Math 180 Information: Syllabus Tentative Schedule
Spring '18 Section 0830 Room: MBA 309 Time: MTWTh 11:30am12:40pm
Announcements/Info: TI instructions
Grades are based on a points: (See syllabus for more details)
Homework = 40 points eachQuizzes = 20 points each Class Activities = 10 pointsExams = 300 points eachFinal Exam = 500 points Must earn 65% on final exam. Grades will be rounded up if Final exam is the higher of the two grades AND 80% of HW and CA have been completed. Tentative Schedule:
February M 12 2.4 Average Rate of Change
T 13 2.1/2.3 Domain and Range, Calculator training
W 14 2.1/2.3 Max & Min, Increasing/Decreasing, syllabus discussion, Group Quiz
Th 15 2.2 PiecewiseDefined Functions
M 19 HOLIDAY CAMPUS Closed
T 20 2.5 Slope and Rate of Change
W 21 2.6 Transformations: Shifts, stretches and shrinks Quiz: Ch 2a
Th 22 2.7 Composite functions
(2/23  Last day to add/ Last day to drop without notation on Permanent Record and get a refund.)
M 26 2.7/2.8 Composition & Inverse Functions ; What is a Function?
T 27 2.8 Inverse Funtions Continued
W 28 3.1 Quadratic Functions and Models Quiz: Ch 2b
March Th 1 3.1/3.2/3.3 Using Vertex to “Complete the square” , Polynomial division
(3/2 Last day to apply for spring degree/ certificates)
M 5 3.23.4 Polynomial Functions and their graphs, zeros, Factor Thm
T 6 3.4 Finding polynomial equations from graphs & Review Ch 2 & 3
W 7 Exam 1 HW Packet 1 Due
Th 8 4.1/4.2 Exponential
M 12 4.1/4/2/4.6 Continuous Exponential growth and decay & Modeling
T 13 4.3 Logarithmic Functions
W 14 4.4 Laws of Logarithms Quiz: Ch 4a
Th 15 4.3/4.5/4.6 Exponential and Log Equations
M 19 4.6 Graphs logs & exponentials
T 20 Ch 4 Review
W 21 10.2 Systems of Linear Equations Quiz: Ch 4b
Th 22 10.3 Matrices to solve systems of linear equations
M 26 10.3 General Solutions to systems of equations
T 27 10.4 The Algebra of Matrices Quiz: Ch 10
W 28 Review & 10.6 Determinants
Th 29 Exam 2 HW Packet 2 Due
Assignments:
Instructions for video portions of the assignments: Take notes while watching the videos. Be sure to write the TITLE of each video above EACH of your video notes and write the definition/description of the main concepts. Turn this in with your HW.
Instructions for Vocabulary: Make a list of pertinent vocabulary for EVERY section of HW that you turn in, even though it will not list this on the daily HW assignment. Do this for each NEW section covered in the HW. Be sure to label what section EACH vocabulary is from. (You do not need to redo vocabulary for sections already covered on previous HW.)
General HW instructions Be sure to read the general HW instructions to avoid losing points.
Math 180 Homework Spring 2018  The HW will be posted here according to the date it was assigned. All HW for packet 2 will be collected on the day of Exam 2.
HW Packet #1  Assignments will be updated regulary, new HW is added to the packet each day the class meets, so check here DAILY.
2/12:
2.4: 27, 29, 30, 31, 35, 9, 13
Critical Thinking Question: The police have accused a driver of breaking the speed limit of 60 miles per hour. As proof, they provide two photographs. One photo shows the driver's car passing a toll booth at exactly 6 PM. The second photo shows the driver's car passing another toll both 31 miles down the highway at exactly 6:30 PM. Does the photo evidence prove that the driver broke the speed limit during this time? Explain.
2.3 55, 57
Vocabulary Reminder: Find, state and define/explain/draw pic for all pertinent vocabulary in 2.3 & 2.4
2/13
Review: finding equation of a line & graphing using a calculator
2.1 17, 55, 59, 69
Vocabulary Reminder: Find, state and define/explain/draw pic for all pertinent vocabulary in 2.1, and for finding the equation of a line
2/14
2.1 3, 5, 7, 23
2.3 7, 9, 31, 33, 37, 43, 45, 59, 62
2.4 1, 2, 4, 6, 14, 15, 20, 37
Reminder: If you already did sufficient vocabulary for these sections you do not need to do it again, since these sections have been previously assigned.
2/15
2.3 61
Future assignments will not have a vocabulary reminder written but continue doing vocabulary in the same manner for all future assignments.
2/20
2.5 39, 45, 42, 43, 7, 9, 23
2.2 42, 81
Read: pg 201205 to learn about reflections, stretching and shrinking both horizontally
and vertically, plus even/odd functions. Or find videos on the web to use. Write a brief
explanation for each of these. These will count as your vocabulary for this section
2/21 (notice, no new vocab since you have already done the vocab. for these sections.)
2.5 47, 49
2.6 3, 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27, 28, 53, 55, ("vocab" done with last HW)
2.2 72,73, 74
2/22
2.7 11, 16, 27, 28, 31, 51, 55, 59
2.6 7, 9, 10, 19, 24, 31, 37, 67
video: (Take notes on this video. Be sure to title it with the name of the video. All video notes are to be included with your HW)
(2.7) Evaluating composition of functions using graphs
2/26 (not finalized)
video: (Take notes on this video. Be sure to title it with the name of the video.)
(2.7) Evaluating composite functions using tables
book problems:
2.5 12, 23
2.6 41, 45, 57
2.7 29, 33, 35, 39, 41
2.8 1, 2, 7,
OTHER VIDEOS for further study:
Video:
Ch 3
Longhand division of polynomials video 1, video 2, video 3
Videos: Synthetic division of polynomials
Graphing polynomial functions
Finding Zeros and their multiplicity
How to think through finding zeros of polynomials
End behavior of polynomial graphs
Domain and Range from a Graph
Rational Zero Theorem
Finding all zeros of polynomial
Descartes' Rule of signs
Secondary Descartes' rules of signs video
Upper and lower bounds for zeros of polynomials
Ch 4
Finding equation of exponential using the graph
Graphing basic logarithmic Equations
Ch 5
Simple harmonic motion explained on unit circle;
harmonic motion example; harmonic motion example;
Ch 6
law of cosines finding a side, finding an angle
Ch 7
Ch 8
Videos: Intro to the history of complex numbers and the fundamental theorem of Algebra(part 1); Complex numbers (part 5); complex plane  (part 6); polar form (part 7); These videos provide a quick review of complex numbers along with their interesting history. (I skipped parts 2, 3 & 4 for times sake but you can watch those also if you want.) What is really useful about these videos is that he shows how the complex numbers come from the fundamental theorem of Algebra and how they work naturally in polar form, which is what we will be working with next week. Take the time to watch these four videos.
Intro to Complex numbers and their uses(part 1)
Ch 10
Evaluating 2x2 determinant
10.7  Partial Fractions
partial fractions in 5 min
partial fractions as used for calculus (in class)
Quadratic factors
repeated linear factors
identifying types of partial fractions
coverup rule for quick partial fractions
Other possible videos:
Video: complex numbers in the trig form (24 minutes)
rectangular to trig form,.
trig to rectangular form
