Math 130-203
Spring 2006
Tuesday Thursday 11:00-12:15 SH 509
Mrs. Hamilton "office" SH 746 696-3043 696-7166
email Hamilton@
Office hours:  by appointment
Course Description: Polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Graphs, systems of equations, inequalities, and sequences.
Objective: The course is designed to prepare students for a course in analytic geometry, and courses in science and engineering. It is aimed at providing a solid foundation in the understanding and use of algebra. Students would have the capability to use the graphing calculators to solve mathematics problems. The course is also to satisfy the mathematics general education requirement.

Text: College Algebra: Graphs and Models Bittinger, Beecher, Ellenbogen and Penna. 3rd edition
Graphing calculator:  I will use the TI-83 plus in class.

Chapters 1-5.6
Test I Chapters 1,2.4 (about the 4th week  )  100 pts
Test II Chapters 2.5,3,4.2 (about the 8th week ) 100 pts
Test III Chapters  4,5(about the 13th week ) 100 pts
quizzes/attendance 100 pts
Homework assigned problems   
FINAL EXAM Saturday April 29th 2:00 - 4:00 200 pt
Total 600 pts
A 540-600
B 480-539
C 420-479
D 360-419

Homework should be kept up regularly since quizzes are taken from homework problems. Make up exams may be given only if the instructor feels the reason for the absence makes the absence absolutely necessary.  Make up exams will be more difficult than regular exams. Unexcused absence from a regular exam will result in 0 for that exam. Unexcused absence from the final will result in F for the course.  Instructor reserves the right to check validity of excuses.

March 6, Monday Freshmen Mid Term D/F Grades
March 17, Friday Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Individual Course

May 9, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Deadline for Submitting Final Set of Grades

CRN 3194 MTH 130 section 203

Updated Jan 11, 2006
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