SYLLABUS
MAT135 Intermediate
Algebra & Applications MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Prerequisite: MAT 037 or MAT 043 with a minimum C grade or placement test score
Topics include: function notation; linear, quadratic, and absolute value functions
and equations; rational expressions and equations; rational exponents and
equations; radicals and radical equations; graphing of linear and quadratic
functions; Polynomial and rational inequalities. [grade
of B or better is recommended to proceed to MAT 146]
Instructor: Porter
Email:porterr@mccc.edu Phone:
6096162841 
Website: www.mccc.edu/~porterr

Feel free to stop by during my office
hours if you have any questions about any part of the course. You may
also get help in the Learning Center (2^{nd} floor  Library Building) on
the West Windsor Campus or in the Learning Center on the James Kerney Campus.
Required Materials:
Software: ALEKS (18 week license with or
without the ebook)
Scientific
or graphing calculator (required)
Textbook: Algebra for College Students, 7^{th} edition, Mark Dugopolski (optional)
Attendance/Homework:
You are
responsible for all of the material covered. There are no makeups in this
course.
Tests:
There are two instructorgraded
tests, a department midterm, and a department final exam. The final exam is cumulative.

Test
1 covers textbook sections 2.2,2.3,2.5,2.6,3.3,3.5,4.1,4.2

Midterm
exam covers all sections from Test 1 AND
5.7,5.8,6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4

Test
2 covers textbook sections 6.5,6.6,6.7,7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5
Final exam
covers all of the above sections and 7.6,8.1,8.2,8.3,8.4,8.5
Grading: Unit Tests..................................20% Midterm exam
......20% Homework,Piework,Quizzes....
25% Final Exam*
35% **Must receive a 60% on Final to pass the course. 
93%100%........A 90%92%..........A 87%89%..........B+ 83%86%..........B 80%83%..........B 77%79%..........C+ 70%76%..........C 60%69.5%.......D <59.5%.............F 
Academic Integrity
Statement:
Under no circumstance should
students knowingly represent the work of another as ones own. Students may not
use any unauthorized assistance to complete assignments or exams, including but
not limited to cheatsheets, cell phones, text messaging and copying from
another student. Violations should be reported to the Academic Integrity
Committee and will be penalized. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more
details.
DAY 
DATE 
TOPICS 
Sections 
1 
1/18 
2.2 Formulas and Functions/ Online ALEKS Diagnostic
taken home 2.3 Applications 
2.2 
2.3 

2 
1/25 
2.5 Compound Inequalities 2.6 Abs. Value Eq. & Ineq 
2.5 
2.6 

3 
2/1 
3.3 Equation of Line/Review
Material on Graphing 3.5 Functions &
Relations 
3.3 
3.5 

4 
2/8 
(Test I Material Ends) 



5 
2/15 


6 
2/22 
5.8 Solving Equations 6.1 Prop. Of Rational Functions 6.2 Mul & Div Rat Fcts 
5.8 
6.1 

6.2 

7 
3/1 
6.3 Add & Sub Rat Functions 

6.4 

8 
3/8 
6.5 Div.
Polynomials 
6.5 
9 
3/22 
6.6 & Rational Equations 6.7 Applications 
6.6 
6.7 

10 
3/29 
7.1/ 7.2 Radicals &
Rational Exponents 7.3 Add, Sub, Mul Radicals 
7.1/7.2 
7.3 

11 
4/5 
7.4 Quotients, Powers, Rationalizing Denom. 7.5 Equations with Radicals
& Exponents 
7.4 
7.5 

12 
4/12 
7.6 Complex Numbers 8.1/8.2 Factoring,
Completing the Square, Quad. Formula 
7.6 
8.1/8.2 

13 
4/19 
8.3 More Quad. Equations 8.4 Quad Functions & Graphs 8.5 Quadratic and Rational
Inequalities 
8.3/8.4 
8.5/10.5 

14 
4/26 
Catchup/Review for Final 

15 

Review for Final 

FINAL  5/10  FINAL EXAM 68pm BS320 
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