COURSE
SYLLABUS
MATH
0099, Intermediate Algebra
Class: MATH 0099, Intermediate
80333 
MATH 
0099 / 6 
Intermediate Algebra 
21/30 
Rome Campus 
4 


17OCT05 
07DEC05 
T R 
9:30AM1:10PM 
F139 


Instructor(s):Xiuming Quan 
Course Description:
This course is a review of intermediate algebra. Topics include properties
of numbers, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, polynomials, rational expressions and roots.
Prerequisites:
Satisfactory placement scores/MATH 0097
Instructor: Quan Xiuming
Email:
math0099quan@yahoo.com
xquan@highlands.edu
Textbook: Elementary & Intermediate
Algebra: A Combined Course, Charles P. McKeague, Saunders College
Publishing. ISBN 0030291070
Course Content: Chapters 6
– 10 of the textbook as well as selected sections of chapters 11 and 13. Some COMPASS review material will be
included in the course.
Grading Policies:
Points 
Component 
100 
Test 1 
Chapter 7 and 5.5, 5.6 
100 
Test 2 
Chapter 6 
100 
Test 3 
Chapter 8 and 3.3, 3.4, 7.6 
100 
Test 4 
Chapter 9 
100 
Test 5 
Chapter 10 
100 
Homework 
100 
Multiple Choice Event 
700 
Total 
Each student’s average for the semester will be based on
a total of 700 points. The usual grading scale (90%—100% is an A, 80%—89% is a B, etc.) will apply. If a student
simply quits attending class without officially withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of F in the class.
Calculators: Use of calculators
is allowed on all tests. Each student taking this course needs access to a TI83 or equivalent graphing/scientific calculator.
Students will use their calculator while participating in class, taking exams, and completing homework exercises. Please
note that sharing calculators during graded assignments is not permitted.
COMPASS: In
order to complete Learning Support requirements for mathematics, students must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 0099 and
pass the COMPASS exit exam with a score of 40 or higher.
Academic Policies: If a student simply
quits attending class without officially withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of F in the class. The last day for
officially withdrawing from class without grade penalty is midsemester. Withdrawals after midsemester are subject to approval
by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will be issued only in cases of extreme emergency or hardship.
Please refer to the Georgia
Highlands College catalog or
web site for general academic information or for additional information regarding the Learning Support policies and procedures.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Each student
completing MATH 0099 should meet the following goal and expected results.
Goal:
The
student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical thought and methods.
Expected
Result (1):
The
student will be able to demonstrate arithmetic and algebraic skills in solving equations and inequalities.
Expected
Result (2):
The
student will be able to graph both abstract and reallife functions and other relationships.
Expected
Result (3):
The student will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
Attendance: Students are expected
to attend each and every scheduled class session. Since lectures begin promptly at the scheduled time, students are
encouraged to avoid arriving late to class. Participation is partially measured through attendance. Roll will be taken at
the beginning of each class session.
Makeup tests: No
makeup tests will be given in this class. If a student misses a test then they will receive a grade of zero on that
test. At the end of the semester all students have the option of replacing one test grade with their grade on the optional
final exam. Students that know in advance they will be absent on a test day may make arrangements with the instructor
to take the test at a time prior to the time the class takes the test.
Cheating: Cheating (or even the appearance of cheating) will not
be tolerated in this class. Any student that the instructor suspects of cheating will be removed from the testing area. The
issue will be referred to the appropriate Floyd College committee for investigation.
ADA:
Students seeking reasonable accommodations under ADA should contact the Floyd College ADA coordinator
(Rome campus) for information and guidance.
Sheryl Ballenger, Director of the Access Center –Disability Support
8003322406 or (706) 8025003 voice or (706) 8025123 v/tdd
This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades,
then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student
receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements
for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation.
If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time they
signed the withdrawal form.