
Week 6  Linear Systems 4.1  4.3 

Week 7  
Exam 2  T  3/3  3/2  Skills Test #2 Deadline 
Exponents, Sci. Notation & Polynomials 5.1 5.4 

Week 8  Polynomials & Factoring 5.5  5.8 
3/10  Retake for Exam 2 3/13  Skills Test #3 Deadline 
Quiz 3  Take Home  Due 3/24 
SPRING BREAK  3/16  3/22 

Week 9  Rational Expression Operations, Complex, & Long
division 6.1  6.4 

Week 10  Synthetic Division , Equations & Applications 6.4  6.7 

Week 11  
Exam 4  W  4/8  4/7  Skills Test #4 Deadline 
Radicals & Rational Exponents 7.1  7.2 

Week 12  Operations with Radicals 7.3  7.5 
4/15  Retake for Exam 4 
Week 13  Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations 7.67.7, 5.8, 8.1 

Week 14  Quadratic Equations 8.1  8.2 

Exam 5  F*  5/1  4/30  Skills Test #5 Deadline *Friday testing hours: 7:30 am  5:30 pm 
Week 15  Review for Final  5/7  Retake for Exam 5 
FINAL EXAM  May 14 
4:30 pm  7:00 pm Location to be announced in class. 
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