Here you will see information on what was covered in class, upcoming quizzes, and solutions to exams

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USE THIS

OLD FINAL EXAMS

FOR SOLUTIONS FOR OLD TESTS from FALL 2010,FALL 2011 AND SPRING 2013: OLD COURSES

Click on the desired course, then click on UPDATE

Use practice1 (or practice2 or practice3...) as username and the same as password.

If you get 500 or more in 3 tests + quizzes you will be exempted from final exam.

REVIEW FRI 2-4PM ROOM ASB-B 213 (near my office).

If you wish to discuss your grade please do so BEFORE final exam.

Please do the following final exams.

I will discuss them during the review.

It is important that you try them before coming to review because only then you will know what you don't know.

Spring 2013 exam

Fall 2005 exam

According to university website and their email final exams will go on as scheduled.

Please keep checking university website and their emails.

Today I will be in office from 11 am onwards.

Please study 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4.

QUIZ 19 SOLUTIONS

Please study 5.1 -- exponential functions and compound interest

QUIZ 18 SOLUTIONS

Please study 4.2 and 4.3 and do the webwork sets "graphing-polynomials" and "dividing-polynomials."

TEST 3 SOLUTIONS

Also try quiz5, quiz 6, quiz 7 and test 3 from here: update page of sec 14, spring 2013

We talked about how divide any polynomial by a smaller degree polynomial, how to use synthetic division for linear polynomials of form x-a, remainder theorem to find factors or values of polynomials, etc.,

Solutions and comments for Quiz 17 from today

Please try the webwork set "dividing-polynomials"

Friday we will do a review for test 3.

We talked about how to graph cubic polynomial, quartic polynomial, quintic etc., by looking at end behavior and behavior at and around zeroes.

Please try the webwork set "graphing-polynomials" and "parabola-functions"

Wednesday we will go over 4.3 and have a quiz on combination of functions.

We talked about how to find the vertex and axis of symmetry of a parabola its equation involving a quadratic function.

Please try the webwork set "functions" and "parabola-functions"

Solutions and comments for Quiz 16 from today

Graph for Quiz 16 from today

Monday we'll finish 4.1 and start 4.2.

We talked about increasing and decreasing, maximum and minimum and in general understanding graphs of functions.

We also discussed average rate of change.

Please try the webwork set "functions"

Solutions and comments for Quiz 15 from today

Wednesday we'll do 3.6.

Please try the webwork set "functions"

Solutions and comments for Quiz 14 from today

Friday we'll try to finish up to 3.4.

Friday's quiz will be on variations.

Please try the review problems from list of practice problems above.

Also try webwork set "variations"

Wednesday we will start chapter 3 and have a quiz on lines (2.4).

Please try the webwork set "lines"

Solutions and comments for Quiz 13 from today

Please try the webwork set "lines"

Solutions and comments for Quiz 12 from today

Friday's quiz will be on 2.2 -- symmetry and equation of circles

Today we covered 2.2, talking about how to find the equation of circles, using distance and mid-point formula and finding x and y intercepts.

In addition to problems from LIST OF PRACTICE PROBLEMS FROM TEXTBOOK above please try webwork set "circles"

I will talk about symmetry from 2.2 and equation of lines (2.3) on wednesday

Quiz wednesday will be on 2.1.

Solutions and comments for Test II from today

TEST 2 WEDNESDAY OCT 23 IN CLASS ON ALL OF CHAPTER 1 EXCEPT 1.4

TOMORROW OFFICE HOURS 2-4PM

Please study class notes for chapter 1 except 1.4

Try these old tests: Spring2013sec14test2 and spring2013sec4test2

You can also see solutions to quizzes from old courses by going through the update page for that course:

Click on OLD COURSES then click on desired course then scroll down and click on UPDATE

Please also go through review problems for chapter 1 in pages 117 and 118

Also try Webwork problems for 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.5,1.6,1.7 listed below.

I have sent out an email about your MIDTERM GRADES and what you can do to IMPROVE YOUR GRADES.

Please let me know if you didn't get it.

Please try webwork set "inequalities and absolute values."

1.4 is not in syllabus but you are encouraged to read it for your own knowledge.

We also started 1.6, inequalities.

Also I have added problems in webwork set "quadratic equations."

Solutions and comments for Quiz 11 from today.

1.4 is not in syllabus but you are encouraged to read it for your own knowledge.

Quiz on wednesday will be on word problems involving quadratic equations.

Please try review problems from 1.3 on textbook or webassign

Look at top of page to see list of practice problems.

For webassign look at main page for course.

Also I have added problems in webwork set "quadratic equations."

Solutions and comments for Quiz 10 from today.

We went over solving by factoring, completing the square and the quadratic formula.

Solutions and comments for Quiz 9 from today

Today we covered 1.2. Please do practice problems from 1.2

Also try webwork set "word-problems-linear"

Quiz 9 on monday will be based on 1.2

Solutions and comments for Quiz 8 from today

Please try the problems on Webwork in the set "solving equations."

