In bold is the date on which the assignment is given. Prepare the work shown and be ready to ask/answer questions the following class day.
Thurs Aug 24 Read Sec 1.1-1.2; do Comprehension Checks throughout the reading.
Fri Aug 25 Do Sec 1.1 and 1.2 problems; study for short Monday quiz the material from these sections.
Go to Practice worksheets and choose the one on radicals and rational exponents.
Mon Aug 28 Read Sec 1.3-1.4; do Sec 1.3 problems
Read Sec 1.5.
Thurs Aug 31 Do exercises pp 33-34 #1, 2, 3 a-i
Mini-quiz tomorrow on factoring!
Friday Sept 1 See HW solutions posted for Sec 1.6.
Don't forget to do the Comprehension Checks and study the Examples within the reading every day.
Go to Extra Practice Worksheets and do the ones for Rational Equations and Radical Equations. These worksheets use many different variables, but the algorithms are the same.
Read Sec 2.2 (skipping 2.1 for now).
Tues Sept 5 Do Sec 2.2 #1, 2, 3, but see instruction for #3:
as well as Using the quadratic formula.
Quiz on Friday–two questions
1. Solve a radical equation in Sec 1.6 like #1 j, k or l (you need to check the solutions)
2. Revised problems to study for the quiz: #1-10 type in Worksheet for completing the square and solving for x.
Thurs Sept 7 Note the revised HW of Tuesday.
Study for Friday's quiz.
Thurs/Fri Sept 7/8 View Using the discriminant to find the number of roots and More using the discriminant
The number of solutions corresponds to number of times the parabola crosses (or touches) the x-axis:
Discriminant = 0 means parabola touches x-axis once = 1 root
Discriminant < 0 means parabola doesn't intersect x-axis = no roots
Discriminant > 0 means parabola intersects x-axis twic = 2 roots
Do p 153 #1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
Fri/Mon Sept 8/9 NEW CHAPTER! Ch 3 is essential to your understanding of all of mathematics. It addresses functions.
Read Sec. 3.1. Look esp at the domain examples and comprehension checks, as well as function notation.
View these videos. Don't wait til before the first test to watch these:
Mon Sept 11 Same videos as Friday.
Read Sec 3.2. Focus on the worked examples. The notation of domain for function operations, especially composition comes from set notation. It's a little dense.
The video explains it more clearly. I will explain carefully tomorrow.
If you have questions about Sec 3.1 (including the reading or exercises), be ready to ask.
One new video for tonight, Evaluating piecewise functions
Tues-Fri Sept 12-15 Because of my approach to presenting definitions and characteristics up front, I think it is good to look at the HW for the rest of the week as a unit.
Some of you will find this more of a review than others, and that is fine. By the end of the week you should all be in good shape if you keep looking at the videos and being ready with questions on the problems and exercises.
Do problems p 85 #2, 3 b d, 4, 6 a b, 7
Do p 86 Sec 3.3 #1 a, b, c, d, 2 all, 4, 5 a b, 7
Read Sec 3.4.
Do Sec 3.4 pp 86-87 #1-5
Check out the Videos for function inverse, domain, composition!
Fri Sept 15-Mon Sept 18 Study and prepare questions on function ideas you don't understand.
Do take-home quiz (handed out in class) for desk check on Monday (you can hang onto it to study for Exam 1)
Mon Sept 18 Study for Exam 1 (This is review day with focus on functions and your additional questions.
Ch 1, 2.2, 5.3 (algebraic approach), Ch 3. Emphasis on functions; a good amount on factoring and solving equations.
LOOK HERE FOR WORKED SOLUTIONS TO FOUR QUIZZES FROM OTHER CLASS.
Tues Sept 19 Exam 1
Next Unit: Ch 4, Ch 5 and Ch 6
Mon Sept 25 Read Sec 4.1 and 4.2.
Do Sec 4.1 pp 110-111 #1, 4, 6, 7, 8
Tues-Wed Sept 26-27 Read again Sec 4.2 and view:
Do pp 111-112 #1 a through o (the basic functions, shifted left or right, up or down, stretched or compressed).
Thurs Sept 28 Continue with Sec 4.2 pp 111-112 #2, 5, 6
Read Sec 5.1
Fri-Sun Sept 29-Oct 1 Understanding important features of polynomials in order to graph them.
Re-read Sec 5.1 and view these IMPORTANT videos:
Do pp 150-151 #1-7
Read Sec 5.2
Mon Oct 2 Add for Sec 5.1 p 151 #8, 9.
Tues-Wed Oct 3-4 Sec 5.2, view:
Thurs Oct 5 Same as above: Finding a line's equation using point-slope form
Do Sec 5.2 pp 151-152 #3-6, 8 a b e, 9, 10, 11 a b, 12 a c, 16-18
Read Sec 6.1.
