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Mexia · Sciences, Math, Kinesiology, & Developmental Studies · Mathematics

College Algebra
MATH-1314

  • Summer 1 2022
  • Section 81P
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 06/02/2022 to 07/05/2022
  • Modified 04/13/2022

Based on recommendations from the CDC and other governmental agencies, the content delivery method for this course may need to be modified.

Meeting Times

Face-to-Face Lecture

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 1pm-4:20pm
  • Room 100 of Mexia Campus of Navarro College

Contact Information

Professor: Dr. Anna Pat Alpert

Office Hours

  • ~by appointment during Summer~
  • 112, 100, or TEAMM Lab

Please call or text me to let me know you are in the classroom or the TEAMM LAB.

Description

3 lec (3 Cr.) Topics include and in-depth 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.

Requisites

Prerequisite: MTH 0306, meeting college algebra standard on the TSI exam or equivalent exam, or concurrent enrollment in the appropriate co-requisite developmental course.

Objectives

Upon completion of the core curriculum, students are expected to demonstrate competence in all of the core objectives listed in the college catalog. The overall content of this course is designed to enhance skills in each of the following core objectives.

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision making
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range,
operations, compositions, and inverses.
2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions
and solve related equations.
3. Apply graphing techniques.
4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.
5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.

Required and Optional Materials

Visit the Navarro College Bookstore: http://bookstore.navarrocollege.edu/home

Face-To-Face or Internet credit level course - This is a course not combined with a support course Face-to-face Co-requisite course Internet Co-requisite course
College Algebra: A Concise Approach by Hawkes Publishing

College Algebra: A Concise Approach by Hawkes Publishing

Please refer to your developmental course for additional required  textbook  information.

College Algebra: A Concise Approach with Integrated Review by Hawkes Publishing

You have already paid for these materials when you paid your registration. Please see the note on Immediate Access below.

Immediate Access

Immediate Access to materials for this course is provided at registration. This includes access to all the learning materials for the adopted electronic textbook.

 

NOTE:  Students may get more information about Immediate Access and the opt out options by going to (http://bookstore.navarrocollege.edu/StoreFiles/167-SchoolFiles/167-IA_QA_Info.pdf) within 10 days of the class start date. If you need further assistance you may contact the Navarro College bookstore at 903-875-7387.

Assignments and Activities

MATH 1314 College Algebra Summer I 2022 date due You are now ready to complete:
Course Contract Thursday, June 2, 2022  
Section 2.6 Radical Equations Friday, June 3, 2022  
Section 4.1 Relations & Functions Monday, June 6, 2022  
Section 4.2a Linear & Quadratic Functions Tuesday, June 7, 2022 SLO5
Section 4.2b Max/Min Applications of Quadratic Functions Wednesday, June 8, 2022  
Section 4.3a Other Common Functions Thursday, June 9, 2022  
Section 4.3b Direct & Inverse Variation Friday, June 10, 2022  
Section 4.4 Transformations of Functions Saturday, June 11, 2022 SLO1
Section 4.5 Combining Functions Monday, June 13, 2022  
Section 4.6 Inverses of Functions Tuesday, June 14, 2022 SLO2
Chapter 4 Review (counts as a Test grade) Wednesday, June 15, 2022  
Section 5.1 Introduction to Polynomial Equations & Graphs Thursday, June 16, 2022  
Section 5.2 Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm Friday, June 17, 2022  
Section 5.3 Locating Real Zeros of Polynomials Saturday, June 18, 2022 SLO3
Section 5.4 Fundamental Theorems of Algebra Monday, June 20, 2022  
Chapter 5 Review (counts as a Test grade) Tuesday, June 21, 2022  
Section 6.1a Rational Functions Wednesday, June 22, 2022  
Section 6.1b Rational Inequalities Thursday, June 23, 2022  
Section 7.1 Exponential Functions and their Graphs Friday, June 24, 2022  
Section 7.2 applications of Exponential Functions Saturday, June 25, 2022  
Section 7.3 Logarithmic Functions and their Graphs Monday, June 27, 2022  
Section 7.4 Properties and Applications of Logarithms Tuesday, June 28, 2022  
Section 7.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Wednesday, June 29, 2022  
Chapter 7 Review (counts as a Test grade) Thursday, June 30, 2022 SLO4
Project (12% of your course grade) is due Saturday, July 2, 2022  
Section 8.2 Matrix Notation and Gaussian Elimination Sunday, July 3, 2022 SLO7
SLO 1 (4.1-4.4) Tuesday, July 5, 2022  
SLO 2 (4.5, 4.6), 3 (5.3), 4 (Chapter 7) Tuesday, July 5, 2022  
SLO 5 (2.6 & Quadratic formula), 6 (6.1), 7 (8.2) Tuesday, July 5, 2022  
~End of Semester~ Wednesday, July 6, 2022  

Grading Criteria

Grade criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% or below.

