Satisfactory performance on placement assessment, 2 years of high school algebra, 1 year of high school geometry; or MATH 140.
There is no textbook, however we do use Knewton Alta as a homework system and it must be purchased from the bookstore.
Exam 1: due 9/21
Exam 2: due 10/23
Exam 3: due 11/25
Exams: Each exam will be worth 45% of your grade.
Quizzes: The quizzes will be worth 30% of your grade, with the lowest two scores dropped.
Homework: The homework is worth 25% of your grade, with the lowest two scores dropped.
Course outcomes: The student who successfully completes this course will be able to do the following.
Demonstrate equivalence of algebraic expressions by means of the basic principles of algebra (such as the distributive law and laws of exponents) and find counterexamples to non- equivalent expressions.
Create algebraic expressions to model applications.
Demonstrate co-variational reasoning by using written descriptions and graphs to discuss how the value of a function changes with its argument. In particular, use the concept of rate of change to analyze this behavior. Create functions to model applications. functional reasoning: graphs, covariation, rate of change, rate of rate of change, modeling
Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles of pre-calculus mathematics (such as the unit circle definition of the trigonometric functions) by applying them to unfamiliar situations.
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