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 ISBN10: 0133795500, Textbook ISBN13: 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
Course Description: Indepth 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 8MAY 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.
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 makeup 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, SCCG200 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 72.4, 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 OnetoOne 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 GaussJordan 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 GaussJordan 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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