Collin College

Mathematics Department Faculty Instructor’s Syllabus (SPRING 2017)

 

 

Instructor: Dr. Cyrus Malek                    Campus: Spring Creek       Office Number: J– 226

     

 

Instructor’s Website: http://iws.collin.edu/smalek 

      

E – Mail:  cmalek@collin.edu  Correspondence is to take place through the college email system, namely CougarMail,

for reasons of confidentiality and privacy, or within CANVAS Platform.  Please include your full name and course number and section number in each email.

 

Telephone: (972) 881– 5181       Fax:  (972) 881 – 5619       Mailbox Location: F – 135          

 

Office Hours:                                  T, R                                                                          

                                            10:00– 11:30    and  3:45 – 5:15    

   

Course Title: College Algebra

 

Course Number: MATH1314       Section: WS1 , WS2                      Course Hours: 3  

  

Lecture Hours: 3       Lab Hours: 1       Class Meeting Times: NA       Class Meeting Location: Online   

 

Prerequisite: MATH0310, MATH1332, or TSI placement       Corequisite(s): None

 

Textbook and Required Material:   This course uses an electronic textbook.

 

Textbook:  College Algebra with Integrated Review, 3/e by Kirk Trigsted , Textbook ISBN-10: 0133795500, Textbook ISBN-13: 9780133795509 OR  ISBN:9780134193328 available at Collin bookstore.

 

You need to have an access code for MyMathlab for this course

 

 

·         For minimum required technology for CANVAS Click here.

 

 

 

A MyMathLab account is required for online exams, homework and labs.  The course ID is malek??????(which will be posted in your CANVAS first day of semester)

 

Supplies: Scientific or graphing calculator.  However, a calculator with a computer algebra system is not allowed

on any exam.  

Course Requirements: Completion of exams, labs, and homework assignments during designated dates. 

See course weekly schedule. 

 

Course Delivery Method: Online format. Check welcome letter to get more information about the course.

 

Course Description: In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included.

 

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to do the following:

1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations,

    compositions, and inverses.   

2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations.

3. Apply graphing techniques.

4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.

5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.

                                              

Census Date:  JAN 30, 2017       Withdraw Date: MARCH 17, 2017  

    

Comprehensive Final Exam Date: Monday or Tuesday, MAY 8-MAY 9.  

Every student is required to take the comprehensive final exam.

 

Course Schedule: To see your course schedule click on following link: Course Schedule

 

 

College Repeat Policy: A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including “W”.

If you withdraw before the census date, then it will not count against you.

  

                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                     

Method of Evaluation:

 

    GRADING SCALE____         _______________HOW THE COURSE GRADE IS WEIGHTED_________________            

A  90% or above               Exam 1:                Sec 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and sec 1.6                                                                 20.0% of the course grade

B  80% to 89%                 Exam 2:                Sec 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6                                                                                  20.0% of the course grade

C  70% to 79%                 Exam 3:                Sec 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6                                                                                  20.0% of the course grade

D  60% to 69%                 Exam 4:                Sec 7.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3                                                                                               20.0% of the course grade

F  59% or below                                           Lab and Homework assignments                                                                               20.0% of the course grade

                                                                        Comprehensive Final Exam                                                                                         20.0% of the course grade

 

The Lowest grade of the exams 1,2,3 and 4 will be dropped. Final exam is comprehensive and will not be dropped under any circumstances.

Course grade computed using the following formula:

 

 ((0.20*(lab & HW average/100)) + (0.60*(exams sum/400)) + (0.20*(comprehensive final exam/100)))

All exam questions are similar to the exam review  questions. It is strongly recommended to do all the HW, Lab and exam review  problems before taking your exams. Graphing calculator is allowed for exams and all questions are multiple choice. Exam reviews are part of the HW assignments and must be submitted.

 

Exam Policy:  All exams are taken at any Collin College Testing Center. If you take your exams at the Collin College testing centers, it will be free of charge. Otherwise you may have to pay a fee to take your exams at any other testing center. If you wish to take your exams at some other testing center except Collin Collin testing centers, You must submit me all information about that testing center during the first week of classes.

 

A four day window, namely Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday is given for each exam.  The comprehensive final exam is taken on Monday or Tuesday during final exams week. 

 

Spring Creek Campus Testing Center: J – 232.  Telephone: (972) 881 – 5922                                           

A Collin College ID card is required to take an exam in the testing center.  Hours of operation are subject to change with regards to holidays and community events. Regular hours of operation are:

                           Monday – Thursday; 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. (last test issued at 8:00 P.M.)

                                              Friday; 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (last test issued at 2:00 P.M.)

                                          Saturday; 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (last test issued at 4:00 P.M.)

 

Make – up Exams:  A missed exam will result in a zero score.  If a student knows ahead of time that an exam will be missed, then inform the instructor early before the exam and arrangements will be made.  Eligibility for a make-up exam requires a  DOCUMENTED medical or personal / family emergency, and must be approved by the instructor. 

 

Attendance Policy:  Follow the course weekly schedule on Course Schedule.  In addition, if a student is unable to complete the course, then it is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the course.

 

Project Description and Policy:  No projects for this class section.

 

Homework Policy:  Weekly online homework assignments are to be completed online using MyMathLab.  An unlimited number of attempts is allowed for the online homework assignments . These assignments must be submitted according to the deadline.  NO EXTENSIONS will be  given.

 

Lab Policy: There are four labs to be completed online using MyMathLab which are embedded in homework assignments.  See Course Schedule for due dates. NO EXTENSIONS will be  given.

 

Quiz Policy:  No quizzes for this class section.

 

Student Technical Support:  Now provide 24/7 for students at (972) 377 – 1777 or sts@collin.edu

 

Resource Material:

Any student enrolled in this class has access to the Math Lab located in D – 203, (972) 881 – 5921.

