COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Department of Mathematics and Physics
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Title: College Algebra Semester: Fall 2017
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MATH 1110 College Algebra Syllabus
Catalog Description
placement into MATH 1110, or completion of MATH 1108 with a grade of C or higher. Topics include: a review
of the fundamental algebraic operations; an extensive study of functions including transformations and func-
tion composition; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; quadratic functions and models; synthetic
division; zeros of polynomials and rational functions; inverse functions and a study of the exponential and
logarithmic functions; systems and matrices, and solving systems of linear equations. This course is intended
primarily for students whose program of study requires calculus. 3 credits
Note: This class is taught through the Math Zone in North Hall. For additional information about the Math
Zone, including options for acceleration or challenge exams, please contact Yevgeniya Rivers, Math Zone
Director or Matthew Griffiths, Chair Department of Mathematics and Physics. Additional curriculum infor-
mation and placement information can be found at Math Physics News
Required Materials
The Hawkes Learning software is a required component of this course. You will use Hawkes to complete and
submit your homework, which accounts for 25% of your grade. Textbook bundles that include the software
are available in the bookstore. An Access Code registered in your name is required to use the software. Do
not purchase your materials from an online vendor or another student. These Access Codes may be already
registered to another student, making them unusable. A notebook is required to keep notes during lab and
lecture.
HOW TO USE HAWKES
Each lesson of the software oers three modes:
1. Learn is an interactive presentation of the material found in your textbook and includes instructional
video clips and example problems.
2. Practice gives you access to unlimited practice problems, provides error- specic feedback for commonly
made mistakes, hints for all incorrect answers, and includes an interactive Tutor with Step-by-Step guid-
ance and fully worked out solutions. Note that every question type from Certify can be found in the
Practice mode.
3. Certify is the homework portion of the lesson. After answering the set of questions without exceeding
the available strikes (or lives), you will receive a perfect 100% score for your homework. If you are not
able to Certify in your attempt, you are able to start a new set of questions over again with no penalty. In
the meantime, you may wish to spend more time in the Practice mode before attempting Certify again.
You have unlimited attempts in each lesson to receive full credit before the due date.
Getting Help
Additional videos can be found at http://www.hawkestv.com Contact Hawkes with any technical questions,
including creating your username and password, nding your Access Code or license number, or completing
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T: lab, R: NTCH 104
TR 9:25 - 10:40 AM
Y. Rivers
YRivers@newhaven.edu
YouTube: NewHavenMathZone, REMIND: Text @yevg to 81010
W: 9:30 - 12, TR 8:30 - 9:15am
NTCH 106A
203-479-4106
your work. Phone support is available Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-10:00pm ET. Chat support is available
24/7. Phone: 1.860.426.9538 Email: support@hawkeslearning.com Chat: http://www.hawkeslearning.com/
chat
Assessment Requirements for MATH 1110
Each student is assessed based on a computed point score from 0 to 100. The score is based on exams and
mastery points as follows:
1. Examinations: 55% for four exams (100 pts each) and 20% for the Final Exam (all exams are 100
pts each) You must take the exam with your class as scheduled (or earlier). We recommend at least
one self-assessment with a score of 50% or higher before taking a chapter exam. You must take the
password-protected self-assessment in the Math Zone.
2. Certify: 25% for Certication of lessons achieved through the certify section. You are not required to
complete all learn and practice problems but it is recommended that you spend more time in practice
than in certify (unless you already know the material). While studying and completing practice problems,
utilize the instructors and tutors for assistance. When you Certify you should do so without assistance
treating it as treat a mini practice test. A late penalty will be assigned as follows:
3. Attendance: Active engagement in classwork and class discussion is an important part of this class. At-
tendance is recorded on Starsh after each class meeting. After 2 absences your Hawkes Learning account
will be inactivated. You will have to come speak with either your instructor or the Math Zone director to
have it reactivated. After 3 absences (excused or unexcused) your instructor has the right to drop you
from the course.
