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MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
Belanger, Fred


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics

Semester

F1B 2007 BL

Faculty

Belanger, Fred

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military Academy
M.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, TX

Daytime Phone

915-568-5717

E-Mail

p198749@pirate.park.edu

fred.belanger@otc.army.mil

Semester Dates

7 Aug - 27 Sep 2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

     Barnett, Ziegler, & Byleen, Precalculus: Function and Graphs, Sixth Edition, McGraw Hill, New York, NY

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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. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MA131 or equivalent.

Educational Philosophy:

Impart knowledge and techniques associated with the topics covered in the course.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the basic features of the Cartesian coordinate plane
  2. Analyze and graph the defining features of linear equations
  3. Analyze and graph the defining features of circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas
  4. Explain, graph, and apply logarithmic and exponential functions
  5. Demonstrate the fundamental properties of trigonometric definitions, theorems and equations


Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:

Three examinations of equal weight consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.

Grading:

The final grade in the course will be determined as follows:

    Exam I........33%         A............90% or above
    Exam II.......33%         B............80 to 89.99% 
    Exam III......34%        C............70 to 79.99%
           Total...100%        D............60 to 69.99% 
                                       F............Below 60%

    A grade of "I" will not be allowed unless the student has met with the instructor and discussed the difficulties encountered.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Only accepted with prior approval of instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  1. It is expected that all students will participate in the class by asking questions and by presenting problems as assigned. 

  2. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a grade of F.  All students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if he/she is expecting to be absent for legitimate reasons. 

  3. A student turning anybody else's work as his/her own will not be tolerated.  If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course.  The Dean of Academic Affairs will be notified in writing of the action taken.  The added recommendation will be made to the Dean that the student involved be dropped from the college.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Date Chapter Topic

7 Aug R.1-R.7 Review of Basic Algebra

9 Aug 1.1-1.6 Equations & Inequalities

14 Aug 2.1-2.4 Graphs

16 Aug 3.1-3.6 Functions

21 Aug Review, Chapters A, 1, 2, & 3

23 Aug Exam, Chapters A, 1, 2, & 3

28 Aug 4.1-4.3 Polynomials & Rational Functions

30 Aug 4.4-4.5 Polynomials & Rational Func. (cont)

       10.1 Systems of Equations & Inequalities

4 Sep 5.1-5.5 Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

6 Sep Review, Chapters 4, 5, & 10

11 Sep Exam, Chapters 4, 5, & 10
13 Sep 6.1-6.3 Trigonometric Functions

18 Sep 6.5,6.6 Trigonometric Functions (cont)

20 Sep 7.1-7.5 Trigonometric Identities and Equations

25 Sep Review, Chapters 6 & 7
27 Sep Exam, Chapters 6 & 7

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Evaluate 4 out of 4 polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions Evaluate 3 out of 4 polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions Evaluate 2 out of 4 polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions Evaluate 0 or 1 out of 4 polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Prove 4 out of 4 trig. identities Prove 3 out of 4 trig. identities Prove 2 out of 4 trig. identities Prove 0 or 1 out of 4 trig. identities 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Solve 4 out of 4  polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions Solve 3 out of 4  polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions Solve 2 out of 4  polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions Solve 0 or 1 out of 4  polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Solve 4 out of 4 practical applications Solve 3 out of 4 practical applications Solve 2 out of 4 practical applications Solve 0 or 1 out of 4 practical applications 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Graph 4 out of 4 equations Graph 3 out of 4 equations Graph 2 out of 4 equations Graph 0 or 1 out of 4 equations 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
State 4 out of 4 roots State 3 out of 4 roots State 2 out of 4 roots State 0 or 1 out of 4 roots 
First Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
(Recognize basic functions and their graphs)1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Recognize the graphs of 4 out of 4 basic functions Recognize the graphs of 3 out of 4 basic functions Recognize the graphs of 2 out of 4 basic functions Recognize the graphs of 1 or 0 out of 4 basic functions 
Second Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
(State domain and range of basic functions)1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
State the domain and range for 4 out of 4 basic functions State the domain and range for 3 out of 4 basic functions State the domain and range for 2 out of 4 basic functions State the domain and range for 1 or 0 out of 4 basic functions 

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