Math 103R--Elementary Algebra Spring '06, MW 10:55-12:20 PM


Lecture 3 hours


Catalog Description: The student will study and demonstrate knowledge of the basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) involving real numbers. Other topics include products and factors, first degree equations and inequalities, simultaneous systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, graphing, radical equations, rational expressions, and applications. The course is designed for the student who has had previous instruction in algebra, but needs to review the material before proceeding to the next course.

Text: Introductory Algebra (4th edition)--Blitzer



Instructor: Mrs. Joane Anderson

Office Hours: MW F 8:30-9:15 AM (SM 27)

Telephone: 741-2560

email address:

Web page:

(Access from the West Valley College Homepage, Faculty & Staff)

Safety: In the event of an emergency, please listen for instructions.


Grading: 3 tests will be given during the semester.

The comprehensive final exam will count as much as two tests.

The quiz average will count as much as one test.

A homework-attendance grade will count as one test. This may

include points from group assignments done in class.

90-100% A, 80-89% B, 70-79% C, 60-69% D

No make-ups are given. No late papers are accepted.

Homework is due at the beginning of class.

If you miss a test, please come in and talk to me as soon as possible. If you miss a class, you are responsible for finding out what was covered. I will try to keep the assignments up to date on my web page, or call a friend. Email works best for contacting me.

West Valley College makes reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. College materials will be available in alternate formats (Braille, audio, electronic format, or large print) upon request. Please contact the Disability and Educational Support Program at (408) 741-2010 (voice) or (408) 741-2658 (TTY) for assistance.



You may be dropped for excessive absence, but it is your responsibility to drop if you decide not to continue with the course. The last day to drop is April 28.

The final exam is Wednesday, May 24, 9:400-11:40 AM