Algebra for Calculus

Calendar

This is a tentative schedule that may be changed based on the needs of the students, the needs of the instructor, or any apocalyptic events that may occur during the semester.

Week 1 Class notes Assignments
Monday

Labor Day -- no classes

n/a
Tuesday
  • Assign groups & Syllabus scavenger hunt
  • Syllabus & WeBWorK & advising
  • 1.1 - functions (create machines, function defined)

Create MapleTA account (handout)

Suggested HW:

  • 1.1 - 1-4, 7, 18, 19, 33
  • 1.1 - 35 (challenge)
Wednesday
  • homework review
  • 1.1 - functions (different representations, vocab & notation)
  • 1.2 - rate of change

Suggested HW:

  • 1.2 - 6, 11, 16, 21, 24
Thursday
  • homework review
  • 1.2 - rates of chage (increasing/decreasing & review)
  • group quiz (1.1 - 1.2)

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 2 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • quiz review & 1.1.35
  • 1.3 - linear functions (constant ROC, formulas)

Suggested HW:

  • 1.3 - 5-8, 16, 23

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • 1.4 - formulas for linear functions (diff equations)
  • homework review

Suggested HW:

  • 1.4 - 7, 18, 19, 30, 31, 38

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • 1.5 - geometric prop of linear functions
    (perpendicular, parallel, horizontal, vertical, intersections)
  • homework review

Suggested HW:

  • 1.5 - 2, 6, 16, 17, 22, 25, 30, 35

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • homework review
  • group quiz (1.3 - 1.5)

Suggested HW:

  • Ch 1 review - 7, 11, 20, 22, 23, 35, 45

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 3 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • quiz review
  • 2.1 - input & output (evaluate vs. solve)
  • 2.2 - domain & range
  • homework review

Suggested HW:

  • 2.1 - 3, 9, 15, 18, 22, 32
  • 2.2 - 6, 11, 13, 16, 29, 35

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • 2.3 - piecewise
  • homework review

Suggested HW - 2.3:

  • 2.3 - 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 20

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • 2.4 - composition & inverses
  • homework review

Suggested HW:

  • 2.4 - 9, 10, 20, 26, 30, 36

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • homework review
  • group quiz (2.1-2.4)

Suggested HW:

  • Ch 2 review - 2, 3, 7-10, 12

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 4 Class notes Assignments
Monday

Suggested HW:

  • 2.5 - 8, 10, 12, 18

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday

Suggested HW:

  • 2.6 - 3, 10, 22, 24, 26, 30

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday

Suggested HW:

  • Ch 2 review - 17, 27, 38

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday

Exam 1

  • Chapters 1-2
  • Calculator allowed
  • 1 page notes (1 sided, handwritten)

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 5 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • new groups
  • 3.1 - intro exp functions (review)
  • exam1 feedback
  • return exams

Suggested HW:

  • 3.1 - 9, 10, 21

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • hw review
  • 3.1 - intro exp functions

Suggested HW:

  • 3.1 - 13, 16, 24, 26, 37

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • hw review
  • 3.2 - exp and linear functions

Suggested HW:

  • 3.2 - 2, 6, 9, 11, 14

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • hw review
  • finish 3.2 - exp functions w/o initial given
  • group quiz (2.5-3.2)

Suggested HW - 3.2:

  • 3.2 - 17, 20, 31, 34

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 6 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • review WeBWorK
  • hw review
  • 3.3 - graphs of exp functions, solving, domain/range

Suggested HW - 3.3:

  • 3.2 - 16 (challenge)
  • 3.3 - 2, 3, 5-8, 15, 19

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • hw review
  • 3.3 - horizontal asymptotes & limit notation

Suggested HW:

  • 3.3 - 24, 28, 33, 38, 43

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • hw review
  • 3.5 - compound interest

Suggested HW:

  • 3.5 - 3, 16, 17

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • review
  • group quiz (3.2, 3.3 & 3.5)

Suggested HW:

  • 3.5 - 19, 20, 22

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 7 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • quiz/hw review
  • 3.4 - continuous growth and e
  • 4.1 - log definition
  • Maple TA review

Suggested HW:

  • 3.4 - 5, 7, 10, 11, 16
  • 3.5 - 6
  • 4.1 - 5, 9-18

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • hw review
  • 4.1 - log properties (continued)

Suggested HW:

  • 3.4 - 12, 25
  • 4.1 - 25, 26, 31

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • hw review
  • 4.2 - log and exp applications

Suggested HW:

  • 4.1 - 28, 51
  • 4.2 - 9, 16, 23, 27

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • hw review
  • group quiz (3.3-4.2)

Suggested HW:

  • 4.2 - 32, 37, 41

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 8 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • hw/quiz review
  • 4.3 - log as a function (domain/range)
  • MapleTA review

Suggested HW - 4.3:

  • 4.1 - 50 (challenge)
  • 4.2 - 40 (challenge)
  • 4.3 - 3, 13, 28-31

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday

study for exam

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday Review - exam 2 topics

study for exam

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday

Exam 2

  • Exam 1 & Chapters 3-4
  • exempt: 1.6, 4.4
  • Calculator allowed
  • 1 page notes (1 sided, handwritten)

n/a

Week 9 Class notes Assignments
Monday

Suggested HW:

  • 4.3 - 5, 11-12, 17, 19, 33
Tuesday

Suggested HW:

  • 4.3 - 5, 11-12, 17, 19, 33 (same)
Wednesday

Suggested HW - :

  • 5.1 - 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 29, 42
Thursday
  • hw review
  • group quiz (4.2-5.1, not 4.4)

Suggested HW:

  • 5.3 - 1, 8, 10, 17

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 10 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • review quiz/hw
  • 5.1-5.4 - stretches/compressions (domain/range)
  • review MapleTA

Suggested HW:

  • 5.3 - 26, 35
  • 5.4 - 4, 10, 17, 19

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • 5.2 - reflections & symmetry

Suggested HW :

  • 5.2 - 2, 7, 11-19 (odd)
  • 5.4 - 14, 15

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • 5.2 - even & odd functions

Suggested HW :

  • 5.2 - 20-24, 29
  • 5.3 - 9

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • review
  • group quiz (5.1-5.4)

Suggested HW :

  • Ch 5 review - 3-11

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 11 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • quiz/hw review
  • 5.5 - more quadratics (completing the square)
  • Maple TA review

Suggested HW:

  • 5.5 - 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 15, 16

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • hw review
  • 8.1 - more function compositions (decomposition)

Suggested HW :

  • 5.5 - 19, 21, 25, 32
  • 8.1 - 1, 5, 7, 11, 47, 52, 56

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • hw review
  • 8.2 - more inverse functions

Suggested HW:

  • 8.1 - 19, 22, 25, 34, 39
  • 8.2 - 3, 5, 6, 11, 16, 25

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • review
  • group quiz (5.5-8.2)
  • WeBWorK (extended to Friday)

Suggested HW:

  • 5.5 - 22, 23
  • 8.1 - 32, 43-46, 49, 57
  • 8.2 - 17, 20, 28

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Week 12 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • quiz/hw review
  • 8.3 - function operations

Suggested HW:

  • 8.2 - 31, 32, 35, 40, 47
  • 8.3 - 3, 6, 15, 26, 30

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • hw review
  • 9.1 - power functions

Suggested HW:

  • Ch 5 review - 25
  • 8.2 - 28, 42, 47
  • 8.3 - 39
  • 9.1 - 3, 6, 7-11, 17, 23, 24

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday Review - exam 3 topics

Suggested HW:

  • 9.1 - 14, 18, 19, 21, 28

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday

Exam 3

  • Exam 1, Exam 2, & Chapters 5, 8, 9.1
  • Calculator allowed
  • 1 page notes (1 sided, handwritten)

WeBWorK (due Wedneday, 5pm)

Week 13 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • exam/MapleTA review
  • 9.2 - polynomials

review Maple TA

Suggested HW:

  • 9.2 - 1-6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 22

WeBWorK (due Wedneday, 5pm)

Tuesday
  • hw review
  • 9.3 - polynomial behaviour (zeros & RZT)

Suggested HW:

  • 9.1 - 39
  • 9.2 - 25, 27, 28
  • 9.3 - 1-3, 9, 11a, 17, 23, 31, 41

WeBWorK (due Wedneday, 5pm)

Wednesday

Suggested HW:

  • 9.3 - 4, 19, 20, 25, 40, 43

WeBWorK (due Thursday, after break)

Thursday Thanksgiving break n/a
Week 14 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • review poly/syn division
  • 9.4 - rational functions as x → ∞

Suggested HW:

  • 9.4 - 5-7, 11, 15, 21, 24

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Tuesday
  • 9.5 - rational functions (zeros & vertical asymptotes)
  • hw review

Suggested HW:

  • 9.4 - 9
  • 9.5 - 9, 17, 23, 35

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Wednesday
  • STUDENT EVALS
  • hw review
  • 9.6 -comparing functions

Suggested HW:

  • 9.5 - 22, 24, 37, 41
  • 9.6 - 1, 2, 7-9, 11, 15, 17

WeBWorK (due Thursday)

Thursday
  • hw review
  • group quiz (9.2-9.6), cheat sheet allowed!

Suggested HW:

  • 9.6 - 3, 4, 22, 27, 31

Sample final: PDF & WeBWorK

Week 15 Class notes Assignments
Monday
  • Review: Function types
  • Sample final / hw review
Sample final: PDF & WeBWorK
Tuesday
  • Review: Graphing functions
  • Sample final / hw review
Sample final: PDF & WeBWorK
Wednesday
  • Sample final / hw review
Sample final: PDF & WeBWorK
Thursday
  • Group quiz (based on sample final, cheat sheet allowed)
Sample final: PDF & WeBWorK

Final exam: Thursday, December 18, 3-5pm (HHH 103)