Required Textbook and Supplies:
 College Algebra, 3^{rd} edition, by Robert Blitzer
 A graphing calculator. A classroom set of TI 84 graphing calculators will be available to use during class time.
Course Objectives:
The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of the material covered in Chapters P, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 of the textbook. The objective of this course is to give the student a strong understanding of the topics mentioned in the Course Description and Topical Outline. This course will prepare the student for courses which have College Algebra as the prerequisite.
Policies and procedures:
 Homework will be assigned daily
 Late homework will automatically get a 1050% grade reduction. You have 3 weeks to turn in a missing assignment.
 Anyone caught cheating during a test will receive a zero on the test.
 Tests will be given after every chapter (retakes are available). The highest score available on a retake is 90%.
 A student may not have any cell phone or device that can take pictures or send messages.
Outcomes Assessment: Students will be asked to complete a student evaluation at the end of the year. Also, regular informal feedback will be solicited in an effort to improve the class as we go along.
Grading Procedure (1^{st} semester score will be added to 2^{nd} semester score).
 Homework 220 points
 Tests 700 points
 Final 150 points
1070 points possible
Your grade will be calculated based on the number of points earned divided by the number of points possible.
You must score at least 60% or higher on your college final to receive a letter grade of an A, B, or C for this course.
Aids available to you for this course:
The Khan Academy is a great online resource for help on any concept in college algebra.
Disabilities: Any student with a documented disability may be eligible for related accommodations. If you have a disability that may affect your work in this class and for which you may require reasonable accommodation(s), please see me.
Topical List:
I. Fundamental Concepts

Real Number System

Intervals, Absolute Values and Distance

Integer and Rational Number Exponents

Complex Numbers

Polynomials

Factoring

Rational Expressions
II. Equations and Inequalities

Linear Equations

Formulas and Applications

Quadratic Equations

Other Types of Equations

Inequalities

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
III. Functions and Graphs

Cartesian Coordinate system

Functions

Linear Functions

Quadratic Functions

Properties of Graphs

Algebra of Functions

Inverse Functions

Variations and Applications
IV. Polynomial and Rational Functions

Polynomial Division and Synthetic Division

Polynomial Functions

Zeros of Polynomial Functions

Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Rational Functions and Their Graphs
V. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Exponential Functions and Their Graphs

Logarithms and Logarithmic Properties

Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
VI. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables

Nonlinear Systems of Equations in Two Variables

Systems of Inequalities

Linear Programming
VII. Sequences and Series

Binomial Theorem
Cost: $65.00 per credit ($195.00 for the 3 credit class). Scholarships are available, see Mrs. Klug.
Registration: Registration for dual credit will occur Christmas Break..
If you fail a dual credit course or receive a withdrawal on your transcripts it could make you ineligible for financial aid. You must successfully complete 67% of your dual credit courses with an A, B, or C grade to qualify for financial aid.