MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
S1SS 2006 RA
Scagliola, David L.
BA - MathematicsMS - Operations Research
9 January - 5 March 2006
4:55 - 7:35 PM
MA 131 (College Algebra) or equivalent
Textbook: PRECALCULUS Functions and Graphs
Barnett, Ziegler and Byleen
(see office for ISBN)
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: My educational philosophy is based on interaction and active involvement--learning by doing. This course will be primarily lecture based, however, students are always encouraged/required to: ask and answer questions, accomplish reading assignments, and practice/practice...practice... In addition, there will be opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of materials covered.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Homework - 10%
Project - 20%
Midterm - 30%
Final - 40%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework will be collected daily. All homework must be turned in NLT the final exam.
Make-Up Examinations: on a case by case basis
Classroom Rules of Conduct: While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during the class lecture. Eating and drinking beverages (other than water) is not allowed in the halls or classroom.
Basic Algebra Operations
Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Functions
Math Modeling in Business
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Mid Term Exam
Trigonometric Functions and Identities
Ch 5, 6
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Matrices and Determinants
Sequences and Series
Ch 1- 10
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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