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Course Description

Monday May 14

reviewed for final exam;
the final exam will be Wednesday at 3:45


Friday May 11

reviewed for final exam;
the final exam will be over
6-matrices
7-conics
8-vectors
9-polar coordinates and complex numbers
10-sequences and series

Thursday May 10

discussed and worked examples on p.772;
the final exam will be over
6-matrices
7-conics
8-vectors
9-polar coordinates and complex numbers
10-sequences and series

Wednesday May 9

discussed p.772;
discussed the product rule and the quotient rule for finding derivatives
p.772 #28-32, 40-44 even

Tuesday May 8

discussed p.762;
scaled back p.762 #2-6 (any 2), 8-16 (any 2), 18-22 (any 1), 26-30 (any 1);
discussed derivatives;
get started on p.772 #8-24 even

Monday May 7

used limits to find the slope of a function, as well as the speed of an object from a position vs. time function;
p.762 #2-22, 26-30 even


Friday May 4

more discussion on limits;
p.754 #2-20, 24-30, 36-42 even

Thursday May 3

discussed yesterday’s quiz on sections 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, & 11-7;
discussed limits;
p.743 #2-24, 34-42 even

Wednesday May 2

quiz on sections 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, & 11-7;
read: pp.736-741 (limits)

Tuesday May 1

discussed  p.720;
reviewed parts of chapter 11 for quiz tomorrow
quiz on sections 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, & 11-7 tomorrow

Monday April 30

discussed  a problem on p.681 with the z-score calculator;
discussed/demonstrated finding linear regression equations and correlation coefficients with Excel;
p.720 #2, 4 (do items a, c & e only), 8, 10


Friday April 27

no class, due to various activities

Thursday April 26

discussed normal distributions and z-scores;
worked an example using a z-score calculator;
p.681 #4-16 even

Wednesday April 25

continued discussing probability distributions;
finish p.671 #2-14, 20, 22 even

Tuesday April 24

continued discussing probability distributions;
continue p.671 #2-14, 20, 22 even

Monday April 23

discussed probability distributions;
p.671 #2-14, 20, 22 even

Sunday April 22

worked more with histograms with Excel;
continue p.660 #2-14


Friday April 20

discussed box and whisker plots;
discussed histograms;
created some histograms with Excel;
p.660 #2-14

Thursday April 19

discussed test 10
if you haven’t already, read:  pp.654-659 (descriptive statistics)

Wednesday April 18

test 10
read:  pp.654-659 (descriptive statistics)

Tuesday April 17

discussed quiz 10.2;
reviewed chapter 10
test 10 tomorrow

Monday April 16

quiz 10.2;
test 10 on Wednesday


Friday April 13

no class, due to Academy Days

Thursday April 12

discussed p.642;
reviewed the last two lessons;
quiz 10.2 on Monday

Wednesday April 11

discussed partial sum approximations of transcendental functions;
discussed the Euler identity, and natural logs of negative numbers;
p.642 #8-18, 22-32, 36-40 even

Tuesday April 10

discussed p.633;
worked more examples of binomial expansion;
p.633 #2-8, 12-20, 32-36 even , due tomorrow

Monday April 9

discussed quiz 10.1;
discussed Pascal’s triangle and binomial coefficients;
p.633 #2-8, 12-20, 32-36 even


 Wednesday April 4

no class; beginning of home leave

Tuesday April 3

quiz 10.1

Monday April 2

discussed 615;
reviewed what we’ve done so far on p.620;
quiz 10.1 tomorrow


Friday March 30

discussed 605;
defined/discussed geometric sequences and series;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.615 #2-6, 10-14, 20-24, 32-36, 40-44, 48-52 even

Thursday March 29

discussed 595;
defined/discussed arithmetic sequences and series;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.605 #2-8, 10-22, 28-32, 40-42, 46-50 even

Wednesday March 28

discussed test 9;
defined/discussed sequences and series;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.595 #2-14, 18-24, 28, 30, 36-40 even

