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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-1314-04 (College Algebra)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorAskew, Michelle L.
Phone(409) 984-6419
E-mailaskewml@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
E-mail:dupuisgm@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:10:00-11:00 mwf, 1:15-3:00 mw, 12:15-2:00 tr, other hours available by appointment
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:403
Course Information
Course ID #10143
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-1314-04
Course TitleCollege 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, high-degree 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, higher-order

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: 0-321-50820-3

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, 35-43, 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/(1-7), 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, (17-24), 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 studentís 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 16, 2011 - 10:00 AM
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* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

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College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.† Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.† These policies will be strictly enforced.

 

Facility† Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

Special Considerations

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