
Math 152 **INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA** Section 98882
Class Meets: M & W: 11:10am1:35pm; Rm 825 Units: 5.0 units
Prerequisite: Math 154 or 154A/B with a grade of "C" of better or assessment test recommendation
Text:
Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 6th Edition, by Blitzer
ISBN: 9781269389426 (Cabrillo custom copy) or ISBN: 9780321758934 (noncustom copy). The custom copy textbook has a different cover, and a couple of sections that we won’t use from the book have been omitted, otherwise it’s the same as the “regular” textbook. This book has been in use for a while now so you can probably find an inexpensive used copy online.
Office Hours: MTWTh: 1:35pm2:20pm; and by appointment
Office: Room 710 Phone/ Text: (831)4192204 Email: mabuchan@cabrillo.edu
Course Description:
This course continues development of algebra skills acquired in elementary algebra, which include the system of real numbers, polynomials, algebraic equations (linear, systems of linear, quadratic, and applications). The characteristics and properties of linear and quadratic functions are studied in detail, with an introduction to negative exponents, systems of linear equations in three variables, complex rational expressions, complex numbers, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and nonlinear systems. Problemsolving skills are developed to encourage students to use their basic knowledge of algebra to explore problems. May not be taken Pass/No Pass. May be offered in a DistanceLearning Format.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Evaluate appropriate techniques to apply to various types of equations and inequalities and produce and interpret solution(s).
2. Create, analyze, and solve a mathematical model describing a real life application.
3. Analyze and interpret mathematical and physical meaning from graphs of various functions.
4. Demonstrate algebraic literacy for subsequent math courses.
Student Learning Objectives:
1. Manipulate linear, polynomial, and rational expressions.
2. Solve linear, polynomial, and rational equations and interpret solution(s).
3. Recognize differences among systems of equations and inequalities and solve using various strategies.
4. Perform arithmetic operations between polynomials.
5. Use factoring as a problemsolving technique.
6. Identify functions and relations and interpret their graphs using an assortment of techniques.
7. Construct graphs from data, equations, or a combination of functions.
8. Manipulate radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic expressions.
9. Solve radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations.
10. Model a physical problem using algebraic functions and equations.
11. Find the inverse of a onetoone function and recognize the inverse relationship through composition.
Supplies:
Some of the supplies you will need include a pencil, scientific calculator (phones, laptops, tablets, ipads, graphing calculators, etc… are NOT permitted on exams), notebook paper, access to the Internet, and printing capabilities. Color pencils and graph paper can be very helpful, but they are not required.
Attendance:
Attending all lectures and completing all assignments is essential for success in this course. Students are expected to attend all classes and labs. Late work will not be accepted and there will be no makeups exams. Illnessrelated and other absences do not relieve students from the responsibility of obtaining material from missed lessons or turning in assignments. Students are encouraged to exchange phone numbers and form work groups with classmates or attend office hours to catch up.
Excessive absence from class, meaning more than 2 class meetings, can result in a student being dropped from the course. Students should not, however, assume that they will be dropped. It is the student's responsibility to officially drop a course using WebAdvisor online registration. If the instructor does drop the student from the class, there is no automatic refund or reversal of charges. Students who drop after “NRS” (No Record Shown) deadline will have a W recorded on his or her transcripts. Students may not drop after the “W” deadline.
"Refund" Deadline – Sat, Sept. 9th; "NRS" Deadline – Mon, Sept. 11th; "W" Deadline – Sat, Nov. 18th.
Homework:
Homework will be collected every day (except exam days) and graded for completeness, presentation, and correctness. You are assigned 26 sets of odd numbered problems (worth 4 points for each assignment), consisting of 23 chapter sections. You must show all of your work, and you are expected to check your answers in the back of book. Missing or putting off homework puts a hurdle between you and your success in the class. Late homework assignments will not be accepted. However, one homework set will be dropped at the end of the semester. 10% of Final Grade
Take Home Quizzes:
Take Home Quizzes will be collected every day (except exam days) and graded for completeness, presentation, and correctness. Take Home Quizzes are 8 random problems (4 problems from each section) that are to be printed from this website and completed (worth 1 point each problem). You must show all your work to receive full credit. Solutions to the Take Home Quizzes will be posted after they are collected and graded. You may work together with others on Take Home Quizzes, and you may get help from the MLC, ILC, office hours, etc. You must start early to take advantage of the resources available to you. I have assigned 26 Take Home Quizzes; however, one take home quiz will be dropped at the end of the semester. Late Take Home Quizzes will not be accepted. 20% of Final Grade
Exams:
There will be 3 Chapter Exams worth 150 points each. If you are unable to take an exam on the scheduled date, you may make arrangements to take it early, but you may NOT take an exam late. If you are forced to miss an exam you must call or email before the exam starts. If you miss an exam for a valid, verifiable reason, your final exam will be counted as 400 points instead of 250 points. A second missed exam will be counted as a zero. NO makeup exams will be given. 45% of Final Grade.
Final Exam:
A comprehensive 3hour final exam contributing to 25% of Final Grade given on:
Monday, December 11th; 10:00am12:50pm
Grades: 



