Collin College

Mathematics Department Faculty Instructor’s Syllabus (Maymester 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                 

 

Office Hours:                                  By Appointments                                                                      

                                                     

 

Course Title: College Algebra

 

Course Number: MATH1314       Section: MS2                  CRN: 33903                   Course Hours: 3 

  

Lecture Hours: 3       Lab Hours: 1       Class Meeting Times: NA       Class Meeting Location: J-213 

 

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

 

 

Textbook and Required Material:  

 College Algebra, Custom  2nd Edition by Julie Miller (available Only at Collin’s Bookstores), McGraw-Hill Publishing.

 

 

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:   Lecture, lab, and guided practice

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:  May 16, 2017       Withdraw Date: May 19, 2017  

    

Comprehensive Final Exam Date: May 30, 2017. 

Every student is required to take the comprehensive final exam.

 

 

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:

 

 

EXAM 1

 

 

25%

 

 

covering chapter 2 & sec 1.6    Thursday May 18 in Testing Center

EXAM 2

25%

covering chapter 3                   Tuesday May 22 in Testing Center

EXAM 3

25%

 covering chapter 4                   Friday May 25 in Testing Center

Final Exam

25%

covering chapters 2,3,4,6 & 8      Tuesday May 30 in Testing Center

 

 

 Grading Scale: A = 90 – 100     B = 80-89          C = 70 – 79       D = 60 – 69       F = 0 – 59

 

 

 

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 Policy:  All exams are taken at  Collin College Testing Center  Spring Creek campus.

 

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:  The homework problems on Connect Math are expected to be completed after each corresponding lecture and before the next class period. The Connect Math assignments are to be completed online for a grade.

 

 

Exam Policy:  All exams 1-4 will be given in the Testing center at Spring Creek Campus during normal lecture hours - observe the weekly schedule on the last page of this syllabus.

 

 

Lab Policy:

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.

Course Calendar for Math-1314.MS2 (subject to change)

 

 

Week 1

05/15- 05/19

Section 1.6: 1-61 Odd

Section 2.3: 1-111 E.O.O.

Section 2.6: 1-69  E.O.O.

Section 2.7: 1-99 E.O.O.

Section 2.8: 1-87 E.O.O.

Exam 1

Section 3.1: 1-33 Odd

Section 3.2: 1-69 E.O.O.

Section 3.3: 1-79 E.O.O.

Section 3.4: 1-79 E.O.O.

Section 3.5: 1-75 E.O.O.

 Exam 2

Week 2

05/22 - 05/26

Section 4.1: 1-55 E.O.O.

Section 4.2: 1-45 Odd

Section 4.3: 1-75 E.O.O.

Section 4.4: 1-75 Odd

Section 4.5: 1-55 Odd

Section 4.6: 1-25 Odd

Exam 3

Section 6.1: 1-59 E.O.O.

Section 6.2: 1-93 E.O.O.

Section 8.1:  1-83 E.O.O.      

Section 8.2:  1-29 Odd, 37-67 Odd

 

Week 3

05/30

 

Section 8.3: 1-75 E.O.O.

  

Final Exam