MyMathLab: MyMathLab is an interactive website
where students can find practice exercises, practice tests, videos, and work
interactive problems partnered with the textbook. Homework will be as signed
using this resource . You must have an access code to use this resource which is
packaged free with a new textbook, or it can be purchased separately at the
bookstore or on line atwww.coursecompass.com.
CATALOG DESCRIPTIONS: Topics include linear
equations , quadratic equations , functions and graphs, inequalities; mathematics
of finance, simple and compound interest, annuities; linear programming,
matrices; systems of linear equations; applications to management, economics,
1. be able to use mathematical models to quantify
real life situations.
2. understand mathematics as an art of exploring, seeking patterns, making
guesses, checking, revising, and generalizing.
3. improve algebraic skills by using algebra to describe and analyze
4. understand effective uses of technology in problems-solving.
ASSESSMENT: Course grade determination will include
at least three in-class major exams and a com prehensive final exam. Homework,
projects, quizzes, and class participation may also be considered.
Test Avg. 50%
Final Exam 25%
1.1 Functions and Models (Optional)
1.2 Graphs of Functions (Optional)
1.4 Equation of Lines (Optional)
1.5 Algebraic and Graphical Solutions of Linear Equations (Optional)
1.6 Fitting Lines to Data Points: Modeling Linear Functions (Optional)
1.7 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables (Optional)
2.1 Quadratic Functions; Parabolas
2.2 Solving Quadratic Equations
2.3 Library of Functions
2.4 Transformations of Graphs and Symmetry
2.5 Quadratic and Power Models
4.1 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions
4.2 Modeling Cubic and Quartic Functions
4.3 Solutions of Polynomial Equations
4.4 Polynomial Equations Continued; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables (Optional)
5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables (Optional)
5.2 Matrix Operations of Linear Equations (Optional)
5.3 Matrix Operations (Optional)