 

The Course Contract should be downloaded from the Canvas gradebook cell “Course “Contract”, completed with your information, and then uploaded back to the “Course Contract” cell of the Canvas gradebook, and will count as 3% of your course grade. 

There are about 22 HAWKES Homework assignments that count a total of 44% of your course grade.

There are three (3) Chapter Reviews (4, 5, & 7) in Hawkes that count a total of 27% of your course grade.

There are seven (7) SLO Hawkes short quizzes that count for your Final Exam and a total of 14% of your grade.

The Project should be downloaded from the “Project” cell of the Canvas gradebook, completed, then uploaded back to the “Project” cell of the Canvas gradebook, and will count as 12% of your course grade.

 

Your course grade will be computed from the Canvas gradebook.

Criteria

A minimum of two exams will be administered during the course. These exams will be given in a proctored testing environment if at all possible while abiding by current CDC, state, and college guidelines. 

Please note that all assignments where work is required by the instructor will be graded based on work provided. The correct answer on each problem will receive no credit unless the supporting work is provided. All points will be awarded for how the student arrived at the correct answer.  Answers gotten solely from a calculator may not receive credit.

 

Course Policies

Instructional Methodologies

Face to Face  Hybrid Online

Face to face courses are taught in a traditional classroom format. 

Courses classified as “Hybrid” in the course schedule (identified with the letter ‘H’ in the course section designation) will use a combination of face-to-face classroom and online instructional methods. A minimum of 50 percent of the course must be taught online to be classified as a hybrid course.

Students must have regular access to a computer and a reliable internet connection, either on campus or in a personal setting, to complete all assignments.

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and activities assigned by the instructor. Access user information here:


To access Canvas:

(1) Go to: mync.navarrocollege.edu 
(2) Enter your User Name (MyNC ID) and Password
(3) Click on the Canvas icon and locate your course in your Canvas Dashboard.

Please note some courses will also use materials provided by the publisher and require the student to have an access code in order to complete assignments, activities, and exams. Please see the Materials section of this syllabus to determine if an access code will be necessary for this course.

Final Exams

Students are required to take final exams during the posted final exam week and should not make travel reservations or other plans which would require them to request a rescheduled final.  Requests to take final exams early, or at a time other than indicated on the final exam schedule, must be approved by the appropriate Executive Dean and are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Personal or family travel plans are not deemed as exceptional circumstances.

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

Students may choose to share personal information or experiences, as appropriate, in written assignments, class discussions, presentations, and conferences with instructors. While instructors and other college employees will strive to keep personal student information private, they are required to report information about sexual misconduct, childhood abuse, and criminal activity to the proper authorities. Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting NorthSTAR Mobile Crisis at 1-800-260-8000 or the Navarro College Licensed Counselor at 903-875-7393.

Course Content and Rigor

College-level courses may include controversial, sensitive, and/or adult material. Students are expected to have the readiness for college-level rigor and content.

Email

All Navarro College students are required to use their Navarro College email to correspond with instructors and other Navarro College personnel.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to do their own work at all times. Cheating is a serious offense with serious consequences which may include any of the following:  a grade of zero, course failure, or removal from a program.

Student Conduct

All students enrolled in classes at Navarro College shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. Behavior deemed by the instructor to be disruptive may result in the student being dropped from the course.

Subject to Change

The Course Syllabus and/or the Course Calendar may be changed as the term progresses at the discretion of the department and/or instructor.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Collaboration on homework assignments, tests, or obtaining advance knowledge of content on exams is academic dishonesty. Using computer sites or Apps that generate answers for homework, quizzes, or tests is also academic dishonesty.

Late/Make-Up Work

Hawkes assignment late penalty

5% for up to 2 days late,

10% for up to 4 days late,

15% for up to 6 days late, and

20% for over 6 days late.

Late Work / Make-Up work Policy

Late work or make-up work is only accepted in the event of a serious, documented excuse (such as hospitalization, death in the family, etc..)

Faculty:  Please make sure that you add your individual details here in this area and/or change the information I have listed to match your individual course policies.  

Institutional Policies

Students are expected and required to have read the Student Handbook and to consult appropriate sections of the College Catalog for general academic information.

Attendance and Preparation

Face to Face and Hybrid Online

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Navarro College as a key element for student success. Excessive absenteeism is defined as two consecutive weeks of instruction in a 16-week semester (or the equivalent in any shorter term) and may result in being dropped from the course.

Students who miss class to participate in a co-curricular activity must have written permission (e-mail accepted) from a coach/director and must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day. 

