North Idaho Stem Charter Academy · Mathematics, Computer Science, & Engineering · Mathematics
- Fall 2021
- Section 703
- 3 Credits
- 09/07/2021 to 01/28/2022
- Modified 08/19/2021
This class meets from 11:20am-12:25pm, Monday - Thursday in Room 37 (STEM)
This course covers the definition of functions and their properties and notation in both algebraic and graphical contexts. Students will be able to apply principles of polynomial and rational equations, functions and their inverses, graphs, systems of equations, complex numbers, sequences, and exponential and logarithmic functions. MATH-143 along with MATH-144 prepares students for traditional calculus courses which are required for degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other STEM related fields. Note: The combination of MATH-143 and MATH-144 may be used in place of MATH-147 as the prerequisite for MATH-170.
- TI-84 Plus Calculator or equivalent (REQUIRED)
- MyLabMath subscription purchased either at the NIC bookstore or online (REQUIRED)
- The textbook for this class is PreCalculus, Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach 4 by Sullivan, Prentice Hall 2019.
- The textbook is not required. The online textbook is included with your MyLabMath subscription.
Students will be able to
- Compare and contrast functions on continuous and discrete domains such as polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic with respect to their graphs, inverses, and/or roots
- Apply multi-step processes to solve various problems
- Utilize higher order functions to more accurately model real-world problems.
MyLabMath Assignments: MyLabMath assignments will be given for each chapter throughout the semester. The assignments will open up on the day of the corresponding lecture and be due the day prior to each exam at 11:59pm. If you fail to complete any assignment by its due date, you will receive a zero. There will be no exceptions.
Exams: There will be four exams given throughout the course and a comprehensive final exam. Your lowest exam score will be dropped. The comprehensive final is mandatory and will not be the dropped exam. The exams will be evaluated for strategy and process as well as for the final answers. If you have an extenuating circumstance which prevents you from taking an exam, you must make an arrangement with the instructor prior to the time when the exam is given. If you fail to make an arrangement in time, your exam grade will be 0. There will be no exceptions.
Grading: The following grading scale will be used:
90% - 100% A Final Course Grade:
87% - 89% B+ Average of Assignments = 20%
80% - 86% B Average of Exams = 60%
77% - 79% C+ Final Exam = 20%
70% - 76% C
67% - 69% D+
60% - 66% D
0% - 59% F
There are expected classroom behaviors to ensure that each student has the opportunity to learn. Anything that distracts from the learning experience cannot be tolerated. Some common classroom distractions that will not be tolerated are listed below:
Cell Phones - Keep your cell phone in your locker.
Private Discussions - If you have a question, please ask the instructor. Carrying on private conversations during a lecture is inconsiderate and interferes with concentration. Do not carry on private conversations in the classroom once the lecture has begun.
IPODS, Headphones, etc. - Using headphones or various other listening devices is not allowed during lectures or exams. This course is a designated Gateway course. Gateway courses are good early indicators of student readiness for further study. Successful completion of this course will provide a solid foundation for next steps in your studies so be sure to take every advantage of the available support and resources provided to you.
Math Education Center:
The Math Education Center provides Math support for all courses and skill levels. Math tutoring, study groups, workshops, academic coaching, and other resources are available Free to NIC students. Stop by the Cardinal Learning Commons in LKH 118 or visit us online at [www.nic.edu/clc/mec]www.nic.edu/clc/mec to learn more about these and other opportunities to help students succeed in their Math coursework.
