Math1513Syllabus-F11 - * COLLEGE ALGEBRA Instructor:...

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* MATH 1513 - Section 24 Fall 2011 1 Instructor: Dr. Janice French Office: 512 Math Sciences Office Hours: Monday, Friday – before and after class Many Monday evenings – 6:30-8:00 (I’ll post on D2L) Wednesdays – 11:00 – 12:15, 1:30-3:00 Also by appointment Telephone: 744-5282 e-mail: Course Prerequisites. I assume you have completed the second course in the high school algebra curriculum, Algebra II, or Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0123). Further, I assume some minimal familiarity with a graphing calculator such as the Texas Instruments TI-83. Course Objectives. To learn college-level algebra; to complete the college mathematics requirements for further study of mathematics and of mathematically-dependent subjects. We begin by studying some familiar functions - linear and quadratic - and then move on to some very special functions - polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic. We will explore applications of these functions in the world around us. In the final portion of the course, we will study systems of equations and conic sections and see how these mathematical notions are applied. Use of technology – Use of the graphing calculator has been carefully integrated into the course. Technology can be a tremendous aid in learning mathematics only if used appropriately . Technology is not a substitute for learning functions or any mathematics! Because of the importance of technology today, a goal of the course is that you are comfortable with it and that you know when it is appropriate to choose it in learning mathematics. Required Textbook Package and Supplies. Textbook Package . You are required to have the textbook package for the course which consists of the textbook College Algebra - Graphs and Models (4th edition) by M. Bittinger, J. Beecher, D. Ellenbogen, and J. Penna. Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. , 2009 and the manual Graphing Calculator Manual by J. Penna, 2009. Graphing Calculator . You are required to have a graphing calculator for this course. I will be using a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator for some class demonstrations. You may check out a TI- 83/TI-83 Plus graphing calculator from the Mathematics Department (401 MS) for use during the semester while the supply lasts; there is NO charge. Course Evaluation - Grades There are 640 points possible in this course, distributed among homework, exams, and the final exam as shown below. Note: the final exam score counts twice, so it contributes 200 points to your grade. Attendance in class and attendance at the MLRC can directly contribute points to your grade. See below. Examinations. There will be three (3) examinations with a maximum possible score of 100 points each and a 100 point comprehensive final examination which will be recorded twice. Make-up examinations will be given only for very serious and unavoidable conflicts, and only if your request to present a make-up examination is approved by your instructor in advance . If this condition is not satisfied, it is
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Math1513Syllabus-F11 - * COLLEGE ALGEBRA Instructor:...

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