Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-0332- Section: 71
Intermediate Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor James Knowles
Phone(409) 984-6432
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 211
Hours:Mon-Fri: by appointment (email, letter or verbally by telephone)
Institutional Effectiveness
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Course Information
Description Basic concepts necessary for the study of algebra: solving linear, rational, absolute value, radical, and quadratic equations and linear, compound and absolute value inequalities. Factoring polynomials, problem solving and operations on rational and radical expressions are included.
Prerequisites 1) Course grade of "CD" or better grade in Math 0313 Introductory Algebra or equivalent course 2) Direct placement via TSI scores
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Use appropriate symbolic notation and vocabulary to communicate, interpret, and explain
mathematical concepts.
2. Define, represent, and perform operations on real numbers, applying numeric reasoning to investigate and describe quantitative relationships and solve real-world problems in a
variety of contexts.
3. Use algebraic reasoning to solve problems that require ratios, rates, percentages, and
proportions in a variety of contexts using multiple representations.
4. Apply algebraic reasoning to manipulate expressions and equations to solve real-world
5. Use graphs, tables, and technology to analyze, interpret, and compare data sets.
6. Construct and use mathematical models in verbal, algebraic, graphical, and tabular form to
solve problems from a variety of contexts and to make predictions and decisions.
Core Objectives 1. Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

2. Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

3. Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Program Student Learning Outcomes MATH 0332 Intermediate Algebra is a Developmental Education Course with Core Objective Outcomes.

Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra 6th Edition by Elayn Martin-Gay
NOTE: The purchase of a student access MyMathLab Plus code is required
Lecture Topics
Week 1 Introduction to course, PSLO Alpha Pre-test
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

Week 8 Spring Break March 9-13 No Assignments

Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15 PSLO Alpha Post-test
Week 16
Major Assignments
Read the MyLabsPlus calendar for exact tests/retests dates:
Week 3. Unit One Test (Chapter 2)
Week 4. Unit One ReTest
Week 5. Unit Two Test (Chapter 9)
Week 6. Unit Two ReTest
Week 7. Unit Three Test (Chapter 6)
Week 8. Unit Three ReTest
Week 9. Unit Four Test (Chapter Seven)
Week 10. Unit Four ReTest
Week 11. Unit Five Test (Chapter 6 & 7 Problem solving)
Week 12. Unit Five ReTest
Week 14. Unit Six Test (Chapter 10)
Week 15. Unit Six ReTest
Week 16. Final Exam (comprehensive)

Final Exam Date May 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 7, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Grading Scale Your homework assignments can be completed from any computer with a fast internet connection. Your Unit tests and the final exam are taken on-campus, in the Student Success Center.
This grading scale applies to all course assignments (homework and testing)
AD 90-100 Passing
BD 80-89 Passing
CD 70-79 Passing
DD 50-69 Failing
FD Below 50 Failing
Determination of
Final Grade
Determination of Final Grade
Homework    20%    
Exams     50%    
Final Exam    25%    
Portfolio 5%
Attendance: Absences above the 300-minute marker can cause a reduction in your end-of-course grade. Portfolio: Incomplete or no submissions of your course portfolio can cause a reduction in your end-of-course grade,
If a student does not pass (course grade DD or FD) a developmental course the student must be enrolled in EDUC 1300 and/or Student Success Center Lab concurrently when the course is retaken. The FD carries an academic penalty.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Developmental Math courses take all unit exams and the final exam on campus, in the Student Success Center. There is not an online option for testing. This Developmental Math course has a No Calculator/No Cell Phone/No computer device policy for classroom purposes. Individual student information is not provided by email or discussed over the phone. If you have questions about your grades, course requirements, or department policies, schedule an appointment during the designated office hours.
Attendance Policy LSCPA maintains attendance and participation requirements for all students enrolled in developmental courses. These requirements apply to all developmental students

Your online course attendance is measured by activity in the MyLabsPlus management system. You are expected to have 75 minutes of Web-activity per week. Anything less is considered an absence. Your course documents include a detailed explanation of the online course attendance policy.

Attendance counting begins on the first day the student is enrolled regardless of schedule changes. If a schedule change is made, absences that have been accumulated will carry over to the new section.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.