
Math 1314, College Alegebra
CONTACT THE TEACHER
MATERIALS
1. Instructor: Hung Lau hung.lau@hccs.edu
1. connectmath.com for online assignments
2. Office Hours time: MW 8:00 9:20 am, TR 12:30 13:55pm
2. Textbook: College Algebra 2nd ed. by Julie Miller and Donna Gerken,
McGraw Hill Publishing, 20163. Phone: 713.847.4809
3. Laptop/TI 84 is required for this course
Eagle Canvas Learning Management System
MATH 1314 will use Eagle Online Canvas (https://eagleonline.hccs.edu) for Lectures, Announcements, Discussions, Homework, Quizzes, and Exams.
HCCS Open Lab locations may be used to access the Internet and Canvas. USE FIREFOX OR CHROME AS THE INTERNET BROWSER.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Welcome to Math1314, Collefe Algebra class. In this course, we will explore and study functions, graphs, transformations, and applications of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic, and systems of equations using matrices. This course fulfills the Mathematics foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, and Empirical Quantitative Skills.
Learning Objectives
1. Solve Quadratic Equations in one variable by the method of factoring, square root property, completing the square and the quadratic formula.
2. Solve quadratic equations, radical equations, fractional equations, and systems of equations.
3. Solve linear inequalities and linear equations involving absolute value, state the solution in interval notation, and graph the solution.
4. Solve nonlinear (quadratic and rational) inequalities, state the solution in interval notation, and graph solutions.
5. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
6. Find the distance and midpoint between two points in the Cartesian Plane.
7. Graph linear functions, quadratic functions, piecewisedefined functions, absolute value functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.
8. Understand vertical and horizontal shifts, stretching, shrinking, and reflections of graphs of functions.
9. Recognize the equation of a circle, sketch the graph of a circle, and find the equation of a circle.
10. Determine the rational zeros of a polynomials.
11. Apply the definition of a function, determine the domain and range of a function, evaluate expressions using functional notation, simplify expressions involving the algebra of functions, graph functions by plotting points.
12. Understand the inverse relationship between the exponential and logarithmic functions.
GRADING Formula
Students can view grades in Canvas.
Grading Scale
Homework
25%
A : 90%  100%
B: 80%  89%
Exams
40%
C: 70%  79%
Quizzes
15%
D: 60%  69%
Final Exam
20%
F : below 60%
Course Calendar
Week 1
Syllabus
Section 1.1 Linear Rational Equations
Section 1.4 Quadratic Equations
Week 2
Section 1.5 Applications of Quadratic Equations
Section 1.7 Linear, Compound, and Absolute Value Inequalities
Week 3
Section 2.1 The Rectangular System Section 2.2 Circles
Section 2.2 Circle
QUIZ 1 (Ch. 1) (Connect Math Assignments, 2 Attempts),
Week 4
Section 2.3 Functions and Relations
Section 2.4 Equations in Two Variables & Linear Functions
Week 5
Section 2.5 Applications of Linear Equations Section 2.6 Transformations of Graphs
Section 2.6 Transformations of Graphs
Week 6
Section 2.7 Analyzing Graphs of Functions and Piecewise
Section 2.8 Algebra of Functions and Function Composition
Quiz 2 (Ch.2 in Canvas due Mar 27)
March 1519 Spring Break
Week 7
Section 3.1 Quadratic Functions
TEST 1 (Ch. 1 & 2) Use Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 for Review (Canvas)
Week 8
Section 3.2 Introduction to Polynomial Functions Section 3.3 Division of Polynomials
Section 3.3 Division of Polynomials
Week 9
Section 3.4 Zeros of Polynomials
Section 3.5 Rational Functions
Week 10
Section 3.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Section 4.2 Exponential Functions
QUIZ 3 (Ch.3) (Connect Math Assignments, 2 attempts).
Week 11
Section 4.3 Logarithmic Functions
Section 4.4 Properties of Logarithms
Week 12
Section 4.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
TEST 2 (Ch. 3 & 4) Use Quiz 3 & Quiz 4 for Review (In Canvas Assignments, 1 attempt).
Week 13
Review for the Final Exam.
Week 14
FINAL EXAM – Mandatory, NO MAKEUPS, NO EXTENSIONS
The Final Exam is scheduled by HCC on May 10 and May 11.
Missed Assignments
There will be no makeup tests or quizzes under any circumstances. Missing only one test will not penalize any student. In the event that a student should miss one test, the final exam will be substituted in its place. Quizzes cannot be made up. It is the responsibility of the student to get with the instructor concerning any missed assignments.
The Math Department is requiring the remote proctoring of all major examinations (including the Final Exam) to ensure the integrity of the assessment process and to prevent acts of academic dishonesty. In this course, in addition to a reliable internet connection, you will be required to have hardware that meets the following minimal requirements:
 a functioning webcam and microphone, and
 a computer with operating system that is capable of running the Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus
Attendance Procedures
As this course is basically an online/facetoface course, you will be expected to attend all classes. HCCS and HISD require attendance to all classes. Each class period will have an emoji or specific word to be sent in for attendance. Check academic calendar for important dates at: hccs.edu/calendar
Student Conduct
As an online/facetoface course, your responses to discussion assignments and your responses posted on the CHAT function must be within the parameters of ‘appropriate for all’. The is to be no use of curse words or profanity in any situation. Dramatic and critical penalties will be dealt with by the Dean of Students should infractions occur.
HCC Policies
Here’s the link to the HCC Student Handbook http://www.hccs.edu/resourcesfor/current students/studenthandbook/
EGLS3
The EGLS3 (Evaluation for Greater Learning Student Survey System) will be available for most courses near the end of the term until finals start. This brief survey will give invaluable information to your faculty about their teaching. Results are anonymous and will be available to faculty and division chairs after the end of the term. EGLS3 surveys are only available for the Fall and Spring semesters. EGLS3 surveys are not offered during the Summer semester due to logistical constraints. http://www.hccs.edu/resourcesfor/currentstudents/egls3evaluateyourprofessors/