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MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
Vasquez, Aubry L.


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CourseMA 150 Precalculus Mathematics HI
SemesterF1QQ2005
FacultyVasquez, Aubry L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Office Hoursbefore and after class
Daytime Phone801-920-5378
E-Mailaubry.vasquez@pirate.park.edu
aubrylv@yahoo.com
Semester Dates22 Aug. - 16 Oct. 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:30 - 7:15 PM
PerquisitesMA 131 College Algebra or Equivalent
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Munem and Yizze, Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, 7th Edition, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2002.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Graphing Calculator (TI 89 recommended)
Graph Paper


Course Description:
A consideration of those topics in algebra and trigonometry necessary for the calculus.  Topics include:  mathematical analysis of the line, the conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, circular functions, polynomial and rational functions, mathematical induction, and theory of equations.  Pre-requisite:  MA131 or equivalent.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Philosophy of Learning in Mathematics: Solving problems in mathematics is primarily learning procedures and becoming proficient in specific skills used in those procedures. Therefore, proficiency comes only by practice (as in sports). Class time will be spent primarily in lecture, questions, and discussion to demonstrate skills and procedures. As each learner is different, students are expected to “practice” by completing a sufficient number of problems to gain proficiency.

Grading:
Grades:
Homework/Participation        50
Chapter Tests: 7 x 100       700
Final Exam:                  250
Total                       1005

Scale:
900 +           A
800-899         B
700-799         C
600-699         D
0-599           F
   

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date Section Topic
Aug 22 R.1-R.8, 1.1 Review of Basic Algebra
Aug 24 1.2-1.5, 2.1 Mathematical Models and Coordinate Geometry.
Aug 29 2.2-2.4 Test Ch 1, Functions and Graphs
Aug 31 2.5, 3.1 -  3.4 Polynomial and Rational Functions
Sep 5 Off for Labor Day
Sep 7 3.5-3.6, 4.1 Test Ch 2, Rational and Inverse Functions
Sep 12 4.2 - 4.4 Test Ch 3, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Sep14 4.5 - 4.6, 5.1 – 5.2 Trigonometric Functions
Sep 19 5.3 – 5.5 Test Ch 4, Trigonometric Functions
Sep 21 5.6 – 5.7, 6.1-6.3 Trigonometric Functions, Identities, and Equations
Sep 26 6.4 – 6.5, 7.1 Test Ch 5, Trig Identities & Equations,  Sine & Cos
Sep 28 7.2 – 7.4, 8.1 – 8.2 Add'l Applications of Trig and Linear Systems
Oct 3 8.3 – 8.6 Test Ch 6&7,  Systems of Equations & Inequalities
Oct 5 9.1 – 9.5 Test Ch 8, Topics in Analytic Geometry
Oct 10 9.6, 10.1, Review Review
Oct 12 Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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