Grading Scale: 
Homework 
10% 
(25 assignments @ 2 points each = 100 points) 

A: 100%  90% 
Take Home Quiz 
20% 
(25 quizzes @ 8 point each = 200 points) 

B: 89%  80% 
Exams 
45% 
(3 exams @ 150 points each = 450 points) 

C: 79%  70% 
Final Exam 
25% 
250 points 

D: 69%  60% 
Total 
100% 
1000 points 

F: Below 60% 
Tutoring:
As a student in this Section of Math 152, it is recommended that you spend minimum of 2 hours actively engaged in assigned activities, for every hour spent in class. Tutoring is available in the MLC, in Aptos (Room 1074) (831) 4775696, and the ILC, in Watsonville (Room A210) (831) 7864755.
Student Honesty Policy:
Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal.
Accommodations:
Students needing accommodations should contact me as soon as possible. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Support Center (ASC), formerly Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), 4796379, or Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 4796220.
MATH 152 SCHEDULE FALL 2017
Wk 
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
1 
Aug28
1.1: Algebraic Expressions, Real Numbers, and Interval Notation
1.4: Solving Linear Equations
1.5: Problem Solving and Using Formulas 
Aug29

Aug30
1.6: Properties of Integral Exponents
1.7: Scientific Notation 
Aug31 
Sept1 
2 
Sept4
No Class Labor Day 
Sept5

Sept6
2.1: Introduction to Functions
2.2: Graphs of Functions 
Sept7

Sept8
Refund & NRS Deadline 
3 
Sept11
2.3: The Algebra of Functions
2.4: Linear Functions and Slope

Sept12

Sept13
2.5: The PointSlope Form of the Equation of a Line
3.1: Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 
Sept14

Sept15 
4 
Sept18 3.2: Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations
3.3: Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 
Sept19

Sept20
Class Canceled 
Sept21

Sept22 
5 
Sept25
4.1: Solving Linear Inequalities
4.2: Compound Inequalities
4.3: Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
4.4: Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 
Sept26 
Sept27
Exam 1
(Chapters 13) 
Sept28 
Sept29 
6 
Oct2
5.1: Introduction to Polynomial and Polynomial Functions
5.2: Multiplication of Polynomials 
Oct3 
Oct4
5.3: Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping
5.4: Factoring Trinomials 
Oct5 
Oct6 
7 
Oct9
5.5: Factoring Special Forms
5.6: A General Factoring Strategy 
Oct10 
Oct11
5.7: Polynomial Equations and Their Applications
6.1: Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing 
Oct12

Oct13 
8 
Oct16
6.2: Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
6.3: Complex Rational Expressions 
Oct17 
Oct18
6.4: Division of Polynomials
6.6: Rational Equations 
Oct19

Oct20

9 
Oct23
6.7: Formulas and Applications of Rational Equations

Oct24 
Oct25
7.1: Radical Expressions and Functions
7.2: Rational Exponents

Oct26 
Oct27 
10 
Oct30
Exam 2
(Chapters 46) 
Oct31 
Nov1
7.3: Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
7.4: Adding, Subtracting, and Dividing Radical Expressions 
Nov2 
Nov3 
11 
Nov6
7.5: Multiplying with More than One Term and Rationalizing Denominators
7.6: Radical Equations 
Nov7

Nov8
7.7: Complex Numbers
8.1: The Square Root Property and Completing the Square 
Nov9 
Nov10
No Class Veterans Day 
12 
Nov13
8.2:The Quadratic Formula
8.3: Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs 
Nov14 
Nov15
8.4: Equations Quadratic in Form
8.5: Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 
Nov16

