MA 150 Precalculus Mathematics
SP 2008 HO
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS (+teaching certification)MS (Math)MEd (Computers in Education)
9-10 MWF,12:15-1:45 M, 2:15-3 TR
January 14 - May 9, 2008
10:00 - 10:50 AM
MA131 or Equivalent
Textbook: Fundamentals of PreCalculus by Mark Dugopolski, Pearson Education, Inc. Publisher, 2004© (ISBN:0321122321).
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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
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The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
The Other Trig. Functions
The Inverse Trig. Functions
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Rules of Logarithms
The Ellipse and the Circle
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