4. Bonus Points: Up to 8 extra points will be awarded. See discussion of exam attempts for more details.
Note: Students who have been found to have violated the rules governing academic integrity will, at the very
least receive a 0 grade on the exam which was the source of the violation, and may be subject to further
penalties as allowed by the University. All students who are suspected of having violated academic integrity
requirements will be reported to the Dean of Students.
Discussion of Exam Attempts
During the semester there are 4 chapter exams and a nal; only 2 attempts per chapter are permitted.
The score of the highest attempt will be used in calculating your grade. The rst attempt must be taken
with your class. All attempts must be completed by Friday December 8. You are encouraged to come
before 12pm that day. The nal exam schedule may be found at http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/
schedules-registration/spring-undergraduate/finals/ Please ll in below based on the schedule. The
Final Exam is on
Note: Only 1 attempt is allowed for the nal exam.
All quizzes and exams are closed book and notes with only an approved scientic calculator allowed. All
chapter exams have a prerequisite set of mastery points. The prerequisite may be waived for the rst attempt,
but not subsequent attempts. The rst attempt for chapter exams must be taken on or before the scheduled
dates or the rst attempt will be recorded as a zero (0). Mastery points will not be deducted as a result of any
test.
Exam Retake Guidelines
1. You must debrief the 1
st
attempt with a tutor or instructor before the 2
nd
attempt;
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2. You must take the self-assessment before taking your 2
nd
attempt; and,
3. You cannot retake a test the same day as your 1
st
attempt.
Bonus Points
Bonus points are awarded only in the case of each chapter test rst attempt as follows:
1. For a point score of 75 87.5 you will earn one bonus point toward your Total Points Score (TPS); and,
2. For a point score of 87.5 100 you will earn two points.
Therefore you may earn up to 8 bonus points toward your nal TPS.
Scoring and Course Grades
The letter grade is based on the students total point score (TPS) for the semester. The class letter grade is
assigned based on
TPS Grade
97.5 > 100.0 A +
92.5 97.5 A
90.0 92.5 A
87.5 90.0 B +
82.5 87.5 B
80.0 82.5 B
77.5 80.0 C +
TPS Grade
72.5 77.5 C
70.0 72.5 C
67.5 70.0 D +
63.0 67.5 D
60.0 63 D-
0 60 F
An INC or a W grade is assigned based on Department, College and University expectations and policies as outline
starting on page 5. Please read through these guidelines carefully.
Course Goals and Learning Outcomes
The course provides a seamless transition into Pre-calculus, and possibly into Calculus. Deciencies in alge-
bra are the single most common reason students experience diculties with more advanced mathematics
courses. The purpose of College Algebra is to provide students a solid foundation in the solution of a large va-
riety of problems requiring algebra. Prociency in algebra is a pre-requisite to success in further mathematics
courses. This course is designed to teach students to:
Learning Outcomes:
1. Simplify algebraic expressions
2. Solve for the unknown variable in equations using various manipulations CC3.1.1
3. Construct the equation of a circle
4. Identify the properties of functions
5. Compute dierent operations on functions CC3.1.1
6. Compute the inverse of a function
7. Sketch the graph of functions CC3.1.2
8. Solve systems of linear equations
9. Create algebraic equations from a word problem CC3.1.1
10. Apply the concepts of ratio, proportion, and variation to solve word problems
11. Verify reasonableness of solutions to word problems CC3.1.3
Required curriculum content
All sections of MATH 1110 College Algebra will cover, as a minimum, the material from Pre-Calculus, 2nd ed.
by Sisson, Hawkes Learning Systems, (2015).
