Modeling with Algebraic and Trigonometric Functions (Math 108)


COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To enhance learning and understanding of algebraic and trigonometric concepts through the integrated use of graphing calculators.

  • Learn about various types of functions, such as linear, quadratic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic, and their applications.

  • Solve equations involving these types of functions.

  • Model real-life situations with these functions.

  • Use ratios and proportions to solve applied problems.

PREREQUISITES

PPL 40+ or MCLG 55+ or SAT I MSS 560+ or ACT MATH 24+.

Test scores expire after 1 year. Some students may need to take Math 100 first.

SECTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS

Section information and links to instructor class webpages are found here.

Math 108

COURSE MATERIALS

The following course materials are required for Math 108:

  • ALEKS Access (billed to your Bursar account and accessed through D2L)

  • Graphing Calculator -- Certain models of graphing calculators are allowed, while others are forbidden. Information can be found here.


COURSE POLICIES

The SPECIFIC Course Policy for your Math 108 section should be made available to you by your instructor.


FINAL EXAM

See instructor or syllabus for more details regarding your final exam.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The main purpose of this course is to help students use algebraic and trigonometric functions to model real-life situations.

Particular emphasis will be placed on applications relevant to Architecture and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences majors.

Course topics will include ratios and proportions, functions and graphs, linear and quadratic functions and equations, trigonometric functions and equations, sinusoidal curve-fitting, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, all with an emphasis on applications.

Examinations are proctored.