Course Description

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Thursday, March 12

quiz 9.1

Wednesday, March 11

discussed any remaining problems;
quiz 9.1 tomorrow

Tuesday, March 10

worked examples from yesterday’s problem set;
quiz 9.1 postponed until Thursday

Monday, March 9

reviewed/demonstrated transforming polar and rectangular equations;
p. 557 #2-8, 14-18, 26-30, 36-40 even;
quiz 9.1 on Wednesday


Friday, March 6

discussed transforming polar and rectangular equations;
p. 557 #2-8, 14-18, 26-30, 36-40 even (due Tuesday)

Thursday, March 5

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

Wednesday, March 4

discussed test 8;
defined/discussed polar coordinates;
p. 538 #2-14, 30-36 even

Tuesday, March 3

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

Monday, March 2

discussed quiz 8.2;
reviewed chapter 8;
test 8 tomorrow


Friday, February 28

quiz 8.2;
test 8 on Tuesday

Thursday, February 27

all but 4 absent due to gymnastics;
went to the maintenance building, looking for illustrations/applications of torque;
quiz 8.2 tomorrow

Wednesday, February 26

further discussed vector cross product, and related calculations;
quiz 8.2 on Friday

Tuesday, February 25

discussed vector cross product, and related calculations;
p.522 #2-12, 16-22 even

Monday, February 24

discussed quiz 8.1;
discussed vectors in 3-D, and simple operations with 3-D vectors;
p.514 #10-14, 26, 28, 36-40 even


Friday, February 21

quiz 8.1;
read:  pp. 510-513 (vectors in 3-D space)

Thursday, February 20

discussed p.506;
reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 8;
quiz 8.1 tomorrow

Wednesday, February 19

discussed vector dot product and related calculations;
worked samples from the problem set;
p.506 #2-20, 26-28 even

Tuesday, February 18

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

Monday, February 17

reviewed vectors and scalars;
discussed/demonstrated doing vector addition, both graphically, and analytically;
p.488 #2-6, 20-26, 36 even


Friday, February 14

discussed test 7;
defined/discussed vectors and scalars;
read:  pp.482-487 (vectors)

Thursday, February 13

test 7

Wednesday, February 12

discussed quiz 7.2;
reviewed chapter 7;
test 7 tomorrow

Tuesday, February 11

quiz 7.2;
test 7 on Thursday

Monday, February 10

reviewed hyperbolas and parametric equations;
quiz on hyperbolas and parametric equations tomorrow;
p. 469 #2-6, 10-14, 18-22  even (due tomorrow)


Friday, January 31

further discussed parametric equations;
 worked on p. 469 #2-6, 10-14, 18-22  even (due Tuesday after break)

Thursday, January 30

discussed parametric equations;
 p. 469 #2-6, 10-14, 18-22  even (due Tuesday after break)

Wednesday, January 29

further discussed hyperbolas;
worked example problems;
continue working on p. 449 #2-6, 12-16, 24-28 even

Tuesday, January 28

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

Monday, January 27

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


Friday, January 24

worked problems from the last 2 lessons;
quiz over parabolas, circles, and ellipses on Monday

Thursday, January 23

defined/demonstrated equations of an ellipse;
worked problems from the problem set;
p.438 #2-10, 14-16, 24-30 even

Wednesday, January 22

discussed test 6;
intro to conic sections;
defined/demonstrated equations of a parabola;
p.428 #2-6, 16-18, 26-28, 36-38 even

Tuesday, January 21

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

Monday, January 20

worked more examples of partial fraction decomposition;
test 6 tomorrow


Friday, January 17

further discussed/demonstrated partial fraction decomposition;
finish up p.402 #2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22

Thursday, January 16

discussed quiz 6.1;
discussed/demonstrated partial fraction decomposition;
p.402 #2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22

Wednesday, January 15

quiz 6.1;
read:  pp.398-401 (partial fractions)

Tuesday, January 14

reviewed the first 3 lessons of chapter 6;
quiz 6.1 tomorrow

Monday, January 13

discussed and worked examples off of p. 392;
p.392 #2-6, 12-18, 22-24, 28  even
quiz 6.1 on Wednesday


Friday, January 10

discussed p. 383;
start looking over p.392 #2-6, 12-18, 22-24, 28  even

Thursday, January 9

no class, due to community service day

Wednesday, January 8

further discussed Cramer’s rule, matrix multiplication,  and inverse matrices;
p.383 #2-6, 12-14, 20-24, 28, 32, 36-42 even

