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Math 1033 Intermediate Algebra
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course meets Area II for A.A.S. general education requirement. This course
includes the study of real numbers , linear and quadratic equations, linear
inequalities, systems of linear equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring,
rational expressions and related equations, radicals, quadratic formula,
completing the square, complex numbers, absolute value, graphing and
applications. Students already with credit for MAC 1102 or 1105 cannot
subsequently get credit for MAT 1033. Course Performance Standards are available
at .asp and in the math lab.
PREREQUISITES:
A grade of “C” or better in MAT 0024 or equivalent . Student enrollment in any
mathematics course is contingent upon approval of the Mathematics Department.
This means that students who have been misplaced may have their schedule
changed.
TEXT:
Intermediate Algebra by Elayn MartinGay, 3^rd edition.
MATERIALS:
A scientific calculator is required. It is allowed during exams. Calculators
with symbolic manipulation capabilities (e.g. TI89, TI92) will not be allowed
for use during exams.
ADDITIONAL
MATERIALS:
Instructional software (MyMathLab) with access to supplemental homework
problems, solutions to homework problems and video lectures is available in the
bookstore. Your section may require that all students use the supplemental
software (such as MyMathLab). If your instructor requires the software, it must
be purchased by the end of the first week of classes.
EXAMINATIONS:
There will be five exams and a required comprehensive, departmental final exam
given in class during the scheduled departmental final exam period. NO MAKEUP
EXAMS OR QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN.
GRADING:
Your grade in the course is determined by the percentage of points earned during
the semester. A grade of 60% or better must be earned on the final exam in order
to pass the course.
*Instructor will choose composition of these points
ATTENDANCE:
All late arrivals, early departures and absences must be discussed and cleared
with the instructor. More than 3 hours of unexcused absences or excessive
tardiness may result in your withdrawal from the course.
WITHDRAWAL:
The last day to withdraw with a “W” is March 23, 2009. If you remain in the
course after that date, you must receive a grade. Withdrawal after the midpoint
may be granted only by the Associate Dean of Instruction and shall be based on
major extenuating circumstances. A student is allowed a maximum of three
attempts per course. On the third attempt the student cannot be withdrawn and
must receive a grade. More information regarding this policy is available in the
current Manatee Community College Catalog or the class schedule.
USE of the ARC:
The Academic Resource Center provides a variety of support for students in MAT
1033, and the instructor will provide an overview of services. Students are
required to spend at least one hour in the ARC during the semester. The
instructor can excuse this requirement where there are extenuating
circumstances.
ELECTRONICS POLICY:
Cell phone etiquette must be observed: Inclass usage is restricted to emergency
situations. Cell phones are not allowed to be used during tests, not even as a
calculator. Inform the instructor before class of any extenuating circumstances.
Electronic devices, such as iPods, Blackberries, etc. are not permitted to be
used or worn in class.
MISCONDUCT:
Students are required to adhere to statements regarding student misconduct
outlined in official Manatee Community College publications including the
Catalog and the Student Handbook. The minimal consequence of failure to adhere
to these statements is withdrawal from the course.
Tentative Academic Calendar
Week  Sections Covered  Topics Covered  Suggested Homework Assignments 
1 M 1/12 – F 1/16 
Pretest, Tips for Success 1.6 1.7 2.1 2.2 
Exponents More Exponents Solving Linear Equations Problem Solving with Linear Equ 
1.1 pg 6: #1 – 24 all 1.6 pg 48: #1 – 101 eoo, 111, 113 1.7 pg 55: #1 – 81 eoo 2.1 pg 78: #1 – 69 eoo 2.2 pg 88: #1 – 19 odd, 31, 47, 49, 57 
2 M 1/19 – F 1/23 *M 1/19Martin Luther King Jr. College Closed 
2.3 2.4, Review 
Formulas Linear Inequalities 
2.3 pg 98: #1 – 31 odd, 43, 45 2.4 pg 111: #1 – 57 eoo, 59 Review 1.6 & 1.7 pg 65 #113 – 147 odd Review 2.1 – 2.4 pg 144 # 1 – 53 odd 
3 M 1/26 – F 1/30 
Test #1 3.1 3.2 
Graphing Linear Equations Slope of a Line 
3.1 pg 163: #1 – 43 odd 3.2 pg 179: #1 – 67 odd 
4 M 2/2 – F 2/6 
3.3 3.4 3.5 
SlopeIntercept Form More Equations of Lines Graphing Linear Inequalities 
3.3 pg 187: #1 – 27 odd, 29, 33 3.4 pg 196: #1 – 57 eoo, 61 3.5 pg 206: #1 – 15 odd,, 29 – 32 all 
5 M 2/9 – F 2/13 *F 2/13 –Faculty Day 
3.6, Review Test #2 
Functions  3.6 pg 215: #1 – 53 eoo, 67, 69 Review 3.1 – 3.6 pg 242 # 1 – 77 eoo 
6 M 2/16 – F 2/20 
4.1 4.3 4.5, Polynomial Pretest on sections 5.1 – 5.3 can be found Online. 
