Prof. Laura Shears   Math 126 section 90803   Tentative Sum 2017 Calendar   Last Update: 06/06/17
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Notes
May 29     No Class
If needed, review:
• sec 1.1, prop. of reals, set & interval not., abs. value as a distance
• sec 1.2, exponents and radicals, scientific not., rationalize
• sec 1.3, algebraic expressions, factoring
May 30     No Class
If needed, review:
• sec 1.4: operations w/rational expr., rationalize numerator or den., compound fractions
• sec 1.5: equations
• sec 1.6: complex numbers
May 31     No Class
If needed, review:
• sec 1.7 & sec 1.12: application problems
• sec 1.8 non-linear inequalities
• sec 1.10 linear equations
• sec 1.11 solving eqtns & inequalities graphically
June 1     1st day
• sec 1.3 & 1.4: calculus type factoring probs
• sec 1.9 distance, midpoints, circles, & relation symmetry
hw 0 Form Assess in WA due 6/10 10am
qz 0 Prereq skills due 6/10 10am
Weekend Honor's Topic: Pythagorean Theorem Project (1 honor's pt)
June 5     2nd day
• sec 2.1 functions, ways to represent, notation, net change, diff quot.
• sec 2.2 functions vs. relations graphically and algebraically, piecewise defined functions
• sec. 2.3 reading graphs, increasing, decreasing, local max's and mins's, domain & range,
June 6     3rd day
• A few more topics from 2.2 and 2.4: Difference Quotient, net change, average rate of change
• sec. 2.5 (review 1.10) Linear Functions and Models
D2L qz 1 or WA un 1 hw due June 7th
June 7     4th day
Unit 1 Mini-Test sec. 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 2.1 - 2.5, 1.10
• sec. 2.6 Function Symmetry
• sec. 2.6 Transformations
June 8     5th day
• sec. 2.7 Algebraic Combinations of Functions
• sec. 2.7 Graphical Combinations of Functions
Last day: 100% Refund is June 7th
Weekend Honor's: Challenging Composition of Functions Project (3 pts)
June 12     6th day
• 2.8 (review 1.2 - 1.4) 1-1 Functions, Inverse Functions
D2L qz 2 or WA un 2 hw due June 13th
June 13     7th day
Unit 2 Mini-Test sec. 2.6 - 2.8
• sec. 3.1 Quadratic Functions
• sec. 3.2 Polynomial Graphs: end behaviour and # of extrema
• sec. 3.2 Polynomial Functions: Behavior Near Zeros, Intermediate Value Theorem, Graphs
June 14     8th day
• sec. 3.7 (& 1.8) Rational and Poly Inequalities
• sec. 3.3 Dividing Polynomials, Remainder and Factor Thms
• sec. 3.4 Theorems about Zeros of Polynomials
• sec. 3.5 Complex Zeros, Fundamental Thm of Algebra, Factored Form
June 15     9th day
• sec. 3.6 Graphs of Rational Equations
d2L qz 3 or WA un 3 hw due June 19th
Last day: 50% refund and no course shown on transcript is June 14th
Weekend Honor's: rational root theorem (1 pt)
June 19     10th day
Unit 3 Mini-Test chpt. 3
• review for exam
June 20     11th day
Exam 1 over Units 1 - 3
June 21     12th day
• sec. 4.1 - 4.2 Exponential Functions, Compound Interest, e
June 22     13th day
• sec. 4.3 Logarhmic Fucntions
• sec. 4.4 Laws of Logathrims
 
