MS 100 College Algebra Spring 2006
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Week 
Date 
Day 
Topic 
Event 
1 
1 
01/17/06 
Tuesday 
Course introduction. 
PreQuiz 
2 
2 
01/19/06 
Thursday 
1.1 Graphs of equations 

3 
2 
01/24/06 
Tuesday 
1.2 Linear equations in one variable 

4 
3 
01/26/06 
Thursday 
1.3 Modeling with linear equations 

5 
3 
01/31/06 
Tuesday 
Test one 

6 
4 
02/02/06 
Thursday 
1.4 Quadratic equations 

7 
4 
02/07/06 
Tuesday 
1.5 Complex numbers 

8 
5 
02/09/06 
Thursday 
1.6 Other types of equations 
Early warning 
9 
5 
02/14/06 
Tuesday 
1.7 Linear equations in one variable 

10 
6 
02/16/06 
Thursday 
Test two 

11 
6 
02/21/06 
Tuesday 
2.1 Linear equations in two variables 

12 
7 
02/23/06 
Thursday 
2.2 Functions 

13 
7 
02/28/06 
Tuesday 
2.3 Analyzing graphs of functions 

14 
8 
03/02/06 
Thursday 
2.4 A library of functions 

15 
8 
03/07/06 
Tuesday 
Midterm 
Midterm 
16 
9 
03/09/06 
Thursday 
Review midterm 

17 
9 
03/14/06 
Tuesday 
2.6 Combinations of functions 

18 
10 
03/16/06 
Thursday 
2.7 Inverse functions 

19 
10 
03/21/06 
Tuesday 
3.1 Quadratic functions 

20 
11 
03/23/06 
Thursday 
Test three 

21 
11 
03/28/06 
Tuesday 
3.2 Polynomials of higher degrees 

22 
12 
03/30/06 
Thursday 

Founding day 
23 
12 
04/04/06 
Tuesday 
3.3 Polynomial long division only + 3.4 Fundamental theorem of algebra 

24 
13 
04/06/06 
Thursday 
3.5 Mathematical models of variation 

25 
13 
04/11/06 
Tuesday 
4.1 Rational functions and asymptotes 

26 
14 
04/13/06 
Thursday 

Spring break 
27 
14 
04/18/06 
Tuesday 
Test four 

28 
15 
04/20/06 
Thursday 
4.2 Graphs of rational functions 

29 
15 
04/25/06 
Tuesday 
4.4 Conics 

30 
16 
04/27/06 
Thursday 
9.1 Systems of equations 

31 
16 
05/02/06 
Tuesday 
Graphing with Excel 

32 
17 
05/04/06 
Thursday 
Test five 

33 
17 
05/09/06 
Tuesday 
Review test five 

34 
18 
05/11/06 
Thursday 


35 
18 
05/16/06 
Tuesday 
Final: 2:15 

Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry, Sixth edition,©2004, 0618317821. Larson & Hostetler, Houghton Mifflin
Required equipment: Scientific calculator
Office hours: Monday, Friday: 1:00 – 3:00. Walkin or appointment at other times if available.
Instructor: Dana Lee Ling. Email: dleeling@comfsm.fm
Web site: http://www.comfsm.fm/~dleeling/math/algebra/m61/index.html
Attendance: Five absences results in withdrawal from the course.
A late is one third of an absence.
Thus any combination of absences and lates that adds to five will result in withdrawal.
For example, fifteen lates would result in withdrawal.
No betelnut in class or on campus except at cultural huts.
Assessment: Via performance on quizzes, midterm and final examination. Homework and attendance are also valued.
Grading policy: Points will be given for attendance, homework, quizzes, midterms, and the final. Grading is based on the standard college policy: Obtain 90% of the points or more to obtain an A, 80% to 89% for a B, and so forth.
Academic Honesty Policy: Cheating on an assignment, quiz, test, midterm, or final will result in a score of zero for that assignment, quiz, or examination. Due to our cramped quarters, the course operates by necessity on a system of personal integrity and honor.
Program student learning outcome
Students will be able to define mathematical concepts, calculate quantities, estimate solutions, solve problems, represent and interpret mathematical information graphically, and communicate mathematical thoughts and ideas.
Course student learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
Graph and solve linear and quadratic equations and inequalities including those with complex roots.
Evaluate and analyze functions and their graphs including combinations and compositions of functions.
Sketch and analyze graphs of polynomial functions and mathematical models of variation.
Determine the domains of rational functions, find asymtotes, and sketch the graphs of rational functions.
Specific student learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. Graph and solve linear and quadratic equations and inequalities including those with complex roots.
Sketch the graph of an equation
Solve linear, quadratic, polynomial, and radical equations.
Perform operations with complex numbers.
Solve linear, quadratic, polynomial, and radical inequalities.
2. Evaluate and analyze functions and their graphs including combinations and compositions of functions.
Find and use slopes of lines to write and graph linear equations in two variables.
Evaluate functions and find their domains.
Analyze the graphs of functions.
Find arithmetic combinations and compositions of functions.
Identify inverse functions graphically and find inverse functions algebraically.
3. Sketch and analyze graphs of polynomial functions and mathematical models of variation.
Sketch and analyze graphs of polynomial functions
Use long division to divide polynomials
Write mathematical models for direct, inverse, and joint variation.
4. Determine the domains of rational functions, find asymptotes, and sketch the graphs of rational functions.
Find the domains of rational functions.
Find the horizontal and vertical asymptotes for graphs of rational functions.
Recognize graphs of circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas.