**Course Description:
**Major emphasis is on the concept of functions. Study polynomial, rational,
exponential, logarithmic,

trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, their properties, graphs, and related equations and

applications. Additional topics include systems of equations, matrices, conic sections, sequences and series, and

probability. A graphing calculator is required and used extensively.

**Core Course Objectives:**

1. Simplify polynomial, radical, and rational expressions,
and algebraic expressions involving radicals, integer

exponents, rational exponents, trigonometric expressions, factorials, series,
sequences, and matrices using

appropriate algebraic skills, and logarithmic processes. (ADO 3.2)

2. Use appropriate algebraic processes to solve:

• linear, absolute value, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential, and
logarithmic equations.

• linear, absolute value, polynomial, and rational inequalities.

• linear and non-linear systems of equations.

• trigonometric and inverse trigonometric equations (ADO 3.2)

3. Manipulate and identify functions graphically, symbolically, and numerically. (ADO 2)

4. application problems involving many different subject
areas using algebraic processes, counting

technologies, and the binomial theorem. (ADO 4)

5. Apply fundamentals of right triangle trigonometry and solve applications problems. (ADO 3.2)

6. Use appropriate technology (such as the graphing
calculator) to enhance the understanding of the previously

stated objectives. (ADO 7)

7. Have an awareness of the historical background of topics covered in the course. (ADO 15)

**Associate Degree Outcomes:
**ADO 2. The ability to comprehend and use information including
written and oral forms

ADO 3 Computational skills and understanding appropriate to the program of study

ADO 4 Critical thinking and problem-solving

ADO 7 Facility in the use of computers and other technologies appropriate to the program of study

ADO 15 An historical perspective

**Instructional Techniques and Procedures
**This course usually consists of mostly lecture, group work and classroom
demonstrations using the graphing

calculator (TI83 Plus or TI84 Plus).

**Grading Policy: **

Tests | 55% |

Final Exam | 20% |

Quizzes & Assignments | 20% |

Projects | 5% |

**Grading Scale:**

90 - 100 | 4.0 |

85 - 89 | 3.5 |

80 - 84 | 3.0 |

75 - 79 | 2.5 |

65 - 74 | 2.0 |

60 - 64 | 1.5 |

55 - 59 | 1.0 |

50 - 55 | 0.5 |

0 - 49 | 0.0 |

**Incompletes will be assigned only if proper
documentation is provided and the course is being passed
after the last day of drops.**

**Class Exams:
**There are five regularly scheduled exams during the semester, covering the
material since the beginning of the

semester. The exams will emphasize the material since the last exam, however due to the cumulative nature of

the material the exams include all prior topics. Each exam is closed book. One page of handwritten notes is

allowed. Theses notes can contain any formulas you wish, but you may include no more than three example

problems. The exams account for 55% of your total grade. If you must miss a test make sure you contact me

before the test! Missed exams must be made up prior to the next regularly scheduled class. If you fail to make

up the missed exam, the first missed exam score will be recorded as 75% of your final exam score. All other

missed exams will be recorded as 0.

**Final Exam:
**There is a cumulative final exam accounting for 20% of your grade.

**Assignments and Quizzes:
**There will be regular homework assignments given covering the topics
presented in the course. Quizzes will be

given regularly during the semester and may consist of problems from the previous class’s assignment. Please

bring your homework with you to each class. Copies of other students’ homework are not allowed. No make up

quizzes are allowed, however the lowest two grades will be dropped.

**Class Structure:
**Class will consist of lectures, demonstrations (instructor and student), and
group work. At the start of class you

will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding current assignments, lectures, or projects.

Resources:

If you have questions regarding the course, assignments, grades, or otherwise,
contact me by email, call me at home, or

visit my office one hour before or one hour after this class.

Questions regarding course work may also be directed towards myself or Ken Reder
in the math lab, room 245 JM. Look

outside the door for scheduled hours. Also, tutors may be accessed by calling
796-8415 or stopping by the Center for

Student Success, Bert Walker Hall Room 125. The math lab service and other help
or tutoring services are free to all JCC

students.

Policies:

Academic Honesty: (Excerpt from JCC policy: see instructor for a copy of the
complete policy.) Academic Honesty

is expected of all students. It is the ethical behavior that includes producing
their own work and not representing others'

their own, either by plagiarism, by cheating or by helping others to do so.
Faculty members who suspect a student of

academic dishonesty may penalize the student by assigning a failing grade for
the paper, project, report, exam or the

course itself.

Audits: Must be registered during the first week of class. You will not receive a grade or credit for the course.

Withdraw deadline for this semester is May 1_{st}. If you do
not wish to complete the class and receive a grade,

because you are not happy with your grade or for any other reason, you must
withdraw by this date. The instructor may

withdraw any student who does not complete assignments and/or tests in a timely
manner. However, do not assume that I

will withdraw you.

Incompletes will be given only in accordance with JCC
policy. (Excerpt from JCC policy; see instructor for a copy

of the complete policy.) A student may request an incomplete from the
instructor. The incomplete will be granted only if

the student can provide documentation that his or her work up to that point is
sufficient in quality, but lacking in quantity,

due to circumstances beyond the student's control. Furthermore, a written plan
for making up the missing work within one

semester must be completed by the student. Final determination of whether an
incomplete will be given is the instructor's

decision.

Success is achieved by regular practice of problems from
the text and by seeing me as soon as you feel

uncomfortable with the material.