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MAT-1230-VU01 - College Algebra


Online Class


Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.


Synonym: 185042

Location: Winooski - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Miki Dash | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Mathematics
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

Prepares students for precalculus by reviewing the fundamental concepts of algebra. Topics include equations and inequalities, exponents, radicals, functions, systems of equations, polynomials and, applications. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent skills.

Essential Objectives:

1. Solve linear equations and inequalities.
2. Graph linear equations in the Cartesian Coordinate system using slope and intercepts and, given information about a line, find its equation.
3. Simplify radicals and solve radical equations.
4. Solve quadratic equations.
5. Solve fractional equations.
6. Solve systems of equations.
7. Define, identify and graph functions.
8. Define properties of logarithmic and exponential functions, discuss their applications and demonstrate their basic operations.
9. Apply algebraic concepts to the solution of word problems.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.

Textbooks:

Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

MAT-1230-VU01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Miriam Dash
Hiring Coordinator for this course: James Leete

Syllabus:

Spring 2020 Online Statistics I Syllabus

The purpose of college algebra is to provide concepts and skills necessary to translate problems from a variety of fields into the appropriate mathematical models and to obtain a mathematical solution. Additionally, college algebra is a prerequisite for virtually all college-level mathematics courses, such as precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, statistics and probability, and more advanced mathematics courses. My hope is that by the end of this course you have a new appreciation for the subject matter.

This is an interactive online course. It is designed for all types of learners. So, each section is set up for the student to read a little, watch a little, and do a little. All of this will be done in MyLab.

Textbook: This is online homework portal. An etext of the book will be available. If you learn best with a textbookthen also purchase the textbook.

·MyMathLab for Trigsted College Algebra -- Access Kit

·Author: Trigsted, Kirk

·Edition: 3rd

·ISBN: 9780321923745

·Format: Access Card

·Pub. Date: 2/4/2014

Office hours: I will have scheduled office hours via Zoom meetings to assist students with subject matter.

MyMathLab is an interactive website where you can:

· Self-test & work through practice exercises with step-by-step help to improve your understanding.

· Study more efficiently with a personalized study plan and exercises that match your book.

· Get help when YOU need it. MyMathLab includes multimedia learning aids, videos, animations.

Week 1 (5/26)

1.1 – Linear Equations

1.2 – Applications of Linear Equations

1.3 – Complex Numbers

Week 2 (6/02)

1.4 – Quadratic Equations

1.5 – Applications Quadratic Equations

1.7 – Solving Linear Inequalities

Week 3 (6/09)

1.8 – Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

1.9 – Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

Exam #1 (1.1 – 1.9)

Week 4 (6/16)

2.1 – The Rectangular Coordinate System

2.2 – Circles

2.3 – Lines

2.4 – Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Week 5 (6/23)

3.1 – Relations and Functions

3.2 – Properties of a Function’s Graph

3.3 – Graphs of Basic Functions: Piecewise Functions

Week 6 (6/30)

3.4 – Transformations of Functions

3.5 – The Algebra of Functions: Composite Functions

3.6 – One to One Functions: Inverse Functions

Exam #2 (2.1 – 3.4)

Week 7 (7/07)

4.1 – Quadratic Functions

4.2 – Applications and Modeling of Quadratic Functions

4.3 – The Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Week 8 (7/14)

4.4 – Synthetic Division: The Remainder and Factor Theorems

4.5 – The Zeros of Polynomial Functions: The Fundamental Theorems of Algebra

Week 9 (7/21)

4.6 – Rational Functions and Their Graphs

4.7 – Variation

Week 10 (7/28)

5.1 – Exponential Functions

5.2 – Logarithmic Functions

5.3 – Properties of Logarithms

5.4 – Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5.5 – Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Week 11 (8/04)

7.1 – Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

7.1 – Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Using the Elimination Method

Week 12 (8/11)

Exam #3

Course Grading and Information:

Assignments

Interactive-Reading: you are expected to complete the Interactive Reading Assignment (IRA) found in MyStatLab and fill in the Guided Notebook as you watch videos.

Once you complete the IRA who can begin homework assignments.

Here is a video and file on how to embed an image to the Canvas discussion forum: Uploading image to discussion forum

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10700-4212190965

Course Grading

It should be noted that the final responsibility for learning lies with the student. The average will be determined by the following guidelines:

Quizzes and Exams: Dates are announced on MyLab via Canvas. Students are required to take all exams at the appointed times.

Missed Assignments and Make-up Policy: Late Work, Attendance, and Make Up Work Policies:

Due dates for online assignments are clearly stated in MML. It is my policy to replace a student’s lowest test grade with the final exam at the end of the course.

Strategies for Success!

Ask, Ask, Ask

Any and all questions are important (and are, therefore, welcome and encourage). Please feel free to ask questions anytime. If you do not understand something, it is essential that you ask questions (and get answers) so that you do understand, in order to be successful.

Final Grades will be based on the following percentages:

RA / Homework

25%

Quizzes

25%

Tests

35%

Discussion (‘Other’ category in MyLab)

15%

Total

100%

Grading Criteria:

A+ 98 - 100

B+ 88 - 89

C+ 78 - 79

D+ 68 - 69

S (70% or greater) Satisfactory

A 93 - 97

B 83 - 87

C 73 - 77

D 63 - 67

N (Less than 70%)Unsatisfactory

A- 90 - 92

B- 80 - 82

C- 70 - 72

D- 60 - 62

Attendance Policy:

Each class meeting runs from Tuesday morning at Midnight and runs through the following Monday night 111:5.

As per Online Course policy, your first discussion board post must occur before Saturday night at Midnight each week. You will also only be able to earn half of the attendance points for the week.

While I do not have a set number of class meetings that you can miss before you cannot pass the course, students that miss more than 3 class meetings (This is three weeks of the course) tend not get the grade they desire.

Extraordinary Circumstances: Life sometimes presents us with unexpected obstacles outside of our control. If you have an extraordinary situation that prevents you from completing coursework in a timely manner, please let me know as soon as possible. If you wish to complete the requirements of the course and are willing to commit the time and effort necessary to make up work on a reasonably negotiated and agreed upon schedule, arrangements can be made to support you.

Faculty Contact Information:

Email Address: Miriam.Dash@ccv.edu

Hiring Coordinator for this course: Debra Grant

Syllabus: Please note that this is subject to change based on the needs of the class. Internet access is required for this class Homework and tests/quizzes are all done online on My Math Lab. Grades are located in the My Math Lab gradebook in the appropriate categories.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Having someone else do your online assignments (homework and quizzes) is a violation of the academic integrity policy and either may result in failing grades and/or being dropped from the class. Infractions such as these will be reported to the administration for tracking and possible college action.

You will want to be sure to check your CCV and Canvas email regularly and/or you can download the Canvas student android / IOS mobile app. You may also want to forward your CCV and Canvas Email to your personal account. Here are the instructions for how to do that. No better time than now if you have not done it yet because that is how your instructors will be contacting you.

To Forward Your CCV and Canvas Email to our personal account:

Browser Settings for MyLab

1. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner.

2. Under My app settings, choose Mail.

3. You will now be on the Mail Options page. There are four different menuoption on the left: General, Mail, Calendar, and People. Click on Mail.

4. Choose Accounts from the submenu.

5. Choose Forwarding.

6. Choose Start Forwarding and enter the email address you would like your email forwarded to. You may also elect to save a copy of the email in your Outlook mailbox.

7. When you are done click Save.

Course description details subject to change.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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