June 26     14th day
• sec. 4.5 Log Equations
• sec. 4.6 Exponential Application Problems
D2L qz 4 or WA un 4 hw due June 27th
June 27     15th day
Unit 4 Mini-Test chpt. 4
• sec. 5.1 The Unit Circle, Key Values, and Symmetries
• sec. 6.1 Angle Measure, Area of a Wedge
June 28     16th day
• sec. 6.1 Linear/Angular Speed
• sec. 5.2 Intro to Trig Functions, Pythagorean Identities
June 29     17th day
• sec. 6.3 More Trig Questions using knowledge from last few sections
• sec. 6.2 Right Triangle Trig
Weekend Honor's: Hyperbolic Functions (2 pts)
July 3
Holdiay Break, no class
July 4
Holdiay Break, no class
July 5     18th day
• sec. 5.3 & 5.4: Basic Graph Shapes
• sec. 5.3 Transformed Graphs of Sine and Cosine
July 6     19th day
• sec. 5.3 Special Graphing Cases
• sec. 5.4 Transformed Graphs of Other Trig Functions
D2L qz 5 or WA un 5 hw due July 10th
 
July 10     20th day
Unit 5 Mini-Test sec. 5.1 -5.4, 6.1 - 6.3
• sec. 5.5 & 6.4 Inverse Trig Functions
July 11     21st day
• sec. 5.5 & 6.4 Composition of Inverse Trig Functions
• Triangle Experiment Activity
• sec. 6.5 Law of Sines
July 12     22nd day
• sec. 6.6 Law of Cosines
• sec. 7.1 Trig Expressions & Identity Proofs
July 13     23rd day
• sec. 7.2 - 7.3 Trig Identities
D2L qz 6 or WA un 6 hw due July 17th
Weekend Honor's:
  • Law of Sines & Cosines (1 pt)
  • Sum & Diff ident (1 pt)
  • Double & half angle ident (1 pt)
  • July 17     24th day
    Unit 6 Mini-Test sec. 5.5, 6.4 - 6.6 & 7.1 - 7.3
    • Exam 2 Review
    July 18     25th day
    Exam 2 over Units 4 - 6
    July 19     26th day
    • sec. 7.4 Basic Trig Equations
    • sec. 7.5 More Trig Equations
    July 20     27th day
    • sec. 8.1 Polar Coordinates
    • sec. 8.2 Polar Equations
    • sec. 8.3 Complex Numbers
    Weekend Honor's:
  • More on DeMoivre's Thm (1 pt)
  • Complex Numbers (3 pts)
  • July 24     28th day
    • sec. 9.1 Introduction to Vectors
    July 25     29th day
    • sec. 9.2 Vectors
    D2L qz 7 or WA un 7 hw due July 26th
    July 26     30th day
    Unit 7 Mini-Test sec. 7.4, 7.5, 8.1 - 8.3, 9.1, & 9.2
    • sec. 10.1- 10.3 Solve Systems of Equations using RREF
    July 27     31st day
    • sec. 11.1 - 11.4 Introduction to Conics
    • sec. 11.1 - 11.2 Conics
    Weekend Honor's:
  • Matrices (1 pt)
  • Vectors (3 pts)
  • Conics Eqtns(1 pt)
  • Eccentricity Defn (3 pts)
  • July 31     32nd day
    • sec. 11.3 - 11.4 Conics
    • conics activity
    Aug. 1     33rd day
    • sec. 8.4 Parametric Equations
    • Build a Face Activity
    D2L qz 8 or WA un 8 hw due Aug. 2nd
    Aug. 2     34th day
    Unit 8 Mini-Test sec. 8.4, 10.1 - 10.3, & 11.1 - 11.4
    • sec. 12.1 Sequences and Series, Properties of Summation
    • sec. 12.2 Arithmetic Sequences
    Aug. 3     35th day
    • Finish sec. 12.2
    • sec. 12.3 Geometric Sequences • sec. 14.1 Begin Counting
    Weekend Honor's:
  • Proof by Induction (2 pts)
  • Winking eye in Face Project (2 pts)
  • Fractal Project (2 pts)
  • Aug. 7     36th day
    • sec. 14.1 Finish Counting
    Binomial Template Act
    • sec. 12.6 Begin Binomial Theorem and Pascal's Triangle
    Aug. 8     37th day
    • sec. 12.6 Finish Binomial Theorem and Pascal's Triangle
    • sec. 14.3 Binomial Counting Problems
    D2L qz 9 or WA un 9 hw due Aug. 9th
    Aug. 9     38th day
    Unit 9 Mini-Test sec. 12.1 - 12.3,`12.6, 14.1, 14.3
    • Exam 3 Review
    Aug. 10     39th day
    Exam 3 over units 7 - 9
    Makeup Exam Week*
    *See the Concourse Syllabus for what you are required to do before being allowed to take a makeup exam or test.
    Last Day to drop with a W in Banner is Aug. 8th
    Aug. 14     40th day
    • Final Exam Review Day
    Aug. 15     41st day
    Comprehensive Final Exam
    Aug. 16
    No class. Grading day for your instructor.
    Aug. 17
    Grades will be posted in D2L.
    Relax and enjoy the rest of your summer!

