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Department of Mathematics

Course Title: Advanced Algebra

Textbook: A textbook will be provided during the first face-to-face class session.
The student is responsible for taking care of the book, and returning it at the end of the class. The student will be held financially responsible for lost or damaged books. Course Days: This course is a blended-learning course, with half of instruction occurring online and the other half occurring face-to-face. Students will be expected to commit at least 5 hours of work per week for the course which is 20 weeks long. The actual amount of time spent in the class could vary depending on the students ability both with mathematics and technological skills. Prerequisites: Students must have been approved to enter this course from their prior math teacher proving they have had a passing grade in Algebra I and Geometry, among others. Students who have not taken a course with Blackboard in the past are suggested to explore the tools of the software and view provided instructional aides for success within the online environment.

Course Instructor:
Name: Kristen Wilkinson Email: wil3139@student.waynesburg.edu Office Hours: Feel free to email me at any time. In person, I am available Monday through Friday in Room 112 from 7:00-7:40 AM, 1:30-2:10 PM, and 3:00 3:15 PM

Mission Statement: "To provide a comprehensive education for all students to

become successful critical thinkers as they enter a global society."

Attendance Policy:

Students will be held accountable for anything missed when out of class for any reason. During field trips, students should ask for work before the trip and return with all work completed and ready for class. Tardies As stated in the WCHS handbook:
Four (4) unexcused tardies will result in a student receiving (1) day of lunch detention.

Four (4) additional unexcused tardies (Total of 8) will result in three (3) days of lunch detention.

Cutting Class/Skipping Students are expected to attend their scheduled classes daily without exception. It is the students responsibility to make arrangements with the classroom teacher before going to the nurse, office, another teachers room, etc. Failure to do so will result in the student being charged with a class cut and receiving a 0 for the days work. Disciplinary action will be determined at the discretion of the building administrators, which could result in a referral to the District Justice.

Homework Assignments Unless otherwise noted, in class homework assignments will be scored out of 10 points. 5 points will be awarded per completion and the other 5 points may be earned by getting selected problems correct on the assignment. Quizzes Unless otherwise noted, quizzes will be graded out of 50 points. Unit Exams Unless otherwise noted, unit exams will be graded out of 100 points.

Projects Projects given during the course of the class will be graded using a rubric. Students will be provided with the rubric at the time the project is presented, so criteria for grading will be set from the beginning. Final Grade Students will be given a cumulative final exam worth 200 points. Final grades are calculated by points awarded divided by total number of points; I do round to the nearest whole percentage when giving a final grade. Grading Scale A 90 100 B 80 89 C 70 79 D 60 69 F 59 or below (This constitutes a failing grade for the course)


If you have questions during the course, dont hesitate to ask, but if it is not of a personal nature please post questions in the Help forum on Blackboard in case another student can answer your question in a timelier manner, or if another student has the same question then the answer may be helpful to the whole class.

State Standards Addressed 2.2.11.A. Develop and use computation concepts, operations and procedures with real numbers in problem-solving situations 2.2.11.C. Construct and apply mathematical models, including lines and curves of best fit, to estimate values of real quantities 2.4.11.E. Demonstrate mathematical solutions to problems 2.5.11.D. Conclude a solution process with a summary of results and evaluate the degree to which the results obtained represent an acceptable response to the initial problem and why the reasoning is valid 2.8.11.R. Create and interpret functional models Common Core Standards Addressed CC.2.1.HS.F.2 Apply properties of rational and irrational numbers to solve real world or mathematical problems. CC.2.1.HS.F.7 Apply concepts of complex numbers in polynomial identities and quadratic equations to solve problems. CC.2.2.HS.C.1 Use the concept and notation of functions to interpret and apply them in terms of their context. CC.2.2.HS.C.3 Write functions or sequences that model relationships between two quantities. CC.2.2.HS.C.5 Construct and compare linear, quadratic and exponential models to solve problems.


A. Unit 1 Systems The student will solve a system of equations or inequalities by graphing, substitution, or linear combination method.

B. Unit 2 Quadratic Functions The student will define, graph, and solve equations of the form y = ax + bx + c. C. Unit 3 Powers The student will learn and apply properties of roots and powers to solve and graph equations containing such.

D. Unit 4 Inverses and Radicals The student will learn and apply properties of radicals to solve equations containing such.

E. Unit 5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions The student will solve exponential equations using properties of logarithms.

Specific due dates will be specified as the course progresses.