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MATH 1302 College Algebra

Syllabus MATH 1302 College Algebra Professor:


Patricia Ellington or Darlene Campbell

Email: ppe@flash.net or dcampbell@uta.edu Office:


Math Department, 4th floor Pickard Hall, 417 or 411

Office Phone:
817-272-3261

Texts and Materials:


College Algebra, written by Patricia Ellington. The textbook is available at the UTA Bookstore. You must have this new text to complete this course. You may purchase your text from the UTA bookstore online at http://www.uta.edu/bookstore/. ISBN-10: 0-558-39575-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-558-39575-9

Course Description:
College Algebra covers the following concepts: linear, quadratic and higher order polynomial equations and inequalities solved algebraically, graphically and numerically; graphs and operations on relations and functions; real and complex zeros of polynomials and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations; matrices.

Student Learning Outcomes:


Students develop an understanding of and are able to use the above course concepts.

Assignment and Grade Calculation:


Title Homework Assignments 30 assignments Chapter tests 5 tests Comprehensive Final Exam Points Possible Average is 15% of grade Average is 65% of grade 20% of grade

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MATH 1302 College Algebra Grading scale: 100 90: 89 - 80 79 - 70 69 - 60 A B C D

Below 60: F

Course Policies:
Schedule of lessons and activities: You must complete all assignments and tests by the due dates. All due dates for the assignments and quizzes are listed in the course schedule, which is located at the end of this syllabus. You may work ahead if you choose.

Academic Integrity:
It is the philosophy of The University of Texas at Arlington that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." (Regents Rules and Regulations, Series 50101, Section 2.2) Cheating and Plagiarism: Plagiarism constitutes an act of fraud, deception, and academic dishonesty. There are several forms of plagiarism: Using another person's assignment as your own. Rewriting another person's assignment and submitting it as your own. Hiring or using someone to write your assignment, or purchasing an assignment, and then submitting it as your own. Using someone else's ideas without providing proper documentation, and submitting them as your own. Using someone else's exact words without providing proper documentation and submitting them as your own. Paraphrasing and/or summarizing another person's ideas or words and submitting them as your own without citing the reference to their ideas or words in your text and reference page. Using an assignment purchased from a friend and/or service and submitting it as your own. Using an assignment that you or someone else bought and/or downloaded from the internet and submitting it as your own. Copying and pasting information from electronic sources (Web information, Web pages, any electronic source/database) and using it as your own.

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MATH 1302 College Algebra To avoid plagiarism, you must reference in your text: other people's ideas, opinions, and theories. other people's evidence. other people's research. direct quotations. paraphrased information. facts and statistics gathered from any source. facts that are considered common knowledge do not need a citation. You might use quotations and summaries to: provide support for statements or positions to add credibility to your paper or assignment. refer to work that led to the work you are preparing. give examples of multiple points of view on a lesson. present a position with which you agree or disagree. utilize a striking phrase, sentence, or passage by presenting a quotation of the original work quote the original text to let readers know the idea is not your own.

Copyright Policy:
Articles and full-text documents accessed through various online library databases may be copyrighted. The distribution of published materials with permission of the publisher is prohibited.

Privacy Policy:
The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 affords both former and current registered students a right of access to education records which contain information directly related to such persons, as well as the right to challenge the accuracy of those records. The act also restricts persons to whom the university may disclose a students educational records without the students written permission. University of Texas at Arlingtons policy is to comply fully with all provisions of the act.

Online Etiquette (Netiquette):


Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you would follow in face-to-face conversations. Use the discussion board to ask questions about material or assignments. All students are required to contribute to class discussions appropriately. The course requires active participation in all discussions of assigned topics. A student owes it to his colleagues to approach each assigned topic with enthusiastic contributions to the discussion underway. Full participation requires a student to give and to receive ideas in a courteous and forthcoming manner. Refusal to actively contribute to discussions is an insult to a students colleagues and his instructor. Dominating the discussion is equally insulting. Contributing willingly and productively to discussions is ideal.

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MATH 1302 College Algebra

Americans with Disabilities Act:


The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 92-112 - The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide "reasonable accommodations" to students with disabilities so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty of their need for accommodation and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels. Information regarding specific diagnostic criteria and policies for obtaining academic accommodations can be found at www.uta.edu/disability. Also, you may visit the Office for Students with Disabilities in Room 102 of University Hall, or call them at (817) 272-3364.

Student Support Services Available:


The University of Texas at Arlington supports a variety of student success programs to help you connect with the University and achieve academic success. These programs include learning assistance, developmental education, advising and mentoring, admission and transition, and federally funded programs. Students requiring assistance academically, personally, or socially should contact the Office of Student Success Programs at (817) 272-6107 for more information and appropriate referrals.

