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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style MAT 1143 College Algebra Spring 2011 January 24, 2011 Roll-Using I-clickers For the roll, enter letter when name appears in blue (in middle) Confirm by entering 2nd letter that appears Will use for attendance and participation points daily Prayer Syllabus Note Attendance Requirements Note Homework/exam requirements Office Hours Note Angel Site at my.sbuniv.edu PowerPoint lectures will be posted there a day before class, assignments posted there as well, and keys the day the HW is returned General Education course For some this may be your last math course For others, you may take other College mathematics courses Purpose of Mathematics Solving mathematical problems goes way back in history Sharpens the mind Develops deductive reasoning skills Can have practical applications Polyas Problem Solving Method Understanding the Problem Devising a Plan Carrying out the Plan Looking Back This can apply to ANY kind of problem, not just mathematical Those who have success with mathematical problem solving are sought after in other fields as good problem solvers Most religions deal with some plan to solve the sin problem Christianity gives GODS plan, not one made up by man. Ways to Approach College Algebra Traditional Learn skills and eventually see how problems can be solved. Reformed Have problems to solve. Learn some skills in the process of solving them. Up until the 1990s, most College Algebra was taught using the traditional method, but more reformed courses are appearing This College Algebra will strive to be more reformed than traditional Bending And stretching Dont seem like exciting skills Until seen in the context of what they can be used for My daughter was into rock climbing at the Wellness Center when it opened years ago Shes even gotten me up the wall a few times....
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