MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
F2AA 2006 LC
Ottum, Joseph A.
23 OCT 06 – 17 DEC 06
4:45 - 7:25 PM
MA131 or equivalent
Textbook: Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen Precalculus:Functions and Graphs, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN 0072368713
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: TI-89 or TI-200 calculator recommended.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment for MA150
1. Demonstrate knowledge of functions, including
domain, range, evaluation, graphing and operations.
2. Apply polynomial theorems (Factor Theorem,
Rational Zero Theorem, Number of Roots Theorem, Conjugate Pairs Theorem,
and Descartes' Rule of Signs) to graph
polynomial functions and find roots.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental
properties of trigonometry (definitions, theorems, equations, and
4. Analyze, define, graph and evaluate
logarithmic and exponential functions.
3 tests and homework and participation
Two Tests 25% of final grade each Participation/Homework Notebook 25% of final grade Final Examination 25% of final grade
Gades A:90-100 B:85-89 C:80-84 D:70-79
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments should be turned in on the specified due date.
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Meeting - 1,
Intro, Algebra, Appendix A,
Appendix, Chapter 1
Meeting - 2,
Equations and Inequalities, Graphs and Functions,
Meeting - 3,
Polynomial and Rational Functions, Test 1,
Meeting - 4,
Exponential and Logartithmic Functions,
Meeting - 5,
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trignometric Functions,
Meeting - 6,
Trignometric Functions, Trigonometric Identities, Test 2,
Meeting - 7,
Meeting - 8,
Review and Final
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