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Course Number: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: MAT 1033C Course Title: Intermediate Algebra with PASS
Term/Dates:Fall 2016 9/19-12/19/2016 Reference Number:218685
Credit Hours: 4
Clock Hours: 64
Days: M-W
Time: 6:00-8:15 P.M.
Room: SC 00263
Course Description:
This course prepares students for MAC 1105. Topics include: functions, linear equations and inequalities, exponents
and radicals, products and factoring, algebraic fractions and quadratic equations.
MAT1033C is a course that combines classwork with at least 50 minutes of in-class guided practice each week to help
develop critical thinking and problem solving strategies.
MAT 1033C is NOT a Gordon Rule course and does NOT satisfy part of the math requirement for graduation. This
course counts as elective credit only.
Professor’s Information
Name: Dr. Gertrude J. Chateau
Office Location: NA
Telephone: I will prefer you to email me.
Email:[email protected]
Faculty Web Page:
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Intermediate Algebra
Edition Author
Lial, Hornsby,
Custom McGinnis
Supplementary Books/Materials
Students should buy the Palm Beach State College customized textbook and MYMATHLAB access code with the ISBN
listed above. The MML access code comes with the purchase of a new textbook. It can also be purchased separately
at the Palm Beach State College bookstore or directly online. The ISBN for the standalone access code is 978-126940634-5. NOTE: The textbook/code combo can be purchased from the bookstore.
When registering for MYMATHLAB, students will also need the course ID listed below.
Students can register and work on MML for free for 14 days after their registration date. After 14 days, students
should purchase the Student Access Code. Waiting to register for MML will result in students missing deadlines and
receiving zeroes on assignments.
The first assignment on MyMathLab is a diagnostic test that includes concepts that students should know before
taking this course. Students cannot do any other assignments until they complete the diagnostic test.
If the grade on the diagnostic test is less than 70%, it is recommended that students drop MAT 1033C and register for
developmental math. Students that do not follow this recommendation should plan to spend extra time and effort
working independently on material that is considered prerequisite for this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
• Apply the laws of exponents to simplify expressions with rational exponents.
• Solve equations and applications using the zero factor property.
• Solve quadratic equations and equations reducible to quadratic, including those with complex number solutions.
• Solve rational and radical equations and applications.
• Graph and interpret graphs in the Cartesian coordinate system and develop equations for lines.
• Identify domain and range of relations; determine whether a relation is a function.
• Solve and graph linear systems of equations and inequalities
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Your MAT1033C class will be participating in the PASS , Peer Assisted Study Sessions, program. The content for
a PASS course is identical to that of a non-PASS course. The difference is that if a student's grade falls below a
"75", the student may be required to attend workshop sessions until the grade returns to a "75" or better.
*(The faculty may decide to set the mandatory "cut-off" grade higher, if he/she feels it is necessary.) If
students desire, they may continue to attend the workshops voluntarily, after they have achieved the
established cut-off grade, to maintain their high grades. Workshop activities frequently include study guides,
collaborative learning/group activities, homework assistance, test preparation, study skills and test-taking
strategies. There is no additional charge to the student for this support. PASS is located in LL 237.
Homework assignments must be done on a computer using MyMathLab.
Homework may be done on any computer that has the internet.
No homework will be accepted in any other form.
HW is due the next class meeting after the section is taught.
HW is always due before class.
HW must have an 85% grade to count as full credit, 70%-84% will be given half credit.
5 points will be deducted from homework each day it is late. Homework is due BEFORE the start of the
next class.
Instructions for access to MyMathLab
1. Go to: http://www.mymathlab.com/
Course ID: gerjoseph (you will only need this the first time you go to MML)
User Name: Use the user name you created when you registered on My Lab / Mastering.
Password: Use the password you created when you registered on My Lab / Mastering.
Your student access code is contained in your Student Access Kit that came bundled with your
 If you do not have a Student Access Kit you can buy one with a credit card when you register online
or you can buy one at the bookstore.
 You can register on any computer that has the internet.
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2. After you register, you are able to log in at any time to do homework. You will need to complete a 50
question diagnostic test before you can access homework. Please take this diagnostic seriously.
3. To do homework - click on a homework assignment. You do not need to finish each assignment all at one
time. Your homework grade is always sent directly to the professor.
MyMathLab Help Desk
Phone number: 1-800-677-6337
Web address:
Worksheets & Class Participation
 During or at the end of each class students will be assigned practice problems.
 Working on the problems will involve mostly group work.
 The professor will walk from group to group and assist the group with problems.
 In order to receive credit for the worksheet, each student must pass in their own paper with all the necessary
steps. Zero or half credit may be given for incomplete work.
 If you are absent you will lose all points for that day.
 In order to earn all class participation points for the day, you must be seated with all notes, books, pens, etc.
ready for class when class starts and be present for the entire class.
 Your 2 lowest worksheet / class participation grades will be dropped.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Students found cheating or aiding someone else to cheat on a test will be given an automatic zero for that test grade.
Students with a phone out in the classroom at any time that a test is being given will receive a zero for that test.
Student Handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Documents/Marketing/studenthandbook.pdf
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Test Schedule
Final Exam
Tentative Sections
Day 1
3.1 – 3.6
4.1, 4.3, 5.1 – 5.5
6.1 – 6.5
7.1 – 7.5
8.1 – 8.7, 9.1 – 9.2
All Sections From Above
Test Information
• You must bring your own calculator to the test. You will not be allowed to share.
