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# Pre-Calculus 1

This course covers fundamental topics of algebra,
including: polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, and

their graphs; system of equations; inequalities; and curve sketching.

This is a hybrid class. In-class 70%- [5 Tests (100 pts ea.) ]GRADES by % |
Computer 30%- graded homework. No retakes of tests. If you miss a Test you have 1 Calendar week to make it up, or receive a grade of "0". It is the student’s responsibility to arrange make-up of missed tests. *Maximum of One Make-up assignment per Student per quarter. $5 charge |

**TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE - Cover Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10**

Monday |
Wednesday |
Thursday |
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Sept. 21 | 1.1; 1.2; | Sept. 23 | 1.3; | Sept. 24 | 1.4; |

Sept. 28 | 1.5; | Sept. 30 | 1.6; 2.1; | Oct. 1 | 2.2; |

Oct. 5 | 2.3; | Oct. 7 |
Test Ch. 1 |
8 | 2.4; 2.5; |

12 | 2.6; | 14 | 2.7; 2.8; | 15 | 3.1; |

19 | 3.2; 3.3; | 21 | 3.4; | 22 |
Test Ch 2 |

Oct. 26 | 3.5; | Oct. 28 | 3.6; | Oct. 29 | 4.1; 4.2; |

Nov. 2 | 4.3; | Nov. 4 |
Test Ch 3 |
Nov. 5 | 4.4; 4.5; |

9 | 4.6; | 11 |
Holiday |
12 | 4.7; 4.8; |

16 | 4.9; | 18 | 10.1; | 19 |
Test Ch 4 |

Nov. 23 | 10.2; | Nov. 25 |
Holiday |
Nov. 26 |
Holiday |

Nov. 30 | 10.3; | Dec. 2 | 10.4; 10.5; | Dec. 3 | 10.6; |

Dec. 7 | 10.7; | Dec. 9 | 10.8; Review | Dec. 11 |
Final Test {S.A.S.E.} |

The usual homework assignment is to do the on-line
MyMathLab section corresponding to the section covered in class. To open a

homework assignment you must have scored 60% or better on the previous section.
You may work on the missed questions in a

homework assignments as many times as you wish, the due date is to help you be
ready for in-class tests, HW grades not final until

the end of the quarter.

Course Objectives The Student should be able to:a. Define a function including range and domain b. Find composite & inverse functions c. Use distance & slope formulas d. Use Synthetic Division e. Find the Real and Complex Zeros of a Polynomial f. Graph Functions g. Find the equation of a line; & a circle h. Recognize and apply transformations of functions i. Solve equation involving Logarithmic & Exponential Functions j. Demonstrate and use a Graphing Calculator; (used for tests & Assignments). k. Apply alternative mathematical techniques, from a historical; perspective where appropriate l. Understand how this mathematics is used in other fields and occupations m. Understand the use of this mathematics cross-culturally |
Gen Ed Learning Values & Outcomes:Critical Thinking: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and th be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines. • Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline. • Identify, interpret and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions. Mathematical Reasoning: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts. • Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply. • Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems. • Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.). • Communicate mathematical information effectively. Technology: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively. Use computer software & graphing calculator appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication. |

**Optional Paper Book:** Pre-Calculus: Concepts through
Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry By Sullivan,

Sullivan, III Prentice Hall Value-Pack ISBN# 0131347470 NOTE: this book is also
used in Math 142& (112) The full textbook is

on-line; so it is not necessary to purchase a paper book. Please see the
information on MyMathLab in the next paragraph. **Graphing
Calculator Required; **You will be expected to use it on tests {TI-83, TI-83
Plus, TI-83 Silver Edition, TI-84, TI-84 Plus, or TI-84 Silver Edition.

Recommended} Graph paper and

***S. A. S. E.**- 1 Self Addressed Stamped Envelope {Any audible ringing during tests will result in loss of points}

For enrichment in this class we will be using an online system called MyMathLab. Over one million students have improved their mathematics

skills with MyMathLab's dependable and easy-to-use online homework, guided solutions, multimedia, tests, and e-Books.

**To use MyMathLab**

**you need an access code.**Access Code Options Please select one of the following options:

• purchase a new textbook that includes the Access Code from the SVC Bookstore = Val Pack

• purchase a used textbook and purchase the Access Code from the SVC Bookstore

• purchase no textbook* and purchase the Access Code only from the SVC Bookstore

• *NOTE: the enhanced electronic version of the textbook is on-line and available via your Access Code.

To register in CourseCompass/MyMathLab you will need: Computer Lab access is part of your registration fee.

• A computer capable or running MyMathLab and a good Internet connection. The computer lab on campus is set-up for this.

• A valid E-mail Address - we will communicate via e-mail so you will need to put a working e-mail address in

CourseCompass when you sign up. Use the email address that you look at the most often, doesn’t have to be your FREE SVC acct.

• The Course Name is

**MATH& 141AW Pre-Calc I Fall 09**

• The Course ID is

**grimshaw52054**

• School zip code

• 98273 -Mount Vernon b. 98277 - Whidbey Island Campus, South Whidbey Center, San Juan Center

• Institution Name: Skagit Valley College

• Student Access Code - This individual, course-specific 6-word code is needed for registration as a CourseCompass student.

Your Student Access Code is packaged in a CourseCompass Student Access Kit with your book or available from the

CourseCompass website. The kit includes a card with a pullback strip that reveals the code. This code can be redeemed only

once---at the moment of registration. The kit also includes instructions on how to register online for CourseCompass and enroll

in the course.

