﻿ Tentative calendar and suggested

Tentative calendar and suggested pace for College Algebra                 Spring Semester 2013             Blended course

 THURSDAY 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Recommended content of study prior to course discussion Jan 17 -- discussion Introduction Prerequisite assignment Ch1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities Ch 1.2 Linear  and Rational Eqns Ch 1.3  Models and Applications Ch 1.4 Complex Numbers Jan 24   Discussion      HW#1 Ch 1.5  Quadratic Equations Ch 1.6 Other  types of equations Ch 1.7 Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities Jan 31 Discussion Ch 1.7 Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities Ch 2.1 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs Extensive review of Ch1 Feb 7 EXAM 1 Ch 2.2  More Functions & Graphs Ch 2.3 Linear Functions and Slope Ch 2.4 More on Slope Feb 14   Discussion Ch 2.5 Transformations of Functions Ch 2.6 Combinations and Compositions of Functions Ch 2.7  Inverse Functions Feb 21   Discussion Ch 2.7  Inverse Functions Ch 2.8 Distance and Midpoint Formulas, Circles Extensive review of Ch 2 Feb 28  NOTES  VIDEO EXAM 2 is a take home due Monday Mar 11. If you missed class you need to get ahold of your instructor via email or telephone. Mar 7 No Class—Spring break Ch 3.1 Quadratic Functions Ch 3.2 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs Ch 3.3  Dividing Polynomials; Remainder & Factor Theorems Mar 14   Discussion Ch 3.4  Zeros of Polynomial Functions Ch 3.4  Zeros of Polynomial Functions Ch 3.5  Rational Functions and Their Graphs Mar 21   Discussion Ch 3.5  Rational Functions and Their Graphs Ch 3.6  Polynomial and Rational Inequalities Extensive review of Ch 3 Mar 28 No class-mini break Ch 4.1 Exponential Functions Ch 4.2 Logarithmic Functions Extensive review of Ch 3 Apr 4 EXAM 3 Ch 4.1 Exponential Functions Ch 4.2 Logarithmic Functions Ch 4.3 Properties of Logarithms Ch 4.3 Properties of Logarithms Apr 11 Discussion Ch 4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Ch 4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Ch 4.5 Exponential Growth and Decay;  Modeling Data Apr 18 Discussion Ch 4.5 Exponential Growth and Decay;  Modeling Data Extensive review of Ch 4 Apr 25 COT Math Competency Quiz EXAM 4 Review Ch 1 and 2 Review Ch 3 and 4 Review entire course May 2 FINAL EXAM 6-8 p.m.