
Precalculus MAT 146 HYBRID COURSE SYLLABUS "The Study of Functions" 
Catalog DescriptionPrerequisite: MAT 135 with a minimum C grade or appropriate College Level Math placement test score
Indepth study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, equations, and identities;
systems of equations including matrices; extensive use of graphing calculators. course outline
Required Materials: Make sure you get a calculator, we will use it.
Text: Miller, Precalculus 
Graphing Calculator is required: TI  83/84/86 
Instructor Contact Info:
Email: porterr@mccc.edu 
Office: LA 129 
Office Hours: Schedule (Prefer before class) 
Web Page: http://www.mccc.edu/~porterr 
Phone: 6096162841 
Grading:
**Must Receive a 50% on Final to pass course!**

The emphasis in this course is on presenting a good argument not simply producing an answer. SHOW ALL WORK TO SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENTS AND TO GET FULL CREDIT ON TESTS. An “OK” mark on your paper means the answer is wrong but you get full credit for the argument. Leave all work visible as you might get half credit for arguments that are good, but crossed off. Unjustified answers, even obvious answers, will receive NO credit! 
Topics:
Wk 
Date 
Sections 
Objectives Due 
Assessments 
Discussion 
Dropbox 
1 
1/17 
1.61.8 
Review of Functions 
Diagnostic 
Evaluate/Solve P1,P2 

2 
1/24 
2.12.3 
Polynomial Functions & Division 
Quiz 1 
Evaluate/Solve P3,P4 

3 
1/31 
2.42.7 
Zeros and Inequalities, Variation 
Quiz 2 
Zeros P3 Max/Mins P4 

4 
2/7 
2.5,2.6 
Rational Functions (Test 1) 
Quiz 3, Ptest1 
End Behavior P1P4 
PTest1 Work 
5 
2/14 
3.2,3.6 
Exponential Functions 
Quiz 4,Test 1 
Evaluate/Solve Exp(x) 

6 
2/21 
3.1,3.3 
Inverses and Logs 
Quiz 5 
Exponential Growth 
Proposal 
7 
2/28 
3.4,3.5 
Equations and Properties 
Quiz 6 
Evaluate/Solve ln(x) 

8 
3/7 
4.14.3 
Circular Functions, Right Triangle 
Quiz 7 
Evaluate sin(x) 
Regressions 
9 
3/21 
4.4,4.5 
Trig Functions and Graphs (Mid) 
Quiz 8, PMid 
Solve sin(x) 
PMid Work 
10 
3/28 
4.54.7 
Trig Transformations and Inverses 
Quiz 9, Mid 
End Behavior Trans 
Worksheet 
11 
4/4 
5.1,5.2 
Sum and Difference, Identities 
Quiz 10 
Poster Mockup 

12 
4/11 
5.3,5.5 
Double & Half Identites, Equations 
Quiz 11 
Reviews 

13 
4/18 
6.16.3 
Law of Sines and Cosines 
Quiz 12, Ptest2 
 
PTest2 Work 
14 
4/25 
Project Presentations (Test 2) 
Quiz 13, Test 2 
Videos (if necessary) 

15 
5/2 
Review 
Practice Final 
 
Pfinal Work 

Final 
5/9 
Final in BS320 at 8pm 
ESTIMATION OF HOMEWORK GRADES
Number of Assignments 
Value each towards Final Grade 
TOTAL Value Towards Final Grade 

CLASSWORK group work 
10 
.5% per objectives 
5% 
HOMEWORK weekly objective best 
10 
.5% per objectives 
5% 
REVIEWS quiz compilations 
4 
0% per homework 
0% 
PRACTICE TESTS (1,Mid,2,Final) 
4 
1% per homework 
4% 
QUIZZES Weekly Best 
12 
.5% per quiz 
6% 
TEST 1 and TEST 2 knowledge checks 
2 
5% per check 
10% 
MIDTERM EXAM 
1 
20% per test 
20% 
FINAL EXAM 
1 
25% per test 
25% 
TOTAL: 
75% 

*you are expected to spend at least 50 hours on ALEKS
ESTIMATION OF PROJECT GRADES
Assignment 
Topics 
Points 
%Final 
Proposal 
Xvar,Yvar,(9)Data,Source,Interest 
9 
3% 
Regressions 
Accurate,P1P4,Exp,Ln,Sin,r2 
9 
3% 
worksheet 
Prompt,(10) discussions in Math, (10) discussions in English 
21 
7% 
mockup 
(2)Reviews,Data,(2)Graphs,Equats,(2)Eval,(2)Solve,Geometry,(2)Ends,Rate,Presentation 
15 
5% 
peer review 
(2)Relevant,(2)Informative 
4 
1.3% 
presentation 
(2)Graphs,(2)Eval,(2)Solve,(2)Geometry,Rate,Presentation,(2)Questions 
12 
4% 
Poster 
Finished Product, 
5 
1.6% 
total 
75 
25% 
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