• Graphing calculators and the TI 30XS are not allowed on tests.
• No electronic devices can be used as a calculator.
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• Your final exam grade will replace your lowest test grade if that results in a higher overall average. The final
exam grade will NOT be dropped.
Assignment weights for computing final class average
Homework Average = 1 test
Worksheets + Class Participation = 1 test
Final Exam = 2 tests
Grading Summary
 5 Chapter Tests (100 points each = total 500 points)
 Final Exam (cumulative departmental final weighted to equal 2 tests = 200 points)
 HW and quizzes (weighted to equal 1 test = 100 points)
 Worksheets + Class Participation (weighted to equal 1 test = 100 points)
 Total = 900 points
Letter Grade
A ≥ 810
720 ≤ B < 810
630 ≤ C < 720
540 ≤ D < 630
F < 540
Percentage (if applicable)
A ≥ 90%
80% ≤ B < 90%
70% ≤ C < 80%
60% ≤ D < 70%
F < 60%
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
College students are expected to attend all classes, arrive on time for class, and leave when the professor dismisses the
class. Students are responsible for knowing the information covered in class regardless of their attendance.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
• Required: a Basic or Scientific Calculator, TI 30 X II S. Graphing calculators and the TI 30XS will not be allowed
on tests.
• Relevant class information will often be sent to your school email.
• All students MUST have their email activated at my.palmbeachstate.edu to receive these communications.
• Please make sure to check your school email often.
• Texting and web surfing are not allowed during class. Those seen texting or web surfing may be asked to leave
class and will be marked absent for the day OR 5 points may be taken off their next test. You will receive
a zero attendance grade for that day if you are told to leave.
• All cell phones should be turned off or set to silent mode during class.
• All cell phones must be turned off and put in a bag or pocket during tests. Students with a phone out in the
classroom at any time that a test is being given will receive a zero for that test.
**Please be professional when sending e-mails (pay attention to rules of grammar and good writing). An e-mail sent to
a professor is not the same as one sent to a friend.
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Late Assignment Policy:
No late assignments will be accepted for the semester.
Make-up Exam Policy:
No makeup tests will be given in this class.
If a student is unable to take a test or misses a test for any reason, they will receive a zero and that test grade
will be replaced with the final exam grade, since it will be their lowest test grade. Students will receive a zero
on all subsequent missed tests but those grades will not be replaced.
More than one missed test will drop a student’s final overall average by one or two letter grades.
Worksheets need to be done in class. If a student is unable to complete a worksheet in class, they will receive a
zero. The two lowest worksheet grades will be dropped.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false
representation with respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (includes the use of a graphing calculator, TI 30XS, or other electronic devices such as cell
phones, I-pod, etc.)
(2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,
(4) Knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an
arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a
person other that the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed,
(5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach state College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the
student handbook).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning
environment reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in
expulsion from the course or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer
operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are
available through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled
Student Services Advisors and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website
at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building
and only in areas designated at each campus.
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Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the
final course grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall
communicate the grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term,
students should be notified of any changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to
students in a course syllabus at the beginning of the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade,
please follow the procedures as outlined in the student handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students
for each class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct
themselves in a responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and
regulations of the College and are responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the
student handbook, the College catalog and other College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for
class, participating in class, and completing assignments on time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
If a student does not appear during one week after Add/Drop period, he/she will be withdraw with WN. The last day to
withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is 11/15/16. It is the responsibility of the student to use
the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a
grade of "W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
Students that are taking this class to replace their grade in MAT1033 or MAT1033L
A passing grade in this course will automatically replace the grade for MAT1033 from a previous semester.
If a student wishes to replace their grade in MAT1033L (lab) from a previous semester, they will need to go to
the school registrar and request that their lab grade be replaced with the grade from this course. This will NOT
be done automatically.
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Assignments Dates are Tentative and May be Changed by the Professor
3.2, 3.3
3.4, 3.5
Ch. 3
5.1, 5.2
5.3, 5.4
6.1, 6.2
6.3, 6.5
8.1, 8.2
8.3, 8.4
8.6, 8.7
9.1, 9.2
All Sections
All Sections
Syllabus, Rectangular Coordinate System; Graphing Linear Equations
Slope of a Line , Linear Equations in Two Variables
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables, Introduction to Functions
Function Notation, Review for test
, Test 1 ( IN CLASS )
Systems of Linear Equations- 2 variables
Exponents, Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Polynomial Functions, Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials
Review for test 2
Test 2 ( IN CLASS )
GCF/ Factoring by Grouping, Factoring Trinomials
Special Factoring Solving Equations by Factoring,
Review for test 3
Test 3 ( IN CLASS )
Rational Expressions and Functions Multiplying and Dividing
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Equations with Rational Expressions
Review for test 4
Test 4 ( IN CLASS )
Radical Expressions, Rational Exponents
Simplifying Radical Expressions; Adding & Subtracting
Multiplying & Dividing Radical Expressions
Equations with Radicals, Complex Numbers
The Square Root Property and Completing the Square, Quadratic
Review for test 5
Test #5 ( IN CLASS )
Review for Final Exam
Cumulative Department Final Exam ( IN CLASS )
Department Contact Information
Name: Professor Gail Burkett
Telephone: (561) 207-5062
Job Title: Department Chair
Office Location: AA 119
Email: [email protected]
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