Tuesday March 27

test 9;
read pp. 590-594 (sequences and series)

Monday March 26

discussed quiz 9.2;
reviewed chapter 9;
test 9 tomorrow


Friday March 23

quiz 9.2;
test 9 on Tuesday

Thursday March 22

discussed learning math with a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset;
briefly reviewed complex numbers in polar coordinates;
quiz 9.2 on tomorrow

Wednesday March 21

discussed p.577;
worked examples from the homework set;
quiz 9.2 on Friday

Tuesday March 20

discussed complex numbers in polar form;
worked examples from the homework set;
p. 577 #2-16, 20-32, 36-40 even

Monday March 19

quiz 9.1;
read:  pp. 569-574 (complex numbers in polar form)


Friday March 16

reviewed what we’ve done so far with polar coordinates;
quiz Monday over what we’ve done so far in chapter 9 on polar coordinates

Thursday March 15

spent the class period getting the mission trip people back up to speed;
discussed polar to rectangular conversion & polar equations

Wednesday March 14

discussed p.548;
discussed polar to rectangular conversion;
p.557 #2-8, 14-18, 26-30, 36-40 even

Tuesday March 13

discussed polar equations;
p.548 #4, 6, 10, 12, 20, 26, 28, 36, 38

Monday March 12

briefly discussed polar equations and the old Spirograph;
finish up p.538 #2-14, 30-36 even;
read 542-547 (polar equations)


Friday March 2

no class; beginning of Spring Break!

Thursday March 1

worked on p.538 problem set

Wednesday February 28

discussed test 8;
discussed polar coordinates and polar to rectangular conversion;
538 #2-14, 30-36 even (due Tuesday, 3-13, after the break)

Tuesday February 27

test 8;
read:  pp.534-537 (polar coordinates)

Monday February 26

discussed Friday’s quiz over 3-D vectors;
reviewed chapter 8;
test 8 tomorrow


Friday February 23

quiz over 3-D vectors;
test 8 on Tuesday

Thursday February 22

discussed p.522;
reviewed 3-D dot product and vector cross product;
quiz tomorrow over 3-D vectors;
test 8 on Tuesday

Wednesday February 21

discussed quiz 8.1 on working with 2-D vectors;
discussed 3-D dot product and vector cross product;
p.522 #2-12, 16-22 even

Tuesday February 20

quiz 8.1 on working with 2-D vectors

Monday February 19

discussed working with vectors in 3-D space;
p.514 #10-14, 26, 28, 36-40 even;
quiz likely tomorrow on what we’ve done so far with 2-D vectors


Friday February 16

discussed 506;
discussed vectors in 3-D space;
if you wish, start on p.514 #10-14, 26, 28, 36-40 even (due Tuesday);
quiz likely on Tuesday

Thursday February 15

discussed 497;
discussed vector dot product, and related calculations;
p.506#2-14, 16-20, 26-28 even

Wednesday February 14

discussed different conventions for representing vectors;
reviewed analytical vector addition;
worked samples from the problem set;
p.497 #2-8, 12-16, 20-22, 28-30, 38-48 even

Tuesday February 13

discussed p. 488;
discussed/demonstrated analytical vector addition;
read:  pp. 492-496

Monday February 12

watched clip from Despicable Me on the definition of a vector;
discussed vectors, terminology, angle-measuring conventions; and vector addition;
p.488 #2-12, 20-26, 36 even


Friday February 9

discussed test 7;
read: pp.482-489 (vectors)

Thursday February 8

test over chapter 7

Wednesday February 7

discussed yesterday’s quiz over hyperbolas and parametric equations;
test 7 tomorrow

Tuesday February 6

quiz over hyperbolas and parametric equations;
test 7 on Thursday

Monday February 5

discussed/reviewed hyperbolas and parametric equations;
quiz tomorrow over hyperbolas and parametric equations


