P a g e | 1MAT 171-FON01 PreCalculus Algebra Syllabus Guilford Technical Community College Division: STEM Chair: Susan English (interim) Office: MCC 303 Department: Mathematics Chair: Jay DeJohn (interim) Office: AT 352 Course Information Course Number: MAT-171-FON01 Credits: 4Pre-requisites: DMA010 to DMA 080 and DRE098 Description: This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology. Textbook: Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider Precalculus5thedition, Pearson/Addison Wesley. Student access code for MyMathLab(required) is packaged with new textbooks or available in the GTCC Book Store or available to purchase on the website. (The eBook is included with purchase of the student access code.) Our course ID for MyMathLabis scott38438. If the student cannot purchase the MyMathLabaccess code right away, he or she should use the Temporary Access option (bottom of screen) during registration in MyMathLabso that assignments are started right away! Payment must be made within 14 days. Supplies: Texas Instruments TI 83, 83 Plus, 84, or 84 Plus graphing calculator (one of these is required), pencil, binder, paper, graph paper, and 3 x 5 note cards. Consistent access to a computer equipped with the MyMathLabdownloads is required for homework, quizzes and tests. The class Moodlesite will be used to post section notes, resources and major class announcements and to provide discussion boards for questions and collaboration on group projects. All grades will be posted on MyMathLab, not the Moodle site.Instructor’s Name:Lynn Scott E-Mail Address: [email protected]Bestway to contact me is email or “Ask My Instructor” onMyMathLab. Look for answer to either in a returned email within 24 hours. You may also call, participate in online Wednesday night office hour, or visit in person. Office Information Location: Applied Technologies Building, Room 350, #20 Campus: Main Campus, JamestownAddress:601 E. Main Street City, State, Zip: Jamestown, NC 27282Office Phone:336-334-4822 or 336-454-1126, ext. 50476Office Hours:M/W/F 9 –10 a.m. and T/Th 12 –1 p.m. or by appointment Blackboard IM Office Hours: Wednesdays, 8 to 9 p.m., or by request Class Information: Beginning Date: 8/18/14Census Date: 8/27/14 Withdrawal Deadline: 11/10/14 Ending Date: 12/12/14 Meeting Time: Online Meeting Location: Online Number of Weeks:16 Midterm/Final Exam to be taken in Jamestown Assessment Center. Midterm deadline is 10/16 at 7:00 p.m. Final Exam deadline is 12/12 at 3:00 p.m.
P a g e | 2Student Learning Outcomes At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following: 1. Use analytical, graphical, and numerical representations to solve absolute value, radical, polynomial,