College Algebra (MATH 135 Sec 3)

Spring 2016

Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   12:30-2:00 MW, 11:00-12:30 TR, 2:00-4:00 TR or by appointment
Class hours:   9:30 AM - 10:50 AM TR Melton Hall 0205

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
Jan 12(T) Introduction and 1.1. Graphs of Equations
Jan 14(R) 1.2. Linear Equations in One Variable 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications
Jan 19(T) 1.4. Quadratic Equations and Applications(Continued from quadratic formula), 1.6. Other Types of Equations Openbook Quiz (1.6 page 3 Group Activity problems in the in-class lecture note)
Jan 21(R) 2.1. Linear Equations in Two Variables Closedbook Quiz
Jan 26(T) 2.2. Functions Openbook Quiz
Jan 28(R) 2.3. Analyzing Graphs of Functions, 2.4. A Library of Parent Functions Closedbook Quiz
Feb 2(T) 2.5. Transformations of Functions
Feb 4(R) 2.6. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions, 2.7. Inverse Function Closedbook Quiz
Feb 9(T) Exam 1(1.1. - 2.7.)
Feb 11(R) 3.1. Quadratic Functions and Models
Feb 16(T) 3.2. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Feb 18(R) 3.3. Polynomial and Synthetic Division, 3.4. Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Feb 23(T) 4.1. Rational Functions and Asymptotes
Feb 25(R) 4.2. Graphs of Rational Functions
Mar 1(T) Exam 2(3.1. - 4.2)
Mar 3(R) 5.1. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Mar 8(T) No Class (Spring Break)
Mar 10(R) No Class (Spring Break)
Mar 15(T) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Mar 17(R) 5.2. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs

5.3. Properties of Logarithms

Closedbook Quiz
Mar 22(T) 5.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Models

Mar 24(R) No Class (Spring Holiday)
Mar 29(T) Review for the Exam
Mar 31(R) Review for the Exam Review
Apr 5(T) Exam 3(5.1.-5.5)
Apr 7(R) 6.1. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations

6.2. Two-Variable Linear Systems

Apr 12(T) 6.3. Multivariable Linear Systems

6.5. Systems of Inequalities

8.1. Sequences and Series

Apr 14(R) 8.2. Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums

8.3.Geometric Sequences and Series

Apr 19(T) Review for the Exam
Apr 21(R) Exam 4 (Chap 6 and 9)
Apr 26(T) 4.3. Conics (Circle, Ellipse, Hyperbola)
Apr 28(R) 4.3. Conics(Parabola), 4.4. Translations of Conics
May 3(T) 4.4. Translations of Conics and on-line in-class activity
May 5(R) Review for the final
Test 1 ( Solution ), Test 2 ( Solution ), Test 3 ( Solution ), Exam 4( Ekeke's Solution), Exam 5( Solution)
May 10(T) Comprehensive Final Exam (10:00 - 11:50)