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Sec Textbook Topic Lesson
Date
Certication Percentage
Due of Grade
Unit One - Number Systems & Equations
Review lessons - 1.1a, 1.2a, 1.2c, 1.2d, 1.5a, 1.7a ind
study
8/31 5.16%
1.3 Polynomials & Factoring 8/28 8/31 0.86%
2.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System 8/28 9/7 0.86%
2.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables 9/4 9/7 0.86%
2.3 Forms of Linear Equations 9/11 9/14 0.86%
2.4 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 9/11 9/14 0.86%
2.6 Introduction to Circles 9/18 9/21 0.86%
3.1 Relations and Functions 9/18 9/21 0.86%
4.2 Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm 9/18 9/28 0.86%
Exam - Unit One- INSTRUCTOR ENTERS DATE DATE- Exam
Unit Two - Relations, Functions & Graphs
3.1 Relations and Functions 9/25 9/25 0.86%
3.2a Linear and Quadratic Functions 9/25 10/5 0.86%
3.3 Other Common Functions 10/2 10/12 0.86%
3.5 Transformation of Functions 10/2 10/12 0.86%
3.6 Combining Functions 10/9 10/19 0.86%
Exam - Unit Two INSTRUCTOR ENTERS DATE DATE- Exam
Unit Three - Variation and Polynomial Functions
3.4 Variation and Multi-Variable Functions 10/16 11/2 0.86%
4.2 Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm 10/16 10/16 prev due
4.5a Rational Functions 10/23 11/9 0.86%
4.3 Locating Real Zeros of Polynomials 10/30 11/16 0.86%
Exam - Unit Three - INSTRUCTOR ENTERS DATE DATE- Exam
Unit Four Inverse, Exponential and Logarithmic
Functions
3.7 Inverse of Functions 11/6 11/16 0.86%
5.1 Exponential Functions and their Graphs 11/6 11/23 0.86%
5.2 Applications of Exponential Functions 11/13 11/23 0.86%
5.3 Logarithmic Functions and their Graphs 11/13 11/30 0.86%
5.4 Properties and Applications of Logarithms 11/20 11/30 0.86%
5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 11/20 12/7 0.86%
10.1 Solving Systems by Substitution and Elimination 11/27 12/9 0.86%
Exam - Unit Four - INSTRUCTOR ENTERS DATE DATE- Exam
Final Exam - INSTRUCTOR ENTERS DATE DATE- Exam Total Certify
25%
Academic Calendar for Fall 2017
Fall 2017 classes start on Monday, August 28 and end on Monday, December 11. The last day to drop classes
without any nancial penalty is Tuesday, September 5, and the last day to withdraw from the class, i.e., to
request a W grade is Friday, November 3. Semester holidays are on: Fall Break October 22 - 24, Thanksgiving,
November 22 - 26.
The undergraduate academic calendar for this semester is located at http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/
schedules-registration/academic-calendar-2017-2018.php/, A summary of important dates is found at
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http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/calendar.
Further Considerations and Rules
Electronic devices: The use of phones and electronic devices, except in an emergency or unless otherwise
approved by the instructor, is disallowed in class (including all lab classes). The use of any electronic
device, except those explicitly approved for use during any exam, will result in grade of 0 on that exam.
If in doubt, please inquire prior to using any electronic device.
Scheduling conicts: It is the students responsibility to contact the instructor concerning any scheduling
conicts which may result in late papers, or other scheduling conicts, e.g., an absence for an exam.
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Department, College and University Expectations and Policies
It is important that students familiarize themselves with a range of policies and guidelines that have been es-
tablished by the Department of Mathematics and Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University
of New Haven. These are an integral part of the syllabus for this course.
Adding/Dropping a Class
The nal day to drop a course without it appearing on your transcript is Tuesday, September 5, as discussed
at http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/calendar. During the second week of classes, further adjustment
requires the approval of the chair of the department oering the course, as described at http://catalog.
newhaven.edu/content.php?catoid=7&navoid=730#Changes.
Attendance Regulations
University attendance policy guidelines require that:
All students are expected to attend regularly and promptly all their classes, appointments, and exercises. While
the university recognizes that some absences may occasionally be necessary, these should be held to a minimum.
A maximum of two weeks of absences will be permitted for illness and emergencies. The instructor has the right
to dismiss from class any student who has been absent more than the maximum allowed. After the last date to
drop as published in the academic calendar, a student will receive a failure (F), if failing at that point, or a W, if
passing at the time of dismissal.