Friday January 26

worked examples from 469

Thursday January 25

discussed parametric equations;
worked examples;
p.469 #2-6, 10-14, 18-22 even

Wednesday January 24

discussed p. 449;
worked examples;
read:  pp. 464-468 (parametric equations)

Tuesday January 23

discussed quiz 7.1;
defined/discussed attributes of hyperbolas;
p.449 #2-6, 12-16, 24-28 even

Monday January 22

quiz 7.1;
read:  pp. 442-448 (hyperbolas)


Friday January 19

discussed p.438 and worked some more examples;
quiz Monday over parabolas, ellipses, and circles

Thursday January 18

discussed p.428;
discussed the characteristics of ellipses;
p.438 #2-10, 14-16, 24-30 even

Wednesday January 17

discussed test 6;
discussed the characteristics of parabolas, and their standard mathematical form;
worked a few examples from the problem set;
p.428 #2-6, 16-18, 26-28, 36-38 even

Tuesday January 16

test 6;
read:  422-427 (conic sections)

Monday January 15

discussed Friday’s quiz on partial fraction decomposition of rational functions;
test 6 tomorrow


Friday January 12

quiz on partial fraction decomposition of rational functions;
test 6 on Tuesday

Thursday January 11

worked examples of partial fraction decomposition of rational functions;
quiz tomorrow over partial fractions

Wednesday January 10

quiz on solving systems of equations aborted;
discussed/demonstrated partial fraction decomposition of rational functions;
continue working on p.402 #2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22 (due tomorrow);
quiz Friday over partial fractions

Tuesday January 9

no class today, due to Personal Finance field trip

Monday January 8

discussed p.392;
discussed/demonstrated partial fraction decomposition of rational functions;
quiz over what we’ve done so far in chapter 6 on Wednesday;
p.402 #2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22 (due Thursday)


Friday January 5

discussed p.383;
reviewed inverse matrixes, determinants, and Cramer’s rule;
p.392 #2-6, 12-18, 22-24, 28 even

Thursday January 4

discussed matrix multiplication, inverse matrixes, and determinants;
discussed applying matrix methods to solving systems of equations;
p.383 #2-6, 12-14, 20-24, 28, 32, 36-42 even

Wednesday January 3

discussed p.372;
read:  p.375-382 (matrix multiplication, inverses, and determinants) 

Tuesday January 2

briefly discussed 1st semester exam;
reviewed from Algebra II the process of Gaussian elimination for solving a system of equations;
p.372 #2-6, 10-12, 16-20, 22-26, 32-34 even


Wednesday December 13

no class today, due to semester exams;
continue to review chapters 1-5 for the semester exam, 3:45 on Thursday

Tuesday December 12

discussed p.352;
continue to review chapters 1-5 for the semester exam, 3:45 on Thursday

Monday December 11

discussed p.341;
looked at double-angle identities and additional identities;
p.352 #2-12, 18-22, 24-26, 34, 38, 42-44 even;
begin reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam;
semester exam is at 3:45 on Thursday


 Friday December 8

discussed yesterday’s quiz over trigonometric identities;
discussed problems on p.341 (due Monday)

Thursday December 7

quiz over trigonometric identities;
discussed the quiz;
discussed sum and difference identities;
p.341 #2-6, 12-22, 24-28 even

Wednesday December 6

discussed p. 324;
quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far in chapter 5;

Tuesday December 5

discussed p. 317;
discussed verifying trigonometric identities;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.324 #2-12, 20-24 even

Monday December 4

discussed trigonometric identities;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.317 #2-14, 18-24 even


Friday December 1

discussed test 4;
read:  pp.311-316 (trigonometric identities)

Thursday November 30

test 4

Wednesday November 29

quiz over the last half of chapter 4;
test 4 tomorrow

Tuesday November 28

reviewed the last half of chapter 4;
quiz tomorrow over the last half of chapter 4;
test 4 on Thursday

Monday November 27

reviewed the law of sines and cosines, Heron’s formula and finding areas of triangles;
worked problems from the problem set;
p. 298 #2-6, 10-16, 20-24, 28-32, 38-40 even


Friday November 17

no class today, due to Thanksgiving break

Thursday November 16

discussed the law of sines and cosines;
discussed Heron’s formula and finding areas of triangles;
worked problems from the problem set;
p. 298 #2-6, 10-16, 20-24, 28-32, 38-40 even (due Tuesday, 11-28)

Wednesday November 15

discussed quiz over the first half of chapter 4;
discussed inverse trigonometric functions;
worked problems from the problem set;
p. 288-289 #2-14, 20-24, 30-36, 50-54 even

Tuesday November 14

quiz over the first half of chapter 4;
read:  280-287 (inverse trigonometric functions)

Monday November 13

discussed p.264;
reviewed the first half of chapter 4;
quiz tomorrow


Friday November 10

discussed graphing sine and cosine;
p.264 #2-18, 30-34 even

Thursday November 9

discussed the unit circle;
worked problems from the problem set;
p.251 #2-8, 10-16, 26-32, 44-58 even

Wednesday November 8

assembled a unit circle;
discussed p.238-240 (due tomorrow);

Tuesday November 7

discussed p.227;
defined/discussed degrees, radians, and circular motion;
p.238-240 #2-4, 10-18, 28-38, 42 even

Monday November 6

discussed test 3;
briefly discussed right-triangle geometry;
get started on p.227 #2-14, 20-26, 32-38 even


Friday November 3

test 3;
read 220-225 (right-triangle geometry)

Thursday November 2

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
reviewed chapter 3;
test 3 tomorrow

Wednesday November 1

quiz over solving exponential and logarithmic equations;
test 3 on Friday

Tuesday October 31

discussed p.196;
discussed/demonstrated fitting exponential and logarithmic curves to scatter plot data;
quiz tomorrow over solving exponential and logarithmic equations;
test 3 on Friday

Monday October 30

discussed quiz over the first half of chapter 3;
worked examples of solving logarithmic and exponential equations;
p.196 #2-6, 22-26, 30-34, 49, 50-54, 60-64, 68 even (with the exception of #49)


Friday October 27

quiz over the first half of chapter 3;
read pp. 190-195 (exponential and logarithmic equations)

Thursday October 26

discussed problems from p.178;
went through a mid-chapter review;
quiz tomorrow over the first half of chapter 3

Wednesday October 25

discussed p.178 word problem on decibels;
defined log identities;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.185#2-16, 20-24, 30, 32, 40, 42, 50-54 even

Tuesday October 24

discussed p.166 word problems;
defined/discussed logarithms;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.178 #2-26 even

Monday October 23

defined/discussed exponentials;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.166 #2-8, 12-16 even, 22, 24, 36, 37, 39


Tuesday October 17

no class, due to Senior Class Trip

Monday October 16

no class, due to Senior Class Trip


Friday October 13

discussed test 2

Thursday October 12

test 2;
read 158-165 (exponentials)

Wednesday October 11

discussed quiz 2;
reviewed chapter 2;
test 2 postponed until tomorrow

Tuesday October 10

quiz 2;
test 2 tomorrow

Monday October 9

discussed p. 145 problems;
reviewed for quiz;
quiz tomorrow over the last two sections in chapter 2;
test 2 on Wednesday


Friday October 6

no class, due to Fall Festival preparations

Thursday, October 5

discussed p.138;
discussed non-linear inequalities;
p.145 #2-8, 18-22, 30-34 even

Wednesday, October 4

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
discussed rational functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.138 #2-6, 10-14, 20-26, 32-36 even

Tuesday, October 3

quiz over polynomials;
read:  130-137 (rational functions)

Monday, October 2

discussed everything missed last week by those gone on Power Outreach;
quiz tomorrow over polynomials


Friday, September 29

continued working on p.127 #2, 4, 10-14, 18-22, 32-36, 42, 44, 52, 54 even;
quiz next Tuesday over polynomials

