Mth/219 introduction to college algebra course assistance

SYLLABUS  MTH/219 Introduction to College Algebra   Copyright ©2014 by University of Phoenix. Allrights reserved. Course Description This course introduces algebraic concepts providing asolid foundation for college algebra. Topicsrange from properties of real numbers, the order of operations, andalgebraic expressions to solving equations andinequalities. Additional topics include polynomials, factoring methods, rational and radicalexpressions as well as graphing andfunctions. Course Dates Nov 04, 2014 – Dec 08,2014  Faculty Information  Name : Email Address : Phone Number :Pancoo Liu(PRIMARY)  See Policies   Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsiblefor understanding and adhering to allpolicies contained within the following two documents (both located on yourstudent website): • Academic Policies • Instructor PoliciesUniversity policies are subject to change. Besure to read the policies atthe beginning of each class. Policiesmay be slightly different depending on the modality inwhich you attend class. If youhave recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Academic Resources • Equation EditorSupportingMaterial• Equation Editor• Live Math Tutoring Instructions 

  • Join a Live Math Tutoring session byclicking the Live Math Tutoring link.

    In the session, get familiar with the whiteboard environmentand the tools used in the whiteboard. Discussany questions you may have with a tutor.Note. Tutors can help students with homeworkexercises. Tutors cannot help students with Self-Checks ortheFinal Examination.

  • SupportingMaterial • Live Math Tutoring • Center for Mathematics Excellence SupportingMaterial • Center for Mathematics Excellence Get Ready for Class • Familiarize yourself with the textbooks usedin this course. Instructions

  • Blitzer, R. (2012). Introductory and intermediate algebra for college students(4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • • Pre-Algebra Live Labs Instructions 

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  • Attend Pre-Algebra Live Labs to make sure youare prepared for class. The following Live Labsare available:
    • Converting Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages
    • Variables and Solving Simple Equations
    • Basicsof Fractions
    • Order ofOperations

    Please see the Pre-Algebra Live Labs link foravailable times and more information about each lab.

  • SupportingMaterial • Pre-Algebra Live Labs• Live Event: Center for Mathematics ExcellenceOverview Instructions• Join the Center for Mathematics Excellence LiveEvent. The event will familiarize you with thetools and resources in the Center forMathematics Excellence that can be used to be successfulin this class. Click the Center for MathematicsExcellence Live Event link for more information. SupportingMaterial• Center for Mathematics Excellence Overview  Course Materials All electronic materials are available on yourstudent website.  Week1                                                                                                         Nov, 04 – Nov, 10 Mathematical Models, Equations, and Inequalities.  Objectives/Competencies 1.1 Perform arithmetic operations on algebraic expressions. 1.2 Identify properties of real numbers.1.3 Evaluate numerical expressions using order ofoperations. 1.4 Solve linear equations.1.5 Solve linear inequalities. 1.6 Solve a formula for a givenvariable. 1.7 Use mathematical models to solve applicationÂproblems. 1.8 Solve compound inequalities.1.9 Solve absolute value equations.  Required Learning Activities • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 1 • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 2• Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 9.1–9.3in Ch. 9 • Read MyMathLab® Frequently Asked Questions. Support Material • MyMathLab® Frequently Asked Questions • MyMathLab® Orientation Instructions 

  • Complete the MyMathLab® orientation by clicking theMyMathLab® link and selecting MyMathLab® Orientation under the Homework andTests tab. Click the Website tab to access MyMathLab®.
  •  • Week One Videos Support Material • Week One Videos See the student website for additional recommendedlearning activities that may help youlearn this week’s concepts.  Assignments  Title                                                                                                     Type           Due                                 Points Week One Participation Participate in class discussion.  Individual  Nov 10, 2014 11:59 PM  4 MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week One Checkpoint Complete the Study Plan for Week OneCheckpoint in MyMathLab®. This assignment is located within the Homeworkand Tests tab in MyMathLab®. •Complete practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the green Practice button. •Complete Practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the Close button and return tothe main page for the Study Plan. •Earn all Mastery Points in the QuizMe’s. •Click the Quiz Me button. •Correctly answer 3 of the 4 questionsto earn the Mastery Point (MP).Important Note: If you do not correctlyanswer 3 of the 4 questionsin the Quiz Me, you must revisit atleast one practice problem for additional practice before you can retake theQuiz Me. You can retake the Quiz Me’s as often as youneed. •Once you have earned a Mastery Point,continue working in the Study Plan until you have earned allMastery Points for the week. Important Note: You must earn all MasteryPoints for Week One before moving on to the MyMathLab® Week One Checkpoint. Click the Practice/Simulation/Homework/Game tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Nov 09, 2014 11:59 PM  11 MyMathLab® Week One Checkpoint Prerequisite Assignment: MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week One Checkpoint After earning all Mastery Points in theStudy Plan for Week One, complete the Week One Checkpoint inMyMathLab®. Click the Quiz tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Nov 10, 2014 11:59 PM  3 Week2                                                                                                         Nov, 11 – Nov, 17 Linear Equations in Two Variables,Polynomials, and Introduction toFactoring Polynomials  Objectives/Competencies 2.1 Graph linear equations in two variables. 2.2 Determine the slope of a linearequation.2.3 Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials. 2.4 Factor polynomials using the greatest commonfactor. 2.5 Factor polynomials by grouping.2.6 Factor trinomials when the leading coefficientis one.  Required Learning Activities • Live Lab: Graphing Equations Instructions 

