MATH 1310 - College Algebra - University of Houston
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MATH 1310 - College Algebra

Section number: This information applies to ALL face-to-face sections

Delivery format: face-to-face lecture

Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on a placement examination.

Course Description: Quadratic equations, inequalities, logarithmic and exponential functions, graphs, elements of theory of equations, systems of equations. *Note: This course is designed to prepare students for MATH 1330 Precalculus and MATH 1431 Calculus I. Students with prior credit in MATH 1330 or MATH 1431 will not be allowed to enroll or receive credit in MATH 1310.

Textbook: Available in electronic form (PDF) through CASA for all enrolled students via an Access Code. For more information regarding access to the book, please view the Departmental Course Policies page.

*Note: The information contained in this class outline is an abbreviated description of the course.  Additional important information is contained in the Departmental Course Policies statement and at your instructor’s personal webpage. You are responsible for knowing all of this information.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply algebraic rules and transformations to simplify or elaborate on mathematical expressions.  Students will understand and be able to apply methods of solution of polynomial equations and will understand the properties of roots of such equations.  They will be able to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities.  They will understand properties of exponential and logarithmic functions and will be able to solve equations involving these functions.  Students will be able to use graphical information and symbolic expression simultaneously in solving mathematical problems.  They will be able to translate ordinary language descriptions of a problem into mathematical expression, i.e., they will be able to solve stated problems using algebra.

 

A student in this class is expected to complete the following assignments:

1 5 Regular Exams

2 Final Exam

3 Online Quizzes – one per week.

4 Homework – on each section of the textbook covered in class

5 Poppers – in-class quizzes given daily starting the 3rd week of classes.

 

Grading Regular Exams: 50% (10% each)

Final Exam: 15%

Online Quizzes: 15%

Daily Classroom Quizzes (Poppers): 10%

Homework: 10%

Total: 100%

Text The learning materials for Math 1310, including the textbook, are found online on the CourseWare site at www.casa.uh.edu. Students are required to purchase an access code at the Book Store to access the learning materials.


Math 1310 College Algebra – Topics List

An Introduction to Graphs and Lines

            Points, Regions, Distance and Midpoints

            Lines
            Graphing Equations
            Solving 2 x 2 systems of equations
Solving Equations and Inequalities
            Linear Equations
            Quadratic Equations
            Complex Numbers
            Linear Inequalities
            Absolute Value
An Introduction to Functions
            Basic Ideas
            Functions and Graphs
            Variation
            Transforming Functions
            Maximum and Minimum Values
            Combining Functions
            Inverse Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
            Polynomial Functions
            Dividing Polynomials
            Roots of Polynomials
            Rational Functions
Exponentials and Logarithms
            Exponential Functions
            The Number e
            Logarithms
            Properties of Logarithms
            Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

 

 

CSD Accommodations:

Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids: The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, pertaining to the provision of reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids for students who have a disability. In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, University of Houston strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments/auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an academic adjustments/auxiliary aid, please visit The Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) website at http://www.uh.edu/csd/ for more information.

Accommodation Forms: Students seeking academic adjustments/auxiliary aids must, in a timely manner (usually at the beginning of the semester), provide their instructor with a current Student Accommodation Form (SAF) (paper copy or online version, as appropriate) from the CSD office before an approved accommodation can be implemented.

Details of this policy, and the corresponding responsibilities of the student are outlined in The Student Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Policy (01.D.09) document under [STEP 4: Student Submission (5.4.1 & 5.4.2), Page 6]. For more information please visit the Center for Students with Disabilities Student Resources page.

Additionally, if a student is requesting a (CSD approved) testing accommodation, then the student will also complete a Request for Individualized Testing Accommodations (RITA) paper form to arrange for tests to be administered at the CSD office. CSD suggests that the student meet with their instructor during office hours and/or make an appointment to complete the RITA form to ensure confidentiality.

*Note: RITA forms must be completed at least 48 hours in advance of the original test date. Please consult your counselor ahead of time to ensure that your tests are scheduled in a timely manner. Please keep in mind that if you run over the agreed upon time limit for your exam, you will be penalized in proportion to the amount of extra time taken.

 

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