College AlgebraThis is a dual credit class offered in which students get high school math credit as well as college hours. The class is taught just as if students were in a college lecture class. Therefore, it is a bit more rigorous that an average high school honors class and is graded according to Eastfield policy. This semester is College Algebra.Students in this course will use an online system called MyMathLab to access all information for this course, including assignments and the textbook. The website to access this system is http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.comGrading Policy
20% - Homework (Can be reworked multiple times online for full credit)*15% - Quizzes (Timed quizzes given about once a week)
40% - Tests (Average of 4 tests given throughout the semester)
25% - Comprehensive Final Exam (College Algebra Final Exam written by Eastfield math department)
*Note: Due to the fact that homework grades can be improved until the related test, these grades will not be entered in Parent Portal until after the test.
Topics covered in College Algebra
* Perform basic operations using complex numbers.
* Solve linear equations, linear inequalities and applications to real-life problems.
* Solve quadratic equations, radical equations, equations that are quadratic in
form and absolute value equations.
* Solve polynomial, rational and absolute value inequalities.
* Use basic graphing techniques to graph lines and circles.
* Determine the domain and range of functions.
* Graph polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and special functions.
* Perform basic operations with the algebra of functions, including the composition of functions.
* Find the inverse of a function.
* Find real and complex zeros of polynomial functions.
* Apply exponential and logarithmic properties to solving exponential and logarithmic equations.
* Solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities.
* Perform basic operations with matrices and compute determinants. Cramer's Rule.
* Find terms and sums of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.* Use the Binomial Theorem to expand binomial expressions raised to some positive integer exponent.Course CoverageChapter P: Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra¨ Coverage – Section P1.Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities¨ Coverage – Sections 1.5 – 1.7.Chapter 2: Functions and Their Graphs.*¨ Coverage – Sections 2.1 – 2.2, 2.5 - 2.8Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions.*¨ Coverage – Sections 3.1 – 3.6Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Equations¨ Coverage – Sections 4.1 – 4.5Chapter 6: Matrices¨ Coverage – Sections 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5Chapter 8: Sequences, Series, and Probability.¨ Coverage – Sections 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.5