    Make sure you are on time for all classes. If you must miss a class, go online to see what we did and submit any work that was due that day. Missing a class is not an excuse to miss assignments. It is also not an excuse to not keep up with the material. It will be up to you to read and study what was missed.

    For most lecture days there is a daily skills assignments that you write up by hand and turn in at the beginning of the next class. If you miss a class, you need to turn in the assignment electronically through D2L so you can get feedback and full credit. Most of the time, you will need to respond to feedback before getting full credit, but as long as you make your first attempt on time, turn in corrections each day until you get full credit, and you get the assignment correct before the corresponding mini-test, you will get full credit.

    Also on most lecture days, there will be some in class problems or projects to do that are designed to either help you discover a mathematical concept or begin to practice a skill that we just discussed. It is much easier to get full credit on these activities in class so you can receive help. If you miss a class you still need to do the in class activity on the same day that we did it in class and send it to me electronically through D2L.

    Instructor Availability Outside of Class

    Office Hours:
    Location: classroom
    Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 10:00AM
    Tutoring Hours:
    Monday - Thursday: 2 - 6PM
    Fridays: Noon - 4PM
    Please note, that if possible, you should get help from other math tutors during tutoring hours. More tutoring hours will be posted when I get information about the other tutors' schedules.
    E-mail:
    Please use D2L e-mail.
  • Class Meets: GB 330     10:10AM - 12 noon     MTWR
  • WebAssign can be accessed through a link in D2L or directly. Our class key is: lcc 0283 2272
  • Complete Syllabus (must be logged in to see all details)
  • Should you need to drop, please keep the drop dates posted on the above schedule in mind. Also, if you miss more than 1 of anything (classes, class activities, class warmups, quizzes and/or homework at 75% or above, etc) please contact me to discuss the situation and avoid an administrative drop if it looks feasible for you to continue in the course successfully.
  • Tutoring Information.
  • More details about what we did on any given day will be posted in D2L as we work our way through the course. Check for any announcements that I may have posted after class and check for revised agendas in D2L.

    You will also find grades posted in D2L. You can also use the grade form below to keep track of your grades. Compare your records to the ones I post in D2L and let me know if something doesn't seem correct.

        There are 3 exams and you are allowed 1 makeup exam to replace a low score or make up for a missed exam. Make sure all of the corresponding WebAssign graded homework or your D2L quizzes are completely correct (100% credit) before requesting a makeup exam. There are 9 mini-tests (tests designed to be taken in 20 - 30 minutes). You may makeup up to 2 of them if you missed them or are unhappy with your scores. Again make sure you have all corresponding graded homework/quizzes done before making this request.

    If you would like to earn an H on your transcript and you earn at least a 3.0 in the course, you need to do at least 15 points worth of honor's projects. The points may also be used as extra credit points. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to earn extra credit points on exam days for exams 1, 2, and 3 by taking the exams on time and then working with your classmates to discuss problems with each other and retake the exam.