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Announcements: You will use the book extensively in the class so PURCHASE the book. We will also be using TI84 calculators, which you will later need in your Statistics class so you might as well purchase that now also. Use the summer to find deals on the book and calculator.
Required Materials:
 Intermediate Algebra by Lehman (ECC Custom Edition #1 2014 OR 5^{th} Edition of noncustom edition)
 TI84 Calculator
 Notebook, 1 highlighter, FOUR blue books (or homemade version).
Grades are based on a points: (See syllabus for more details)
Homework = 20 points each Quizzes = 20 points each
Class Activities = 22 points Exams = 300 points each x 4
Final Exam = 500 points Must earn 70% overall in the class along with 65% or higher on the final exam. 65% is NOT a passing grade, nor does it ensure a passing grade, it is just a minimum score on the final exam ALONG with the requirement to earn 70% of points overall in the course.
Tentative Schedule
August
27 Introduction, 1.1 What do you recall?
28 1.2, 9.4 Fun with Graphs
29 1.3 What’s your Slope?
30 1.4 What does it Mean?
September
3 HOLIDAY
4 1.5 What’s in a Line? HW 1
5 1.6 Functions
6 Calculator & CH 1 Quiz; 2.1 Can you Model?
7 Last day to add / drop without “w” and be eligible for a refund
10 2.1/2.2 What equation? HW 2
11 2.3 What’s your prediction?
12 2.3/2.4 Changing so soon?
13 Ch 2 Quiz, 2.4 continued
17 Ch 1 & 2 Review HW 3
18 EXAM 1 (1.1 2.4), CA Due
19 3.1/3.2 Whose line is it anyways?
20 3.1/3.2 Continued
24 3.3/3.4 Can Woman run as fast as man? HW 4
25 3.3/3.4 Continued
26 3.5 Inequalities in one variable
27 Ch 3 Quiz 4.1 What’s in an Exponent?
October
1 6.1 Add this! HW 5
2 6.2 Multiplying is better!
3 Box it up! (6.4–6.6)
4 Box it down. (6.4–6.6) Ch 6 Quiz
8 Review HW 6
9 Exam 2 (Ch 13, 4.1, 6.16.6) CA 2,
Assignments:
Reminders:
1) Videos for each HW. Be sure to look in the instructional videos section for the videos assigned for each HW. You will be required to either fill in premade notes or make notes of your own if no premade notes are provided. These notes are to be titled and turned in with the HW in order to earn credit for this part of the HW.
2) For ALL HW you need to include a vocabulary list of pertinent vocabulary from each new section you turn in work on. Label which vocab is from which section to earn credit. Vocabulary should be defined in a way that helps you, personally: words, pictures, formulas, etc. (Any section already completed you do NOT need to redo vocabulary.)
3) For book problems, see HW guidelines (link above) on how to do this work.
Remember: Continue to do vocabulary for EVERY new section we cover and turn them in with the HW.
HW Printout HW 15
HW #1 Due: 9/4
1) Basic Algebra Review – Print this out and do the problems
2) Videos: For each of the videos/webpages write down the title on your HW and then write your notes below the title.
* Review slope definition and calculation:
Definition: http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/slope.html Once you write down the definition, click on equation of a straight line and explore using the interactive graph. Write down what you learn. Calculations: http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/slope.html . Take notes on what you learned.
* Click the link here to read about roof pitch. Do you recognize something familiar? Read the short article, and write a few sentences about what roof pitch has to do with math.
* Solving two variable equation for one of the variables  watch this video and follow along by taking notes and doing the problem. Turn these notes in along with all the notes you made above as the video portion of your HW.
Now do the following handout: Solving for y in terms of x  Print this out and do the problems
Songs: Watch and enjoy Rise up Run out; Another graphing song; Optional: Graph it song
Book Problems/Vocab: For the following sections: Make a list of the pertinent vocabulary for each section assigned below and write definitions for each. The definitions can be words, pictures, equations... whatever helps YOU understand it. Be sure to write which section each vocabulary word comes from. (Some sections will have more vocabulary than others.) You will be doing this vocabulary for every HW for every new section.
1.1 9, 16, 39
1.2 47, 50, 96 1.3 13, 26, 30, 34, 38, 52
1.4 10, 13, 29
Remember: I grade HW for completeness not correctness. It is up to YOU to check your answers and be sure they are correct. Incorrect solutions will not be marked incorrect by me or the TA, so CHECK your solutions to ensure you are correctly practicing for the exams. If the problems don’t have solutions in the book: use my office hours, your tutor, classmates or the tutoring center to check your solutions.
HW #2 Due: 9/10
Videos: *Watch the following two videos for rates: (1) comparing rates and (2) representing rates
Write the following:
1) For each video write at least one question or comments you have about it. For example: You can write something you understood that would be good to remember,
2) Also, copy down the actual problem that was done.
