WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY FAIRBANKS CAMPUS SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES Wayland Mission Statement: Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind. Course Title and Number: MATH 1300-PL01; Intermediate Algebra Term: Fall 2014: August 18, 2014 – November 1, 2014 Name of Instructor: Dr. K. E. Dempster, ESQ, BA, MED, EDS, JD Office Phone Number and WBU Email Address: 907-978-7745; [email protected] Office Hours, Building, and Location: Monday or Thursday @ Eielson, 1:00- 5:30 PM, Sunday 5:00 PM Bldg. 2623, Eielson AFB or at other times and places like North Pole or Ft. Wainwright. Class Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays, Bldg. 2631, Rm. 316, 6:00 PM Catalog Description: Basic concepts of algebra, real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, systems of equations and inequalities, determinants, graphing and functions. Prerequisite: None Placement: This class is generally for students with some background in high school algebra (at least a semester). If you have not had any, ACAC MATH is strongly suggested. If you have had two years of high school algebra with a “B” or better, take MATH 1304 (College Algebra). Required Textbook: Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 9eth edition; Allen R. Angel ISBN:978-0-321-93297-6; Pearson Supplies: Scientific Calculator, TI-84 or TI-83, or program on your cell phone, i-pad or other gadget. Course Outline/Outcome Competencies: You should be familiar with the following topics and be able to use them to set up and solve mathematical models of real-world problems. Sets Variable, Constant, Algebraic Expressions Sets, Elements, Null Set Real, Natural, Whole, Rational, and Irrational Numbers, Integers Properties of Real Numbers Double Negatives, Absolute Value Commutative, Associative, Distributive, Identity, Inverse Order of Operations Roots and Powers, Simplifying Exponential Expressions Scientific Notation Graphs Quadrants Plotting Points Graphing Functions Linear Equations Term, Coefficient Like and Unlike Terms, Simplification Solving Linear Equations Mathematical Models, Translating from Words to Formulas Functions Relation, Function, Domain, Range Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Functions Linear Functions, Intercepts, Slope Standard Form, Slope-Intercept Form, Point-Slope Form Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Systems of Linear Equations No Solutions, Infinite Solutions, One Solution Solving by Graphing, Substitution, Addition/Elimination Problem Solving: Dual Investments, Mixing Problems, Break-Even Analysis Three-Variable Problems Determinants, Cramer’s Rule Linear Inequalities Dividing and Multiplying by Negative Numbers Number Line, Interval Notation, Solution Set Compound Inequalities, Intersection, Union Absolute Values Systems of Linear Inequalities Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables Solving Systems by Graphing Polynomials Degree, Leading Term, Leading Coefficient Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials, FOIL Factoring, Greatest Common Factor, Grouping Factoring Trinomials, Substitution Difference of Squares, Sum and Difference of Cubes Solving Polynomial Equations Attendance Requirements: All students are expected to attend all class sessions and are responsible for knowing the material covered. No quizzes or exams can be made up unless arrangements prior to the absence have been made. Any student missing more than 25% of the class will fail the class. Disability Statement: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university. The Coordinator of Counseling Services serves as the coordinator of students with a disability and should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 291-3765. Documentation of a disability must accompany any request for accommodations. Your instructor is Dyslexic and is very sensitive to and dedicated to ensuring that no discrimination on any basis, including disability, is tolerated in this class. And, you get points when I transpose numbers, etc!!! My disadvantage is your advantage, but you must pay attention- if you snooze, you loose! Course Requirements and Grading Criteria: suggested Homework: Homework will be assigned at the end of each section in the text. You are allowed to assist each other on homework but a student must not turn in someone else’s work as their own. Late homework will not be accepted, unless you can convince me otherwise. If there are extreme circumstances, contact your Instructor. Exams: During the semester there will be exams/tests/quizzes