Solving a System of Equations Problem Solving: Systems Systems of Linear Inequalities Bring the Polynomial Pretest on sections 5.1 – 5.3 to class. 
4.1 pg 266: #1, 3, 9, 15 – 51 eoo 4.3 pg 287: #1 – 13 odds, 17, 23, 29 4.5 pg 302: #1 – 11 odds 5.1 pg 326: #45 – 65 odds 5.2 pg 336: #49 – 71 odds 5.3 pg 345: #1, 3, 5, 29 
7 M 2/23 – F 2/27 
5.3 5.4 5.5 
Long Division GCF , Factor by Grouping Factoring Trinomials 
5.3 pg 345: #7 – 13 odds, 17,
33,35,37 5.4 pg 352: #1 – 55 odds, 69, 71, 73 5.5 pg 362: #1 – 33 odds, 45 – 77 eoo 
8 M 3/2 – F 3/ 
5.6 5.7 Review 
Factoring Squares & Cubes Solve Quadratic Equations: Factoring 
5.6 pg 369: #1 – 19 odds, 25 – 47odds 5.7 pg 382: #1 – 19 odds, 27 – 37odds Review 5.1 – 5.7 pg 392 # 1 – 77 eoo 
9 M 3/9 – F 3/13 
Test #3 6.1 6.2 
Simplify Rational Expressions Add & Subtract Rational Expressions 
6.1 pg 411: #1 – 57 eoo, 61 6.2 pg 421: #1 – 15 odd,, 29 – 32 all 
10 M 3/16 – F 3/20 
Spring Break College Closed 

11 M 3/23 – F 3/27 **3/23 – Last Day to Withdraw 
6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 
Simplify Complex Fractions Solving Rational Equations Problem Solving: Rational Expressions Introduction to Variation 
6.3 pg 429: #7 – 13 odds, 17, 33,
35,37 6.4 pg 439: #1 – 55 odds, 69, 71, 73 6.5 pg 450: #1 – 33 odds, 45 – 77 eoo 6.6 pg 461: #1 – 53 odd 
12 M 3/30 – F 4/3 
Review Test #4 
Review 6.1 – 6.6 pg 468 #1 – 87 odds  
13 M 4/6 – F 4/10 
7.1 7.2 7.3 
Finding Roots Rational Exponents Simplify Radicals 
7.1 pg 483: #1 – 81 eoo 7.2 pg 490: #1 – 85 eoo 7.3 pg 499: #1 – 71 eoo, 73 – 83 odds 
14 M 4/13 – F 4/17 
7.4 7.5 7.6 
Operations with Radicals Rationalizing Radical Expressions Solving Radical Equations 
7.4 pg 505: #1 – 75 eoo 7.5 pg 514: #1 – 43 odds 7.6 pg 525: #1 – 53 odds 
15 M 4/20 – F 4/24 
7.7 8.2, Review 
Complex Numbers The Quadratic Formula 
7.7 pg 536: #1 – 53 odds, 55 – 87 eoo 8.2 pg 572: #1 – 19 odds Chapter 7 Review pg 543 #1 – 135 eoo 
16 M 4/27 – F 5/1 
Test #5 Review for Final 
Final Review Online  
17 M 5/4 – R 5/7 
FINAL EXAMS Note: The Final Exam Schedule can be viewed at 

F 5/8  Final Grades Due at 5:00 p.m. For All Spring 2009 Classes 
*Friday, 2/13, Faculty/Saff Development Day – no day
casses or academic suppor labs. Classes schduled 4:00 p.m. and later will meet
as usual. 5/1 – Classes End
**3/23 – Last Day to Withdraw w/o Academic Penalty
(no refund)
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