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# Southwest Tennnessee Community College

## Syllabus Information

Fall Term 2017
Apr 11, 2021 Syllabus Information
Essentials of Algebra - 84821 - MATH 1000 - 1H3 - 84821 - MATH 1000 - 1H3

Associated Term: Fall Term 2017
Levels: Undergraduate

Macon Cove Campus
Lecture Schedule Type
Cmptr Based Interactive Media Instructional Method

Learning Objectives: STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Module 1: Students will be able to find the greatest common factor from a group of monomials and polynomials. Students will be able to factor by grouping. Students will be able to factor trinomials of the form 〖x^(2 )+bx+c.〗^ Module 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to factor trinomials of the form ax^2+bx+c using trial and error and the ac method. Students will be able to factor the difference of two squares, perfect square trinomials, and the sum or difference of two cubes. Students will be able to find the domain and range of a relation. Students will be able to express equations of functions using function notation. Students will demonstrate the ability to solve polynomial equations by factoring. Students will be able to evaluate rational functions. Students will be able to multiply, divide, add, subtract and simplify rational expressions. Module 3: Students will be able to simplify complex rational expressions by first simplifying the numerator and denominator. Students will demonstrate the ability to simplify complex rational expressions by multiplying by a common denominator. Students will be able to identify and solve rational equations. Students will be able to use rational equations to solve application problems. Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems involving direct and inverse variation. Students will be able to find square roots of perfect squares. Students will be able to approximate square roots. Students will be able to evaluate radical functions. Students will demonstrate the ability to use the definition for rational exponents of the form x^(1/n). Module 4: Students will be able to use the definition for rational exponents of the form x^(m/n). Students will demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, and multiply radical expressions. Students will be able to rationalize denominators of radical expressions. Students will be able to solve equations involving one radical expression. Students will be able to use radical equations and models to solve application problems. Students will demonstrate the ability to simplify powers of i, and add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers. Students will be able to solve quadratic equations using factoring and the quadratic formula. Module 5: Students will be able to solve quadratic equations using the square root property. Students will demonstrate the ability to solve quadratic equations by completing the square. Students will be able to identify the characteristics of a quadratic function from its graph, and graph quadratic functions using translations. Students will be able to solve applications involving geometric formulas. Students will be able to maximize quadratic functions to solve application problems. Students will demonstrate the ability to use vertical and horizontal shifts to graph functions. Students will be able to sketch the graphs of exponential functions using transformations. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic characteristics of exponential functions, including the natural exponential function. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the definition of a logarithmic function.
Required Materials: REQUIRED MATERIALS: 1. A MyLabsPlus Student Access Code 2. TI-83 (plus) or TI-84 (plus) graphing utility 3. Earbuds for video lectures 4. Website: stcc-mlpui.openclass.com (stcc.mylabsplus.com) to access their course modules This is a computer-based course, and students will log in to the website: stcc.mylabsplus.com to access their course modules. Instructors will give instructions on how to log in to this website. The ebook is embedded in the course: Intermediate Algebra, by Trigsted, Gallaher, and Bodden, 2nd edition.
Technical Requirements: If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.). minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended) SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended) CD-ROM or DVD drive floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive Mouse or compatible pointing device at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (optional) printer The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements. Windows 7, Vista, XP Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended) Linux with a Supported Browser Microsoft Edge+ IE 10 & 11: some issues+ Firefox (latest)+ Firefox ESR+ Chrome (latest)+ Current Anti-Virus protection Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required) My.Southwest: Submit a Student Technical Support Request. Please provide a full detailed explanation of the problem. PAWS: For course related questions, contact your instructor. For technical issues with the PAWS website, contact the College Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

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