MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S2M 2007 CH
Reynolds, Letitia A.
March 19 - May 13
MA 131 or equivalent
Textbook: Precalculus,6th edition by Raymond Barnett, Michael Ziegler, and Karl Byleen
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: As an educational facilitator, I believe in the importance of interactiveness between the facilitator and learner through the use of lectures, readings, quizzes, and homework. I have also found that interactiveness among students also provides extra support.
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: Students' understanding of course information will be assessed through the use of 7 weekly homework assignments, 6 weekly quizzes, class discussions, and a comprehensive final exam. Homework assignments and quizzes may come from the textbook or consist of other problems of the same level. Quizzes may be given in class or taken home. This information will be announced at least a week in advance.
Grading: This is how your final grade will be determined.Seven homework assignments: 45%Six quizzes: 25%Class Participation: 10%Final Exam: 20%Grading Scale: A (93-100) B (85-92) C (77-84) D (69-76) F ( 0-68)
Late Submission of Course Materials: The first late homework assignment receives no deductions, but each late assignment thereafter will receive deductions in increments of 5% weekly. No late quizzes will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Regular attendance is a key element for success in this class!2. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off during class. 3. On all assignments, tests, and quizzes, show all your work! No work, no credit!4. Students are expected to comply with the Student Conduct Code.
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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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:3/15/2007 4:48:43 PM