College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 5)

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:   11:00 AM - 12:20 PM(TR) at Lybyer Enhanced Technology Ctr 0212

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

Prof. Towell's Video Lectures

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 23(T) Introduction and 1.1. Graphs of Equations
Aug 25(R) 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable, 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications
Aug 30(T) 1.6. Other Types of Equations Closedbook Quiz and Openbook Quiz
Sep 1(R) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables
Sep 6(T) 2.2. Functions, 2.3. Analyzing Graphs of Functions
Sep 8(R) 2.3. Analyzing Graphs of Functions, 2.4. A Library of Parent Functions, 2.5. Transformations of Functions
Sep 13(T) 2.5. Transformations of Functions, 2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
Sep 15(R) 2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions, Review for the exam
Sep 20(T) Exam 1(1.1. - 2.7.)
Sep 22(R) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models Openbook Quiz
Sep 27(T) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Sep 29(R) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division, 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions Closedbook Quiz
Oct 4(T) 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions, 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes Openbook Quiz
Oct 6(R) 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions Openbook Quiz
Oct 11(T) Exam 2(3.1. - 4.2)
Oct 13(R) 5.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Oct 18(T) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Oct 20(R) 5.3. Properties of Logarithms and Problem solving activity
Oct 25(T) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Oct 27(R) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations(Word Problems), 5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Nov 1(T) Review for the Exam
Nov 3(R) Exam 3 (5.1 - 5.5) Review
Nov 8(T) 6.1. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations, 6.2. Two-Variable Linear Systems, 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems
Nov 10(R) 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems, 6.5. Systems of Inequalities, 8.1. Sequences and Series
Nov 15(T) 8.2. Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums, 8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series
Nov 17(R) Review for the exam Review
Nov 22(T) Thanks Giving Holiday
Nov 24(R) Thanks Giving Holiday
Nov 29(T) Exam 4 (Chap 6 and 9) Review
Dec 1(R) 4.3. Conics(Up to the introduction to hyperbola)
Dec 6(T) 4.4. Translations of Conics
Dec 8(R) 4.4. Translations of Conics and Review for the final
Dec 15(R)
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