Drop Policy:
If you choose to withdraw from the course for any reason, you must follow University procedures. It is your responsibility to execute these procedures correctly and within the deadlines. I cannot and will not drop anyone for any reason from this course. However, I may strongly recommend that you drop if you are significantly behind on completing the required assignments.

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Course Schedule: Module 1 - Title : Functions, Graphs and Math Models Week 1
Audio Lecture: Section 1.1 of Chapter 1 Read: Section 1.1 of Chapter 1 Assignment: homework 1 Section 1.1 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 1.2 of Chapter 1 Read: Section 1.2 of Chapter 1 Assignment: homework 2 Section 1.2 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 1.3 of Chapter 1 Read: Section 1.3 of Chapter 1 Assignment: homework 3 Section 1.3 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 1.4 of Chapter 1 Read: Section 1.4 of Chapter 1 Assignment: homework 4 - Section 1.4 exercises Discussion Question 1 Functional relationship Discussion Question 2 Linear equation model Complete by Monday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 1, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 1, 11PM Turn in by Wednesday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Thursday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Thursday, week 1, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 1, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 1, 11PM Turn in by Friday, week 1, 11PM Turn in by Saturday, week 1, 11 PM Turn in by Saturday, week 1, 11 PM

Week 2
Audio Lecture: 1.5 of Chapter 1 Read: Section 1.5 of Chapter 1 Assignment: homework 5 Section 1.5 exercises Discussion Question 3 Function Audio Lecture: 1.6 of Chapter 1 Read: Section 1.6 of Chapter 1 Assignment: homework 6 Section 1.6 exercises Discussion Question 4 Undefined slope Assessment: Test of Chapter 1 Complete by Monday, week 2, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 2, 11 PM Turn in by Monday, week 2, 11 PM Turn in by Monday, week 2, 11 PM Complete by Tuesday, week 2, 11 PM Complete by Tuesday, week 2, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 2, 11 PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 2, 11 PM Due by Wednesday, week 2, 11 PM

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Module 2 Title: Equations, Inequalities and Functions


Audio Lecture: Section 2.1 of Chapter 2 Read: Section 2.1 of Chapter 2 Assignment: homework 7 Section 2.1 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 2.2 of Chapter 2 Read: Section 2.2 of Chapter 2 Assignment: homework 8 Section 2.2 exercises Discussion Question 5 - Solutions Complete by Thursday, week 2, 11PM Complete by Thursday, week 2, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 2, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 2, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 2, 11PM Turn in by Saturday, week 2, 11PM Turn in by Sunday, week 2, 11 PM

Week 3
Audio Lecture: Section 2.3 of Chapter 2 Read: Section 2.3 of Chapter 2 Assignment: homework 9 Section 2.3 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 2.4 of Chapter 2 Read: Section 2.4 of Chapter 2 Assignment: homework 10 Section 2.4 exercises Discussion Question 6 Rational solutions Audio Lecture: Section 2.5 of Chapter 2 Read: Section 2.5 of Chapter 2 Assignment: homework 11 Section 2.5 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 2.6 of Chapter 2 Read: Section 2.6 of Chapter 2 Assignment: homework 12 Section 2.6 exercises Discussion Question 7 Complex zeros Assessment: Test of Chapter 2 Complete by Monday, week 3, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 3, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 3, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 3, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 3, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 3, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 3, 11 PM Complete by Wednesday, week 3, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 3, 11PM Turn in by Wednesday, week 3, 11PM Complete by Thursday, week 3, 11PM Complete by Thursday, week 3, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 3, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 3, 11 PM Due by Friday, week 3, 11 PM

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Module 3 Title: Polynomial and Rational Functions Week 4


Audio Lecture: Section 3.1 of Chapter 3 Read: Section 3.1 of Chapter 3 Assignment: homework 13 Section 3.1 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 3.2 of Chapter 3 Read: Section 3.2 of Chapter 3 Assignment: homework 14 Section 3.2 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 3.3 of Chapter 3 Read: Section 3.3 of Chapter 3 Assignment: homework 15 Section 3.3 exercises Discussion Question 8 Polynomial degree Discussion Question 9 - Asymptotes Audio Lecture: Section 3.4 of Chapter 3 Read: Section 3.4 of Chapter 3 Assignment: homework 16 Section 3.4 exercises Complete by Monday, week 4, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 4, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 4, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 4, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 4, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 4, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 4, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 4, 11PM Turn in by Wednesday, week 4, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 4, 11 PM Turn in by Thursday, week 4, 11 PM Complete by Friday, week 4, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 4, 11PM Turn in by Sunday, week 4, 11PM

