1. Write an equation of a line by using point-slope,
slope-intercept and standard forms and graph such equations.

2. Demonstrate the function concept and identify the domain and range using
different representations,

such as algebraic symbolic, graphic, an input/output rule and numerical table.

3. Determine whether a function is or is not one-to-one and, if it is, find its
inverse both algebraically and

graphically.

4. Find formulas for the composition and algebraic combination of two or more
functions.

5. Find real and complex solutions for quadratic equations by extracting square
roots, completing the

square and the quadratic formula.

6. Graph any quadratic function by finding its vertex and axis of symmetry.

7. Solve linear absolute value equations and inequalities, and graph their
solutions on a number line.

8. Evaluate and simplify expressions containing integer and rational exponents.
Add, subtract, multiply,

divide, and evaluate radical expressions.

9. Solve radical equations and equations with rational exponents algebraically.

10. Graph simple exponential and logarithmic functions, and solve simple
exponential and logarithmic

equations.

11. Read, model and solve application problems using linear, quadratic, and
simple exponential equations.

12. Categorize and distinguish the particular and special characteristics of
linear, quadratic, absolute value,

exponential, and logarithmic functions.

13. Answer an applied problem using a complete, grammatically correct sentence.

For Optional Topics:

14. Solve a system of linear equations by using substitution, elimination, and
graphing methods.

15. Identify arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. Find the general
term of a sequence and the

sum of a finite series.

16. Recognize equations of circles, ellipses and hyperbolas and graph them using
their centers and

symmetries.

**Office Hours: **5:00-6:00 Tues. AD 141

Grading: |
Homework/ group assignments | : 15% | A: 90% |

Quizzes | : 20% | B: 80% | |

Exams | : 50% | C: 70% | |

Final | : 15% | D: 60% |

**Homework/Group Assignments:** Homework will be
assigned and collected everyday. I will be happy to answer

questions about homework in class or during my office hours. I encourage you to
work together on homework.

Homework **must** be neat, readable, on straight edged paper, stapled and
done in pencil. The homework will be graded on

neatness and completeness. Each assignment is worth 10 points. **No late
assignments will be accepted .** If you know you

will not be able to attend class on a particular day, you may turn your homework
in early. Homework will be graded

periodically, but you will receive credit for every complete homework assignment
turned in. Group assignments will be

given periodically. In class participation will be required for these
assignments. No make-ups will be allowed.

**Quizzes:** I will give two quizzes every day, one at
the beginning of class and one at the end. The first quiz each day will

be on previously assigned homework. The second quiz will be on topics covered
that day, it will be open book or group

oriented. These quizzes cannot be made up.

**Exams:** We will have several in class exams. There
will be no make-up exams unless prearranged with me and I reserve

the right to make these exams more difficult than the in-class exams. I will
always give at least a one week notice on the

dates of exams.

**Final:** The final will be cumulative and is
scheduled for the last class period of the semester.

**Required Materials:** You will need to bring to class
your text, paper and writing utensils, and a scientific calculator.

**Other Items:**

1. As a matter of courtesy I ask that you arrive to class on time and with the
appropriate materials. If you need to arrive

late, please come in quietly and sit close to the door. If you need to leave
early, I would appreciate your letting me

know, and again sit close to the door to ensure minimal disruption. All cell
phones and pagers must be turned off during

class time.

2. Calculators may not be shared on any exam.

3. You must write your first and last name legibly on all papers and exams turned in to receive credit.

4. I will not drop you, this is your responsibility.

5. As a student you should be aware of the services
available to you. Please refer to the catalog for any

tutoring or special services you may need. I would be happy to assist you if
requested.