**MS 100 College
Algebra Fall 2006**

**Textbook: **Algebra
and Trigonometry, Sixth edition,©2004, 0618317821. Larson &
Hostetler, Houghton Mifflin

**Required equipment:
**Scientific calculator

**Office hours: **
Monday, Friday: 1:00 – 3:00. Walk-in or appointment at other
times if available.

**Instructor:** Dana
Lee Ling. **Email:** dleeling@comfsm.fm Extension 228

**Web site:**
http://www.comfsm.fm/~dleeling/math/algebra/m63/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. Tests occur roughly every fifth class.

**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 asymptotes, 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.

**Course level
assessment of student learning**

Course level assessment of student learning will be done via item analysis of the final examination. The item analysis will then be mapped to the outline.