Thursday, September 28

continued working on p.127 #2, 4, 10-14, 18-22, 32-36, 42, 44, 52, 54 even

Wednesday, September 27

discussed “old” techniques of finding zeros of polynomials;
p.127 #2, 4, 10-14, 18-22, 32-36, 42, 44, 52, 54 even

Tuesday, September 26

worked examples from p. 115 (due tomorrow)

Monday, September 25

no class, due to View Southern


Friday, September 22

discussed factoring polynomials;
worked sample problems from the problem set using long division;
p.115 #2-6, 16, 20-26, 32-36 even (due next Wednesday, since there is no class on Monday)

Thursday, September 21

discussed properties and analysis of polynomials;
worked sample problems from the problem set;
p.104 #4-8, 12-18, 24-30 even

Wednesday, September 20

discussed power and radical functions;
p.92 #2-8, 18-24 even

Tuesday, September 19

discussed test over chapter 1;
start looking over p.92 #2-8, 18-24 even (due Thursday)

Monday, September 18

test over chapter 1;
read:  86-91 (power and radical functions)


 Friday, September 8

no class, due to Community Outreach Day

Thursday, September 7

quiz 1.2 ;
test 1 on Monday; BWCA participants need to take it before leaving Sunday

Wednesday, September 6

discussed p.70 HW;
reviewed for quiz and test;
quiz 1.2 tomorrow;
test 1 on Monday; BWCA participants need to take it before leaving Sunday

Tuesday, September 5

discussed p.61 HW;
discussed inverse functions;
p.70 #2-12, 14-20 even

Monday, September 4

discussed p.52 HW;
discussed arithmetic with functions and function composition;
p.61 #2-8, 16-32 even


Friday, September 1

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
discussed transformations;
discussed a few problems from the problem set;
p.52 #2-10, 20, 22, 32-36 even

Thursday, August 31

quiz over first half of chapter 1;
read:  pp.45-51

Wednesday, August 30

discussed yesterday’s HW set;
reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 1;
quiz tomorrow 

Tuesday, August 29

discussed extrema and average rates of change;
worked examples from the HW set;
p. 40 #2-8, 12-16, 34-38 even 

Monday, August 28

worked examples from the HW set;
finish up on p. 30 #2-10, 14, 16, 22-28 even (due tomorrow)


Friday, August 25

no class, due to senior survival

Thursday, August 24

discussed HW;
discussed limits and continuity;
worked examples from the HW set;
p. 30 #2-10, 14, 16, 22-28 even (due Tuesday)

Wednesday, August 23

discussed line & point symmetry, even & odd functions, piecewise functions, domain and range descriptions;
p. 19 #10-28 even

Tuesday, August 22

discussed Friday’s quiz;
continued working examples from the HW set;
pp. 9-11 #2-10, 18-28, 30-32, 40-44, 48, 50 even

Monday, August 21

reviewed the concept and properties of a function;
worked examples from the HW set;
pp. 9-11 #2-10, 18-28, 30-32, 40-44, 48, 50 even (due Wednesday)


Friday, August 18

quiz over chapter 0;
read:  pp. 4-8 (functions)

Thursday, August 17

reviewed chapter 0;
quiz tomorrow over chapter 0

Wednesday, August 16

discussed homework;
discussed performing statistical calculations with a spreadsheet;
p. P37 #2-10 even

Tuesday, August 15

discussed homework;
discussed permutations and combinations;
p. P31 #2-20 even

Monday, August 14

discussed homework;
discussed properties of roots and exponents;
p. P17 #2-22 even


Friday, August 11

discussed homework;
discussed properties of quadratic equations;
p. P13 #8, 10, 16, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 46

Thursday, August 10

discussed operations with complex numbers;p. P8 #2-32, 38-42 even

Wednesday, August 9

discussed pretest;
discussed set notation and operations;p. P5 #2-30 even

Tuesday, August 8

pretest;read pp. P3-P4

Monday, August 7

explained course content;
reviewed Algebra II concepts;
pretest tomorrow