CollinCollege
MathematicsDepartment
Fall 2018
Professor’sWebsite:http://faculty.collin.edu/cmalekLinks to an external site. Campus:SPRINGCREEK,PLANO(SCC)
Professor’sName: Cyrus Malek



Office Loc:J226

Phone:(972) 8815181

Semester:Fall 2018

Email: cmalek



Classroom:J228A

Fax: (972) 8815619


Course: Math1314 Sec: XS4

CRN:

15047

ClassMeetingTimes:

MW 10:00am 11:50am


CourseTitle:CollegeAlgebra OfficeHours:T, R 11:001:00 pm
CourseDescription:
Indepth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. Lab required.
Textbook and Required Material: College Algebra, Custom 2nd Edition by Julie Miller, McGrawHill Publishing.
Textbook is available only at Collin College bookstores. At the Collin College bookstore, the package ISBN –13: 9781259986017 contains the textbook, Connect Math and Aleks access codes. A Connect Math account is required for online homework.
The course code for our course in Connect Math is JJW4H3FQHH
ALEKS Prep is a review of the foundations for College Algebra. Going through this module early in the semester will increase your chance of success in College Algebra. ALEKS is a webbased, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what you know and don’t know, and then provides instruction on the topics you are most ready to learn. When you use ALEKS, you complete only the learning tasks that you need and not those somebody else needs. Students who show a high level of mastery in ALEKS will gain the foundation needed to be successful in the overall course. Access to ALEKS Prep is free to all Collin College students enrolled in College Algebra. To access ALEKS Prep, go to the website www.aleks.com and register using the course code: H4MYC –4U6DG
After accessing the program, you will be asked to complete an initial assessment. Take your time through the assessment! Complete the initial assessment carefully and honestly and try to avoid answering “I don’t know”as that will lower your grade on the assessment. The results will allow you to determine which areas of the prerequisite material need additional work.
Prerequisite(s): Math0310,Math1332,orTSI assessment Corequisite(s): NONE
CensusDate: Oct 1, 2018 WithdrawalDate: Nov 9, 2018 FinalExamDate: Dec 10,2018
Required GraphingCalculator: TI83,TI84,or nonCASTINspire
CollegeSyllabusLink:http://collin.edu.htmLinks to an external site.
Student TechnicalSupport: Now provided 24/7 for students at (972)3771777orsts@collin.edu.
CollegeRepeat Policy: A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including“W”.
CourseDelivery Method:Lecture, lab, andguidedpractice CreditHrs:3 LectureHrs:3 LabHrs:1
Supplies: TI Calculator and writing instrument
Course Requirements: Completion of exams, homework assignments, labs and attending classes.
StudentLearningOutcomes:(Upon completion of this course, the students should beable to do the following)
 Demonstrateandapplyknowledgeofpropertiesoffunctions,includingdomainandrange,operations,compositions,and(CriticalThinkingandCommunicationSkills)
 Recognizeandapplypolynomial,rational,radical,exponentialandlogarithmicfunctionsandsolverelated(Empirical/QuantitativeSkills,CriticalThinkingandCommunicationSkills)
 Apply graphing Calculator
 Evaluateallrootsofhigherdegreepolynomialandrational(Empirical/QuantitativeSkills)
 Recognize,solveandapplysystemsoflinearequationsusing(Empirical/QuantitativeSkills,CriticalThinkingandCommunicationSkills)
MethodofEvaluation:Gradewillbedeterminedbyaveragingtheindividualcomponentsusingthescaleshownbelow:
EXAM #1 20% covering chapter 2 & sec 1.6
EXAM #2 20% covering chapter 3
EXAM #3 20% covering chapter 4
EXAM #4 20% covering chapters 6&8
LABS 10%
HW 10% in ConnectMath
FINAL EXAM 20% comprehensive
The lowest grade of exams 14 will be dropped. Final exam grade will not be dropped under any circumstances.
GradingScale: A=90–100 B =8089 C=70–79 D=60–69 F=0–59
ProjectDescriptionandPolicy:
Noprojectsforthisclasssection.
AttendancePolicy:
Attendanceisexpectedofallstudents.Ifastudentisunabletoattend,itishis/herresponsibilitytocontacttheinstructortoobtainassignments.Pleaseseepage1ofthissyllabusandconferwiththescheduleofclassesforthelastdaytowithdraw.
HomeworkPolicy:
ThehomeworkproblemsonConnectMathareexpectedtobecompletedaftereachcorrespondinglectureandbeforethenextclassperiod.TheConnectMathassignmentsaretobecompletedonlineforagrade.
LabPolicy:
Thelabsare onConnectMathand areexpectedtobecompleted based on academic schedule and turned in on time.
QuizPolicy:
Noquizzesforthisclasssection.
ExamPolicy:
Allexams14willbegivenintheclass during lecture hours.Observetheweeklyscheduleonthelastpageofthissyllabus.
MakeupPolicy:
Astudentmayrequestamakeuptesttobeadministeredinthecampustestingcenterfordocumentedmedicaland/orfamilyemergenciesonly.
