Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1314- Section: 71
College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michelle Askew
E-mailaskewml@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6419
Office
Location:Student Center - Room: 403
Hours:10:00-11:00 mwf, 12:00-1:00 mw, 11:00-1:30 tr. Other hours are available by appointment.
Department
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
E-mail:davisml1@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description In-depth 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 post-test.
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 post-test.
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 content-area 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 ISBN: 9781323109144; Access Code ISBN: 9780558926809
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 posted in MyLabsPlus and must be done on computer. These projects will open at 1:oo am on the first day noted and close at 11 p.m. on the second date given.
DATE    ACTIVITY
August 29-Sept. 4, 2018 Orientation Quiz
September 7-8, 2018 Quiz 1.1-1.3
September 14-15, 2018 Test Chapter 1
September 22-23, 2018 Quiz 2.1-2.2
October 2-3, 2018 Quiz 2.3-2.4
October 11-12, 2018 Test Chapter 2
October 21-22, 2018 Quiz 3.1-3.2
October 26-27, 2018 Quiz 3.1-3.4
November 4-5, 2018 Test Chapter 3
November 8-9, 2018 Quiz 4.1-4.2
November 16-17, 2018 Quiz 4.3-4.4
November 20-21, 2018 Quiz 5.1-5.2
November 30-Dec 1, 2018 Quiz 5.3-5.5
December 9-10, 2018 Final Exam AND ALL HOMEWORK DUE
Final Exam Date December 9, 2018 - 1:00 AM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale All quizzes and tests will open at 1:00 AM on the designated day and close at 11 PM the following day as indicated on the schedule.
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%
(All homework will be done on computers using MyLabs+.) Free temporary access is available for TWO weeks. 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.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students will be required to use a scientific calculator of their choice-this 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´┐Żs 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 LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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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 22-21, 2018    Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes
December 5, 2018 Last Class Day
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.