College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 2)

Fall 2015

Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   11:00-12:30 MTWR, 2:00-4:00 MW or by appointment
Class hours:   12:30 PM - 1:50 PM MW

Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus Tentative Schedule

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Learning Support

Tutoring Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tutor Talk ( On-line Math Tutoring )

Lecture Notes and Video Resources

Prof. Towell's Video Lectures

Textbook: You are to purchase at the Drago college bookstore. Further information is written in our syllabus.

In-Class Lecture Note:

Sec 1.1. to 1.6; Sec 2.1. to 2.6; Sec 3.1. to 3.3; Sec 3.4., 4.1 and 4.2; Sec 5.1 to 5.2; Sec 5.3 to 5.5; Sec 6.1 to 6.5; Sec 8.1 to 8.3; Sec 4.3; Sec 4.4

Progress, Problems and Solutions

Word Problems Presented During Class Hours

Quiz Problems, Exam Problems

Date Progress Problems, Solutions
Aug 17 (M) Introduction
1.1.Graphs of Equations
1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable
Aug 19(W) 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable
1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications
In-Class Activity and getting WebAssign related questions
Aug 24(M) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables Quiz(1.1-1.4)
Aug 26(W) 1.6. Other Types of Equations
Review for the Pre-Requisite Exam
Aug 31(M) 2.2. Functions
Lab Hour for the Pre-Requisite Exam Review
Sep 2(W) 2.3. Analyzing Graphs of Functions
2.4. A Library of Parent Functions
Lab Hour for the Pre-Requisite Exam Review( about 25 minutes)
Sep 9(W) 2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
2.5. Transformations of Functions
Sep 14 (M) 2.5. Transformations of Functions and 40 minutes of lab hour (Review Problems) Quiz (1.6 and Chapter 2 except 2.5)
Sep 16(W) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models and 20 minutes of lab hour
Sep 21(M) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degrees and 20 minutes of lab hour
Sep 23(W) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division
3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Sep 28(M) 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes and Lab hour
Sep 30 (W) 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions and Lab hour Quiz (2.5, Chapter 3 and 4.1)
Oct 5(M) Review for the Exam in the lab
Oct 7(W) Exam 1 Solution
Oct 12(M) 5.1.Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Oct 14(W) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Oct 19(M) 5.3. Properties of Logarithms and in-class Review up to #6 Quiz (Sec 5.1 and Sec 5.2)
Oct 21(W) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Quiz (Sec 5.3)
Oct 26(M) Review 1: Meet at the Lab
Oct 28(W) 6.1. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations
6.2. Two-Variable Linear Systems
Quiz( Sec 5.4 and 5.5 )
Nov 2(M) 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems, in particular, Three Variable Systems
6.5. Systems of inequalities
8.1.Sequences and Series
Nov 4(W) 8.2.Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series
Openbook Quiz (Sec 8.1.)
Nov 9(M) Review for the Exam
Nov 11(W) Exam 2(Solution )
How to prepare for the exam? Work out Review problems -> Work out Past Exams -> Work out the WebAssign Review problems.
Review 1 , Review 2 , Past Exam (First Part ( Solution) , Second Part: up to #12 ( Solution ))
Nov 16(M) 4.3. Conics
Nov 18(W) 4.3. Conics, 4.4. Translations of conics
Nov 23(M), 25(W) Thanks Giving Holidays (No class)
Nov 30(M) 4.4. Translations of conics, Review for the final Conic Sections Review
Dec 2(W) Review for the final
Test 1 ( Solution ), Test 2 ( Solution ), Test 3 ( Solution ), Exam 4( Ekeke's Solution), Exam 5( Solution)
Dec 7(M) Final Exam (12-1:50) Formula Sheet (This sheet will be provided at the final exam.)