We also went over what can be done to improve everyone's performance in the next test.

Please prepare for quizzes just like you would for a test.

Please work with me, with your classmates or in tutorial lab EVERYDAY.

Monday we will start the next chapter (Chapter 1)

Solutions and comments for Test I from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

TEST WILL BE HARDER THAN QUIZZES, SO PLEASE PREPARE WELL

We did a review in class today

TEST I WILL BE ON WED, SEP 25; REVIEW MON SEP 23 (BOTH IN CLASS)

TEST WILL BE HARDER THAN QUIZZES, SO PREPARE WELL

Today we finished discussing P7, simplifying rational algebraic expressions.

Please try the set titled "homework5-rational-expressions" on webwork.

Monday we will do a review for the test

Please try Chapter P review on Webassign

Try also old Test I's from previous semesters -- see link for "OLD COURSES" above

[REMEMBER -- YOU MUST GO TO UPDATE PAGE AFTER CLICKING ON THE REQUIRED COURSE]

You can also review all the webwork homeworks until now

Solutions and comments for Quiz 7 from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WED, SEP 25; REVIEW MON SEP 23 (BOTH IN CLASS)

TEST WILL BE HARDER THAN QUIZZES, SO PREPARE WELL

Today we started discussing P7, simplifying rational algebraic expressions.

I talked about how to find common denominators and add fractions involving polynomials.

We will continue with P7 on friday.

Please try the set titled "homework5-rational-expressions" on webwork.

Friday's quiz will be based on P7 only

Solutions and comments for Quiz 6 from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

TEST WILL BE HARDER THAN QUIZZES, SO PREPARE WELL

Today we continued discussing P6, factoring algebraic expressions.

I talked about how removing common terms and grouping can be used to factor polynomials, especially trinoials.

We will start P7 on wednesday.

Please try the set titled "homework5-algebraic-expressions" on webwork.

Wednesday's quiz will be based on P6 only

Solutions and comments for Quiz 5 from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

Today we continued discussing P5 and P6, factoring algebraic expressions.

I talked about how certain product formulas can be used for multiplication as well as factoring of polynomials

We will finish P6 on monday.

Please try the set titled "homework5-algebraic-expressions" on webwork.

Monday's quiz will be based on P6 only

Solutions and comments for Quiz 4 from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

Today we continued discussing P5 and also started P6, factoring algebraic expressions.

I talked about how certain product formulas can be used for multiplication as well as factoring of polynomials

We will continue the same on friday.

Please try the set titled "homework5-algebraic-expressions" on webwork.

Friday's quiz will be based on P5 only

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

Today we started P5, algebraic expressions.

I did some problems from this section. We will continue P5 on wednesday.

Please try the set titled "homework5-algebraic-expressions" on webwork.

Solutions and comments for Quiz 3 from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

Today we went over P4, rational exponents.

I did problems from this section including problem 89 that discusses how to find the distance you can see from a certain height on earth

A simple (and approximate) rule of thumb formula that comes out of this is the following:

The distance d = square root of (7920 times h) where h is the height in miles

OR d = 80 times the square root of 2h where h is in kilometers

We will discuss P5 (algebraic expressions) on monday.

Please try the set titled "homework4-rationalexponents" on webwork.

Also for monday's quiz do textbook practice problems from P4 either from book or webassign.

Solutions and comments for Quiz 2 from today

TEST I WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY SEP 25

We will have a quiz friday, on ALL of P3

Please try the set titled "homework3-exponents" on webwork. I have added a few problems today.

Also for friday's quiz (it will be a bit harder) do textbook practice problems from P2 and P3 either from book or webassign.

Today we went over scientific notation from P3 and started looking at rational exponents from P4.

I have posted review problems for the quiz tomorrow

Please try the set titled "homework3-exponents" on webwork

Also for tomorrow's quiz (it will be a bit harder) do textbook practice problems from P2 and P3 either from book or webassign.

Today we discussed rules of exponents: multiplying, dividing, exponentiating numbers with exponents

We had a short, easy quiz. Answer is |26/15| = 26/15. Some of you left answer as |26/15| but you need to find absolute value.

For next wednesday's quiz (it will be a bit harder) do textbook practice problems from P2 and P3.

Yesterday we discussed real number system: integers, fractions, decimals, irrational numbers, etc.,

Please try the sets titled "homework1" and "homework2" on webwork to review background material

Also do textbook practice problems for P1 and P2 from the list above or on Webassign

We will have our first quiz tomorrow at the end of class on P1 and P2

Yesterday we discussed the background for algebra

Please try the set titled "homework1" on webwork to review background material

The set "Introduction to webwork" has information about how to enter answers, etc.,

Also do textbook practice problems for P1 from the list above

I also talked about an ancient Egyptian papyrus method to solve problems

This shows how origins of algebra go back to early civilizations, even though they lacked the symbolic methods we have today

For more information see Papakonstainou's book, pages 12-15