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Brgy. Bocohan, Lucena City


College Algebra

Instructor: Ms. Lady Grace C. de las Alas

First Semester: S. Y. 2009 - 2010


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productive and highly motivated professionals, who by their works and services, shall
bring honor, dignity, and respect in their profession.


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Course Description: Topics include graphs, function; polynomial and rational
functions; roots of polynomial equations, exponential and logarithmic functions; linear
and non-linear systems of equations and inequalities, determinants, matrices;
sequences and series.

Course Objectives:

Mathematics: The objective of the mathematics component of the core curriculum is to
develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able
to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.

• To apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order thinking and statistical
methods to modeling and solving real-world situations.
• To represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically,
graphically, and symbolically.
• To expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing
mathematical arguments.
• To use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understand
and to solve mathematical problems and judge reasonableness of the results.
• To interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and
schematics, and draw inferences from them.
• To develop the limitations of mathematical and statistical models.
• To develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline interrelated with
human culture, and understand its connections to other disciplines.

Everybody is expected to have read the topics in discussion before coming to class. Everyone is expected to concentrate and participate actively in discussion. Testing materials are liberally supplied in textbook. use of unauthorized material at quizzes and exams. Class requirements • Preparedness. Cheating. especially during exams. . • Students may leave the classroom only one at a time to go to comfort room. This facilitates the checking of attendance. a student must stand properly and answer clearly and respectfully. • Exercises. is intolerable classroom behavior. • Each class must have a copy of seat plan. As regular classroom activity. • Attentiveness. • Assignments. • Anybody can express himself in class as long as it is done within the bounds of respect and interpersonal ethics. Classroom Discipline • Ordinary silence is required in the classroom. everyone is expected to answer all the exercises at the end of the lesson. thus. plagiarism. Cheating includes copying work or allowing your work to be copied. • Academic integrity. the instructor personally discourages the students to attend to other subject concerns within her class time. it is necessary for each student to answer them with full concentration and diligence. thus. • All must go to class with proper uniform. • When asked to answer the question in class.Grading System Major Examination 40% Quizzes 30% Exercises 10% Assignment 5% Recitation 15% Total 100% Methods of Instruction Methods will include lectures on the key concepts and discussion of issues/questions presented in class. thus. The assignment is to be written legibly in short bond paper. there will be regular homework assignments. • All should stand at attention when the teacher enters and leaves. Assignment is an important part of this class.

Every student will be expected to turn in homework on time at the beginning of class. Real Number System • Set of real numbers • Properties of real numbers • Other properties of real numbers • Rules on operations of signed numbers • Simplifying series of operations and symbols of grouping b. The format for entries will be Assignment # Date Assigned Answers This requirement is to prepare every student for classroom discussion. Improper. Arithmetic a. Topics: Preliminary I. Decimals • Rounding off numbers • Addition of decimals • Subtraction of decimals • Number of significant digits • Significant figures in addition and subtraction • Multiplication of decimals • Significant figures in multiplication and division • Division of decimal • Miscellaneous word problems c. Algebraic Expression • Addition and subtraction of Algebraic expression • Basic equation • Formula from formation . Percentage • Percentage and discount • Changing fractions and decimal to percent • Miscellaneous word problems d. Fractions • Proper. and Mixed Numbers • Changing Fractions to Equivalent Fractions • Changing Fractions to lowest term • Changing improper fractions into mixed number • Operation of fractions • Operations of fractions using scientific calculator • Miscellaneous word problems b. Algebraic Expression a. S.I Conversion • Prefixes • Conversion • Miscellaneous word problems Midterm II.

Makati City: The Filipino bookstore. Special Products and factoring • Special products • Factoring e. and joint • Linear interpolation Finals III. System of Linear Equation • System of linear equation in two unknown • Method of elimination • Method of substitution • Determinants • Solving word problems leading to linear equation in two unknown c. al. Linear and Quadratic Equation a. et. Ratio and Proportion • Ratio and proportion • Variation. et. Maxima J.. Batangas City: Feliber Publishing Zenon R. Algebra. • College Algebra for Marine students . • Miscellaneous word problems c. inverse. Multiplication and division of expression • Laws of exponents • Multiplication of algebraic expression • Division of algebraic Expression • Synthetic Division Semi – Finals d. College Algebra. 2003 • Acejado. Quadratic Equation • Solution by factoring • Solution by completing the square • Solution by quadratic formula • Word problems leading to quadratic equation Recommended Texts/ Readings • Abao. direct. Exponents and Radicals • Radicals’ • Simplifying Radicals • Operation of radicals f. Linear Equation • Mathematical Translation • Word problems leading to linear equation b. 2003..