MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
S2F 2007 HE
Harrison, Harry Clifford
BS US Air Force AcademyMS University of Arizona
Education Center, Fort Myer
Mar 19 - May 19
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, by Barnett, Ziegler and Byleen.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment for MA150 Precalculus
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 applications).
4. Analyze, define, graph and evaluate logarithmic and exponential functions.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Assessment of learning will be determined by using the following:
1. Lab Assignments: see www.radix.net/~cgabriel/lab-requirements.html
2. Quizzes: Both announced and unannounced quizzes on material will be administered.
3. Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete two examinations.
The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements:
1. Lab Assignments 150
2. Quizzes 50 points
3. Midterm and Final Examination 100 points each Total 400 points
Final course grading scale: 93-100 (372-400) = A 83-92 (332-371) = B 73-82 (292-331) = C 63-72 (252-291) = D 62 and below (251 and below or more than 15 hours of course time missed ) = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade. ·
Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. ·
Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises. ·
The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence. ·
Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience. ·
Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines. ·
Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. ·
Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values. ·
There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
Equations and Inequalities
Read Chapter 1
Graphs and Functions
Read Chapter 2
Polynomials and Rational Functions
Read Chapter 3
Review all notes and readings
Exponential and Log Functions
Read Chapter 4
Read Chapter 5
Systems of Equations, Matrices
Read Chapter 8, 9
Read Chapter 10, 11
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Last Updated:3/6/2007 2:18:16 AM