View Slant asymptotes
Fri-Sun Oct 6-8 This will seem like a lot of material, but please do your best and rely on your notes and the videos.
Read Sec 6.2-6.4
Do p 188 Sec 6.1 #2, 3; Sec 6.2 pp 188-189, #3 a-d, 5 a b, 6 all
Take-home quiz on graphing polynomials due Monday (to be collected)
Start Graphing rational function 'quiz' which we will do as an in-class review exercise on Monday and Tuesday.
Mon Oct 8 Sec 6.3 p 190, #1 a-e and Sec 6.4 pp 190-191 #1-4.
Tues-Wed Oct 9-10 Study for Exam 2, Thurs Oct 12, Chapters 4, 5, 6.
A beautiful overview of graphing rational functions, with lots of color.
Fri-Wed Oct 13-18 No HW other than to vies these for the week ahead.
NEW SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS
Thurs Oct 19
Read Sec 11.1. View Solving linear systems by elimination method
Do Sec 11.1 #1 a b d, 2 a, 4-6 all parts
Fri-Sun Oct 20-22 Read Sec 11.2. View Solving systems of inequalities
Do Sec 11.2 #2 a d g h
Mon-Tues Oct 23-24 See Videos for newly posted videos on Solving quadratic and rational inequalities.
Read Sec 7.1 Do problems in Sec 7.1 p 215 #1 a-e, f, 2 a-c, e, 3 a-e, 6
View the following videos, each one twice if you are not sure about a detail. Work through the problem with Patrick:
Study for Thurs Quiz: Solve a system equations (elimination and substitution), graphing to solve a system of inequalities, solving rational and quadratic inequalities.
Thurs Oct 26 Read Sec 7.2: Use videos as your guide on the problems on p 215 #1, 2, 3, 5 a-h, 7, 8
Fri-Sun Oct 27-28
Read Sec Sec 7.3 and view the videos in conjunction with the reading.
DO THE TAKE HOME HANDED OUT ON FRIDAY: Quiz on 11.1, 11.2, and 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Mon Oct 30 Read Sec 10.2 and view Solving exponential equations
Also, view Properties of logarithmic functions
Do p 348 Sec 10.1 #1, 2, 3 and First set of questions on p 5 of this pdf
Tues-Wed Oct 31-Nov 1 Do Sec 10.2 #1, 2, 3 a-g, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11
Do Sec 10.2 #1, 2, 3 a-g, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11
See these videos for examples of solving logarithmic and exponential equations:
Continue with problems Sec 10.2 #18, 19 a 20 b 21 a b 22, 23
For extra practice over the weekend (as there are plenty of problems in this section of your text) you can do the worksheet: Solving log and exponential equations
Thurs-Fri Nov 2-3
Due Friday: This Take home quiz on Ch 10
Read Sec 2.4. View the following, noting that the lecturer is using 'k' for the index rather than 'i' (both are common letters for this process):
Read my Sigma Notation notes
Do p 60 #4 a b e k j l #3 a b c Solutions are already posted on HW Solutions page for this section.
Fri Nov 3 Study for Exam 3, which is Tuesday Nov 7.
Here's a nice: Summary of sigma notation
Thurs Nov 9 Beginning Trigonometry Unit. Read 8.1 and 8.2 CAREFULLY.
Fri-Sun Nov 10-12 Again, view Basic sine and cosine functions
Using the video and examples in the book, do p 282 #1-6
Mon Nov 13 Circle art assignment
Tues-Wed Nov 14-15 View again Basic sine and cosine functions
Using the video and do examples in the book, do p 283 #1-10
You should have viewed up through Sign of trig functions in quadrants I, II, III, and IV
Especially important tonight, view Finding coordinates of the point on the unit circle where the terminal side of angle theta intersects the circle
We will have a PRACTICE quiz tomorrow.
Thurs Nov 16 Read Sec 8.4 Do pp 284-285 #1-9.
Here is today's in class Trig practice quiz 1 (with some minor changes in the questions). Plus a unit circle assignment is added!
Finish this on your own tonight.
Fri-Sun Nov 17-19 Read thoroughly Sec 8.5.
Know domains and ranges of sine, cosine and tangent functions. Be able to sketch these accurately.
Study for Monday quiz on Sections 8.1-8.5 (basic trig function graphs only). (Bring your unit circles on Monday so you have them during quiz.)
Mon-Sun Nov 20-26 THIS ASSIGNMENT IS COMPLETE FOR OVER THE THANKSGIVING BREAK:
View first three videos: Graphing sine and cosine functions
For overview of graphing, see:
View the series of videos by Patrick on graphing trigonometric transformations:
Do p 285 #2 a b d #3 a b #4 a b c