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MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
Anderson, Carolyn


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

SP 2009 HO

Faculty

Anderson, Carolyn

Title

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Degrees/Certificates

BS (+ teaching certification)
MS (Math)
MEd (Computers in Education)

Office Location

SC105A

Office Hours

9-10am MWF, 8:15-8:45am TR, 12:30-1:30 M, 11:30-12:30 T

Daytime Phone

(816) 584 - 6260

E-Mail

carolyn.anderson@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/canderson

Semester Dates

Jan. 12 - May 8

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Prerequisites

MA131 or Equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Fundamentals of PreCalculus by Mark Dugopolski, Pearson Education, Inc. Publisher, second edition 2009© (ISBN:0-321-50697-9 or (978-0-321-50697-9)

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Course Description:
MA150 Precalculus Mathematics: 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:

I believe every student can learn and succeed given the appropriate opportunities.  The challenge is to meet the varying needs of  students while promoting, fostering and expecting academic excellence.  The curriculum is ever changing and modifying and adjusting while integrating new ideas and technologies.  The environment instills that everyone is responsible for themselves and their community.

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:
Classes will include lectures, group participation, class activities and the use of new technology. Homework for practice will be assigned each class period.  Grades of A(90%), B(80%), C(70%), D(60%), and F(less that 60%) will be given.   There will be four classroom tests (100 points each),  and a comprehensive final (100 points).  There are NO MAKEUP tests given. However, your lowest classroom test grade(out of the four given) will be dropped. A comprehensive Final is mandatory.   The instructor will announce class policies. The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus.

Grading:
See above

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to be present and on time with homework assigned completed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
      Topic                                                 Section  Problems

Functions

1.5

#1-77 odd

Graphing Equations

1.6

#1-53 odd

Families of Functions

1.7

#1-49 odd

Operations with Functions

1.8

#1-69 odd

Inverse Functions

1.9

#1-33 odd

Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

2.1

#1-55 odd

Complex Numbers

2.2

#1-79 odd

Zeroes of Polynomial Functions

2.3

#1-53 odd

Theory of Equations

2.4

#1-53 odd

Miscellaneous Equations

2.5

#1-33 odd

Graphs of Polynomial Functions

2.6

#37-59 odd

Angles and Their Measurements

3.1

#1-99 odd

The Sine and Cosine Functions

3.2

#1-71 odd, 72

The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

3.3

#1-39 odd

The Other Trig. Functions

3.4

#1-65 odd

The Inverse Trig. Functions

3.5

#1-63 odd

Right Triangle Trigonometry

3.6

#1-33 odd

Identities

3.7

#1-53 odd

Trigonometric Functions

3.8

#1-65 odd

The Law of Sines and Cosines

3.9

#1-29 odd

Exponential Functions

4.1

1-75, 81 odd

Logarithmic Functions

4.2

#1-77 odd

Rules of Logarithms

4.3

#1-93 odd

The Parabola

5.1

#1-35 odd

The Ellipse and the Circle

5.2

#1-35 odd

The Hyperbola

5.3

#1-39 odd

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. 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".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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