MA 125 College Algebra
U1SS 2011 RA
Scagliola, David L.
Adjunct Professor, Senior Instructor
BA - MathematicsMS - Operations Research
Randolph AFB, Bldg 208 Room 24
M/W 7:30 - 7:40 or as coordinated
6 June - 31 July 2011
7:40 - 10:20 PM
A calculator with basic functions (e.g. +, -, *, /, and exponent or square root key) can be very useful in this class. An expensive (multifunctional/graphing/internet compatible) calculator is NOT necessary for this class.
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Fundamentals of basic algebra. Topics include: the real number system, basic operations of algebra, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, and graphs. Additional topics may include exponents and logarithms, fundamental techniques of counting. 3:0:3
On occasion, the instructor may introduce additional materials (formulas or concepts) not included in the book. These items are for the 'appreciation' of the students and are generally not testable. They are included as preparation for subsequent math/statistics related courses.
Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on interaction and active involvement--learning by doing. This course will be primarily lecture based, however, students are always encouraged/required to: ask and answer questions, accomplish reading assignments, and practice/practice...practice... In addition, there will be opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of materials covered.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are expected to read the sections to be discussed in class prior to the class and be prepared to work examples and ask questions. Mathematics can only be learned through practice, therefore, 20% of your grade will be based on homework and attendance. All examinations will be modeled from homework problems, so there should be no surprises to students who have done the required homework. SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK on homework assignments and exams! An answer with no work shown is either right or wrong; but, an answer showing your work may get some credit, even if it is not completely correct.
Quiz #2 (20 points) 20%
Project and Presentation (10 points) 10%
Final Examination (30 points) 30%
Total (100 points) 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during the class lecture. Eating and drinking beverages (other than water) is not allowed in the halls or classroom.
Real Number, System and Linear Equations & Inequalities
1 and 2
Graphs and Functions
Systems of Linear Equations
(more) Linear Equations, Matrix Methods
Exponents and Polynomials
4 and 5
5, 6 and 7
(more) Rational Expressions and
Roots and Radicals
7 and 8
Quadratic Equations and Functions
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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