MAT1033
Intermediate Algebra 
Instructor Information

Name: 
Elizabeth Drake 
Email: 
elizabeth.drake@sfcollege.edu 
Office Location: 
Northwest Campus
Office Number: N215 
Phone: 
(352) 3813829 
Office Hours: 
See Instructor's website 
Course Information

Course Title: 
Intermediate Algebra 
Course Number and
Meeting Times 
MAT1033.022 MW 23:15 MAT1033.040 TH 23:15

Course Description 
The course includes the study of quadratic equations; rational exponents and their
properties; radicals; rational expressions and equations; factoring (review); graphing linear and
quadratic functions and interpreting graphs; solving systems of linear equations and inequalities;
and applications.
This course is a prerequisite for MAC1105, MGF1106, MGF1107, MGF1121 & STA2023, and as
well as other science, nursing, and business courses.
This course carries only elective credit. The general education requirements
in Mathematics for the AA degree stipulate six hours with a grade
of C or better, at least three of which must be in Group A. A course
grade of D or D+ will allow the course to count as an elective,
but neither Gordon Rule nor General Education credit will be given.
Group A: 
MAC1105, MAC1114, MAC1140, MAC2233, MAC2311, MAC2312, MAC2313, MAP2302, MGF1107 
Group B: 
MGF1106, PHI1100, STA2023 

Prerequisite 
MAT0024 or MAT0020 or its equivalent (CPT Elementary Algebra score >= 72) 

Textbook (required) / Materials

Intermediate Algebra w/Applications & Visualization (3rd ed.)
(with “Hints on the Web” booklet and code for WebTutor)
Author: Rockswold and Krieger
Publisher: Pearson, Addison/Wesley
ISBN: 0321566823 (Traditional PLUS MyMathLab)
ISBN: 9780321652515 (Student access kit ONLY for MyMathLab)
A graphing calculator will be required for this course. Either the TI83 or the TI84 lines of calculators
are recommended. The TI84 plus will be used in class for demonstrations, and directions for the TI84 are provided,
so it is the recommended model. The directions for the TI83 are almost identical, so it is also acceptable.
If you have any calculator besides the TI83 or TI84, regular, plus, or silver editions, please check with your instructor.
You may use your calculator on all assignments unless directed not to. Below are a few calculator help links to get you started.
Wellequipped computers are available in the Math Lab, G014. For any online course you are expected to have
access to a working computer with a fast Internet connection.

Open Campus: Angel 
Go to the Santa Fe homepage, click Open Campus, and follow the login instructions
(you can also access open campus through your esantafe account). We will be using the following items:
 Lessons (tab at top): click to find handouts (syllabus, practice tests, answer keys, etc)
 Announcements: if any changes are made, posted here
 Discussion Forums: post additional questions and answers, set up study groups with your classmates
 Class Mail: use to email your classmates or your instructor
 Calendar: after each class I will post
what we covered and what you are expected to do before the next class.

Course Evaluation

To pass this class, you must successfully satisfy each of the following five requirements:
 Attendance: Attendance will be taken daily. Your Attendance grade is based on
days attended divided by total days of class time (a simple percentage).
 Homework: You will be assigned homework on MyMathLab that corresponds to homework exercises in the textbook.
You have an unlimited number of attempts at the MyMathLab homeworks, within a window of opportunity.
Your Homework grades will be recorded at the end of this window of opportunity. However, Homework on
MyMathLab will be available for you throughout the semester so you can continue to practice,
even after the grade has been recorded. Working together on homework assignments is encouraged.
Any changes to the homework schedule will be announced each class and posted on Angel; it is your responsibility to get the assignment each day.
 Tests: Three unit tests will be given during the semester. The questions on the tests will be similar to those
assigned for Homework. There are no makeups but you may replace a low or missing
test score with your score on the Common Final Exam. The test dates are listed on the tentative schedule but may be changed if necessary.
Before each test, you may prepare your own study guide for 5 bonus points on that test. A study guide is a complete, organized
summary of your notes on the material to be covered on the test. I will be looking for formulas, definitions,
explanations, and any howto steps. The study guide must be handed in on the day of the test. Keep your study guides! They will provide you with a summarized version of the material that you can use
to study for the final.
You may not turn in your original class notes as a study guide.
 Final Exam: The final exam will be on the date and at the time regularly scheduled for this class.
See http://www.sfcollege.edu/information/finals.php for more information. The final exam is cumulative and everyone must take it. The final cannot be dropped or replaced, but may replace your lowest test grade.
This is not a state exam and you do not need a certain score on the final to move on.
The final is 25% of course grade.
Your grade will be determined as follows:
Grading 
Grading Composition 
Attendance 
10% 
Homework 
25% 
Tests (including instructor final) 
40% 
Final Exam 
25% 
Total 
100% 

Grading Scale 
90.0  100.0 
A 
87.0  89.9 
B+ 
80.0  86.9 
B 
77.0  79.9 
C+ 
70.0  76.9 
C 
67.0  69.9 
D+ 
60.0  66.9 
D 
00.0  59.9 
F 

Attendance 
Attendance (in an online class, this means logging in, responding to emails and posting messages on the Discussion Board)
is important not only to your success but to the success of others in this course. Work together collaboratively
to maximize your potential for success. Be prepared to help others when they have need and/or to receive
help from others when you have need. 
Tests 
Test 
Sections 
1 
1.1  1.5, 2.1  2.4 
2 
3.1  3.4, 4.1  4.3, 5.1  5.7 
3 
6.2  6.5, 7.1  7.3, 7.5, 8.1, 8.3, 8.4