Students are to adhere to the policy attendance policy guidelines outlined in the University Catalog under the
heading, Attendance Regulations, at http://catalog.newhaven.edu/content.php?catoid=7&navoid=730, or
alternatively in the Student Handbook at http://www.newhaven.edu/studenthandbook on pp. 4849,. i.e., at
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/bc83d17d#/bc83d17d/48.
Withdrawal Deadline
Students wishing to withdraw must submit a request for an ocial course withdrawal in writing using the
Course Withdrawal Form available online from http://www.newhaven.edu/907680.pdf. The nal date to re-
quest a withdrawal for this semester is Friday, November 3 as listed at http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/
schedules-registration/academic-calendar-2017-2018.php/. This request must be submitted to the
Registrars Oce and signed by the International Oce if you are an international student. The grade of
W will be recorded, but the course will not aect the GPA.
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Incomplete Grades
A grade of Incomplete (INC) is given only in special circumstances and indicates that the student has been
given permission by the instructor to complete required course work (with the same instructor) after the
end of the term. Students need to examine carefully the changed guidelines pertaining to INC grades,
specically:
To remove the INC grade, the student must complete all required course work in timely fashion as stipulated
by the instructor but no later than the end of the following term. Fall and intersession course incompletes must
be completed no later than the last day of the spring term. Spring and summer course incompletes must be
completed no later than the last day of the fall term.
If the course work is not submitted within the allotted time, the INC grade will be changed to an F shortly after
the deadline by the Oce of the University Registrar. Students will be notied via campus email at least two
weeks prior to the change of grade process.
The University policy on incomplete grades is available at http://www.newhaven.edu/UGGradingSystem under
the heading, Incomplete (INC) Grade Policy.
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Please note that this withdrawal deadline represents a
significant policy change
. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that the required
paperwork and documentation is completed by the deadline.
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Academic Integrity Policy
This class fully adheres to the Academic Integrity Policy:
Academic integrity is a core university value that ensures respect for the academic reputation of the University,
its students, faculty and sta, and the degrees it confers. The University expects that students will conduct
themselves in an honest and ethical manner and respect the intellectual work of others. Please be familiar with
the UNH policy on Academic Integrity. Please ask about my expectations regarding permissible or encouraged
forms of student collaboration if they are unclear.
Students are required to adhere to the Academic Integrity Policies specied in the Student Handbook on
pp. 6673 of http://www.newhaven.edu/studenthandbook, i.e., at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/
bc83d17d#/bc83d17d/66.
Coursework Expectations
This course will require signicant in-class and out-of-class commitment from each student. The University es-
timates that a student should expect to spend two hours outside of class for each hour they are in a class. For
example, a three credit course would average six [6] hours of additional work outside of class.
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expectations are detailed at http://catalog.newhaven.edu/content.php?catoid=4&navoid=639#General_
Policies under the heading Course Work Expectations.
Commitment to Positive Learning Environment
The University of New Haven wants to foster and support a civil, respectful, and open-minded climate so that
all of us can live and work in an environment free of harassment, bias-motivated behaviors, unfair treatment,
and fear. To this end, the university expects all members of our community to refrain from actions or behav-
iors that intimidate, humiliate, or demean persons or groups or that undermine their security or self-esteem
based on traits related to race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orienta-
tion, age, or physical or mental ability, including learning and/or developmental disabilities and past/present
history of mental disorder or other category protected by state or federal law. If you have witnessed or are
the target of a bias-motivated incident, please contact the Oce of the Dean of Students at 203-932-7432
or Campus Police at 203-932-7014 or ll out the form at this link: http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/
CampusLife_StudentAffairs/Office_of_the_Dean_of_Students/reporting-bias-incidents/report-form/
.
The University adheres to the philosophy that all community members should enjoy an environment free
of any form of harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, or intimate partner violence. If you have been
the victim of sexual misconduct we encourage you to report this. If you report this to a faculty/sta member,
they must notify our colleges Title IX coordinator about the basic facts of the incident (you may choose to
request condentiality from the University). If you encounter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual
assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or disability please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Caroline Koziatek at (203)-932-7479 or
CKoziatek@newhaven.edu. Further informaton about Title IX at UNH may be found at http://www.newhaven.
edu/about/title-IX/.
