

Brief
Course Description
The course will emphasize mathematical thinking, the use of mathematical
models, and the understanding of mathematical functions and graphs.
Specified topics include equalities and inequalities, polynomial
functions, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithmic
functions, and trigonometric functions.
Students will be assumed to have successfully completed the
equivalent of MA112, College Algebra, but will be encouraged to review
their algebra skills in this course.
Course
Objectives

To
involve students in the active doing of mathematics 

To
engage students in mathematical thinking and problem solving 

To
engage students in developing mathematical models of problems and in
solving problems 

To
help students learn to read mathematics and to become independent
learners of mathematics 

To
develop students’ abilities to write clearly and concisely about
mathematical ideas and problem solutions 
Teaching Strategies

Lecture
and group discussions with an expectation of student participation and
questioning 

Student
reading of mathematics and studying of examples 

Student
writing about mathematical ideas 

Problem
solving

Course
Requirements

Homework
Notes (20%) 

Problems
(20%) 

Active
participation and engagement in class (20%) 

Midterm
(20%) 

Final
examination (20%)

Tentative Schedule for Summer 2005

Chapter 1
5/25  6/8 

Chapter 2
6/15 & 22 

Midterm
6/29 

Chapter 3
7/6 & 13 

Chapter 4
7/20 & 27 

Review
8/3 

Final Examination 8/10 