Nov17
W Deadline 
13 
Nov20
9.1: Exponential Functions
9.2: Composite and Inverse Functions 
Nov21 
Nov22
9.3: Logarithmic Functions
9.4: Properties of Logarithms 
Nov23
No Class Thanksgiving 
Nov24
No Class
Thanksgiving 
14 
Nov27
9.5: Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
9.6: Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data 
Nov28 
Nov29
10.1: Distance and Midpoint Formula; Circles
10.2: The Ellipse 
Nov30 
Dec1 
15 
Dec4
Exam 3
(Chapters 79) 
Dec5

Dec6
10.4: The Parabola; Identifying Conic Sections
10.5: Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables 
Dec7 
Dec8 
16 
Dec11Final Exam
10:00am12:50pm 
Dec12 
Dec1 
Dec14 
Dec15 
MATH 152 HOMEWORK SCHEDULE
Hk# 
Sect 
Page 
Problems 
Due Date 
1 
1.1 
12 
113 odd, 2733 odd, 4977 odd 
Aug 30 
1.4 
50 
149 odd 
1.5 
65 
1, 19, 21, 29, 31, 41, 43, 47, 4973 odd 
2 
1.6 
79 
3115 eoo 
Sept 6 
1.7 
89 
347 eoo, 49, 71, 72 (1.33x10^19 gram) 
3 
2.1 
111 
17 odd, 917 eoo, 1923 odd 
Sept 11 
2.2 
121 
1137 odd 
4 
2.3 
132 
117 odd, 3155 odd 
Sept 13 
2.4 
150 
1725 odd, 2947 odd, 83 
5 
2.5 
162 
125 eoo, 2935 odd, 4955 odd, 67 
Sept 18 
3.1 
190 
1319 odd, 5981 odd, 91, 97 
6 
3.2 
204 
1131 odd 
Sept 25 
3.3 
215 
521 odd, 27, 41, 43 
7 
4.1 
262 
135 odd 
Oct 2 
4.2 
271 
731 odd, 3953 odd 
8 
4.3 
283 
173 eoo 
Oct 2 
4.4 
294 
145 odd 
9 
5.1 
323 
19 eoo, 2953 odd 
Oct 4 
5.2 
337 
189 eoo, 9199 odd, 115 
10 
5.3 
347 
165 eoo, 67 
Oct 9 
5.4 
361 
137 eoo, 3943 odd, 4581 eoo, 8391 odd 
11 
5.5 
371 
391 eoo, 107, 109 
Oct 11 
5.6 
378 
165 eoo, 81 
12 
5.7 
390 
145 eoo, 4750 all, 65, 75, 76 (x=3), 78(x=3) 
Oct 16 
6.1 
413 
715 eoo, 19, 2787 eoo 
13 
6.2 
426 
315 eoo, 2965 eoo, 75, 85 
Oct 18 
6.3 
435 
137 eoo, 47 
14 
6.4 
444 
335 eoo, 37, 39 
Oct 23 
6.6 
462 
937 odd 
15 
6.7 
475 
113 eoo, 2535 odd 
Oct 25 
16 
7.1 
511 
125 eoo, 2732 all, 3587 eoo 
Nov 1 
7.2 
521 
3111 eoo, 113 
17 
7.3 
530 
379 eoo 
Nov 6 
7.4 
538 
363 eoo 
18 
7.5 
549 
189 eoo 
Nov 8 
7.6 
559 
335 eoo, 43, 45 
19 
7.7 
570 
197 eoo 
Nov 13 
8.1 
592 
319 eoo, 3757 eoo 
20 
8.2 
607 
117 eoo, 5163 odd, 65, 67 
Nov 15 
8.3 
625 
18 all, 1737 eoo, 57, 63 
21 
8.4 
635 
331 eoo, 3337 odd 
Nov 20 
8.5 
649 
153 eoo 
22 
9.1 
671 
1115 odd, 39, 41, 53, 59 
Nov 22 
9.2 
686 
113 eoo, 1523 eoo, 2743 eoo, 4553 odd 
23 
9.3 
700 
141 eoo, 4363 eoo, 6771 odd 
Nov 27 
9.4 
712 
367 eoo, 81, 83 
24 
9.5 
726 
387 eoo, 99, 103 
Nov 29 
9.6 
739 
7, 15, 17, 19, 27, 29, 31 
25 
10.1 
762 
917 odd, 2355 odd 
Dec 6 
10.2 
775 
733 odd, 43, 45 
26 
10.4 
796 
16 all, 1939 eoo, 4353 odd, 87 
Dec 11 
10.5 
808 
2941 odd, 55, 57 
