House Bill 2504
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MATH131401 (College Algebra)
Faculty Information  

Semester  Spring 2011  
Instructor  Askew, Michelle L.  
Phone  (409) 9846419  
askewml@lamarpa.edu  
Department 


Office 


Course Information  
Course ID #  10140  
Course SubjectNumberSection  MATH131401  
Course Title  College Algebra  
Course Description  Linear, quadratic equations and inequalities, determinants, matrices, systems of equations, partial fractions, binomial theorem, logarithms, theory of equations. (3 hours credit)  
Course Prerequisites  MATH 0332 or DMATH 1302, SAT > 500 (math), TASP > 270 (math), or Learning Center recommendation. Each student MUST provide evidence of prerequisite fulfillment by the third day.  
Required Textbooks  COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Beecher, Penna, & Bittinger, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. ISBN: 0558772455  
Learning Objectives 
A student should be able: 1. To add, subtract, multiply, divide, raise to a power, and find roots of real and complex numbers, polynomials and rational expressions. 2. To write equations of lines given certain conditions and to apply slope, distance, and midpoint formulas. 3. To find roots of linear, quadratic, highdegree polynomials, fractional, radical, and exponential equations. 4. To solve systems of equations in two or three variables by linear combinations, augmented matrix and matrix inverse methods. 5. To use equations in solving word problems involving integer, digit, perimeter, area, mixture, motion, investment, and work concepts. 6. To identify, represent, and graph linear, quadratic, cubic, quartic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and conic sections. 7. To find matrix sums, differences, scalar products, products, and inverses. 8. To use the Binomial Theorem to expand a binomial product, and to find a specific term in a binomial expression. 1. To apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higherorder thinking, and statistical methods to modeling and solving real world situations. 2. To represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. 3. To expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments. 4. To use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge the reasonableness of the results. 5. To interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, and draw inferences from them. 6. To develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline, interrelated with human culture, and understand its connections with other disciplines.


Major Assignments 
MATH 1314 College Algebra, Beecher, Penna & Bittinger, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2008 ISBN: 0321508203 Section Page Problems 1.1 Introduction to Graphing 70/7, 10, 13, 15, 21, 29, 33, 35, 39, 51, 57, 59, 63, 69, 71, 79, 81 1.2 Functions & Graphs 84/1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 25, 27, 31, 3543, 45, 55, 57, 59, 61 1.3 Linear Functions, Slopes, & Applications 99/1, 3, 5, 11, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49 1.4 Equations of Lines & Modeling 115/1, 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 23, 27, 31, 37, 43, 49, 51, 53, 57, 59, 61, 65 1.5 More on Functions 127/1, 5, 13, 17, 24, 31, 35, 37,59, 61 1.6 Algebra of Functions 143/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 17, 45, 51, 61, 67, 69, 77, 83 1.7 Symmetry & Transformations 163/(17), 15, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 49, 53, 57, 63, 71, 79, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103, 129, 131 2.1 Linear Equations, Functions, & Models 188/1, 5, 9, 15, 23, 25, 27, 31, 37, 39, 41, 63, 67, 73, 77, 85, 87, 89 2.2 Complex Numbers 198/1, 3, 7, 11, 23, 43, 65, 75, 79 2.3 Quadratic Equations, Functions, & Models 213/1, 7, 15, 19, 27, 39, 45, 55, 61, 77, 85, 93 2.4 Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions 226/1, 3, 15, (1724), 31, 43, 45 2.5 More Equation Solving 236/3, 7, 15, 25, 29, 39, 51, 75, 89, 93 2.6 Solving Linear Inequalities 244/1, 5, 9, 15, 23, 31, 37, 43, 51, 57, 61 3.1 Polynomial Functions & Models 265/3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 33, 37, 47, 51 3.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions 279/1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 33, 37 3.3 Polynomial Division; The Remainder & Factor Theorems 287/11, 13, 19, 21, 23, 27, 31, 39, 43 3.4 Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial Functions 298/1, 47, 49, 55, 59, 79, 87 3.7 Variation & Applications 336/3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37 4.1 Inverse Functions 356/1, 5, 25, 27, 29, 31, 45, 47 4.2 Exponential Functions & Graphs 370/11, 15, 27, 29, 43, 47, 51, 55 4.3 Logarithmic Functions & Graphs 387/5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49, 51, 57, 61, 65, 67, 71, 79, 83, 87, 91, 92 4.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions 396/1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 23, 29, 35, 43, 45, 53, 55, 65, 69 4.5 Solving Exponential & Logarithmic Equations 408/1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 27, 31, 33, 41, 43, 45, 49 4.6 Applications & Models; Growth & Decay; Compound Interest 419/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 5.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables 446/1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 29, 33, 43, 45, 47, 55 5.2 Systems of Equations in Three Variables 457/1, 7 5.7 Systems of Inequalities & Linear Programming 506/1, 3, 9, 11, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33 6.1 The Parabola 532/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 37 6.2 The Circle & the Ellipse 542/1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 57 6.3 The Hyperbola 553/1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 15, 19, 25, 29, 31, 33, 43, 44 3.5 Rational Functions 316/1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 19 3.6 Polynomial & Rational Inequalities 326/11, 13, 17, 27, 29, 39, 63


Discussion Topics  None  
Attendance Policy  Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A student’s lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam. The final exam is required.  
Determination of Final Grade 
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15% (Homework will be done on computers using MyLab+. ) Approximate Test Dates: February 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 April 15, 2011


Final Exam Date  May 18, 2011  8:00 AM  
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