College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 1)

Fall 2016

Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   1-4 (M & T), 1-3(W & R) or by appointment
Class hours:   9:30 AM - 10:50 AM(MW) at Melton Hall 0101

Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus , Study Tips Tentative Schedule, Review Problems


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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

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 22(M) Introduction and 1.1. Graphs of Equations
Aug 24(W) 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable, 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications
Aug 29(M) 1.6. Other Types of Equations, 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables Closedbook Quiz
Aug 31(W) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables, 2.2. Functions
Sep 5(M) Labor Day Holiday
Sep 7(W) 2.2. Functions (From Zeros of functions), 2.3. Analyzing Graphs of Functions, 2.4. A Library of Parent Functions, 2.5. Transformations of Functions
Sep 12(M) 2.5. Transformations of Functions, 2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
Sep 14(W) 2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions, Review for the exam Openbook Quiz
Sep 19(M) Exam 1(1.1. - 2.7.)
Sep 21(W) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models Openbook Quiz
Sep 26(M) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Sep 28(W) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division, 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions Closedbook Quiz
Oct 3(M) 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions, 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes Openbook Quiz
Oct 5(W) 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions Openbook Quiz
Oct 10(M) Exam 2(3.1. - 4.2)
Oct 12(W) 5.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Oct 17(M) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Oct 19(W) 5.3. Properties of Logarithms and Problem solving activity
Oct 24(M) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Closedbook Quiz
Oct 26(W) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations(Word Problems), 5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Oct 31(M) Review for the exam
Nov 2(W) Exam 3 (5.1 - 5.5) Review
Nov 7(M) 6.1. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations, 6.2. Two-Variable Linear Systems, 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems
Nov 9(W) 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems, 6.5. Systems of Inequalities, 8.1. Sequences and Series
Nov 14(M) 8.2. Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums, 8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series
Nov 16(W) Reiew for the exam Review
Nov 21(M) Thanks Giving Holiday
Nov 23(W) Thanks Giving Holiday
Nov 28(M) Exam 4 (Chap 6 and 9)
Nov 30(W) 4.3. Conics(up to introduction to hyperbola)
Dec 5(M) 4.3. Conics, 4.4. Translations of Conics
Dec 7(W) 4.4. Translations of Conics and Review for the final
Dec. 14(W)
Comprehensive Final Exam

Review Materials
Test 1 ( Solution ), Test 2 ( Solution ), Test 3 ( Solution ), Exam 4( Ekeke's Solution), Exam 5( Solution)

Formula Sheet to be provided at the Final Exam