• Once you have registered for our class in MyMathLab, send yourself an e-mail to make sure we can communicate through this

site. In MyMathLab you will find: assigned homework is under the Do Homework button; assigned exams are under the Take a

Test button; practice Tests are under Study Plan. I look forward to working with you.

How to logon to your account in the SVC computer classrooms; labs and FREE e-mail account:

Your user name (same as BlackBoard): 1

^{st}initial, last name, last 4 of SID [Student not social

**ID**entification Number]

For example: Name: John Smith SID: 835-22-1234 The username would be:

**jsmith1234**

Your password is created from a combination of your birthday, your first, and last name.

For example: Birthday: 01/01/1980 Name: John Smith The password would be:

**010180JoSm**

(Birthday in MMDDYY format + capital first letter of first name + lower second letter of first name + capital first letter of last name + lower second letter)

You may access your free mysvc E-mail account [same user name and password] from off campus

Student Academic Dishonesty Procedure

Students found cheating on homework, quizzes or examinations will receive an E grade for the assignment and procedures for

disciplinary action may also be initiated. Cheating includes (among other things) copying another individual's work

(or allowing someone to copy your work), or allowing another individual to do homework, a quiz or examination for you.

**Plagiarism - Definition:**Plagiarism is presenting as one’s own, intentionally or not, someone else’s words, ideas, conclusions,

images, or data, without specific acknowledgment. This includes, but is not limited to presenting the source’s language without

quotation marks (with or without citation); paraphrased language that is not cited; and/or language that is cited, but insufficiently

paraphrased. If students have questions about citation, acknowledgment, paraphrasing, or specific course standards related to

plagiarism, they should consult with their instructor BEFORE submitting assignments that may contain questionable material.

**Consequences:**If it is determined that a student plagiarized any portion of an assignment, s/he can receive a failing grade for the

assignment. S/he will fail the course in which the plagiarism occurred if the course instructor determines that the plagiarism is

repeated or serious in nature. In these cases, a student has the right to appeal the course grade via the student grievance process.

Since plagiarism is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, all incidents of plagiarism on which an instructor takes action are

reported to the office responsible for student discipline. The college may take disciplinary action in addition to any academic penalty

assigned by instructors. If a student is found responsible for repeated or serious plagiarism offenses, s/he may be suspended or

expelled from the college in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct, WAC 132D-120-080. Disciplinary decisions may be

appealed via the disciplinary appeals process described in the Code of Student Conduct, WAC 132D-120-230.

**EXTRA CREDIT: **Extra credit is given at the
instructor’s discretion and involves opportunities available to

all students in the class.

**FINAL COURSE GRADES:** or after Grades are unofficial until processed by
Registration. Students are

strongly recommended to keep all graded work/tests until they have verified the
accuracy of the final grade for

this course on their transcripts.

**INCOMPLETE GRADES:** Incomplete grades will generally not be given;
however, life can intervene, so if

you feel you have adequate justification for an incomplete grade please contact
me before the last week of the

quarter and we can discuss the options. Also please understand that incomplete
grades are given at the

discretion of the instructor.

**
WITHDRAWAL:** At SVC, you may withdraw from a class without instructor
approval through the sixth

week of the quarter. After that time, your instructor must sign a special withdrawal card. [hardship

withdrawal] Your instructor will sign only when there is a documented emergency such as a serious illness,

accident, or death in the family.

**Guests and children are not allowed in the classroom without prior approval from your instructor.**

GUESTS:

GUESTS:

**STUDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:**If you are a student with a disability, please contact Disabled

Student Services in the Counseling Center to arrange accommodations. SVC and your instructor are

committed to making every effort to meet students’ needs; please call the Counseling office at 360-416-

7654 [Mt. V] or Carol Funk-Counselor at 679-5351 for assistance or her assistant Penny Bump at 679-5393--

thanks and make an appointment to request access services.”

**EMERGENCIES AND WEATHER: Listen to radio and TV stations for SVC emergency and weather**

announcements: In Anacortes, KLKI 1340 AM; in Bellingham KPUG1170 AM, KGMI 790 AM, KISM

92.9 FM, KAFE 104.3 FM, KVOS-TV Ch. 12; in Mt. Vernon KBRC 1430 AM, KAPS 660 AM, KSVR 91.7

FM (SVC radio station); and in Seattle KIRO710 AM, KOMO 1000 AM. KIRO-TV CH. 7, KOMO-TV Ch. 4.

**EQUITY STATEMENT:**In this course, faculty and students will support equity by

Valuing differences in people, culture, and ideas.

Hearing people out, with open minds, while still reserving the right to disagree.

Acting respectfully toward fellow students, faculty, and campus property.

Not tolerating sexual harassment or degrading ethnic, sexist, or homophobic remarks, actively seeking to

discourage or prevent such behavior.

Reading and upholding SVC policies on student and faculty rights.

**CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT:**No one has the right to interfere with the learning process in the

classroom. To decrease distractions, please observe the following:

Reserve p

**rivate conversations**for outside of the classroom. Avoid whispering, laughter unrelated to class

activities, or other distractions during student or instructor presentations. These are ineffective behaviors.

You may bring

**snacks and drinks**into the classroom if you clean up after yourself; however, avoid eating an

entire meal during class. Be quiet and discreet about eating/drinking. Otherwise, food rights many be

revoked.

If you carry

**personal electronic devices**(pager, cell phone, for example), turn them off while you are in

class. Emergency/ personnel may be exempted from this rule (See your instructor.)

**Headphones/personal**

music players should not be used during class.

music players should not be used during class.