Week | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday |
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1 | Course introduction. | 1.1 Graphs of equations | 1.2 Linear equations in one variable | 1.3 Modeling with linear equations | Test |

2 | 1.4 Quadratic equations | 1.5 Complex numbers | 1.6 Other types of equations | 1.7 Linear equations in one variable | Test/early warn |

3 | 2.1 Linear equations in two variables | 2.2 Functions | 2.3 Analyzing graphs of functions | 2.4 A library of functions | Midterm |

4 | Reviewed midterm | 2.6 Combinations of functions | 2.7 Inverse functions | 3.1 Quadratic functions | Test |

5 | 3.2 Polynomials of higher degrees | 3.3 Polynomial long division only + 3.4 Fundamental theorem of algebra | 3.5 Mathematical models of variation | 4.1 Rational functions and asymptotes | Test |

6 | 4.2 Graphs of rational functions | 4.4 Conics | 9.1 Systems of equations | Graphing with Excel | Test |

7 | Review test | Finals | Finals |

**Outline**:

MS 100 College Algebra**Textbook**:

Algebra and Trigonometry, Sixth edition [or edition in series with consent of instructor], ©2004, 0618317821. Larson & Hostetler, Houghton Mifflin**Required materials**:

Scientific calculator- Office hours: TBA

Instructor: Dana Lee Ling.

Email: dleeling@comfsm.fm

Web site: http://www.comfsm.fm/~dleeling/math/algebra/m82/index.html

**Attendance**: Exceeding four absences results in withdrawal from the course. A late is one third of an absence. Thus any combination of absences and lates that exceeds four will result in withdrawal. For example, thirteen lates would result in withdrawal.- No betelnut in class nor on campus.
- Every Friday there is an evaluative instrument such as a quiz, test, or midterm examination.
**Grading policy**:

Points will be given for homework, quizzes, tests, 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. The course operates by necessity on a system of personal integrity and honor.

- Program student learning outcomes

**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:**- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Determine the domains of rational functions, find asymtotes, 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.

- Graph and solve linear and quadratic equations and inequalities including those with complex roots.