College Algebra, 30 wk Syllabus
30-week course; both fall and spring semesters
Prerequisites / Prior Skills & Knowledge
Algebra 1, or SAT score of 530, or ACT score of 23 or equivalent proof of knowledge – Students should have the ability to solve basic algebraic equations, and have been introduced to manipulating equations, inequalities, relations, functions, exponents, monomials, and polynomials. Students should also have knowledge of the Pythagorean theorem and a basic understanding of probability and statistics.
This course uses the Saxon Algebra 2 book to provide a comprehensive education of more advanced topics in Algebra along with informal geometry by integrating the concepts of geometry into algebraic application. Students practice concepts and integrated problems at home and also complete selected section tests. Community seminars focus on concept discussions and group problem-solving.
Student Learning Outcomes / Objectives
Graphical solution to simultaneous equations; scientific notation; radicals; roots of quadratic equations including complex roots; properties of real numbers; inequalities and systems of inequalities; logarithms and antilogarithms; exponential equations; basic trigonometric functions; algebra of polynomials; vector, polar, and rectangular coordinate systems; a wide spectrum of word problems requiring algebra to solve; geometric concepts and writing proof outlines; topics on properties of and work with plane and solid figures; inductive methods of reasoning and use of logic; concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, and proportion; the rules of angle measurement in triangles. Applications to other subjects (such as physics and chemistry) are also covered, including gas law, force vector, chemical mixture, and percent markups; set theory, probability, and statistics.
Communication Policy / Upload Criteria
Over the course of the school year, students upload 20 tests to the student platform for College Algebra assessment. Students are encouraged to email their questions or concerns to their instructor inside the platform using the icon labeled “Inbox”. It is in your best interest to contact your professor proactively so we can work with you. Any retroactive requests will not be granted.
Saxon Algebra 2, An Incremental Development, third edition by John Saxon
Saxon Algebra 2 Solutions Manual
Saxon Algebra 2 DVDs by Teaching Tape Technology
Trivium Tables®: Math, Classical Conversations
Tables, Squares & Cubes, Classical Conversations
Assignment List / Course Requirements / Due Dates
It is highly recommended that students take exams immediately following the last covered lesson for that exam before moving on to new topics. The twenty (20) tests are uploaded and due by groups. Any tests NOT submitted by their designated date will receive a 0% grade.
NOTE: Exact test numbers are required. Some tests numbers are purposely not included. All assignments must include the cover sheet for acceptance.
Semester 1 – Fall:
Test # 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Due First Quarter Week 7, Friday, 11:59 PM EDT
Test # 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 Due Second Quarter Week 15, Friday, 11:59 PM EST
Semester 2 – Spring:
Test # 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 Due Third Quarter Week 7, Friday, 11:59 PM EDT
Test # 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 Due Fourth Quarter Week 15, Friday, 11:59 PM EST
Academic Procedures & Policies
- Grades are determined by student’s submission of all assignments with cover sheet and all work shown uploaded together in one document.
- Late policy - Any tests submitted after the designated due date without prior approval from the professor, will receive a 0% grade.
- Academic Honesty - Students are expected and required to uphold the highest standards of academic honesty in this and all courses. In particular, students are to refrain from any form of cheating or plagiarism. Failure to do so will result in a failing grade for the assignment and/or the course and may lead to disciplinary action.
NOTE: Southeastern Seminary policy states, “In no case may a student merely copy and paste any material from one paper to another without the prior written permission of the instructor. In the rare case when a student is given permission to use his/her own scholarly work in subsequent research, the student must still cite his/her previous coursework as an unpublished paper. Failure to follow these guidelines constitutes plagiarism, and all appropriate penalties will apply.
Grade to Percentage Breakdown / Grading Scale
A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = 0% - 59%
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