MAC1105

College Algebra

Course Code: MAC1105

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course is primarily a conceptual study of functions and graphs, their applications, and of systems of equations and inequalities. Linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions will be investigated. A “C” grade or higher must be earned in this course to satisfy part of the general education requirements in mathematics and to advance to a higher mathematics course.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the equivalent of one year of high school Algebra I and one year of high school Algebra II and an acceptable score on a state approved mathematics placement test, or a “C” or higher in MAT 1033, or a grade of “C” or higher in the high school equivalent course for MAT 1033 (Math for College Readiness) within the past two years and an acceptable score on a state approved mathematics placement test.

 

Instructors:

Georgia Ashmore
ashmoreg@chipola.edu

Dr. Irma Cruz-White
cruz-whitei@chipola.edu

Allyson Howell
howella@chipola.edu

Stephanie Ward
wards@chipola.edu

(instructors may vary from semester to semester)

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

MyLab Math with Pearson eText – Standalone Access Card -- for A Graphical Approach to College Algebra, 7th Edition, Hornsby, Lial, & Rockswold.  ISBN: 9780134859224

A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course.

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Demonstrate Basic Mathematical Skills and Knowledge

The purpose of the mathematics component of the core curriculum is to develop quantitative literacy with an ability to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.

M-1 Solve mathematical problems by using arithmetic, algebraic, or geometric skills.

M-2 Translate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, or symbolically. 

M-3 Solve mathematical problems using appropriate technology.

M-4 Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.

M-5 Solve contextual problems using mathematical processes.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify relations that are functions.

Examine the nature of the graph of linear, quadratic, higher order polynomial, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential , and logarithmic functions.

Solve linear, quadratic, higher order polynomial, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations.

Solve linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, and radical inequalities.

Solve systems of equations and inequalities.

Apply analytical or graphical methods to solve contextual problems.

M-1, M-2

M-2, M-3

M-1, M-2, M-3

M-1, M-2, M-3

M-1, M-2, M-3

M-1, M-2, M-3, M-4, M-5

Unit Tests, Cumulative Final, Homework, Departmental Exams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher facilitated:  The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text. 

Student-centered:  The students will be solving problems using their own graphing calculators.

Office Hours: The instructor will be available during office hours for individual assistance.  The instructor’s schedule can be found posted on Canvas, their web site, and/or on their office door.

ACE tutors:  Student tutors are available in the Academic Center of Excellence (ACE).  Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.

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