  • Learn to graph equations in alive setting with a University of Phoenix math faculty member. Click the link for moredetails.
  • Support Material• Live Lab: Graphing Equations • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 3 • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 5• Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 6.1–6.2in Ch.6 • Week Two Videos Support Material • Week Two Videos See the student website for additional recommendedlearning activities that may help youlearn this week’s concepts.  Assignments  Title                                                                                                     Type           Due                                 Points Week Two Participation Participate in class discussion.  Individual  Nov 17, 2014 11:59 PM  4 MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week Two Checkpoint Complete the Study Plan for Week TwoCheckpoint in MyMathLab®. This assignment is located within the Homeworkand Tests tab in MyMathLab®. •Complete practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the green Practice button. •Complete Practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the Close button and return tothe main page for the Study Plan. •Earn all Mastery Points in the QuizMe’s. •Click the Quiz Me button. •Correctly answer 3 of the 4 questionsto earn the Mastery Point (MP).Important Note: If you do not correctlyanswer 3 of the 4 questionsin the Quiz Me, you must revisit atleast one practice problem for additional practice before you can retake theQuiz Me. You can retake the Quiz Me’s as often as youneed. •Once you have earned a Mastery Point,continue working in the Study Plan until you have earned allMastery Points for the week. Important Note: You must earn all MasteryPoints for Week Two before moving on to the MyMathLab® Week Two Checkpoint. Click the Practice/Simulation/Homework/Game tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Nov 17, 2014 11:59 PM  11 MyMathLab® Week Two Checkpoint Prerequisite Assignment: MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week Two Checkpoint After earning all Mastery Points in theStudy Plan for Week Two complete the Week Two Checkpoint in MyMathLab®. Click the Quiz tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Nov 17, 2014 11:59 PM  3 Week3                                                                                                         Nov, 18 – Nov, 24 Factoring Polynomials and Introduction toRational Expressions  Objectives/Competencies 3.1 Factor trinomials whose leading coefficient isnot one. 3.2 Factor special case polynomials.3.3 Factor quadratic equations to solve applicationproblems. 3.4 Simplify rational expressions.3.5 Multiply rational expressions. 3.6 Divide rational expressions. Required Learning Activities • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 6.3–6.6in Ch. 6 • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 7.1–7.2in Ch. 7• Week Three Videos Instructions 

  • Support Material• Week Three Videos See the student website for additional recommendedlearning activities that may help youlearn this week’s concepts.  Assignments  Title                                                                                                     Type           Due                                 Points Week Three Participation Participate in class discussion.  Individual  Nov 24, 2014 11:59 PM  4 MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week Three Checkpoint Complete the Study Plan for Week ThreeCheckpoint in MyMathLab®. This assignment is located within the Homeworkand Tests tab in MyMathLab®. •Complete practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the green Practice button. •Complete Practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the Close button and return tothe main page for the Study Plan. •Earn all Mastery Points in the QuizMe’s. •Click the Quiz Me button. •Correctly answer 3 of the 4 questionsto earn the Mastery Point (MP).Important Note: If you do not correctlyanswer 3 of the 4 questionsin the Quiz Me, you must revisit atleast one practice problem for additional practice before you can retake theQuiz Me. You can retake the Quiz Me’s as often as youneed.  •Once you have earned a Mastery Point,continue working in the Study Plan until you have earned allMastery Points for the week. Important Note: You must earn all MasteryPoints for Week Three before moving on to the MyMathLab® Week Three Checkpoint. Click the Practice/Simulation/Homework/Game tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Nov 24, 2014 11:59 PM  11 MyMathLab® Week Three Checkpoint Prerequisite Assignment: MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week Three Checkpoint After earning all Mastery Points in theStudy Plan for Week Three complete the Week Three Checkpoint in MyMathLab®. Click the Quiz tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Nov 24, 2014 11:59 PM  3 Week4                                                                                                         Nov, 25 – Dec, 01 Rational Expressions, Rational Equations andFunctions  Objectives/Competencies 4.1 Perform arithmetic operations on rational expressions. 4.2 Use rational equations to solve applicationproblems. 4.3 Compute function values.4.4 Determine the domain and range ofa function. 4.5 Determine function values from a graph.4.6 Perform mathematic operations on functions. 4.7 Evaluate piecewise functions. Required Learning Activities • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 7.3–7.8in Ch. 7 • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 8.1–8.3in Ch. 8 • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Section 10.1in Ch. 10• Read Piecewise Functions Defined Instructions • Read University of Phoenix Material: Piecewise-Defined Functions.Note: There is a piecewise exercise in theWeek Four Checkpoint, but not inthe Week Four Study Plan. Study the examplesin this document to prepare for the questionin the Week Four Checkpoint. Support Material• Piecewise Defined Functions • Week Four Videos Instructions 