University Support Services
The University recognizes that students can often use some help outside of class and oers academic assis-
tance through several oces.
Centers for Academic Success and Advising (CASA)
The Academic Success Center provides a wide range of academic support to day and evening undergraduate
students beyond their rst year of college.
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Please note that study guidelines are important, i.e., there is substantial evidence that shows that the pass rates for students in math courses decrease
dramatically as the time spent on outside study falls below 2 hours of homework per credit per week.
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University Writing Center
The mission of the Writing Center (an expansion of the Writer to Writer peer-tutoring program) is to provide
high-quality tutoring to undergraduate and graduate students as they write for a wide range of purposes and
audiences. Tutors are undergraduate and graduate students studying Biology, Communications, Criminal Jus-
tice, National Security, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Finance, Forensic Science, Legal Studies,
Marine Biology, Music, Nutrition, and Psychology. We are here to work with you at any stage in the writing
process; just bring in your assignment, your ideas, and any writing youve done so far. To make an appoint-
ment, you can register for an account with our scheduling site at https://newhaven.mywconline.com or visit
us in person at our desk on the rst oor of Peterson library (just to the left after you enter the library).
Center for Learning Resources (CLR)
The Center for Learning Resources (CLR), located in the Peterson Library, provides academic content support
to the students of the University of New Haven using metacognitive strategies that help students become
aware of and learn to apply optimal learning processes in the pursuit of creating independent learners CLR
tutors focus sessions on discussions of concepts and processes and typically use external examples to help
students grasp and apply the material.
Accessibility Resources Center
Students with disabilities are encouraged to share, in condence, information about needed specic course
accommodations. The Accessibility Resources Center, located in Sheeld Hall, is responsible for and commit-
ted to providing services and support that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students are
able to participate in the opportunities available at the University of New Haven. Accommodations cannot be
made without written documentation from the Accessibility Resources Center.
Counseling & Psychological Services
The Counseling Center oers a variety of services aimed at helping students resolve personal diculties and
acquire the balance, skills, and knowledge that will enable them to take full advantage of their experience at
the University of New Haven. The University recognizes students often can use some help outside of class and
oers academic assistance through several oces. In addition to talking with your instructor and advisor, we
recommend you contact the Academic Success Center in Maxcy 208 for help with your academic studies, http:
//www.newhaven.edu/AcademicSuccess, or call 203.932.7234. The Center for Learning Resources (CLR) in
Peterson Library is equipped to help students with writing, mathematics, biology and physics. Their resource
page can be found at http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/CLR.
Special Needs
Students with disabilities are encouraged to share, in condence, information about needed specic course
accommodations. The Accessibility Resources Center (ARC) provides comprehensive services and support
that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students are able to participate in the opportunities
available at the University of New Haven. Accommodations cannot be made without written documentation
from the ARC. The ARC is located on the ground oor in the rear of Sheeld Hall. Sheeld Hall is located in
the Residential Quad area, and can be contacted at 203-932-7332. The ADA/Section 504 Compliance Ocer
is Rebecca Johnson, RJohnson@newhaven.edu, and can be reached by phone at 203-932-7238. Information on
the ARC can be found at http://www.newhaven.edu/AccessibilityResources.
Religious Observance Policy for Students
The University of New Haven respects the right of its students to observe religious holidays that may neces-
sitate their absence from class or from other required university-sponsored activities. Students who wish
to observe such holidays should not be penalized for their absence, although in academic courses they are
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responsible for making up missed work. More information about religious observance policies can be found
in the Student Handbook on p.48 at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/bc83d17d#/bc83d17d/48.
More information about religious observance policies can be found in the Student Handbook, and there is
also a separate handbook for International students at http://www.newhaven.edu/student-life/CampusLife_
StudentAffairs/iso/New-students/international-handbook/.
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