Week 5
Audio Lecture: Section 3.5 of Chapter 3 Read: Section 3.5 of Chapter 3 Assignment: homework 17 Section 3.5 exercises Discussion Question 10 - Inequality Audio Lecture: Section 3.6 of Chapter 3 Read: Section 3.6 of Chapter 3 Assignment: homework 18 Section 3.6 exercises Discussion Question 11 Rational function Assessment: Test of Chapter 3 Complete by Monday, week 5, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 5, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 5, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 5, 11 PM Complete by Tuesday, week 5, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 5, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 5, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 5, 11 PM Due by Wednesday, week 5, 11PM

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Module 4 Title: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions


Audio Lecture: Section 4.1 of Chapter 4 Read: Section 4.1 of Chapter 4 Assignment: homework 19 Section 4.1 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 4.2 of Chapter 4 Read: Section 4.2 of Chapter 4 Assignment: homework 20 Section 4.2 exercises Discussion Question 12 - Symmetry Discussion Question 13 log(x) Complete by Thursday, week 5, 11 PM Complete by Thursday, week 5, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 5, 11 PM Complete by Friday, week 5, 11 PM Complete by Friday, week 5, 11 PM Turn in by Saturday, week 5, 11 PM Turn in by Sunday, week 5, 11 PM Turn in by Sunday, week 5, 11 PM

Week 6
Audio Lecture: Section 4.3 of Chapter 4 Read: Section 4.3 of Chapter 4 Assignment: homework 21 Section 4.3 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 4.4 of Chapter 4 Read: Section 4.4 of Chapter 4 Assignment: homework 22 Section 4.4 exercises All even-numbered problems. Discussion Question 14 Constant function Audio Lecture: Section 4.5 of Chapter 4 Read: Section 4.5 of Chapter 4 Assignment: homework 23 Section 4.5 exercises Discussion Question 15 Exponential function Audio Lecture: Section 4.6 of Chapter 4 Read: Section 4.6 of Chapter 4 Assignment: homework 24 Section 4.6 exercises Assessment: Test of Chapter 4 Complete by Monday, week 6, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 6, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 6, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 6, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 6, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 6, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 6, 11 PM Complete by Wednesday, week 6, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 6, 11PM Turn in by Wednesday, week 6, 11PM Turn in by Wednesday, week 6, 11 PM Complete by Thursday, week 6, 11PM Complete by Thursday, week 6, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 6, 11PM Due by Friday, week 6, 11 PM

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Module 5 Title: Systems of Equations and Inequalities Week 7


Audio Lecture: Section 5.1 of Chapter 5 Read: Section 5.1 of Chapter 5 Assignment: homework 25 Section 5.1 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 5.2 of Chapter 5 Read: Section 5.2 of Chapter 5 Assignment: homework 26 Section 5.2 exercises Discussion Question 16 System of equations Audio Lecture: Section 5.3 of Chapter 5 Read: Section 5.3 of Chapter 5 Assignment: homework 27 Section 5.3 exercises Audio Lecture: Section 5.4 of Chapter 5 Read: Section 5.4 of Chapter 5 Assignment: homework 28 Section 5.4 exercises Discussion Question 17 Matrix row Complete by Monday, week 7, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 7, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 7, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 7, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 7, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 7, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 7, 11 PM Complete by Wednesday, week 7, 11PM Complete by Wednesday, week 7, 11PM Turn in by Thursday, week 7, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 7, 11PM Complete by Friday, week 7, 11PM Turn in by Saturday, week 7, 11PM Turn in by Sunday, week 7, 11 PM

Week 8
Audio Lecture: Section 5.5 of Chapter 5 Read: Section 5.5 of Chapter 5 Assignment: homework 29 Section 5.5 exercises Discussion Question 18 Matrix multiplication Audio Lecture: Section 5.6 of Chapter 6 Read: Section 5.6 of Chapter 5 Assignment: homework 30 Section 5.6 exercises Discussion Question 19 Linear inequality Assessment: Test of Chapter 5 Final Exam: Covers Module 1 Module 5 Complete by Monday, week 8, 11PM Complete by Monday, week 8, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 8, 11PM Turn in by Monday, week 8, 11 PM Complete by Tuesday, week 8, 11PM Complete by Tuesday, week 8, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 8, 11PM Turn in by Tuesday, week 8, 11 PM Due by Wednesday, week 8, 11PM Due by Friday, week 8, 11 PM

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