ResourceMaterial:
AnystudentenrolledinthisclasshasaccesstotheMathLablocatedinD203,9728815921.TheLabisstaffedwithfacultyandtutors;inaddition,itoffersfreetutorialhelp,graphingcalculators,andcomputerassistance.CheckwithLRCforvideorecordings.CollinstudentsmayarrangefortutoringwiththeACCESSoffice(D140)call9728815898forschedulingandavailability.
WithdrawalRegulation:
Undersection51.907oftheTexasEducationCode,students maynotwithdrawfrommorethansixcoursesincludinganycourseatransferstudenthaswithdrawnfromatanotherTexasinstituteofhighereducation. Forexemptions,visittheCollinwebpage: http://www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/register/withdrawal.html.Links to an external site. PleaseconsultyourinstructorbeforeyouwithdrawandcheckthecurrentCollinRegistrationGuideforthelastofficialdaytowithdraw.
CourseWithdrawal:
Towithdrawfromthisclass, youneedtodothefollowing:
 AttainaDrop/AddformfromtheofficeofAdmissionandRecords,9728815710,
 TurninthecompletedDrop/AddformtotheofficeofAdmissionandRecordsonorpriorthewithdrawaldeadline,
 Makesureyourcoursewithdrawalsatisfiesthecollegewithdrawalpolicy,
 YoumayreceiveanFifyoudonotfinishthisclassanddonotwithdrawonorpriortothewithdrawal
ReligiousHolyDays:
Inaccordancewithsection51.911oftheTexasEducationCode,thecollegewillallowastudentwhoisabsentfromclassfortheobservanceofareligiousholydaytotakeanexaminationorcompleteanassignmentscheduledforthatdaywithinareasonabletime.PleaserefertothecurrentCollinStudentHandbook.
EvaluationofInstructions:
CollinCollegeseekstoimprovethelearningexperienceofallstudents.Toassistinevaluatingcourses,studentswillberequestedtocompleteanevaluationofinstructionformneartheendofeachfallandspringsemester.
ADAStatement:
ItisthepolicyofCollinCountyCommunityCollegetoprovidereasonableaccommodationsforqualifiedindividualswho arestudentswithdisabilities.ThisCollegewilladheretoallapplicablefederal,stateandlocallaws,regulationsand guidelineswithrespecttoprovidingreasonableaccommodationsasrequiredtoaffordequaleducationalopportunity.Itisthestudent’sresponsibilitytocontacttheACCESSoffice,SCCD140or972.881.5898(V/TTD:972.881.5950)inatimelymannertoarrangeforappropriateaccommodations.
StudentCodeofConduct:
ItisaviolationoftheStudentCodeofConduct(Section72.4,OtherOffenses,itemS)toengageinthe useoftelecommunicationormediadevicesduringanyclass,CollinCollegelaborotherlearningenvironment;here,thisincludessocialnetworkingactivitiessuchastexting,talkingonthephone,webbrowsingfromlaptopsorsmartphones,orutilizinganyotherrelatedelectronicdevices.
AcademicEthics:
EverymemberoftheCollinCollegecommunityisexpectedtomaintainthehigheststandardsofacademicintegrity.CollinCollegemayinitiatedisciplinaryproceedingsagainstastudentaccusedofscholasticdishonesty.Scholasticdishonestyincludes,butisnotlimitedto,statements,acts,oromissionsrelatedtoapplicationsforenrollmentortheawardofadegree,and/orthesubmissionofone’sownworkmaterialthatisnotone’sown.Scholasticdishonestymayinvolve,butisnotlimitedto,oneormoreofthefollowingacts:cheating,plagiarism,collusion,useofannotatedtextsorteacher’seditions,useofinformationaboutexamspostedontheInternetorelectronicmedium,and/orfalsifyingacademicrecords.Whilespecificexamplesarelistedbelow,thisisnotanexhaustivelistandscholasticdishonestymayencompassotherconduct,includinganyconductthroughelectronicorcomputerizedmeans.
Plagiarismisthe useofanauthor’swordsorideasasiftheywerehisorherownwithoutgivingcredittothesource,including,butnotlimitedto,failuretoacknowledgeadirectquotation.
Cheatingisthewillfulgivingorreceivingofinformationinanunauthorized mannerduringanexamination;collaboratingwithanotherstudentduringanexaminationwithoutauthority;using,buying,selling,soliciting,stealing,orotherwiseobtainingcourseassignmentsand/orexaminationquestionsinadvance,copyingcomputerorInternetfiles,usingsomeoneelse’sworkforassignmentsasifitwereone’sown;oranyotherdishonestmeansofattemptingtofulfilltherequirementsofacourse.
Collusionisintentionallyorunintentionallyaidingorattemptingtoaidanotherinanactofscholasticdishonesty,includingbutnotlimitedto,failingtosecureacademicwork;providingapaperorprojecttoanotherstudent;providinganinappropriatelevelofassistance;communicatinganswerstoaclassmateaboutanexaminationoranyothercourseassignment;removingtestsoranswersheetsfromatestsite,andallowingaclassmatetocopyanswers.SeetheCollinStudentHandbookforadditionalinformation.
Disclaimer:
Theinstructorreservestherightto makechangestothissyllabusduringthesemesterinwritingandduringclasshours.
CourseCalendarforMath1314.XS4(subjecttochange)
(Suggested Homework problems from Text book)
(Majority of these problems are assigned in Connect Math and they will be graded only in Connect Math)
Week 1
9/249/30