Regular (daily or weekly) online work is a key element for student success in an internet-based class.  Students must complete the first assignment by the designated deadline to document participation in the course.  The instructor will drop any student who fails to complete an assignment by the deadline provided in Canvas.

Although the instructor MAY withdraw a student from the class for insufficient participation the RESPONSIBILITY for dropping a class belongs to the student! Insufficient participation is defined as not logging in and completing assignments for the equivalent of two consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to complete the course, you should formally drop it.

  • Additional information regarding attendance requirements is available in the Navarro College Catalog. https://catalog.navarrocollege.edu/current/
  • You may drop this class by completing an online form. It is the student's responsibility to visit with his or her instructor concerning course status before submitting the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop this class. Additional information about dropping a class may be found in the Navarro College Catalog: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2021-2022/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Dropping-and-or-Adding-Courses.
  • Failure to withdraw by the deadline may result in your name remaining on the class roll, resulting in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the semester. 
  • A student who foresees educational issues related to pregnancy, postpartum recovery, or other physical or mental health matters is strongly encouraged to notify the College as soon as possible.  By doing so, the student and College personnel can collaborate and develop an appropriate plan for the continuation of the student's education.  Pre-planning when possible also may help with particular challenges a student faces while pregnant, when recovering from childbirth, or in response to a physical or mental health concern (e.g., missed classes, make-up work).  The choice to inform the College of any health concern is voluntary. A student is not required to share this information with the College. A student may choose to consult a College counselor or the Office of Disability Services before deciding whether or not to disclose any health-related information.
  • If you are receiving financial aid grants or loans, you must ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE in all classes FROM THE FIRST CLASS DAY.  Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office. Changes in your enrollment level and/or failing grades may require you to repay financial aid funds.  
  • All students receiving Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must notify the Veteran’s Certifying Official of any enrollment changes as soon as they are made. The Veterans Affairs benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which a “W” grade is received
  • According to current Texas law, dropping a course may have serious academic consequences. Under most circumstances, a maximum of 6 courses may be dropped throughout the entire undergraduate degree program. Before you decide to withdraw from this or any other course, make sure you understand the consequences. For more information see the Office of the Registrar.

MyNC Single Sign-On

MyNC Single Sign-On:  https://mync.navarrocollege.edu/

The MyNC Single Sign-On page provides one-stop access to several student resources, such as the MyNC Portal, Canvas, Office365 (Student Email), and Self-Service.

For Login Instructions, please visit: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/contact-center.html

For Login Assistance, please contact:

Contact Center (formerly the OneStop Service Desk)
Phone: (903) 875-7416
Email: [email protected]

Your privacy is extremely important.  Please DO NOT SHARE your account information with anyone.

Always include full name and date of birth, phone number, and valid email address when contacting the Contact Center. Navarro College will not disclose sensitive account access information with anyone other than the student regardless of student’s age.

Link to Canvas Student Guides: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Student/ct-p/canvas_student

Links to Important Information

Academic Decorum: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/academic-decorum/index.html

Includes:  Civility, Being a Successful Student, Classroom Decorum, Change of Grade, Grade Challenge Procedure, Academic Dishonesty, and User Responsibilities for IT Resources/Penalties for Violation of Technology Policy, Tobacco Use Policy


Academic Integrity: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/academic-decorum/academic-integrity.html


College Catalog: https://catalog.navarrocollege.edu/current/


Campus Safety: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/campus-safety/index.html


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/student-records/student-records-family-rights-and-privacy-act.html


Student Rights and Responsibilities: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/students-rights-and-responsiblilities.html


Student Handbook:   http://navarrocollege.edu/handbook/

Links to Campus Services

Bulldog Life: Learning. Living. Launching: https://navarrocollege.edu/bulldog-life/ 

Navarro College's Bulldog Life is a student success service to all students. Opportunities include Canvas courses, meaningful activities, Culture of Caring and travel opportunities. Bulldog Life is a self-guided experience. We know that every student is in a different stage in life. 


Counseling Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/counseling/index.html 

The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students. The Navarro College Counseling Center is free, confidential, and available to all enrolled NC students.


Testing Center Hours and Contact Information: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/testing-center/testing-hours-contact.html


Online Proctored Testing Information: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/online-campus/online-testing.html


Library Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/library/index.html


Tutorial Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/tutoring-services/index.html

NOTE: In addition to Navarro College tutoring services, students also have access to free 24/7 tutoring by visiting UpSwing (http://navarrocollege.upswing.io) and logging in to their UpSwing account.  If you're a new user, click NEW USER to create an account.


Disability Services: http://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/disability-services. 

It is the responsibility of the student to contact Navarro College Disability Services Office to request accommodations.

The instructor is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact the instructor immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.


Student Support and Administrative Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/