Shears Math 121 Sp17   Tentative Schedule   EC105 TR 8:30-10:35AM Last Update: March 16, 2017  

TuesdayThursdayNotes
Jan.24
•Introductions
•Discuss Syllabus
•Get in Groups
•Set up WebAssign Temp. Acct
•Work on Formative Assessment
Jan. 26
•Work in groups on syllabus activity
•Discuss topics related to Formative Assessment:
  • rationalizing denominators,
  • solving radical equations,
  • simplifying compound fractions,
  • add/subt rational expressions,
  • solving eqtns involving radicals,
  • solving eqtns involving rational expressions,
  • simplifying expressions involving rational and/or negative exponents and properties of exponents,
  • getting complex expressions in a + bi form,
  • solving inequalities and equations involving absolute value.
Last Day for 100% refund: Jan. 30, 2017
Jan. 31
Continue discussing topics related to the FA:
•sec. 1.1 absolute value as a distance
•calculator skills
•sec. 1.7 Word Problems
•sec. 1.5 Various Equation Types
Feb. 2
•sec. 1.9 distance, midpoints, circles, and perpendicular bicesectors
•sec 1.5 completing the square
Last Day for 50% refund: Feb. 6
Feb. 7
•sec 1.3 and 1.4 factoring challenge problems
• other problems related to chapter 1 topics
Feb. 9
Test 1 Review Day
 
Feb. 14
Test 1
Feb. 16
•sec. 2.1, sec. 2.2, & sec. 2.3: functions, plotting functions, & reading graphs
 
Feb. 21
•sec.2.4 & sec. 2.5: average rate of change, linear functions, & models
Feb. 23
•sec. 2.6 w/parts of 1.9: transformations, even and odd, and relation symmetry
 
Feb. 28
•sec. 2.7: algebra and composition of functions
Mar. 2
•sec. 2.8: 1-1 functions & inverse functions
 
Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Spring Break, No School
Mar. 14
Test 2 Review Day
Mar. 16
Test 2
 
Mar. 21
•sec. 3.1 &. sec. 3.2: Quadratic Functions & Polynomial functions and their graphs
Mar. 23
•sec. 3.3 & sec. 3.4: Theorems about zeros of Polynomial functions; Long and Synthetic Division
 
Mar. 28
sec. 3.5 & sec. 3.7 w/1.8: Complex Zeros, Real Zeros of Polynomial and Rational Functions & Rational Inequalities
Mar. 30
sec. 3.6: Graphing Rational Functions
 
Apr. 4
Test 3 Review Day
Apr. 6
Test 3
Expontial Function Prep Assigned
 
Apr. 11
•sec. 4.1 & sec. 4.2: Exponential Functions, Graphs, & Applications
Apr. 13
•sec. 4.3 & sec. 4.4: Logarithmic Functions, Graphs, & Applications
 
Apr. 18
•sec. 4.5 & sec. 4.6: Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and More Applications
Apr. 20
Preferred Test 4 Review Day
 
Apr. 25
Preferred Test 4 Date
Apr. 27
Alternate Test 4 Date
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May 2
Review Day
May 4
Final Exam
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