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MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
Nguyen, Litti


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Course

MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics

Semester

F1W 2007 TI

Faculty

Nguyen, Litti

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S.

Office Location

Tinker AFB

Office Hours

TBA

Daytime Phone

521-4175

Other Phone

682-0338

E-Mail

litti.nguyen@park.edu

Semester Dates

20 August - 17 October 2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Prerequisites

MA 131 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen. Precalculus, 6nd Edition, McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-286739-8.
 
 

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Additional Resources:

1) Graphing calculator is required.
2) Laptop computer is recommended.
3) Download and install a free copy of LiveMath Viewer from LiveMath.com.  This math application software is used by the instructor to demonstrate to students complex definition and simulation of mathematical concepts.
4) Download and install free copies of Java and Prolog compilers from http://www.sun.com, and http://www.ugosweb.com, respectively.  These compilers are used by the instructor to demonstrate to students complex definition and simulation of mathematical concepts.

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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. PREREQUISITE: MA 131 or equivalent. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

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

      Instructor Learning Outcomes
    1. Solving problems involving  series, mathematical induction, and combinatorics.
    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:

    There will be one midterm exam, one comprehensive final exam, 6 HW assignments, and weekly classroom participation/discussion/problem solving.

    Grading:

    1) Homework to be solved and posted in E-companion 20%
    2) In-class participation/problem solving  10%
    3) E-companion Participation (discussion/questions/help other students…) 10%
    4) Midterm 25%
    5) Final 35%

    Late Submission of Course Materials:

    Late work will not be accepted without prior arrangements with the instructor.

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:

    Disruptive behavior, racist, or sexist speech out of context will not be tolerated.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

    1) Week1: a) Equations and Inequalities. b) Sections 1.1-1.6, Assignment 1 given out. c) Lecture's materials for this week support Learning Outcome 1 2) Week2: a) Graphs and Functions. b) Sections 2.1-3.6, Assignment 1 due, Assignment 2 given out. c) Lecture's materials for this week support Learning Outcome 2 3) Week3: a) Polynomial, Rational, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions. b) Sections 4.1-5.5, Assignment 2 due, Assignment 3 given out. c) Lecture's materials for this week suport Learning Outcomes 4 and 5. 4) Week4: Review and midterm exam. Assignment 3 due. 5) Week5: a) Trigonometric Functions and Trigonometric Identities. b) Sections 6.1-7.5, Assignment 4 given out. c) Lecture's materials for this week support Learning Outcome 5 6) Week6: a) Additional Topics in Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry. b) Sections 8.1-9.4, Assignment 4 due, Assignment 5 given out. c) Lecture's materials for this week support Learning Outcomes 2 and 3 7) Week7: a) Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Matrices, Sequences, Induction, and Probability. b) Sections 10.1-11.6, Assignment 5 due, Assignment 6 given out. c) Lecture's materials for this week support Instructor-Added Learning Outcome 1 8) Week8: Review and Final examination. Assignment 6 due.

    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

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    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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