Core Objectives:
Critical Thinking Skills
- to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of
information
Communication Skills
- to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written,
oral and visual communication
Empirical and Quantitative Skills
- to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in
informed conclusions
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations,
and inverses.
(Assesses EQS with Quiz for Student Understanding of THECB Learning
Outcome One)
2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve
related equations.
(Assesses CT, EQS, and COM with Quizzes to Demonstrate Mastery of
THECB Learning Outcome Two and Learning Outcome Three B)
3. Apply graphing techniques.
(Assesses CT, EQS with Quiz to demonstrate Mastery of THECB
Learning Outcome 2)
4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.
(Assesses CT and
EQS with Quiz to demonstrate Mastery of THECB Learning Outcome Four)
5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.
(Assesses EQS
with homework assignment followed by a quiz to check for understanding and mastery)
Methods of Instruction:
1.
Reading assignments.
2.
Online lecture notes.
3.
Problem assignment.
4.
Discussion of problems.
Grading Policies:
All assignments must be completed on MathXL at
www.mathxl.com
.
I will send you login information for MathXL when you send me a message in OpenLMS (aka Moodle).
Homework:
40%
Math takes practice, and the importance of homework cannot be exaggerated.
Practice Tests:
5%
Practice Tests are available for each of the regular tests and the Final Exam.
They are
generated with the exact same parameters as the real test, and you can take them as many
times as you wish.
As long as you give an honest attempt on each practice test before taking the real one, I
will record them as 100 when I compute overall grades.
So if you take each practice test
at least once before the real test, and you score higher than zero on it, you will get these 5