 Basic Course Information
 MATH 0303 Course Description: A study of relations and functions, inequalities, algebraic expressions and equations (absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational), with a special emphasis on linear and quadratic expressions and equations.
 This is a mainstreamed intensifier providing contact hours for additional, justintime instructional support for the student's success in MATH 1314.
 MATH 1314 Course Description: In depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and system of equations using Matrices.
 The final overall grade the student earns in Math 1314 will also be the final overall grade the student earns in Math 0303.
 Any required prerequisites: Students must have the appropriate placement test score.
 Required Grade for Enrolling in the Next Course in this Sequence: A grade of C in this course is required to advance to MATH 1316.
 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) learning strategies will be implemented periodically throughout the course.
 This course has been designed to prepare students whose chosen field of study requires a STEM mathematical pathway.
 Project Base Learning (PBL) is an active learning method in which students gain knowledge and skill by investigating and responding to a tangible, engaging and complex question, problem or challenge.
 Online course content is administered through the college’s learning management system (LMS), Moodle, also called eCampus. A link to Moodle can be found on mywtc.edu or the college’s home page, www.wtc.edu (the big M with a graduation cap).
 Student Learning Outcomes
 Define, represent, and perform operations on real and complex numbers.
 Recognize, understand, analyze features of a function.
 Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures (including factoring), and algorithms to combine, transform, and evaluate absolute value, polynomial, radical and rational expressions.
 Identify and solve absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational equations.
 Identify and solve absolute value and linear inequalities.
 Model, interpret and justify mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representation.
 Connect and use multiple strands of mathematics in situations and problems, as well as in the study of other disciplines.
 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses.
 Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations.
 Apply graphing techniques.
 Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.
 Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.
 Course Requirements
 Major Requirements—All major requirements must be proctored.
 InClass Participation
 Unit Exams
 Midterm Exam
 Final Exam
 Minor Requirements
 Binder Checks
 Homework
 Quizzes
 Projects
 Testing Requirements
 Students are NOT allowed to use their book or notes of any kind while completing major requirements, with the exception of InClass Participation.
 Information on Books and Other Course Materials
 Required Book: Essentials of College Algebra, 11th edition by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels. Book ISBN: 9780321912251
 Calculators: Students must have a calculator that provides them with the ln (natural log) function key. A TI84 or higher is strongly recommended. The TI89, TIInspire with CAS or any other calculator with CAS capability are not permitted.
 Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
 Campus Calendar
 Final exam schedule
 How to drop a class
 Withdrawal information
 Student Conduct
 Academic Integrity
 Class Attendance
 Students with disabilities
 Planned Course of Study
Chapters and Sections to be covered throughout the semester 
Ch. 1—Equations and Inequalities 
1.1 Linear Equations
1.2 Applications and Modeling with Linear Equations
1.3 Complex Numbers
1.4 Quadratic Equations
1.5 Applications and Modeling with Quadratic Equations
1.6 Other Types of Equations and Applications 
Ch. 2—Graphs and Functions 
2.3 Functions
2.4 Linear Functions
2.5 Equations of Lines and Linear Models
2.6 Graphs of Basic Functions
2.7 Graphing Techniques
2.8 Function Operations and Composition 
Ch. 3—Polynomial and Rational Functions 
3.1 Quadratic Functions and Models
3.2 Synthetic Division
3.3 Zeros of Polynomial Functions
3.4 Polynomial Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
3.5 Rational Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models 
Ch. 4—Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions 
4.1 Inverse Functions
4.2 Exponential Functions
4.3 Logarithmic Functions
4.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 
Ch. 5—Systems and Matrices 
5.1 System of Linear Equations
5.7 Properties of Matrices
5.8 Matrix Inverses 
Disclaimer: Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
Last Modified:
August 22, 2019