Final Exam 
all previous sections plus 7.6 



SFC Resources for Help 
Several offices and student organizations on campus offer free tutoring to SFC students, as well as advice on testtaking and study skills.
Here is some contact information you may find useful:
 Office of Diversity, S112, 3955486
 Student Support Services, B112, 3955068
 Counseling Center, S254, 3955508  The Counseling Center offers information and workshops on a variety of topics,
including math anxiety and test anxiety.
 Math Lab, NW Campus: 3954163, Downtown/Blount Center: 3955858, Starke: 3955850
 24/7 Free Online Tutoring: www.smarthinking.com is
accessible through an online tutoring button on your eSantafe account

Course Policies 
Make Ups 
No makeups are given during the semester. However, your score on
the Common Final exam may replace one missing or lowest test score. 
Incompletes 
A grade of I (incomplete) will only be given at the instructor's discretion
if you have successfully completed most of the course work and shown acceptable evidence that justifies your incomplete work. 
Academic Integrity 
The very nature of higher education requires that students adhere to accepted standards of academic integrity.
See the Code of Student Conduct: http://dept.sfcollege.edu/rules/PDF/Rule_7/7_23.pdf. You are permitted and
encouraged to use your book and notes, and to work with each other or a tutor on your homework. You may use your study guides on the Unit Tests.
However, no books, notes, or tutors are permitted for the Common Final. 
Discrimination/Harassment 
SFC prohibits any form of discrimination or sexual harassment among students, faculty and staff.
For further information, refer to the SFC Human Resources Policies website at http://dept.sfcollege.edu/rules/PDF/Rule_2/2_8.pdf. 
ADA 
I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations. Request for academic accommodations
should be made during the first week of the semester (except for unusual circumstances). You must be registered with
Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) in S229 for disability verification and determination of reasonable academic accommodations. 

Desired Student Results

Specific Learning Outcomes
 Review
 Demonstrate an ability to factor algebraic expressions into primes using techniques of removing common factors, and
factoring the difference of squares and trinomials
 Use the properties of inequalities and equivalent inequalities to solve linear inequalities in one variable and
express the solutions graphically or in interval notation
 Rational Expressions and Equations
 Evaluate rational expressions, and use prime factorization to reduce simple rational expressions (decreased emphasis)
 Use the properties of equalities and equivalent equalities to solve rational equations; apply to word problems involving ratios and proportions
 Radicals and Rational Exponents
 Demonstrate the relationship between exponents and radicals
 Use the properties of radicals to simplify simple radicals
 Use the properties of equality to solve equations involving one radical expression
 Quadratic Equations
 Recognize a quadratic equation; choose and apply the most efficient method to solve it
 Apply skills to word problems involving quadratic equations
 Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
 Use tables and graphs as tools to interpret expressions, equations, and inequalities
 Locate the x and y intercepts graphically and algebraically and interpret them in the context of the problem
 Explain and determine the slope of a line as the ratio of change in the dependent variable with respect to change in the
independent variable
 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities and their Graphs
 Connect the solution set of a system of two linear equations in two variables with the graphs of the two equations
 Connect the solution set of a system of two linear inequalities in two variables with the graphs of the two inequalities
 Introduction to Functions
 Recognize functions in table, graph, equation or verbal form
 Understand that for a function one input value results in one output value
 Determine the acceptability of a value to be used for the independent variable in an equation that defines a function
 Determine the domain and range of a relation from a graph
 Use and understand functional notation
 Linear Functions and Their Applications
 Express linear and quadratic functions in table, graph, equation, or verbal form
 Make connections between the parameters of a function and the behavior of the function
 Recognize that a variety of problem situations can be modeled by the same type of function
 Use patterns and functions to represent and solve problems
 Extract and interpret information presented in a graph

Important Dates

August:
Mon .............. Aug 24 ............................... Fall Full and Fall A classes begin
................................................................... Drop/Add: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tue ................ Aug 25 ............................... Drop/Add: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wed .............. Aug 26 ............................... Drop: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ( last day to ADD)
Fri .................. Aug 28 ............................... Last day to DROP with no record and receive a refund
for Fall Full
September:
Mon .............. Sept 7 .................................. COLLEGE CLOSED – Labor Day Holiday
October:
Thu ................ Oct 1 ..................................... Graduation application deadline
Fri .................. Oct 16 ................................. COLLEGE CLOSED – UF Homecoming
November:
Sun ................ Nov 1 .................................. Daylight Savings Time ends – turn your clocks back one hour
Tue ................ Nov 3 .................................. Last day to withdraw and receive a “W” for Fall Full
Wed .............. Nov 11 ................................ COLLEGE CLOSED – Veteran’s Day Holiday
Wed .............. Nov 25 ................................ NO EVENING CLASSES after 5 p.m.
ThuSun ........ Nov 2629 ........................... COLLEGE CLOSED – Thanksgiving Holidays
December:
Fri ................. Dec 4 ................................... Fall Full and Fall B classes end
MonThu ....... Dec 710 ............................. Final Exams for Fall Full and Fall B
Tue ................ Dec 8 ................................... COMMON FINALS (MAT1033/MGF1106)
– 3:30 to 5:30 p.m
Thu ................ Dec 10 ................................ Fees due by 4 p.m. for Spring Full and Spring A classes
Fri .................. Dec 11 ................................ GRADUATION 
** It is your responsibility to drop or withdraw by the appropriate deadline. ** 