3) What do you notice about rate and slope?
*Learn (or review) how to find the equation of a line using pointslope form. Online video . Write out the example or do your own example problem.
* Function notation and Evaluating functions After watching the two video links state what g(x) means and EXPLAIN how to find g(3) if g(x) = 3x  7 + x . Now find g(4).
Song: Watch, listen and enjoy: Algebra song  function rap
Book Problems / Vocab: For the following sections, except 1.3, since it's already been done: Make a list of the pertinent vocabulary for each section assigned below and write definitions for each. The definitions can be words, pictures, equations... whatever helps YOU understand it. Be sure to write which section each vocabulary word comes from. (Some sections will have more vocabulary than others.)
1.3 42, 45, 5558 all
1.4 44, 51, 61 (for part b skip the part about the slope addition property. Answer the rest.)
1.5 27, 37, 45, 60, 72
1.6 9, 13, 2528 all, 34, 35, 39, 40, 43(use your calculator to graph, then sketch the graph on your HW)
2.1 3, 8
HW #3 This HW includes your Review for Exam 1 Due: 9/17
Videos:
A) Scatterplots: Watch the following videos (1) smoking scatterplot (2) constructing scatterplot (3) 2nd scatterplot (4) Practice
Questions to answer:
4) How did the practice plot (video 4) go for you?
5) How would you define a scatterplot? Explain.
B) Lines for scatterplots: (1) 1945 smoking data (2) Interpreting trend line
6) Why is it useful to draw/have a line in a scatterplot?
Book Problems / Vocabulary: For the following sections (2.22.4): Make a list of the pertinent vocabulary for each section assigned below and write definitions for each. The definitions can be words, pictures, equations... whatever helps YOU understand it. Be sure to write which section each vocabulary word comes from. (Some sections will have more vocabulary than others.) Then do the problems in each section. Review problems are part of the required HW.
2.2 17, 18
2.3 3, 12, 22, 29, 39, 41, 43, 47, 51, 5962 all, 75
2.4 3, 13, 14aonly, 15
You do not need to do vocab for the following:
1.5 1, 43, 73
pg 183184 Cumulative Review Ch 13: 1, 3, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Ch 1 Test (pg 5657): Pick 5 problems to help you review for Exam #1.
HW #4 Due: 9/24
Song: All I do is Solve  Watch
Videos: Now Watch the FOUR videos on Solving systems of equations. For EACH of the videos, write the title of the video and a description of the method or idea covered. You should also work the problems along with the videos.
HW #4: Tortoise & Hare: Solving Systems of Equations  Setup
HW #4: Tortoise & Hare: Solving Systems of Equations  Substitution
HW #4: Solving Systems of Equations  Elimination
HW #4: Solving Systems of Equations  Dependent/Independent/Inconsistent
Book Problems/Vocabulary: As a reminder for this and all HW assignments you are to do vocabulary for EACH new section and turn it in with the HW. Be sure to label the vocabulary by section. (This is the last HW assignment that I will remind you of this, take it as an assumption from now on.)
2.1 7, 9abc only – Do these using the linear regression function on your calculator, as taught in class. If you don’t have a calculator go to the tutor center and borrow one to do the work, or come to my office hours to borrow one.
3.1 3, 6, 11 (solve by graphing)
Choose your method for 3.2 but be sure to practice BOTH substitution and elimination:
3.2 1, 17, 19, 33, 41, 47, 53, 59, 93, 94
pg 183184 Cumulative Review Ch 13: 17, 18, 23, 27, 28, 34, 38
HW #5 Due: 10/1
Videos: Take notes for each. Be sure to label with the title of each video link. Plan for the time to watch them. They are very helpful, but only if you watch them. For “Subtracting Polynomials” feel free to fast forward parts that are too slow or not helpful OR if you already know how to subtract polynomials then you may skip this one video by writing your own description of how to subtract and give an example. Label this “My polynomial subtraction instructions.”
HW #5: Solving Systems of Equations  Why elimination works
HW #5: Properties of Exponents part 1, part 2
HW #5: Subtracting Polynomials
HW #5: Solving Inequalities in one variable
Book Problems/Vocab:
2.2 1 3.2 15, 27, 61 (choose your method for all of these.)
2.4 17 3.3 1, 2, 5a, 6a
For the following problems in 3.4 only set up the systems of equations do NOT solve:
3.5 2, 5, 11, 17, 23, 33, 35, 37, 51, 67
4.1 3, 5, 7, 9, 25, 58 (I suggest watching the video on exponent properties first)
pg 183184 Cumulative Review Ch 13: 2, 4, 6, 19, 20
HW #6 This HW is your Exam 2 Review, use it to study. It’s LONG so start early! Due: 10/8
Videos: Same instructions as usual.
