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Bilin Z Stiber
B CUSP 122
Bothell Campus

Introduction to Elementary Functions

Covers college algebra with an emphasis on polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: either a minimum grade of 2.5 in B CUSP 121 or a score of 147-150 on the MPT-GSA assessment test. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

The purpose of this course is to expand studentsí algebra concepts and skills to the college level and to extend their knowledge of mathematics through visualization, relevant mathematical modeling with everyday life applications, critical thinking skills, and the use of appropriate technologies. Functions are the core of this course. Topics include graphs, functions, equations, inequalities and also polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions.

Student learning goals

Understand and interpret concepts and properties of different functions.

Develop skills manipulating expressions and solving equations algebraically and visually.

Enhance critical and creative thinking through modeling and solving everyday life problems.

General method of instruction

The class will be taught with a mixture of group activities and labs, as well as interactive lectures.

Recommended preparation

Appropriate score on the UWB math placement test.

To prepare for this class, please review your high school algebra materials. Everything we do will build on these skills.

Class assignments and grading

Homeworks will be completed using the Pearson (MyMathLab) online system. You will need to purchase a registration code for this. Since that registration code includes a complete electronic version of the textbook, there is no need to buy hard copy of the text unless you prefer that and do not wish to print pages from the electronic version yourself.

In addition to online homeworks, in-class worksheets, quizzes, exams.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Bilin Z Stiber
Date: 01/27/2012