# MAT 155P – PreCalculus Mathematics Plus Resources

### MAT 155P Course Description

This course offers integrated just-in-time intermediate through college algebra support. Topics include the study of functions, domain and range, building new functions through algebraic operations, composition of functions, and inverse functions. The course will also include the study of families of functions such as polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Specifically, students are expected to gain an understanding of algebraic notation, expressions, equations, inequalities and their use in describing and interpreting relationships, functions and function notation, proportional and inversely proportional relationships, and applications of periodic phenomena and trigonometric identities. The use and mastery of graphing technology is an essential aspect of the course. This course is designed for students majoring in STEM disciplines. May also be useful to other quantitative disciplines.

**Course Pre-requisite:** Placement at this level or Completion of MAT 099

**Credits: **5 (all of which count towards graduation)

### MAT 155P Chapter Summaries for Textbook

The chapter summaries are intended to make you aware of the mathematical skills you should be able to perform and apply.

- Chapter P Prerequisites Fundamental Concepts of Algebra 1 Summary
- Chapter 1 Functions and Graphs Summary
- Chapter 2 Polynomial and Rational Functions Summary
- Chapter 3 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Summary
- Chapter 4 Trigonometric Functions Summary
- Chapter 5 Analytic Trigonometry Summary

### Homework Assistance

- MAT 155P Summary Information and Exercises
- MyLab & Mastering (optional use by instructors)
- List of PreCalculus Mathematical Concept Practice Sheets located in the MAC

### Common Formulas

- MAT 155P Chapter P Formulas
- MAT 155P Chapter 1 Formulas
- MAT 155P Chapter 2 Formulas
- MAT 155P Chapter 3 Formulas
- MAT 155P Chapter 4 Formulas
- MAT 155P Chapter 5 Formulas

### Technology Assignments

There are two delivery methods for the technology assignments. One method uses problems selected directly from the textbook. The second method uses problems delivered in the online course management system, MyLab & Mastering (*instructors contact me* *for* *code*). Your instructor will inform you of their delivery method of choice.

The problems selected directly from the textbook are located below.

- MAT 155P Chapter P Technology Assignment
- MAT 155P Chapter 1 Technology Assignment
- MAT 155P Chapter 2 Technology Assignment
- MAT 155P Chapter 3 Technology Assignment
- MAT 155P Chapter 4 Technology Assignment

### Graphing Calculator Information

This area provides you with assistance with using your graphing calculator.

### Links to Videos, Online Worksheets, Study Sheets and Notes

- www.mathtv.com is a comprehensive library of online video support that includes videos by topic and tutorials for every example in the textbook. Videos are mobile phone ready, many are closed captioned and all feature both instructor and student presenters.
- PreAlgebra and Algebra videos all stored on youtube and are approximately five minutes long.
- Hippocampus provides videos, animations, and simulations.
- Khan Academy Arithmetic and PreAlgebra provides videos.
- Khan Academy Algebra provides videos.
- www.onlinemathlearning.com multipurpose math help providing lessons, videos and worksheets by grades and topics.
- Pauls Online Math Notes provides online math tutorials, study sheets and notes.
- Middlesex Community College provides videos.
- Mathispower 4u Tutorials provides videos.
- OpenAlgebra provides worksheets, videos and interactives.
- SheLovesMath provides notes and examples from basic math through Calculus.

**Websites Below Have Limited Access to Free Videos**

- www.educator.com Basic Math provides videos.
- www.educator.com PreAlgebra provides videos.
- www.educator.com Algebra 1 provides videos.
- www.educator.com Algebra 2 provides videos.

### Math in the Real World

Math is used throughout the world in both STEM and non-STEM disciplines. The following are links to formulas used in various disciplines.

- Accounting Formulas 1
- Accounting Formulas 2
- Biology
- Business
- Chemistry
- Communications
- Economics Formulas 1
- Economics Formulas 2
- Mathematics in Sports
- Nursing 1
- Nursing 2
- Physical Science Tables Formulas and Equations
- Physics Formulas
- The Social Security Benefit Formula
- We Use Math

### Free Software

- GeoGebra is an interactive algebra, geometry and calculus application.
- Maxima is a computer algebra system.
- WolframAlpha is an online service that answers factual inquiries directly by computing the answer.

### MAT 155P Instructor Resources

**Spring 2016 Departmental Mathematics Achievement Center Participation Policy Deadlines**

Students are required to complete the first 9 hours by the close of the MAC on **Wednesday, March 9, 2016** and the remaining 9 hours by the closing of the MAC on **Friday, April 29, 2016**.

Note that **students will receive credit for a maximum of 3 hours per day in the MAC.** Students are welcome to stay as long as they wish, but they will only receive credit for 3 hours.

**Technology Assignments Reminder**

There are two delivery methods for the technology assignments. One method uses problems selected directly from the textbook. The second method uses problems delivered in the online course management system, MyLab & Mastering (*instructors contact me* *for* *code*). Instructors need to inform their students of their delivery method of choice. The problems selected directly from the textbook are located above under the heading, **Technology Assignments**.