MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
SP 2009 HO
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS (+ teaching certification)MS (Math)MEd (Computers in Education)
9-10am MWF, 8:15-8:45am TR, 12:30-1:30 M, 11:30-12:30 T
(816) 584 - 6260
Jan. 12 - May 8
10:00 - 10:50 AM
MA131 or Equivalent
Fundamentals of PreCalculus by Mark Dugopolski, Pearson Education, Inc. Publisher, second edition 2009© (ISBN:0-321-50697-9 or (978-0-321-50697-9)
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
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
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: 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
Families of Functions
Operations with Functions
Quadratic Functions and Inequalities
Zeroes of Polynomial Functions
Theory of Equations
Graphs of Polynomial Functions
Angles and Their Measurements
The Sine and Cosine Functions
#1-71 odd, 72
The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
The Other Trig. Functions
The Inverse Trig. Functions
Right Triangle Trigonometry
The Law of Sines and Cosines
1-75, 81 odd
Rules of Logarithms
The Ellipse and the Circle
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.
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 .
Last Updated:12/9/2008 9:04:43 AM