MA 135 College Algebra
S1M 2013 CH
Mikhail, Michel L.
Senior Professor / Adjunct Faculty
PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology, ChicagoMS, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Training and Education Building, Room 143
Before and after Class
(252) 635 - 9848
January 14 to March 10, 2013
4:45 - 7:15 PM
MA125, or Equivalent (Please refer to Course Description)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Calculators: It is expected that you will have access to a graphing calculator such as TI-83 or TI-84 calculators. You will be allowed to use it in the Mid-term and Final Exams
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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.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is unfair to other students to allow some individuals to submit assignments after the scheduled due date. Therefore, all assignments are expected to be completed by set deadlines. The only considerations for allowable late assignments are limited to the following valid list of emergency reasons. Please note even these reasons are only acceptable at the discretion of your instructor.
In Week 1, we will study linear equations, applications and modeling with linear equation, complex numbers and quadratic equations (Sections 1.1 to 1.4 of the textbook).
In Week 2, we will study applications and modeling with quadratic equations, other types of equations and applications, inequalities, and absolute value equations and inequalities (Sections 1.5 to 1.8 of the textbook).
In Week 3, we will study rectangular coordinates and graphs, circles, functions, and linear functions(Sections 2.1 to 2.4 of the textbook).
In Week 4, we will study equations of lines and curve fitting, graphs of basic functions, graphing techniques, and function operations and compositions (Sections 2.5 to 2.8 of the textbook).
In Week 5, we will study quadratic functions and models, synthetic division, and zeros of polynomial functions (Sections 3.1 to 3.3 of the textbook).
In Week 6, we will study graphs, applications and models of polynomial functions, graphs, applications and models of rational functions, and variation (Sections 3.4 to 3.6 of the textbook).
In Week 7, we will study inverse functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions (Sections 4.1 to 4.3 of the textbook).
In Week 8, we will study evaluating logarithms and the change-of-base theorem, exponential and logarithmic equations, and applications and models of exponential growth and decay (Sections 4.4 to 4.6 of the textbook).
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Incompletes are NOT a right, but a rare exception that are granted only in the most extraordinary of situations.
If you feel that you will require an incomplete (again, the exception, not the rule), it is your responsibility to contact your instructor BEFORE THE END OF THE COURSE and make this request. In most cases, written third party documentation will be required to support your request. It is at the discretion of the instructor whether an incomplete will be granted and for what length of time it will be granted, with an absolute maximum extension period of 90 days. Furthermore, incomplete grades will be assigned following all the requirements indicated by the Park University Incomplete Policy.
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