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MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
Daniels, James D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CourseMA 150 Precalculus Mathematics BU
SemesterF2H2005
FacultyDaniels, James D.
Daytime Phone843-525-8346 (W)
Other Phone843-522-0905 (H)
E-MailJames.Daniels@park.edu
jdaniels@tcl.edu
Semester Dates24 October - 18 December
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
PerquisitesC or better in MA131 or equivalent
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Precalculus, 7th edition., Munen and Yizzee, 2002

Additional Resources:
TI-83/84/89 Graphing calculator. The TI-83/84 will be used in class. You may use any graphing calculator or a scientific calculator but will be responsible for learning their operation as it pertains to the material covered in this course.


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

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to recognize each type of mathematical function in its general form and through examples; become proficient in applying standard solution techniques for each category of functions by solving problems.

Course Assessment:
The course is conducted via lecture, class discussion, small group work, homework assignments and unit tests.

Grading:
The final grade will be determined using the following measures:

    Homework - 15%
    Tests (3) - 50%
    Final Exam - 35%

The final exam is cumulative covering all material in the course.

The following will be used to assign letter grades:

    90-100    A
    80-89     B
    70-79     C
    60-69     D
    Below 60  F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No work is accepted beyond one class after the submission of the test for a section

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to read all text materials, learn vocabulary, complete homework assignments and be prepared to discuss them in class.

Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable. The student is resposible for making up any work for classes missed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Your homework problems are the multiples of 5 for the sections covered in class.

Date    Chap      Topic
24 Oct  Review    Factoring, Exponents, Radicals, ...
26      1.1, 1.2  Linear Equations, Non-Linear Equations
31      1.4, 2.2  Graphing Functions
2 Nov   2.1, 2.5  Function Operations
7       Test #1
9       9.1 Parabolas
14      1.5, 9.2  Circles and Ellipses
16      9.3       Hyperbolas and Take Home Test - Test #2
21      3.1, 3.2  Quadratics and Higher Order Functions
23      3.3. 3.4  Polynomial Division, Rational Zeros
28      Test #3
30      4.1 - 4.3 Inverse and Exponential Functions, e
5 Dec   4.4, 4.5  Logarithms
7       5.1, 5.2  Angles, Arcs of Circles, Trig Functions
12 Dec  Final Exam Review
14 Dec  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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