HW #6: Ch 6: Multiplying using box  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3trinomials
HW #6: Factoring using box method: Video 1 ; Video 2; video 3four terms
Song: Multiplying Binomials song – listen and enjoy
Song: Teach me how to factor – listen and take notes!
Book Problems/Vocab: same instructions as usual.
2.4 19, 30
3.3 4, 5b, 6b, 7ab, 9a (Use RegEq on your calculators to get the lines. For 5 & 6 use your part a from HW 5)
4.1 2, 4, 6, 26, 57 – For even problems be sure to find a way to check your solutions.
For Ch 6 problems: Ignore the instructions that state: “use the graphing calculator to verify….”
6.1 7, 11, 17, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33, 69, 75, 78
6.2 1, 7, 11, 15, 29, 35, 37, 41, 68, 69
6.4 33, 43, 47, 61, 64, 65
6.5 1, 6, 12, 13, 15, 21, 37, 40, 45, 53
pg 183184 Cumulative Review Ch 13: 26, 30, 31, 39
Cumulative Review, pg 477: 16, 30, 31, 38
Study for Exam 2  The above are a great review, but do additional problems of any type of problem that is still giving you trouble so you will be prepared for the exam. Be sure you are checking your solutions to all problems and seeking help on those that give you trouble BEFORE the day of the exam!
Course Material:
Required Materials:
 Intermediate Algebra by Lehman (ECC Custom Edition #1 2014; This is similar to 5th Edition of noncustom edition; We will NOT be using any online HW so you do NOT need a code.)
 Graphing calculator preferable TI84 (or TI83). (Note: TI89, TI86, TIInspires, phones, etc. will NOT be acceptable during exams or quizzes.),
 Large Blue Exam Books (approx 3)
Extra Video
Road gradients
Rules for grading roads
Roof pitch video
Waipio valley road (watch only until 2:32)
Another Waipio valley video. (Watch from 3:003:30)
Waipio from the 4x4 view (quick video)
Class Notes / HW printouts:
Online Resources:
Calculator Help:
Songs:
Rise up Run out (slope, graphing and equations) song (HW 1)
Graph it song (optional HW 1)
Another graphing song (HW 1)
Algebra song  function rap (HW 2)
All I do is Solve  systems of equations (HW 4)
Multiplying Binomials song (HW 5)
Teach me how to factor (HW 6)
Solving Quadratic Equations Song (HW 7)
Best quadratic equation song (HW 9)
Super Base  Exponent Rules (HW 12)
Parabolas with Mario and Luigi
Instructional Videos
HW #2 Extra videos if needed:
evaluating a function using a graph
another function evaluation video
HW #4: Tortoise & Hare: Solving Systems of Equations  Setup
HW #4: Tortoise & Hare: Solving Systems of Equations  Substitution
HW #4: Solving Systems of Equations  Elimination
HW #4: Solving Systems of Equations  Dependent/Independent/Inconsistent
HW #5: Solving Systems of Equations  Why elimination works
HW #5: Properties of Exponents part 1, part 2
HW #5: Subtracting Polynomials
HW #5: Ch 6: Multiplying using box  Video 1, Video 2,
HW #6: Video 3trinomials
HW #6: Factoring using box method: Video 1 Video 2 video 3four terms
HW #6: Zero factor Property
HW #6: Solving quadratic equations Solving quad equations video 2
Not assigned: Graphing Quadratic Functions using Vertex Form
Not assigned: Graphing quadratic functions in standard form
HW #7: Solving using square root property
HW #7: Quadratic Formula Help  Pick One:
Funny video (but long), regular video (shorter)
HW #7: quadratic equations application problem
Not assigned: mixing problem;
HW #8: Domain of rational expressions: video 1
HW #8: Simplifying rational expressions: video 1
HW #8: Multiplying rational expressions: video 1
HW #8: Dividing rational expressions: quick video
HW #8: Optional video: simplify/multiply/divide rational expressions quick review (all the above concepts combined into one video. You can use this instead of the above three videos as long as you provide examples of each topic, or you can use this to give you more examples of the above topics.)
HW #9: Adding rational expressions: video 1
HW #9: Adding rational expressions: video 2
HW #9: Solving rational equations: There are 10 videos on this webpage all discussing solving rational equations and application problems in rational equations, including extraneous roots. Watch at least one of each type, although it would behoove you to watch at least two of each type.
HW #9: Simplifying radicals: Video 1
HW #10: Adding radicals Video1 Video 2
HW #10: Multiplying radical expressions using box
HW #11: Rationalizing Denominators
HW #11: Radical Equations: Video (scroll down to find video)
HW #11: Definition of Absolute value
Hw #12: Solving Absolute Value Equations
HW #12: Solving Inequalities in one variable
HW #12: Graphing twovariable inequalities
New videos:
Graphing equations by plotting (quadratic & shifts) (13:36)
intercept method for graphing (13:11)
grpahing lines in general
Review of Math 40 Material:
