Required Material: Intermediate Algebra, Sullivan & Struve, 3rd edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2014. Note: The text comes with the MyMathLab package. There is also a custom printed version of the text for SCC students available at the campus bookstore at a lower cost than the new text listed above.
Scientific calculator (Required) or TI-84 (or equivalent) graphing calculator
Cell phones/Ipads may not be used as calculators on test/quizzes.
Software: MyMathLab software is included as a bundle with the purchase of the book, or can be purchased as a stand alone kit for a discounted price at the bookstore or online for a higher fee. Note, if you purchase MyMathLab, you receive an electronic file of the textbook. You could purchase just the software and have the ebook included which is less expensive. Website: http://pearsonmylab.com
It is recommended that you sign up with MyMathLab and keep your email current there in case I need to send a message to the class. Also homework must be done on-line – provides immediate feedback & help.
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Prerequisite: Mathematics 060 or placement into Mathematics 080 on the Mathematics level 2 placement exam and a course equivalent to Mathematics 060.
To provide the student with the necessary skills for success in all courses requiring an algebra prerequisite.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Read, define and apply algebraic and functional vocabulary and symbols.
2. Evaluate, perform algebraic operations and solve equations involving linear, rational, radical, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic expressions.
3. Set up and solve word problems involving linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic expressions, or systems of linear equations in two or three variables.
4. Graph linear, quadratic, absolute value, power, exponential and logarithmic functions, and apply graphing transformations.
Math Study Hall (MaSH)
The Math Study Hall (a.k.a. MaSH) is a service provided by SCC that provides students with supplemental learning to the classroom. A math faculty member or an instructional assistant is always on duty to assist students with questions or concerns from their math class. Additionally, computers are available for students to access mathematical software or complete internet-based assignments for a math class. The MaSH is located in room U-80. The hours of operation for
Spring 2014 are
February 10-June 5
Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To utilize the MaSH, you must enroll in Math 080L, Section # 82226. This is a Pass/No Pass,
Open Entry/Open Exit lab course. You will need to complete at least 9 hours and two study-skill activities in the MaSH within the 16-week semester to earn 0.2 units with a grade of
Pass (P). Note, if you have to drop the class, be sure to drop the lab also to avoid a No Pass (NP) in the lab.
Attendance is tracked through the sign-in computer so when entering the MaSH, have the assistant slide your student ID card or type in your ID number at the sign-in computer (do not use your
SSN, it will not work). When leaving, sign out the same way you signed in; signing out is critical in order to avoid losing any hours completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Alicia Frost at 628-4929.
Accommodations for Disabilities
Students with verifiable disabilities who want to re-quest academic accommodations are responsible for notifying their instructor and Disabled Students Programs and Service (DSPS) as early as possible in the semester. To arrange for accommodations, contact DSPS by phone at (714) 628-4860 or