Tuesday, January 7

discussed Cramer’s rule and inverse matrices;
worked examples from yesterday’s homework set;
p.372 due tomorrow

Monday, January 6

discussed/demonstrated Gaussian elimination;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.372 #2-6, 10-12, 16-26, 32-34 even


Tuesday, December 17

reviewed chapters 2 & 3;
continue reviewing chapters 1-5 for semester exam on Thursday afternoon, 3:45

Monday, December 16

began reviewing chapters 1-5 for semester exam on Thursday afternoon, 3:45


Friday, December 13

discussed test 5;
start reviewing for semester exam over chapters 1-5

Thursday, December 12

test 5

Wednesday, December 11

reviewed chapter 5;
test 5 tomorrow

Tuesday, December 10

discussed quiz 5.2;
test 5 postponed until Thursday

Monday, December 9

quiz 5.2;
test 5 on Wednesday


Friday, December 6

discussed problems from Wednesday’s homework set;
quiz over the 2nd half of chapter 5 on Monday

Thursday, December 5

discussed problems from yesterday’s homework set;
quiz over the 2nd half of chapter 5 on Monday

Wednesday, December 4

discussed multiple-angle, product to sum, and power-reduction identities;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.352 #2-12, 18-26, 34, 38, 42, 44 even

Tuesday, December 3

worked examples from yesterday’s homework set;
read:  pp. 346-351 (multiple-angle and product-to-sum identities)

Monday, December 2

discussed quiz 5.1;
discussed sum and difference identities;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.341 #2-6, 12-22, 24-28 even


Thursday, November 21

quiz 5.1

Wednesday, November 20

discussed trigonometric equations;
quiz 5.1 tomorrow

Tuesday, November 19

students finished up verifying trigonometric equations up in front of the class;
discussed trigonometric equations;
worked a few problems from the problem set;
p.331 #2-8, 14-16, 22-26 even

Monday, November 18

each student verified a single trigonometric equation up in front of the class;
read:  pp. 327-330 (trigonometric equations)


Friday, November 15

worked examples from yesterday’s problem set;
be prepared to present to the class the single problem given you from p. 324 #2-24

Thursday, November 14

discussed pythagorean identities, and co-functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.317 #2-14, 18-24 even

Wednesday, November 13

discussed test 4;
if you haven’t already, read:  pp.312-316 (trigonometric identities)

Tuesday, November 12

test 4;
read:  pp.312-316 (trigonometric identities)

Monday, November 11

reviewed chapter 4;
test 4 tomorrow


Friday, November 8

discussed quiz 4.2;
test 4 on Tuesday

Thursday, November 7

quiz 4.2;
test 4 on Tuesday

Wednesday, November 6

discussed yesterday’s homework;
reviewed the second half of chapter 4;
quiz 4.2 tomorrow

Tuesday, November 5

discussed the law of sines, cosines, and Heron’s formula;
worked examples from the problem set;
pp.298 # #2-6; 10-16, 20-24, 28-32, 38-40 even 

Monday, November 4

further discussed inverse trig functions and their limited domains and ranges;
worked examples from the problem set;
pp.288-289 #2-14, 20-24, 30-36, 50-54 even 


Friday, November 1

discussed quiz 4.1;
discussed inverse trig functions and their limited range;
pp.288-289 #2-14, 20-24, 30-36, 50-54 even (due Tuesday)

Thursday, October 31

quiz 4.1;
read:  pp.280-287 (inverse trigonometric functions)

Wednesday, October 30

discussed problems from yesterday’s problem set;
reviewed lessons 1-4 of chapter 4;
quiz 4.1 tomorrow

Tuesday, October 29

discussed graphs of sine and cosine;
worked problems from the problem set;
p.264 #2-18, 30-34  even

Monday, October 28

discussed problems on p.238;
discussed the unit circle and trigonometric ratios;
p.251 #2-8, 10-16, 26-32, 44-58 even


Friday, October 25

discussed degrees vs radians;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.238-240 #2, 4, 10-18, 28-38, 42 even

Thursday, October 24

discussed problems on p. 227;
continue working on p. 227 #2-14, 20-26, 32-38 even (due tomorrow)

Wednesday, October 23

discussed test 3;
reviewed a little right-triangle geometry;
get started on p. 227 #2-14, 20-26, 32-38 even (due Friday)

