Math 110: College Algebra
4 credits, Section 2: MWF 1:10 - 2:00 MC 420
Th 1:00 - 1:50 MC 420 (note this time!!)
Dr. Mark Saegrove
Office MC 525 Ph. 796-3657 Home Phone 1-608-735-4789
Course Objectives: This course is designed to cause the student to learn traditional college algebra concepts and problem solving skills. It should serve to prepare students for Math 180, Math 230, Math 265, or Math 270.
Prerequisite: Acceptable placement score or C grade in Math 001 or equivalent (typically high school algebra). See me right away if you have a question about your math background as it relates to this reqt.
Text: College Algebra: Concepts and Models, second edition, by Larson, Hostetler, and Hodgkins. Heath. 1996.
References: There are a number of college algebra texts in my office and in the library.
Content: Review of Basic Algebra
Algebraic Equations and Inequalities
Cartesian Plane and Graphs
Functions and Graphs
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Matrices and Determinants
Sequences (if time permits)
Grading: Four exams 400 pts.
Daily quizzes 100 pts.
Comprehensive final exam 100 pts.
Total 600 pts.
Note: Grades are based on points allocated above. No extra credit. Typically, 90%+ is A, 80%+ is B, 70%+ is C, and 60%+ is D.
Note: Quizzes are "open book, open notes"; exams are "closed book, closed notes".
Note: All tests taken in regular classroom at scheduled times. No exams taken in learning center unless diagnosed learning disability exists (verified by Mr. Wojeichowski in writing).
Note: Final exam must be taken at regularly scheduled time (Tuesday, December 14, 7:40 - 9:40) unless approved in writing by the Dean.
Attendance: Required. See Viterbo College catalog, page 36. All guidelines followed.
A valid verifiable excuse must be presented in order to make up missed exams or quizzes. "I overslept", "My ride is leaving early for vacation/ the weekend/ etc.", "I had a busy week and didn’t have time to study" are examples of NON-valid excuses. Make-up exams for valid excused absences must be done in a timely manner, usually within one week of return.
Calculating Equipment: Hand-held calculators are permitted for quizzes and exams.
Cheating: First offense - half credit on pertinent work; second offense - zero credit on pertinent work; third offense - failure in the course.
Extra Help: If you find that you need extra help, see me right away. Tutoring can be made available from the Learning Center if necessary.
ADA Statement: If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this class, please see me and Wayne Wojciechowski, the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator (MC320, 796-3085) within ten days to discuss your accommodation needs.
Note: accommodation for special test-taking needs will be made only after these needs are confirmed in writing by Mr. Wojciechowski.
Schedule: Weeks 1-4: Chapters P and 1. Exam 1.
Weeks 5-7: Chapters 2 and 3. Exam 2.
Weeks 8-10: Chapters 4 and 5. Exam 3.
Weeks 11-14: Chapters 6 and 7. Exam 4.
Week 15: Chapter 8 and review.
Final Exam Week: Comprehensive Final Exam.