Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College 2101 14th Street Cloquet, Minnesota 55720 Office: W217 Phone: 218-879-0840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Spring 2017 Class Schedule: 8-8:50am MTWHF Calculus 1 Room 228 10-10:50pm M W F College Algebra Room 228 12-12:50pm M W Intro. to Programming Room 208 4-5:15pm M W Beginning Algebra Room 258 Office Hours in Room W217: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 11-12 9-10 3-4;11-12 9-10
Click on "wetherbee" then "m1010" from the web site above. All materials handed out in class will be online from this web site.
College Algebra, by Levitan, Kolman, & Shapiro pub. Best Value Textbooks, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-60229-8774
mon 1 jan09 1 1.1 reals; 1.2 real number line h1 wed 2 jan11 1.3 algebraic expressions, polys h2 fri 3 jan13 1.4 factoring h3 mon H jan16 Holiday wed 4 jan18 1.5 rational expressions h4 fri 5 jan20 1.6 integer exponents h5 Mon 6 jan23 1.7 rational exponents and radicals h6 Wed 7 jan25 1.8 complex numbers h7 Fri 8 feb27 2.1 linear equations in 1 variable; 2.2 applications h8 Mon 9 jan30 2.3 quadratic equations h9 Wed 10 feb01 2.5 linear and quadratic inequalities h10 Fri 11 feb03 2.6 absolute value equations and inequalities h11 Mon 12 feb06 3.1 plane; 3.2 functions h12 Wed 13 feb08 3.3 graphs h13 Fri 14 feb10 3.4 linear functions Mon 15 feb13 3.5 algebra of functions h14 Wed 16 feb15 T1 review Sample Test 1 Fri 17 feb17 T1 Mon H feb20 Holiday Wed 18 feb22 4.1 graphing quadratics; 4.2 graphing polynomials h15 Fri 19 feb24 4.3 poly division, synthetic division Mon 20 feb27 4.4 remainder and factor theorems; 4.5 factors Wed 21 mar01 5.1 rational functions and graphs Fri 22 mar03 5.2 circle Mon 23 mar06 5.3 parabola Wed 24 mar08 5.4 ellipse and hyperbola Fri 25 mar10 6.2 exponential and log functions Spring Break Mon 26 mar20 6.3 logarithms Wed 27 mar22 6.4 properties of logarithms Fri 28 mar24 6.5 exp and log equations Mon 29 mar27 applications of logarithms Wed 30 mar29 T2 review Fri 31 mar31 T2 Mon 32 apr03 7.1 2x2 systems Wed 33 apr05 7.5 3x3 systems Fri 34 apr07 7.5 , 7.6 linear programming Mon 35 apr10 8.1 matrices Wed 36 apr12 8.2 matrix algebra Fri NC apr14 No Classes Mon 37 apr17 8.3 inverses of matrices Wed 38 apr19 8.4 determinants; 8.5 properties of determinants Fri 39 apr21 8.6 Cramer's rule Mon 40 apr24 9.1 sequences, series Wed 41 apr26 9.2 arith and geom series Fri 42 apr28 9.3 permutations and combinations Mon 43 may01 9.5 binomial theorem Wed 44 may03 9.4 applications of binomial theorem Fri 45 may05 9.4 Mon 46 may08 Final exam review tue H may09 Holiday Wed NC may10 No Classes Thur T1 may11 Fri T2 may12 8-9:50 Room 228, 10-11:50 Room 228, 12-1:50 Room 208, 4-5:50 Room 258 Mon T3 may15 Tue T4 may16
The TI 83+ and 84 are the most popular TI models, but the TI 85 and 86 also work well. Casio also has nice graphing calculators. The TI 89 is harder to use for this class and is just about the same cost as a mini-notebook computer which can be loaded up with free and better mathematical software. If you don't have one already, get a cheap calculator and bring it to class. The TI-30 is popular and costs somewhere in $6-20. You can use these for exams and quizzes.
Do not play games, email, text, chat, surf, talk, etc. etc. on your PEDs. Turn these things off during class and put them away. At times a PED, laptop, or other computer device may be useful in class. Still, turn them off and put them away until you are told when they will be useful and allowed. PEDs and computers are not allowed for exams or quizzes.
This is software like Mathematica and Maple which can do symbolic algebra, graphing, and many other mathematical things, but SageMath is free. You can download it yourself from sagemath.org then install on a Gnu/Linux machine, but it is probably easier to use the FDLTCC server above.
You can also use URL https://math.fdltcc.edu because this is a secure connection which is redirected from http://math.fdltcc.edu/sagemath; the "s" after "http" means secure. You may be told that there is no security certificate, and there is not one yet for this web site. You can safely add an exception for this sagemath website to just do math. (You should never do this for online banking or any other online service which handles anything personal which must be secure.)
Note that these are class accounts, so everyone will be able to see work done by everyone else. There is no privacy. Put nothing private or even identifiable to yourself online--which is excellent advice for everything on any Internet service. Make up worksheet names which you can remember yet which are not identifiable to yourself, and use these just for math.
2 tests 2x100 = 200 1 final 150 25 homework 4x25 = 100 ----------------------- 450 total 90-100% A 80-90% B 70-80% C 60-70% D 0-60% F
This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. You homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.