MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
F2A 2007 BE
Maldonado, Aldo Rene
Assistant professor of mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Master of Science (MS)Bachelor of Science (BS)
Tuesday and thursday 5-7
Oct 22 - Dec 16 2007
8:00 - 10:40 PM
MA131 or equivalent
Textbook: Munen and Yizzee,"Precalculus: Functions and Graphs", 8th edition, 2006 ISBN-10: 0757521231
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: A graphing calculator is required
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's philosophy is based on constructivist view of mathematics learning. Students construct their own schema. Instructor provides guidance like lectures, HW assignment and tutoring but learning task is placed entirely in student's shoulders. Full use of technology is one of the ways instructor guides students
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.
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Late Submission of Course Materials: No late submission is allowed
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones and pagers must be turned off to prevent unnecessary disruptions during the class. Disruptive behavior, racist, or sexist speech out of context will not be tolerated.
Review of Algebra and mathematical models
Chapters R and 1
Functions and graphs
Polynomial and rational functions
Exponential and logarithmic functions
Trigonometric Identities and equations
Topics in Analitic Geometry
Review and Final
All Previous Chapters
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Last Updated:9/22/2007 3:50:28 AM