Tuesday, October 22

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

Monday, October 21

reviewed chapter 3;
test 3 tomorrow


Tuesday, October 15

no class, due to senior class trip and junior history trip

Monday, October 14

no class, due to senior class trip and junior history trip


Friday, October 11

quiz 3.2 over logarithmic and exponential equations;
test 3 on Tuesday, 10-22

Thursday, October 10

reviewed logarithmic and exponential equations;
quiz 3.2 over logarithmic and exponential equations tomorrow

Wednesday, October 9

discussed logarithmic and exponential equations;
p.196 #2-6, 22-26, 30-34, 49, 50-54, 60-64, 68 even

Tuesday, October 8

quiz 3.1 over exponentials and logarithms;
read:  pp.190-195 (logarithmic equations)

Monday, October 7

reviewed lesions 1-3 of chapter 3;
quiz 3.1 over lessons 1-3 tomorrow


Friday, October 4

discussed log identities;
p. 185 #2-16, 20-24, 30, 32, 40, 42, 50-54 even

Thursday, October 3

discussed radiometric dating;
discussed exponentials and logarithms as inverse functions;
p. 178 #2-26 even

Wednesday, October 2

discussed test 2;
reviewed exponentials from Algebra II;
p.166 #2-8, 12-16 even, plus 22, 24, 36, 37, 39

Tuesday, October 1

test 2;
read:  pp. 158-165 (exponentials)

Monday, September 30

discussed quiz 2.2;
reviewed chapter 2;
test 2 tomorrow


Friday, September 27

quiz 2.2;
test 2 on Tuesday

Thursday, September 26

discussed/reviewed the last 2 lessons;
quiz over the last two lessons tomorrow

Wednesday, September 25

discussed non-linear inequalities;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.145 #2-8, 18-22, 30-34 even

Tuesday, September 24

discussed quiz 2.1;
discussed attributes of rational functions;
p.138 #2-6, 10-14, 20-26, 32-36 even

Monday, September 23

quiz 2.1;
read:  pp. 130-137 (rational functions)


Friday, September 20

no class, due to juniors ITED testing and seniors at View Southern
quiz 2.1 over analysis of polynomials on Monday

Thursday, September 19

no class, due to juniors ITED testing and seniors at View Southern
quiz 2.1 over analysis of polynomials on Monday

Wednesday, September 18

worked on Monday’s problem set;
most of the class was absent, due to View Southern
quiz 2.1 over analysis of polynomials on Monday

Tuesday, September 17

further discussed the details of finding zeros of polynomials;
worked on yesterday’s problem set

Monday, September 16

discussed the details of finding zeros of polynomials;
p.127 #2, 4, 10-14, 18-22, 32-36, 42, 44, 52, 54 even (due before you leave on Wednesday)


Tuesday, September 10

discussed problems from p. 115;
discussed finding zeros of any polynomial

Monday, September 9

discussed problems from p. 104;
discussed long division and synthetic division with polynomials;
p.115#2-6, 16, 20-26, 32-36 even


Friday, September 6

discussed p. 92 problems;
discussed characteristics of polynomials;
p.104 #4-8, 12-18, 24-30 even

Thursday, September 5

discussed test 1;
discussed power and radical functions;
p.92 #2-8, 18-24 even

Wednesday, September 4

test 1;
read:  pp. 86-91 (power and radical functions)

Tuesday, September 3

discussed quiz 1.2;
reviewed chapter 1;
test 1 on tomorrow

Monday, September 2

quiz 1.2;
test 1 on Wednesday


Friday, August 30

reviewed lessons 5-7 of chapter 1;
quiz 1.2 on Monday

Thursday, August 29

discussed inverse functions;
p.70 #2-20 even

Wednesday, August 28

discussed yesterday’s homework;
finish up p.61 #2-12, 16-32 even

Tuesday, August 27

discussed transformation on functions;
discussed arithmetic and composition of functions;
p.61 #2-12, 16-32 even

Monday, August 26

discussed quiz 1.1;
discussed transformation on functions;
p.52 #2-10, 20, 22, 32-36 even


Friday, August 23

quiz 1.1;
read:  pp. 45-51 (transformations on functions)

Thursday, August 22

discussed previous HW set;
quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far in chapter 1

Wednesday, August 21

discussed previous HW set;
discussed extrema and average rat