The Lab is staffed with faculty and tutors; in addition, it offers free tutorial help, graphing calculators, and computer assistance. Check with LRC for video recordings. Collin students may arrange for tutoring with the ACCESS office in G – 200, call  

(972) 881 – 5898  for scheduling and availability.

 

Withdrawal Regulation:

Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, students may not withdraw from more than six courses including any course a transfer student has withdrawn from at another Texas institute of higher education. For exemptions, visithttp://www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/register/withdrawal.html. Please see your instructor before you withdraw and the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdraw.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Course Withdrawal:

To withdraw from this class, you need to do the following:

1. Attain a Drop/Add form from the office of Admission and Records, (972) 881 – 5710,

2. Turn in the completed Drop/Add form to the office of Admission and Records on or prior the withdrawal deadline,

3. Make sure your course withdrawal satisfies the college withdrawal policy,

4. You may receive an F if you do not finish this class and do not withdraw on or prior to the withdrawal deadline.

 

Religious Holy Days:

In accordance with section 51.911 of the Texas Education Code, the college will allow a student who is absent from class for the observance of a religious holy day to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day within a reasonable time. Please refer to the current Collin Student Handbook.

 

Evaluation of Instructions:

Collin College seeks to improve the learning experience of all students. To assist in evaluating courses, students will be requested to complete an evaluation of instruction form near the end of the semester.

 

ADA Statement:

It is the policy of Collin County Community College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are students with disabilities. This College will adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, SCC-G200 or (972) 881 – 5898 (V/TTD: (972) 881 – 5950 ) in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations.

 

Student Code of Conduct:

It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct (Section 7-2.4, Other Offenses, item S) to engage in the use of media or telecommunication devices during class, Collin College labs or other learning environments. This includes social networking activities such as texting, talking on the phone, and Web browsing from laptops, smart phones, or any other relevant electronic devices.

 

Academic Ethics:

Every member of the Collin College community is expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. Collin College may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission of one’s own work material that is not one’s own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve, but is not limited to, one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, use of annotated texts or teacher’s editions, use of information about exams posted on the Internet or electronic medium, and/or falsifying academic records. While specific examples are listed below, this is not an exhaustive list and scholastic dishonesty may encompass other conduct, including any conduct through electronic or computerized means.

 

Plagiarism is the use of an author’s words or ideas as if they were one’s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation.

 

Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination; collaborating with another student during an examination without authority; using, buying, selling, soliciting, stealing, or otherwise obtaining course assignments and/or examination questions in advance, copying computer or Internet files, using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own; or any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course.

 

Collusion is intentionally or unintentionally aiding or attempting to aid another in an act of scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to, failing to secure academic work; providing a paper or project to another student; providing an inappropriate level of assistance; communicating answers to a classmate about an examination or any other course assignment; removing tests or answer sheets from a test site, and allowing a classmate to copy answers.

 

Any incidence of scholastic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Student Development Office.  Students who commit scholastic dishonesty will receive a penalty ranging from an F on the assignment to an F in the course, at the discretion of the instructor.

 

See the Collin Student Handbook for additional information.

 

Disclaimer:

The instructor reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus during the semester in writing and during class hours. Revised Fall 2014

 

 

Course Schedule for Math1314:   Subject to change by the instructor.

 

Week

Cover sections and do Online Homework

in MyMathLab

Exams and Labs

(1)

 

Sec 1.6 Solving radical equations

Sec 3.1 Relations and Functions

 

(2)

 

Sec 3.2 Properties of a Function’s Graph

Sec 3.3 Graphs of Basic Functions; Piecewise Functions

 

 

(3) 

 

Sec 3.4 Transformations of Functions

 

 

 

(4) 

 

Sec 3.5 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions

Sec 3.6 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions

                                                           

 

(5)

 

Sec 4.1 Quadratic Functions

Sec 4.2 Applications and Modeling of Quadratic Functions

                                                           

 

Exam 1 on FEB 10- FEB 13,

(Chapter 3 & sec 1.6)

Lab 1 & HW 1 is due by FEB 13, 11:59 P.M.

(6)

 

 

Sec 4.3 The Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Sec 4.4 Synthetic Division: The Remainder and Factor Theorems

                                                           

 

(7)

 

 

Sec 4.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

 

                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8)

 

 

Sec 4.6 Rational Functions and Their Graphs  

 

(9)

 

 

Sec 5.1 Exponential Functions

                                                           

 

Exam 2 on MAR 17- MAR 20

(Chapter 4)

Lab 2 & HW 2 is due by MAR 20, 11:59 P.M.

(10)

 

 

Sec 5.2 Logarithmic Functions

Sec 5.3 Properties of Logarithms

                                                           

 

(11)

 

 

Sec 5.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Sec 5.5 Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

                                                           

 

(12)

 

 

Sec 7.3 Using Gauss-Jordan to solve system of equations

                                                           

 

Exam 3 on APR 7- APR 10

(Chapter 5)

Lab 3 & HW 3 is due by APR 10, 11:59 P.M.

(13)

 

 

Sec 7.3 Using Gauss-Jordan to solve system of equations

Sec 9.1 Introduction to Sequences and Series

                                                           

 

(14) 

 

 

Sec 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Sec 9.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

                                                           

 

(15)

 

 

 

Review for Comprehensive Final Exam

 

Exam 4 on APR 28- MAY 1

 (Chapter 7 & 9)

Lab 4 & HW 4 is due by MAY 1, 11:59 P.M.

(16)

 

 

 

Final Exams Week

 

Comprehensive Final Exam

        on MAY 6- MAY 9

 

 

                                                   

 

 

 

 

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