after each section, at the end of the chapter and a humongous final- you lucky-duckys you. The class period prior to each exam will include a review. The final exam is comprehensive and all students will be required to take the Final Exam. Grading:– Points are assigned for all work- homework, quizzes, tests and final. Your grade is found by dividing your total points accrued by the total points possible! Then grades are assigned to this percentage as shown below: A: 90 – 100 B: 80 – 89 C: 70 – 79 D: 60 – 69 F: Below 60 Students shall have protection through orderly procedures against prejudices or capricious academic evaluation. A student who believes that he or she has not been held to realistic academic standards, just evaluation procedures, or appropriate grading, may appeal the final grade given in the course by using the student grade appeal process described in the Academic Catalog. Appeals may not be made for advanced placement examinations or course bypass examinations. Appeals are limited to the final course grade, which may be upheld, raised, or lowered at any stage of the appeal process. Any recommendation to lower a course grade must be submitted through the Executive Vice President/Provost to the Faculty Assembly Grade Appeals Committee for review and approval. The Faculty Assembly Grade Appeals Committee may instruct that the course grade be upheld, raised, or lowered to a more proper evaluation. Academic Honesty: Disciplinary action for academic misconduct is the responsibility of the faculty member assigned to this course. The faculty member is charged with assessing the gravity of any case of academic dishonesty, and with giving sanctions to any student involved. Important Dates: Last Last Last Last day to drop without record: Sept 3, 2014 day to withdraw with “W”: Oct 10, 2014 day to withdraw with a “WP/WF”: Oct 17, 2014 Class October 30, 2014 This syllabus is only a plan. The teacher may modify the plan during the course. The requirements and grading criteria may be changed during the course if necessary. rev. 06/06/14 Tentative Schedule: This schedule is subject to CHANGE. Assignments are reviewed each class meeting and any changes will be noted at that time. Note: EOO is Every Other Odd- do1, skip 3, do 5, etc ODD is just do the odd problems, 1, 3, 5, etc. ASSIGNMENTS: For the 9eth Edition (the NEW Green book) READ Sec 1.1 Pg 1-5 Sec 1.2 Pg 6-12 Sec 1.3 Pg 17-24 Quiz DO (Ask Dr. D, pg 5) Pg 12-16, 1-113 EOO Pg 24-27, 1-145 EOO 8/28/14 Sec 1.4 Pg 27-33 Sec 1.5 Pg 39-46 Quiz Pg 34-36, 1-119 EOO Pg 46-48, 1-137 EOO 9/04/14 Sec 1.6 Pg 49-52 Read Ch Summary, it is EXCELLENT! Test Ch 1 Pg 52-54, 1-87 EOO Pg 56-60 9/11/14 Sec 2.1 Pg 64-72 Sec 2.2 Pg 76-81 Skip Sec 2.3 & 2.4 Quiz Pg 73-75, 1-129 EOO Pg 81-83, 1-67 EOO 9/18/14 Sec 2.5 Pg 109-119 Sec 2.6 Pg 123-129 Read Chapter Summary Do Review Exercises Cum Rev Test Pg 119-121, 1-61 EOO + 77 Pg 129-130, 1-91 EOO Pg 132-135 Pg 135,1-27 ODD,Pg 137/8, 47-85 EOO ODD, Pg 139, 1-17 ALL. 9/25/14 Sec 3.1 Pg 140-148 Sec 3.2 Pg 153-161 Quiz Pg 149-152, 1-89 EOO Pg 161-163, 1-51 ODD, Pg 165-166; 65,71,75. 10/2/14 Sec 3.3 Pg 167-174 Sec 3.4 Pg 177-184 Quiz Pg 174/5, 1-47 ODD Pg 184-187, 1-67 ODD 10/9/14 Sec 3.5 Pg 191-197 Sec 3.6 Pg 201-206 Quiz Pg 197-198, 1-41 ODD Pg 206-207, 1-57 ODD 10/16/14 Sec 3.7 Pg 210-213 Read Chapter Summary Cum Rev Test Pg 213, 1-25 ODD Pg 214-218 Pg 223-224, 1-20 (Skip #11) ALL 10/23/14 Spill over time 10/30/14 Final Exam and Pizza Party! 8/21/14 Pg 63. ASSIGNMENTS: For the 8th Edition (the OLD blue book) READ Sec 1.1 Pg 1-5 Sec 1.2 Pg 6-12 Sec 1.3 Pg 17-25 Quiz DO (Ask Dr. D, pg 5) Pg 12-17, 1-113 EOO Pg 25-27, 1-145 EOO 8/28/14 Sec 1.4 Pg 28-34 Sec 1.5 Pg 39-45 Quiz Pg 35-37, 1-119 EOO Pg 45-47, 1-137 EOO 9/04/14 Sec 1.6 Pg 48-52 Read Ch Summary, it is EXCELLENT! Test Ch 1 Pg 52-54, 1-87 EOO Pg 56-59 9/11/14 Sec 2.1 Pg 63-71 Sec 2.2 Pg 75-80 Skip Sec 2.3 & 2.4 Quiz Pg 72-73, 1-129 EOO Pg 80-81, 1-67 EOO 9/18/14 Sec 2.5 Pg 106-115 Sec 2.6 Pg 119-125 Read Chapter Summary Test Ch 2 Pg 115-117, 1-61 EOO + 77 Pg 125-127, 1-91 EOO Pg 128-131 Pg 131,1-27 ODD,Pg 132, 47,53 ODD, Pg 133-134. 9/25/14 Sec 3.1 Pg 135-143 Sec 3.2 Pg 148-156 Quiz Pg 144-147, 1-89 EOO Pg 156-161, 1-51 ODD, 65,71,75. 10/2/14 Sec 3.3 Pg 162-169 Sec 3.4 Pg 172-178 Quiz Pg 169, 1-47 ODD Pg 178-181, 1-67 ODD 10/9/14 Sec 3.5 Pg 184-189 Sec 3.6 Pg 194-198 Quiz Pg 190, 1-41 ODD Pg 199-200, 1-57 ODD 10/16/14 Sec 3.7 Pg 202-205 Read Chapter Summary Chapter 3 Test Pg 205-206, 1-25 ODD Pg 207-210 Pg 210-214, 1-73 ODD 10/23/14 Spill over time 10/30/14 Final Exam and Pizza Party! 8/21/14 Pg 62.