Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH1314 Section: 04 College Algebra 
Instructor Information  

Instructor  Michelle Askew  
askewml@lamarpa.edu  
Phone  (409) 9846341  
Office 


Department 


Course Information  
Description  Indepth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.  
Prerequisites  Successful completion of MATH 0332 or satisfactory score on approved test.  
Learning Outcomes 
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses. (PSLO 1, 3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework labs as well as pretest and posttest. 2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations. (PSLO 1, 3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework labs and pretest and posttest. 3. Apply graphing techniques. (PSLO 3) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework labs. 4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions. (PSLO 1, 2,3) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, homework labs and group discussion. 5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices. (PSLO 3)Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes or homework labs. 

Core Objectives 
PSLO ALPHA: Demonstrates comprehension of contentarea reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions. PSLO 2: Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication. PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes  
Textbooks  COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Beecher, Penna, & Bittinger, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016. Package includes book and access code ISBN: 1323109144; Stand Alone Access Code ISBN: 0558926809  
Lecture Topics Outline 
MATH 1314 College Algebra, Beecher, Penna & Bittinger, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016. Package ISBN: 1323109144; Access Code ISBN: 0558926809 Section Page Problems 1.1 Introduction to Graphing:72/1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 19, 21, 27, 31, 37, 43, 45, 49, 55, 61, 65, 69, 75, 83, 85, 89 1.2 Functions & Graphs: 87/3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 39, 41, 45, 49, 51, 59, 63, 67, 69, 71, 73 1.3 Linear Functions, Slopes, & Applications: 103/1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 63, 67, 77 1.4 Equations of Lines & Modeling: 118/1, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 49, 53, 55, 57, 59 1.5 Linear Equations, Functions, Zeroes and App.: 133/3, 9, 11, 15, 21, 25, 29, 33, 35, 39, 43, 45, 47, 51, 55, 57, 63, 73, 83, 87, 91 1.6 Solving Linear Inequalities: 142/3, 9, 13, 15, 19, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 39, 41, 45 2.1 Increasing, Decreasing, and Piecewise Functions; Applications: 166/1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 35, 37, 59, 63 2.2 The Algebra of Functions: 177/1, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 33, 39, 45, 47 2.3 The Composition of Functions: 185/1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31, 39 2.4 Symmetry and Transformations: 206/1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 49, 51, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 79, 85, 87, 89, 91, 97, 99, 103, 121, 125, 129, 131 2.5 Variation and Applications: 217/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39 3.1 Complex Numbers: 239/ 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 39, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 55, 61, 65, 69, 75 3.2 Quadratic Equations, Functions, Zeroes, and Models: 253/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 37, 41, 43, 55, 57, 59, 63, 69, 71, 79, 81, 89 3.3 Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions: 267/1, 3, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 41, 45, 49, 51 3.4 Solving Rational Equations and Radical Equations: 278/1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 29, 35, 37, 39, 41, 47, 53, 57, 75, 79, 81 3.5 Solving Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Value: 283/3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 23, 31, 33, 35, 37, 43, 45, 47, 55, 61 4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models: 306/ 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 25, 27, 31, 39, 41, 43, 49, 53 4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions: 318/1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 25, 27, 31, 39, 41, 43, 49, 53 4.3 Polynomial Division; The Remainder Theorem: 326/7, 9, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23 25, 29, 31, 37, 39 4.4 Theorems about Zeroes of Polynomial Functions: 337/ 1, 3, 11, 13, 17, 23, 25, 29, 39, 41, 43, 51, 53, 55, 61, 73, 75, 81, 85, 87, 5.1 Inverse Functions: 396/1, 5, 9, 11, 17, 23, 25, 35, 39, 47, 57, 59 5.2 Exponential Functions and Graphs: 408/1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 25, 27, 31, 35, 51, 55, 59, 61, 63, 67, 69, 73, 75 5.3 Logarithmic Functions and Graphs: 426/3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 33, 37, 41, 47, 49, 53, 55, 61, 65, 73, 75 5.4 The Properties of Logarithmic Functions : 437/3, 7, 13, 19, 25, 27, 31, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 53, 55, 61, 65, 71, 75 5.5 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations: 448/3, 9, 15, 19, 25, 33, 37, 39, 43, 45, 47, 51, 55, 57, 59 5.6 Applications and Models : Growth and Decay; Compound Interest: 459/1, 3, 5, 7, 9 6.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables: 490/7, 21, 23, 33, 35, 37, 45, 47, 49, 53, 57, 59, 71 6.3 Matrices & Systems of Equations: 510/7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 29, 43 

Major Assignments Schedule 
All assignments are posted in MyLabsPlus and must be done on a computer. September 24, 2018: Chapter 1 Test October 22, 2018: Chapter 2 Test November 19, 2018 Chapter 3 Test 

Final Exam Date  December 11, 2018  8:00 AM Through December 11, 2018  10:00 AM  
Grading Scale  90  100=A 80  89=B 70  79=C 60  69=D Below 59 = F  
Determination of Final Grade 
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15% (All homework will be done on computers using MyLabs+.) Free temporary access is available until January 30, 2018. Login at www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com using your Lamar State College Port Arthur user name. The password is your birthday. Example: June 2, 1985 would be Jun021985. There are no spaces. Approximate Test Dates: September 24, 2018 October 22, 2018 November 19, 2018 

Course Policies  
Instructor Policies  Students will be required to use a scientific calculator of their choicethis will not include a cell phone.  
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 student's 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.  
Academic Honesty  Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.  
Facility Policies 


Important Information  
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Other 
September 3, 2018 Labor Day, no classes October 1, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without penalty November 21, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty November 2221, 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes December 5, 2018 Last Class Day 

HB 2504  This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504. 