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Blinn College • Master Course Syllabus • Mathematics and Engineering • Mathematics - MATH


Intermediate Algebra for MATH 1316 MATH-0216

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 2 Credits
  • 01/01/2018 to 12/01/2018
  • Modified 11/27/2018

Meeting Times


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Contact Information


Instructor: FIRST NAME LAST NAME

  • Email: Blinn email address
  • Office: Office Number
  • Phone: (979) XXX-XXXX

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Description


A study of relations and functions, inequalities, algebraic expressions and equations (absolute value, polynomial, radical, rational), with a special emphasis on linear and quadratic expressions and equations.  

Note: MATH 0216 does not apply toward a degree or certificate. MATH 0216 is delivered in a face-to-face format with directed review, just-in-time instruction, and an emphasis on math-specific study skills. Students earn a grade of “Pass” or “Fail”.

32 total contact hours. Credit: 2 semester hours.

Requisites

Prerequisite: MATH 1414

Corequisite: MATH 1316

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Define, represent, and perform operations on real and complex numbers. 

2. Recognize, understand, and analyze features of a function.

3. Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures (including factoring), and algorithms to combine, transform, and evaluate absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational expressions.

4. Identify and solve absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational equations.

5. Identify and solve absolute value and linear inequalities.

6. Model, interpret and justify mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations.

7. Connect and use multiple strands of mathematics in situations and problems, as well as in the study of other disciplines.

Materials


Textbook

Ratti, J., McWaters, M. and Skrzypek, L. (2017) Precalculus: A Unit Circle Approach (3rd ed.) with Integrated Review and MyMathLab.  Pearson.

Calculator Policy

Calculators will not be allowed in this class.

Computer and Internet Access

Daily assignments will require computer internet access. 

Students may use their own computer and internet provider or they may complete assignments on campus in one of the Blinn College computer labs.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has appropriate and reliable computer equipment and high-speed internet access.  Furthermore, computer trouble or internet trouble in no way excuses the student from completing assignments by assignment due date.  Blinn College computer labs and Learning Centers have appropriately configured computers and internet access for this course.

Additional Materials and Supplies

Suggested Materials:

Pencils

Spiral Notebook/Paper

Course Packet Information

Course Requirements


The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work covering relations and functions, inequalities, algebraic expressions and equations (absolute value, polynomial, radical, rational), with a special emphasis on linear and quadratic expression and equations

Evaluation


Criteria

Course evaluation instruments shall consistent of at least four major grades.  Competency will be measured by a 70% minimum performance level over the entire course.  Class participation will be at least 10% of the final grade and is defined by the individual instructor.

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Class Participation

What is counted in this category?  How is this graded?

Other Assignments

What is counted in this category?  How is this graded?

Breakdown

Grading Scale

Pass: [70, 100]

Fail: [0, 70)

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Attendance Details:

Should a student accumulate the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, s/he will be administratively dropped from class.

Fall & Spring

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4 absences

For a 2 hour-course meeting twice per week, students will receive a notification via Blinn email after 2 days of unexcused absences and will be dropped after 4 days of unexcused absences

*If you are dropped for non-attendance in this course, you will be dropped from your Math 1316 course. Likewise, if you are dropped for non-attendance in your MATH 1316 course, you will be dropped from MATH 0216.

If a student is dropped from a class prior to the “Q” date, they will receive a “Q” in the class.  You are able to access your student email account in myBLINN.  (New students myBLINN email address is of the form firstname.lastname##@buc.blinn.edu, where ## is the last 2 digits of your Blinn ID.)

This semester’s “Q” drop date is ____________.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

All Blinn College students should know and understand their rights and responsibilities.  Please visit the Student Rights and Responsibilities page at http://www.blinn.edu/student_services/rights_responsibilities.html.

Makeup Policy

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Electronic Devices in the Classroom

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Section Policies

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Schedule


Course calendar and related activities
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Math 0216 Schedule
Week Topics to be Covered
1 Introduction
Approximation of π
Operations with π rounded to whole numbers
Unit Conversions: Degrees to Radians, Degrees-Minutes-Seconds to Degrees or Radians
Plotting fractions on a number line divided into 1/12
Adding and subtracting one-third, one-fourth and one-sixth from 1 and 2
Reviewing Quadrants
2 Adding and subtracting π/6, π/4, and π/3 from 1 and 2 in terms of pi
Factoring GCF out of things like 2x - π/6
Review Pythagorean Theorem and Rationalizing denominators with 1 term, square root only
Review Graphing accurately (at least 5 points), even/odd symmetry by moving points
Review translations by moving points
Adding/Subtracting Fractions
3 Continue Reviewing translations adding vertical asymptotes
Review equations of lines using point-slope formula
4 Review plotting inverses, pick out 1 to 1 portion and plot the inverse
Review solving equations vs. evaluations functions
5 Review factoring adding things like rational and/or negative exponents, having a binomial factor in a Difference of Squares, emphasize conjugates
Review simplifying complex fractions by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by the LCD to remove fractions
6 Review simplifying complex fractions by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by the LCD to remove fractions
 
7 Review evaluating functions
Review of x, y, and r for points not on the unit circle.  (Plot points and use Pythagorean Theorem
8 More factoring involving e2x, Greek letters instead of x and y, Finding difference of squares using cos2 (x), etc
Review solving by factoring
9 Geometry word problems: parallel lines cut by a transversal, angles in a triangle, angles in a right triangle, Pythagorean Theorem
Drawing Pictures based on a word problem
10 Word problems involving two right triangles, e.g. - two people looking at a balloon
 
11 Bearing
More parallel lines cut by a transversal
12 Conversions: length and area, inches to centimeters, miles to kilometers, revolutions to radians, revolutions per minute to radians per sec
 
13 Review of sine and cosine graph with a, b, and d, given r and theta.
Find x and y on a graph
14 Algebra review: equations of lines, simplifying complex fractions, factoring with negative and rational exponents, and factoring binomials
 
15 Review for Final
 

MCS Background Info


General

  • ACGM Approval Number: 32.0104.54 19
  • CIP Area: Mathematics
  • CIP Code: 32.0104
  • Course Type: Academic
  • Core Course: No

Purpose

MATH 0216 is delivered in a face-to-face format with directed review, just-in-time instruction, and an emphasis on math-specific study skills.

Assessment

Students earn a Pass or Fail.

Hours

Summary of dedicated instructional hours
Credit Lecture Lab Clinical Practicum Experiential
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