Math 112 syllabus

Precalculus Algebra

Course Description: The course covers algebraic, graphical and numerical properties of functions, focusing on linear, quadratic, general polynomial, absolute value, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics also include equations, inequalities, and complex numbers. Applications of mathematics to modeling real world situations are emphasized. Credit for both MA 112 and MA 115 not allowed. Core Course

Pre-requisite:  ACT Math 22 or MTH 100 Minimum Grade of C or MyMathTest 070 or MTH 101 Minimum Grade of C or MA 105 Minimum Grade of C or SAT Mathematics 560 or MATH SECTION SCORE 580 or TRNFR Math Placement 2.

Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of the course a student will:

Read, interpret, describe and produce graphs of functions, including polynomials, rational functions, exponentials and logarithms.
Find the roots of polynomials.
Solve equations and inequalities, including ones involving rational expressions, radical expressions, absolute values, exponentials, and logarithms.
Evaluate, manipulate, and simplify exponential and logarithmic expressions.

Outcomes for Quantitative Reasoning: 
Evaluate information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words).
Convert relevant information into various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words).


Textbook: Precalculus: Concepts through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry, A Corequisite Solution, Fourth Edition, by Michael Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, III, Jessica Bernards, and Wendy Fresh (2019).  An access code is required. The access code allows student access to Pearson’s MyLab Math website, where all assignments and tests must be completed and where the entire textbook may be viewed as an e-text. A hardcopy of the entire textbook may be purchased, but is not required.

Coverage:  Chapters F – 4 (omitting 1.6, 1.7, 2.2, 2.6, and 4.9). 

Calculator:  A Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS scientific calculator is required.