INSTRUCTOR: Mary Lou Baker EMAIL: mbaker@columbiastate.edu (preferred)
OFFICE LOCATION: LBS 117 OFFICE PHONE: (931)359-1348
CRN: 81343 CLASS LOCATION: Warf 106
STM SECRETARY: Freda Werner – Warf 111 – (931)540-2710
STM DEAN: Dearl Lampley – Warf 111B – (931)540-2678
STM Division personnel are able to provide information regarding
regular faculty office hours and/or assist with contacting instructors.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: MATH 1130 – College
Algebra – 3 credit hours
A college algebra course containing a study of expressions, equations,
and functions of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical,
exponential, and logarithmic types. Applications of algebraic concepts
will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: 19 Math ACT or
satisfactory placement test scores OR completion of at least 3 of 5
Competencies in Learning Support Math.
TEXTBOOK/MATERIALS:
(1) MyLabsPlus
access (Internet application) –
http://columbiastate.mylabsplus.com (required)
(2)
Algebra for College Students
(7^{th} ed.) Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis
ISBN-13:
978-0-321-71540-1 | ISBN-10:
0-321-71540-3
(not required)
(3) a scientific non-graphing calculator (2-line display calculator
is recommended)
MINIMUM
COURSE OUTCOMES
After completion of this course, students should be able
to:
1. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and applying the quadratic
formula
2. Factor polynomials completely and solve polynomial equations
3. Simplify/perform operations on rational expressions and solve
rational equations
4. Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations
5. Determine if a given relation is a function
6. Evaluate a given function using function notation
7. Determine the domain and range of a given function
8. Graph and analyze basic functions, including but not limited to
linear, quadratic, polynomial, absolute value, square root, and rational
9. Show that a function is one to one
10. Find the inverse of a one-to-one function
11.
Convert a
logarithmic equation to exponential form and vice-versa
12.
Simplify
and evaluate logarithmic expressions
13.
Solve exponential and logarithmic equations
14.
Construct models using direct, inverse, and joint variation
15.
Solve real-world applications that are integrated throughout the course
content
16.
Algebraically solve systems of linear equations in two variables (as
time allows)
STUDENT
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Attendance:
Regular class attendance is required and is necessary for success in any
mathematics course. Students are expected to attend class and to be on
time for each class meeting. Entering or leaving a class during class
time is inconsiderate to the instructor and other class members; please
avoid any unnecessary disturbances. After 5 tardies or absences,
the student’s final grade may be lowered a full letter grade.
NOTE: Absences in excess of 6 may result in a grade of
“F” which means the student must repeat the course for credit.
Please take the attendance policy seriously. A student not
completing the course will receive a grade of "F" unless official
withdrawal procedures are followed prior to the date posted for
withdrawal (Wednesday, November 4, 2015.)
2. Inclement Weather: In case of inclement
weather, please check the Chargernet webpage
http://chargernet.columbiastate.edu or call the Columbia State
closing line at (931) 540-2515. Follow instructions given for late
openings and how this may affect class times. Students are individually
responsible for decisions regarding travel safety.
3. Cell phones and all electronic equipment (computer,
notepads et.al.): will be turned off and stored during class
time. Texting will not be tolerated. If the instructor finds that a
student is texting during class time, then the student will be directed
to leave the class and that student will be counted as absent for the
entire day. It is important to remain focused and work on mathematics
while in the classroom.
4. Homework is an important commitment in a
mathematics classroom. Homework is assigned daily following each
instructional session. Students are responsible for completing all
homework assignments prior to the test date. Homework is to be
completed on-line utilizing the MyLabsPlus website. Additional
“pencil-to-paper” homework may be assigned at the discretion of the
instructor.
5. Testing: A scientific calculator will be allowed
as directed by the instructor. A graphing calculator is NOT allowed in
this course. Cell phones may not be used as calculators, no exceptions.
Scratch paper will not be allowed during tests unless given by
instructor.
6.
Make-up tests will not be allowed. If a student is absent
on the day of any scheduled test, she/he will be given a zero (0) on
that test and their final exam grade will replace the missed test. If a
student misses a second test, she/he will receive a zero (0) with no
replacement of score. Note: A grade no greater than 75 will be given
for a missed test regardless of the final exam grade.