Section 1.6: 5561 odd, 8195 odd
Section 2.3: 1105 E.O.O. (every other odd)

Week 2
10/110/7

Section 2.6: 181 E.O.O
Section 2.7: 167 odd, 89101 odd

Week 3
10/810/14

Section 2.8: 181 E.O.O, 99
Exam 1 October 8
.

Week 4
10/1510/21

Section 3.1: 137 0dd, 41, 49
Section 3.2:131 odd, 4565 odd

Week 5
10/2210/28

Section 3.3: 9 77 E.O.O
Section 3.4: 1 45 E.O.O

Week 6
10/2911/4

Section3.5: 1 45 E.O.O, 6775 odd
Exam 2 October 29

Week 7
11/511/11

Section 4.1:149 E.O.O
Section 4.2:141 odd, 47, 49
Section 4.3:181 E.O.O

Week 8
11/1211/18

Section 4.4:181 odd
Section 4.5: 165 E.O.O
Section 4.6: 15, 17, 19

Week 9
11/1911/25

Exam 3 November 19
Section 6.1: 157 E.O.O
Section 6.2: 725 odd

Week 10
11/2612/2

Section 8.1: 181 E.O.O
Section 8.2: 123 odd,3161 E.O.O

Week 11
12/312/9

Section 8.3: 175 E.O.O
Exam #4 December 3

Week12
12/1012/16

FINAL EXAM December 10
