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WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY FAIRBANKS CAMPUS SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & SCIENCES Mission: Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind. Course Title and Number: MATH 1300; Intermediate Algebra Term: Spring 2014 (February 24, 2014-May 17, 2014) Name of Instructor: Dr. Karen E. Dempster, BA, MED, EDS, JD. Office Phone and Email Address: C:-978-7745; H:-456-2365; O:-377-4398; [email protected] Office Hours, Building, and Location: Monday @ Eielson, 1:00- 5:30 PM, Saturday 12:00 Noon TBA, Ft. Wainwright or at other times and places like North Pole or Ft. Wainwright. Class Meeting Time and Location: Eielson AFB Mondays, TBA, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Catalog Description: This course develops skills in basic concepts of algebra, real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, 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). Text: Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 8th edition; Allen R. Angel ISBN:978-0-32-162091-0; Prentice Hall Supplies: TI 84, Graphing Calculator, or App for cell phone, that is a graphing calculator, or I-pad with graphing calculator App. 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. “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: 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: 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 Tentative Schedule: Last page- one schedule for the current edition (blue book), the other for the previous edition (green book) 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. 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 8th Edition (the NEW blue book) 2/24/14 READ Sec 1.1 Pg 1-5 Sec 1.2 Pg 6-12 Sec 1.3 Pg 17-25 Quiz 3/3/14 DO (Ask Dr. D, pg 5) Pg 12-17, 1-113 EOO Pg 25-27, 1-145 EOO Sec 1.4 Pg 28-34 Sec 1.5 Pg 39-45 Quiz 3/10/14 – 3/14/14 Spring Break! Pg 35-37, 1-119 EOO Pg 45-47, 1-137 EOO 3/17/14 Sec 1.6 Pg 48-52 Read Ch Summary, it is EXCELLENT! Test Ch 1 Pg 52-54, 1-87 EOO Pg 56-59 3/24/14 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 3/31/14 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. 4/07/14 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. 4/14/14 Sec 3.3 Pg 162-169 Sec 3.4 Pg 172-178 Quiz Pg 169, 1-47 ODD Pg 178-181, 1-67 ODD 4/21/14 Sec 3.5 Pg 184-189 Sec 3.6 Pg 194-198 Quiz Pg 190, 1-41 ODD Pg 199-200, 1-57 ODD Pg 62. 4/28/14 Sec 3.7 Pg 202-205 Read Chapter Summary Chapter 3 Test 5/05/14 Spill over time 5/12/14 Final Exam and Pizza Party! Pg 205-206, 1-25 ODD Pg 207-210 Pg 210-214, 1-73 ODD