7. Student Identification: Columbia State students
are expected to be able to produce a valid student ID upon request by
faculty/staff/employees.
8. Student Conduct: A student may be directed to
leave the classroom if their conduct is not conducive to the overall
progress of the class. Cheating and other forms of academic misconduct,
including plagiarism, are prohibited. The instructor has the authority
to assign a zero for the exercise or examination or to assign an F in
the course in the case of academic misconduct. Please refer to the
Columbia State student handbook.
9. Instructional Recording: Recording of learning
activities is allowed only with faculty permission and is to be used for
educational purposes by individual students. When recording is
permitted, all students should be aware that voices/images may be
captured during the process. No portion of instructional recordings may
be reproduced or published by students.
10. Internet/Social Media Use:
Program/institutional expectations for professionalism, confidentiality,
and mutual respect extend to Internet and social networking settings.
Discipline and grade consequences may be applicable to inappropriate
“virtual” behavior.
11. We Care About Your Success! Your instructor
will be using C-STAR to help you succeed in this course. The instructor
may set alerts, flags, referrals, or kudos to let you know about your
course grades or academic performance. You will need to go to ChargerNet
and select the C-Star icon to access your C-Star account. Also, you may
receive emails from C-Star regarding your course grades or academic
performance. Please pay attention to these emails, flags, and alerts and
consider taking the recommended actions. They are sent to help you be
successful! In addition, your instructor may: (1) request that you
schedule an appointment by going to C-Star, or (2) recommend that you
contact a specific campus resource, such as tutoring or counseling. You
may also be contacted directly by one of these services.
12. Students with Disabilities: In compliance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, students are encouraged to register
with the counseling/disability services office (931-540-2572) or email
www.columbiastate.edu/studentsvcs/disability.htm for possible
assistance with accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to
voluntarily and confidentially provide appropriate documentation
regarding the nature and extent of a disability. Students requesting
special accommodations are (strongly) encouraged to contact the
counseling/disability services office at the beginning of the semester.
13. Columbia State Emergency Procedures are posted
in each classroom. In emergency situations follow instructions provided
by faculty. Do not stop to collect belongings if told to evacuate the
building or classroom. Should the building be evacuated, proceed
immediately to the designated area. Faculty are responsible for checking
attendance following an evacuation to determine that all students are
accounted for.
14. TBR GUIDELINE P-080 – Discrimination and Harassment Complaint
and Investigation Procedure: This Tennessee Board of Regents
guideline provides for investigation and resolution of complaints of
discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion,
creed, ethnic or national origin, gender identity/expression,
disability, age, status as a covered veteran, genetic information and
any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law. Any
student or employee who believes s/he has been subjected to, or is aware
of, discrimination or harassment, should use the procedure for reporting
and resolution of discrimination or harassment complaints. Students and
employees are required to be knowledgeable of policies and guidelines,
report suspected violations to the Director of Human Resources, and
cooperate with investigations. Employees or students found to have
violated this Guideline are subject to disciplinary action including
dismissal, termination, or other appropriate sanction. A link to this
guideline and a complaint form is on Charger Net(myCN).
15. Visitors are not permitted to attend any class meeting:
This includes children, spouses, friends, students or any other person
not registered for this course.
16. Final Exam: Date: Monday, December 7, 2015 @
8:00am.
GRADING
The taking of three tests and a comprehensive final examination
is required. If a student has 3 or fewer absences during the class
term, then she/he may replace their lowest test score with their final
exam score assuming that the final exam score is greater than their
lowest test score.
A final grade will be issued as follows:
Three Tests (3@100 points each) = 300
Homework = 100
Final Examination = 200
Total Points Possible 600
Grading Scale
540 – 600 points = A
480 – 539 points = B
420 – 479 points = C
360 – 419 points = D
0 – 359 points = F
A grade of FA will be used to designate an unofficial
withdrawal for those students who stopped attending and did not complete
the course.
Important links:
ChargerNet:
http://chargernet.columbiastate.edu
MyLabsPlus website:
http://columbiastate.mylabsplus.com
Teaching and Learning Center (Tutoring):
www.columbiastate.edu/tlc
Information Technology Helpdesk:
www.columbiastate.edu/helpdesk
Disability Services:
www.columbiastate.edu/studentsvcs/disability.htm