**MATHEMATICS** **91**

**<QUARTER>**

**INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA**

**Instructor:** <name>

**Office:** <location>

**Office phone:** <number>

**Office hours:** <Days and Times. Please be sure to take your Math Tutorial Center hours into account, and to list the location of your office
hours. If you are teaching an
EOP or Learning Communities course, please make sure that your office hours do
not conflict with the study group times.>

**Email:** <university email address>

**Textbook:** *Beginning
and Intermediate Algebra*, Third Custom Edition for CSULA, ISBN-10:
1-256-65863-4

**Information about the textbook**: This custom
edition was created by taking chapters from the book *Beginning and Intermediate Algebra* by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10:
0321785126, ISBN-13: 978-0321785121).
This was the same book used in the Early Start classes ESM 032B:
Preparatory Math, Part 2 and ESM 033A: Intermediate
Algebra, Part 1. This is the same book
that was used in Math 90.

If
you purchase a MathXL account, it comes with all of the pages from *Beginning and Intermediate Algebra* by
Elayn Martin-Gay except the pages with exercises. The MathXL account is good for 12
months. A MathXL access code comes along
with the custom edition at no extra charge, if you buy it new at the bookstore,
so don’t throw that access code away, in case you need it for Math 91.

**General course
description**

Prerequisite: MATH 090
or a score of 42–49 on the ELM

This course will cover
concepts in algebra concerning standard nonlinear functions.

**Topical outline: **** **Polynomial, rational and radical expressions;
quadratic equations, circles, functions, exponents and an introduction to
counting principles. These topics
correspond to the following sections in the textbook: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.7, 8.1, 8.2, 10.1,
10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.5, 11.6, 13.1, 14.3, counting
methods supplement

**Student learning
outcomes: **** **Students who
successfully complete this course will be able to:

- Perform operations on
rational expressions (add, subtract, multiply, and divide)

- Solve equations with rational expressions

- Evaluate radicals and add radicals by grouping

- Simplify expressions containing rational exponents

- Solve quadratic equations

- Apply the equations for parabolas and circles

- Apply the distance formula and Pythagorean Theorem

- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers

- Use sigma notation

- Use n! and the
"product rule" to solve elementary counting problems

**Grading system**

<Explain your grading
system here. Final exam must be worth
at least 40%.>

Math 91 is graded
A/B/C/NC.

**Date and time of final exam:**
<Provide this information. Note: This info is available at __www.calstatela.edu/academic/math/finals.html__.
You are welcome to distribute the old final exams there to your students as
study guides; if you do, please pass along *all*
of the information there.>

**ADA**** ****statement:** Reasonable accommodation
will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students
with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.

**Academic honesty
statement: **** **I will abide by the
University Policy on academic dishonesty. This policy can be found, for example, in the
Schedule of Classes. <insert any additional statement you would like to
put here, such as “Students are expected to do their own work. Copying the work of others, cheating on exams,
and similar violations will be reported to the University Discipline Officer,
who has the authority to take disciplinary actions against students who violate
the standards of academic honesty.”>

**Student
responsibilities:** Students are responsible for being aware of all
announcements that are made in class, such as changes in exam dates, due dates
of homework and papers, and cancellation of class due to instructor’s
absence. Students are responsible
for announcements made on days that they are absent.

Students must check
their CSULA email account regularly for information from the instructor and the
Department. Failure to do so may
result in missed deadlines or other consequences that might adversely affect
students. Note that you can
forward this email account to any other account of your choosing.

**Exit
exams:**
Beginning Fall 2012, there is a new policy for math exit exams. Under the new rule, you may take exit exams *before* you begin taking math classes at
CSULA. Once you begin taking math
classes at CSULA, though, you may not take exit exams any more, with some
exceptions. The full policy is posted
outside the Math Dept. office on the second floor of Simpson Tower.

**Your next math class:** The next Math course after Math 91 is either Math 100, Math 102, Math 104A, or Math 109. Any of these will satisfy the GE Block A4
requirement. You should talk to an
academic adviser to decide which one to take. Usually, if you’re planning to take Calculus,
you should take Math 104A, and otherwise, you should decide between Math 100,
102 or 109. Math 109 is a statistics
course and is readily connected to life outside of the math class. Math 102 is College Algebra, similar to algebra
you took in high school but more in depth and more difficult. Math 102 is NOT
for students who will take Calculus. Math 100 provides a general overview of many areas of
mathematics. Your academic adviser
can help you decide which class to take for your major and your course of
study. IMPORTANT NOTE: Passing
Math 91 will be valid as a prerequisite for any GE course for ONE YEAR only. If
you wait longer than one year, then you will be required to show your math
skills by passing the Math 91 exit exam before you can enroll in Math 100, 102,
104A, or 109. If you don't use it, you
lose it! So don't wait to take the GE math course—our advice is to take
Math 100, 102, 104A or 109 next quarter.