8-8:50am MTWHF Calculus 2 Room 228 9-9:50am MWF Statistics Room 228 10-10:50am MWF College Algebra Room 228 12-12:50pm MW Intro. to Prog. Room 208Office Hours in Room W217:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 11-noon 9-10am 11-noon 9-10am 11-noon
All materials handed out in class will be online from this web site. For easier recollection, you can find this course from this URL: math.fdltcc.edu
All current and past assignments are on the course website listed by date under the tentative schedule.
College Algebra, by Levitan, Kolman, & Shapiro pub. Best Value Textbooks, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-60229-8774
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. Get a cheap calculator and bring it to class. 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.
mon 1 jan08 1 1.1 reals; 1.2 real number line h1 wed 2 jan10 1.3 algebraic expressions, polys h2 fri 3 jan12 1.4 factoring h3 mon H jan15 Holiday wed 4 jan17 1.5 rational expressions h4 fri 5 jan19 1.6 integer exponents h5 Mon 6 jan22 1.7 rational exponents and radicals h6 Wed 7 jan24 1.8 complex numbers Fri 8 feb26 2.1 linear equations in 1 variable; 2.2 applications Mon 9 jan29 2.3 quadratic equations Wed 10 jan31 2.5 linear and quadratic inequalities Fri 11 feb02 2.6 absolute value equations and inequalities Mon 12 feb05 3.1 plane; 3.2 function Wed 13 feb07 3.3 graphs Fri 14 feb09 3.4 linear functions Mon 15 feb12 3.5 algebra of functions Wed 16 feb14 T1 review Fri 17 feb16 T1 Mon H feb19 Holiday Wed 18 feb21 4.1 graphing quadratics; 4.2 graphing polynomials Fri 19 feb23 4.3 poly division, synthetic division Mon 20 feb26 4.4 remainder and factor theorems; 4.5 factors Wed 21 feb28 5.1 rational functions and graphs Fri 22 mar02 5.2 circle; 5.3 parabola Mon 23 mar05 5.4 ellipse and hyperbola Wed 24 mar07 6.2 exponential and log functions Fri 25 mar09 6.2 Spring Break Mon 26 mar19 6.3 logarithms Wed 27 mar21 6.4 properties of logarithms Fri 28 mar23 6.5 exp and log equations Mon 29 mar26 applications of logarithms Wed 30 mar28 T2 review Fri 31 mar30 T2 Mon 32 apr02 7.1 2x2 systems Wed 33 apr04 7.5 3x3 systems Fri 34 apr06 7.5 , 7.6 linear programming Mon 35 apr09 8.1 matrices Wed 36 apr11 8.2 matrix algebra Fri NC apr13 No Classes Mon 37 apr16 8.3 inverses of matrices Wed 38 apr18 8.4 determinants; 8.5 properties of determinants Fri 39 apr20 8.6 Cramer's rule Mon 40 apr23 applications of linear systems Wed 41 apr25 9.1 sequences, series Fri 42 apr27 9.2 arith and geom series Mon 43 apr30 9.3 permutations and combinations Wed 44 may02 9.5 binomial theorem Fri 45 may04 9.4 applications of binomial theorem Mon 46 may07 Final exam review tue H may08 No Classes Wed NC may09 No Classes Thur T1 may10 Fri T2 may11 8-9:50 Room 228, 10-11:50 Room 228, 12-1:50 Room 208 Mon T3 may14 9-10:50 Room 208 Tue T4 may15
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