Professor Mako Haruta M140 Course Description Fall 2000
A study of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; the Cartesian coordinate system for the plane; and the algebra and graphing of functions with special emphasis on polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Definitions and graphs of the trigonometric functions; solutions of triangles; analytic trigonometry including circular and inverse trigonometric functions. Solutions of word problems are stressed throughout. The Ti-86 graphing calculator is required. The goal is to prepare students for M144.
Office: Dana 293
Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30pm, Wednesday 10:30-11:30am, Friday 9:30-10:30am or by appointment.
The TI-86 graphing calculator is required and will be permitted for all quizzes, tests and the final exam.
Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus by Connally, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, et al.
The final grade is based on
tests, a cumulative final exam, labs, and "other" (including quizzes
and in-class work).
Two exams (40%)
Final Exam (20%) Friday, December 22, 8-10am in D218
Homework: Homework will be assigned daily, but not always collected. There will usually be time to answer questions about the homework at the beginning of class.
Quizzes: These will be given every couple weeks in the final 15-20 minutes of class. A typical quiz question would be similar to a previously assigned homework problem. Quizzes will be announced ahead of time. A missed quiz can be made up, but the make-up quiz will be more difficult than the original quiz.
Tests: There will be absolutely no makeups given, unless you can provide a doctor's excuse, and inform me in advance of the test. A missed exam will receive a grade of 0(zero).
Labs: There will be a number of writing projects of varying length and difficulty. These will be graded on mathematical content and composition.
Final Exam: The final exam will be cumulative. An in-class review will be given prior to the final. Please mark your calendars with the date -- Friday, December 22, 8-10am in D218.