  • Support Material• Week Four Videos See the student website for additional recommendedlearning activities that may help youlearn this week’s concepts.  Assignments  Title                                                                                                     Type           Due                                 Points Week Four Participation Participate in class discussion.  Individual  Dec 01, 2014 11:59 PM  4 MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week Four Checkpoint Complete the Study Plan for Week FourCheckpoint in MyMathLab®. This assignment is located within the Homeworkand Tests tab in MyMathLab®. •Complete practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the green Practice button. •Complete Practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the Close button and return tothe main page for the Study Plan. •Earn all Mastery Points in the QuizMe’s. •Click the Quiz Me button. •Correctly answer 3 of the 4 questionsto earn the Mastery Point (MP).Important Note: If you do not correctlyanswer 3 of the 4 questionsin the Quiz Me, you must revisit atleast one practice problem for additional practice before you can retake theQuiz Me. You can retake the Quiz Me’s as often as youneed. •Once you have earned a Mastery Point,continue working in the Study Plan until you have earned allMastery Points for the week. Important Note: You must earn all MasteryPoints for Week Four before moving on to the MyMathLab® Week Four Checkpoint. Click the Practice/Simulation/Homework/Game tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Dec 01, 2014 11:59 PM  11 MyMathLab® Week Four Checkpoint Prerequisite Assignment: MyMathLab® Study Plan for Week Four Checkpoint After earning all Mastery Points in theStudy Plan for Week Four complete the Week Four Checkpoint in MyMathLab®. Click the Quiz tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Dec 01, 2014 11:59 PM  3 Week5                                                                                                         Dec, 02 – Dec, 08 Composite and Inverse Functions, RadicalExpressions, and Radical Equations   Objectives/Competencies 5.1 Perform composition of functions. 5.2 Determine the inverse of a function.5.3 Perform mathematical operations on expressions withrational exponents. 5.4 Perform mathematical operations on radical expressions.5.5 Solve equations containing radicals.  Required Learning Activities • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Section 8.4in Ch. 8 • Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 10.2–10.6in Ch. 10 10.2-10.6• Week Five Videos Support Material • Week Five Videos See the student website for additional recommendedlearning activities that may help youlearn this week’s concepts.  Assignments  Title                                                                                                     Type           Due                                 Points Week Five Participation Participate in class discussion.  Individual  Dec 08, 2014 11:59 PM  4 MyMathLab® Study Plan for Final Exam Complete the Study Plan for Final Examin MyMathLab®.This assignment is located within the Homeworkand Tests tab in MyMathLab®. •Complete practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the green Practice button. •Complete Practice problems until you feel readyfor a quiz. •Click the Close button and return tothe main page for the Study Plan. •Earn all Mastery Points in the QuizMe’s. •Click the Quiz Me button. •Correctly answer 3 of the 4 questionsto earn the Mastery Point (MP).Important Note: If you do not correctlyanswer 3 of the 4 questionsin the Quiz Me, you must revisit atleast one practice problem for additional practice before you can retake theQuiz Me. You can retake the Quiz Me’s as often as youneed. •Once you have earned a Mastery Point,continue working in the Study Plan until you have earned allMastery Points for the week. Important Note: You must earn all MasteryPoints for Week Five before moving on to the MyMathLab® Final Exam. After completing this assignment, which covers the topics and objectivesin Week Five,review the Study Plans and Checkpoints fromWeek One through Week Four to prepare for the Final Exam. Click the Practice/Simulation/Homework/Game tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Dec 08, 2014 11:59 PM  11 Complete the Final Exam in MyMathLab®. Prerequisite Assignment: MyMathLab® Study Plan for Final Exam After earning all Mastery Points in theStudy Plan for Final Exam,review the Study Plans and Checkpoints fromWeek One through Week Four to prepare for the Final Exam. Complete the Final Exam in MyMathLab®. Click the Exam tab to access MyMathLab®.  Individual  Dec 08, 2014 11:59 PM  13  Trademark All trademarks are property of their respectiveowners. University of Phoenix® is a registered trademarkof Apollo Group, Inc. in theUnited States and/or other countries.  Microsoft®, Windows®, and PowerPoint® are registered trademarksof Microsoft Corporation in the UnitedStates and/or other countries. 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