The instructor reserves the right to revise class calendar, modify content, and/or substitute assignments in response to institutional, weather, or class situations. Changes will be announced. Students will be held responsible for all changes.
|Day of Week||Date||Agenda||Day of Week||Date||Agenda|
|Tuesday||9/7||Syllabus / Canvas / MyMathLab||Monday||11/8||11.2 - Arithmetic Sequences|
|Wednesday||9/8||1.1 - Functions / Syllabus Quiz||Tuesday||11/9||11.3 - Geometric Sequences and Series|
|Thursday||9/9||1.2 - The Graph of a Function||Wednesday||11/10||11.4 - Mathematical Induction|
|Monday||9/13||MyMathLab Day||Thursday||11/11||MyMathLab Day / Chapter 11 Project|
|Tuesday||9/14||1.3 - Properties of Functions||Monday||11/15||Work Day: Exam 3 - Review|
|Wednesday||9/15||1.4 - Library of Functions; Piecewise||Tuesday||11/16||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 3 - Review|
|Thursday||9/16||1.5 - Graphing Techniques||Wednesday||11/17||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 3 - Review
Chapter 11 Homework
Due by 11:59pm
|Monday||9/20||MyMathLab Day||Thursday||11/18||Exam 3 - Chapter 11|
|Tuesday||9/21||2.3 - Quadratic Functions and Their Zeros||Friday - Sunday||11/19 - 11/28||Thanksgiving Break|
|Wednesday||9/22||2.4 - Properties of Quadratic Functions||Monday||11/29||Review Exam 3|
|Thursday||9/23||MyMathLab Day||Tuesday||11/30||4.1 - Composite Functions|
|Monday||9/27||2.5 - Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions||Wednesday||12/1||4.2 - One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions|
|Tuesday||9/28||2.6 - Building Quadratic Models||Thursday||12/2||MyMathLab Day|
|Wednesday||9/29||MyMathLab Day||Monday||12/6||4.3 - Exponential Functions|
|Thursday||9/30||Work Day: Exam 1 - Review||Tuesday||12/7||4.4 - Logarithmic Functions|
|Monday||10/4||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 1 - Review||Wednesday||12/8||MyMathLab Day|
|Tuesday||10/5||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 1 - Review
Chapter 1 & 2 Homework Due by 11:59pm
|Thursday||12/9||4.5 - Properties of Logarithms|
|Wednesday||10/6||Exam 1 - Chapters 1 & 2||Monday||12/13||4.6 - Logarithmic and Exponential Equations|
|Thursday||10/7||Review Exam 1||Tuesday||12/14||MyMathLab Day|
|Monday||10/11||3.1 - Polynomial Functions and Models||Wednesday||12/15||4.7 - Financial Models|
|Tuesday||10/12||3.2 - The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function||Thursday||12/16||4.8 - Exponential Growth and Decay; Newton's Law|
|Wednesday||10/13||Tentative - PSAT?||Friday - Sunday||12/17 - 1/2||Christmas Break|
|Thursday||10/14||3.3 - Complex Zeros||Monday||1/3||MyMathLab Day / Chapter 4 Project|
|Monday||10/18||3.4 - Properties of Rational Functions||Tuesday||1/4||Chapter 4 Project|
|Tuesday||10/19||MyMathLab Day||Wednesday||1/5||Work Day: Exam 4 - Review|
|Wednesday||10/20||3.5 - The Graph of a Rational Function||Thursday||1/6||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 4 - Review|
|Thursday||10/21||3.6 - Polynomial and Rational Inequalities||Monday||1/10||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 4 - Review
Chapter 4 Homework
Due by 11:59pm
|Monday||10/25||MyMathLab Day||Tuesday||1/11||Exam 4 - Chapter 4|
|Tuesday||10/26||Work Day: Exam 2 - Review||Wednesday||1/12||Review Exam 4|
|Wednesday||10/27||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 2 - Review||Thursday||1/13||Work Day: Final Exam - Review|
|Thursday||10/28||Teacher-Led Review: Exam 2 - Review
Chapter 3 Homework
Due by 11:59pm
|Monday||11/1||Exam 2 - Chapter 3||Tuesday||1/18||Work Day: Final Exam - Review|
|Tuesday||11/2||Review Exam 2||Wednesday||1/19||Teacher-Led Review: Final Exam - Review|
|Wednesday||11/3||Tentative - NIC Math Contest||Thursday||1/20||Teacher-Led Review: Final Exam - Review|
|Thursday||11/4||11.1 - Sequences||Monday - Thursday||1/24 - 1/27||Tentative - Final Exam|
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