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MATH 1080 combines coursework from MATH 1050 and MATH 1060.

MATH 1080 - Precalculus (QL)

Credits: 5
This course covers the concepts of college algebra and trigonometry. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, inverse and trigonometric functions, graphs and equations; matrices and determinants; sequences and series; solutions of triangles; conics; and polar coordinates. This course is the combination of Math 1050 and Math 1060. Upon successful completion of this course you will be ready to take calculus.

This course has a pre-requisite. If you have not satisfied the pre-requisite you will need to go through the SLCC Placement Process at an SLCC Testing and Assessment Center.

HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS:

  • 2 hours of homework outside of class, for every hour you spend in class.
  • You are expected to work homework assignments from each section that we cover by the next class.
  • You are encouraged to work more exercises than those assigned as regular practice is essential in learning mathematics.
  • You will be asked to complete at least one project in this class.


Please note: Many students find that much more time is required in order to perform as well as they desire on exams.

EXAM EXPECTATIONS:

  • Four, hour long exams and one final exam.
  • All examinations are closed book.
  • Full credit will be awarded on test problems only if your work can be readily followed and solutions are precise and correctly notated.
  • No exam grade will be dropped.


FINAL EXAM:

  • All students must take the final exam.
  • The final will be a comprehensive examination emphasizing topics listed under the course objectives.
  • You will be asked to complete approximately 25 problems in two hours.
  • You must recieve higher than a 60% on the final in order to earn a grade higher than a D.

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