# College Algebra

## ALG100 — College Algebra, 3.0 hours

This course is designed to familiarize learners with fundamental mathematical concepts such as inequalities, polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, and logarithmic and exponential functions.

Program Objectives

- Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of properties of functions, which includes finding the domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses.
- Solve algebraic equations and inequalities.
- Recognize and apply polynomials and rational functions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Identify functions and their graphs and use them to model real-world applications.
- Analyze graphs of functions and transformations of these graphs.
- Solve systems of equations by graphing, substitution, addition, and matrix techniques.
- Use technology where appropriate for problem-solving purposes

## Professor

Lauren graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Philosophy. She received her Master of Science from The University of Akron in Applied Mathematics. While completing her Masters research, she worked as a Statistician at American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. She also has completed coursework and research towards a Ph.D. in Engineering Applied Mathematics at The University of Akron. While going to school at UA, she was employed as a Graduate Assistant and taught many courses in the Mathematics department. From 2011-2013, Lauren was employed as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at her alma mater, Marietta College. She had the opportunity to teach courses ranging from College Algebra all the way up to Differential Equations.

In 2013, she decided to make a career change and venture into the Insurance industry.

She was employed by Farmers Insurance as a Senior Product Analyst and began coursework in the summer of 2014 on an MBA in Finance from Tiffin University. After leaving Farmers in late 2016 after the birth of her daughter, she decided to return to teaching. She taught at Ventura College in Ventura, California and most recently at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Her daughter is almost two years old and Lauren enjoys spending time with family, attending Cleveland Cavaliers games, running, yoga, cooking, gardening, and reading.

## Online Support (IT) and Moodle Navigation

All members of the Lakewood University community who use the University’s computing, information or communication resources must act responsibly. Support is accessible by calling 1-800-517-0857 option 2 or by emailing info@lakewood.edu

## Books and Resources

College Algebra, Abramson (Openstax) - https://openstax.org/details/books/college-algebra

## Evaluation Method

Graded work will receive a numeric score reflecting the quality of performance.

Course Requirement Summary

- Assignments - Total of 90 Points
- Weekly discussion forums-Total of 50 Points
- Midterm quiz - 60 Points
- Final Exam - 100 Points

## Grading Scale

Graded work will receive a numeric score reflecting the quality of performance as given above in evaluation methods. The maximum number of points a student may earn is 190. To determine the final grade, the student's earned points are divided by 190.

Your overall course grade will be determined according to the following scale:

A = (90% -100%)

B = (80% - 89%)

C = (70% - 79%)

D = (60% - 69%)

F < (Below 60%)

## Academic Integrity/ Plagiarism

Cheating (dishonestly taking the knowledge of another person whether on a test or an assignment and presenting it as your work) and plagiarism (to take and pass off as one's own the ideas or writing of another) are a serious issue. While it is legitimate to talk to others about your assignments and incorporate suggestions, do not let others "write" your assignments in the name of peer review or "borrow" sections or whole assignments written by others. We do get ideas from life experiences and what we read but be careful that you interpret these ideas and make them your own.

I am aware that many types of assignments are available on the internet and will check these sources when there is legitimate suspicion.

Penalty is a zero on the assignment. In cases where there is a major or continuous breach of trust, further discipline, such as an "F" in the course, may be necessary.

The major consequence of any form of cheating is damage to your character and the result of trust and respect.

## Disability Accommodations

Students who may have a disability meriting an academic accommodation should contact Jim Gepperth, the Disabilities Services Coordinator and Academic Dean. For accommodations to be awarded, a student must complete a form and provide documentation of the disability to the Disability Services Coordinator. Any accommodations for disabilities must be re-certified each year by the Disability Services Coordinator before course adjustments are made by individual instructors. Additional information on disability accommodations may be found in the Lakewood University Catalog.

## Supplemental Texts

You can use the following resources to assist you with proper source citation.

American Psychological Association Style Guide- https://www.mylakewoodu.com/pluginfile.php/118179/mod_resource/content/1/APA%20Style%20Guide%207th%20edition.pdf

The Purdue OWL website is also a helpful resource for students. Here is a link to the OWL website: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

## Library

Mary O'Dell is the Librarian on staff at Lakewood University

She is available by appointment. You can make an appointment with her by emailing her at modell@lakewood.edu or call at 1-800-517-0857 X 730

You may also schedule a meeting at this link: https://my.setmore.com/calendar#monthly/r3a761583354923270/01032020

She can assist you with navigating LIRN, research, citations etc.

## Support

Each student at Lakewood University is assigned a Success Coach. Your Success Coach exists to assist you with academic and supportive services as you navigate your program. They will reach out to you, often, to check-in. Please use the resources they offer.

Student Services is available to assist with technical questions regarding Lakewood University and all services available to you.

1-800-517-0857 option 2

info@lakewood.edu

studentservices@lakewood.edu

## Career Services

Students are offered Career Services at any point as they journey their academics at Lakewood University.

1-800-517-0857 option 2

careerservices@lakewood.edu

## Objectives

- Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of properties of functions, which includes finding the domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses.
- Solve algebraic equations and inequalities.
- Recognize and apply polynomials and rational functions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Identify functions and their graphs and use them to model real-world applications.
- Analyze graphs of functions and transformations of these graphs.
- Solve systems of equations by graphing, substitution, addition, and matrix techniques.
- Use technology where appropriate for problem-solving purposes

## Lessons

- Prerequisites

Covering Sections: 1.1-1.6

Watch all YouTube Videos

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete Discussion Forum #1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 1 – Course Introduction – Intro Assignment (Not for a grade)

- Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 2: Covering Sections: 2.1-2.7

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 2.7

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 2.7

- Functions

Chapter 3: Covering Sections: 3.1-3.7

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 3.7

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 3.7

- Linear Functions

Chapter 4: Covering Sections: 4.1-4.2

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete Discussion Forum #2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 4.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 4.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 4.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 4.2

Midterm Exam completion of the lessons #1-4

- Polynomials & Rational Functions

Chapter 5: Covering Sections: 5.1-5.8

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.1A

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.1A

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.1B

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.1B

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.7

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.7

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 5.8

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 5.8

- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 6: Covering Sections: 6.1-6.7

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.4

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.5

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.6

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 6.7

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 6.7

- Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 7: Covering Sections: 7.1-7.6, 7.8

Complete OpenStax Assignments

Complete Discussion Forum #3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 7.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 7.1

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 7.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 7.2

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Video Assignment 7.3

Complete MyOpenMath Unit 2 - Practice Assignment 7.3

- Final Examination

Complete the Final Exam

Request the Next Course

Course Evaluation**THANKS FOR A GREAT CLASS**

Final exam upon completion of the lesson: Chapters 4-7