Course Syllabus for New Fall2011 Math 126 PRECALCULUS

Course Syllabus for New Fall2011 Math 126 PRECALCULUS -...

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MATH 126-PRECALCULUS Instructor Information: Name: Blisin Hestiyas Office: MDWS Room S 316 Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11:50 1:05PM, Tuesday & Thursday 11:50- 1:05 AM Email: bhestiyas@tmcc.edu Phone: (775) 829-9024 Website: https://sites.google.com/a/tmcc.edu/bhestiyas/ Course Details: Section Time Location 1002 Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM -10:15 AM Meadowood Center - 105 Syllabus: Course Description: This course covers advanced concepts in algebra including graphs and properties of functions, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications, and mathematical models. Course Outcomes: Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to algebraically analyze functions. Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to graphically analyze functions. Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to model real-life scenarios using functions. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 096 or the equivalent qualifying Accuplacer, ACT/SAT test results. Text: Blitzer: PRECALCULUS , Fourth Edition with MyMathLab .( or you may purchase a stand- alone MML access code which gives you a printable, electronic book.) Graphing Calculator: A graphing calculator is required. Please bring it to class each day. You will also need it for the exams. TI 83 calculators are available for rental for $20 per semester in the Tutoring Center. Symbolic manipulators, such as TI-89 or 92 will not be allowed on tests. When you have completed Math126,you should be able to 1. Solve equations and inequalities over the real numbers. 2. Analyze graphs and functions. 3. Apply concepts of functions to real-life applications. 4. Evaluate and solve problems using functions types of:
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Quadratic , Polynomial , Exponential , Logarithmic and Rational 5. Solve a system of linear equations using matrices. 6. Use a graphing calculator as an aid to problem solving . Academic Responsibilities : You are responsible for your own learning and 1. Attending class regularly and on time 2. Meeting deadlines as specified in the course outline 3. Completing homework assignments, projects, and exams as specified in the course outline 4. Reading the text before coming to class 5. Participating in class discussions and activities 6. Learning to use your calculator 7. Getting help when you don’t understand something Method of Instruction : The classes are conducted informally and will typically consist of question and answer sessions, coverage of new material, and small group activities. Your
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