Welcome to MA 15300

Course Assignments

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Aug. 27 Section 1.1 Functions Today: We identified if a relation is function and used function notation.
Learning Objectives
1. Propose a definition of a function and use it to determine if a relation represents y as a function of x.
2. Use and interpret functional notation.

For Thursday, August 29:
General Course Information and the Syllabus
Do:
Join our class group on LinkedIn. If necessary, purchase a TI-84 Plus CE or equivalent and purchase eHW access.
Look at the activity, for practice, (not for hand-in) on national unemployment rate as a function of time found HERE in Blackboard.
Be prepared to share your findings at Thursday's class.

Due Thursday, August 29, 11:59 pm: E-HW: Quiz on John's Syllabus- Score 90% or Higher by the Deadline!
Note: You need to get a score of 90% or higher for this eHW by the deadline to open up any future eHW assignments.
You have unlimited attempts.

For practice, see these Flash Cards on eHW:
Flash Card 1.1 Is it a function?
Flash Card 1.1 Use function notation.
Flash Card 1.1 Write the formula of a function.

If you have the text, read Section 1.1.
For additional practice, here are some optional exercises out of the text:
Section 1.1 -- 3-4, 8-10, 15, 20-25, 28-29, 33, 41 and Chapter 1 Review -- #3

Prepare for QUIZ 1 next Tuesday, Sept 3 over prerequisite skills.
Review eHW Math Background Needed for MA 15300 and eHW Flash Cards for Prerequisite Skills

Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm:  E-HW: Math Background Needed for MA 15300
Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm:  E-HW0: General Course Information and Using eHW

Thurs., Aug. 29 Section 1.2 Average Rate of Change Today: We discussed the Rule of Four, gave examples of rates, and represented the average rate of change on an interval as the slope of the segment.

Learning Objectives
1. Find and interpret the average rate of change.
2. Represent the average rate of change on a graph as the slope of a segment.
3. Use the function notation for the average rate of change

 Handouts: These are in the folder Resources to Prepare for Test 1 on Blackboard if you want another copy. Activity 1.2A National Unemployment Rate Activity 1.2B Income Gap Due tonight, Thursday, August 29, 11:59 pm: E-HW: Quiz on John's Syllabus- Score 90% or Higher by the Deadline! Note: You need to get a score of 90% or higher for this eHW by the deadline to open up any future eHW assignments. You have unlimited attempts. Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm:  E-HW: Math Background Needed for MA 15300 Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm:  E-HW0: General Course Information and Using eHW For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards: Flash Card 1.2 Find Average Rate of Change Flash Card 1.2 Interpret Average Rate of Change For additional practice, here are some optional exercises out of the text:  Section 1.2 -- S1-S10, 1-7, 9-14, 17-20, 22, 24,25, 28, 30 for practice. Prepare for QUIZ 1 next Tuesday, Sept 3 over prerequisite skills. Review eHW Math Background Needed for MA 15300 and eHW Flash Cards for Prerequisite Skills              You can work the Just for Practice version too. For more, see also these skills needed for MA 15300.
Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Sept. 3 Section 1.3 and 1.4
Formulas of Linear Functions
Today: QUIZ 1 over prerequisite skills
Learning Objectives
1. Use the average rate of change to determine if a function is linear.
2. Find a linear model.
3. Given the equation of a linear function, find and interpret its slope and axis intercepts and sketch its graph.
4. Find a linear model if given an initial value and an average rate of change.
5. Find a linear model if given any value (not necessarily its initial value) and an average rate of change.
6. Find a linear model if given any two points

For Thursday, Sept. 5:
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 1.3.01 Using a table to explore if a function is linear
Flash Card 1.3.02 Find a linear model given an initial value
Flash Card 1.4.01 Find a linear model without given an initial value

For additional practice, here are some optional exercises out of the text:
Section 1.3 --  #26-30 and Section 1.4 -- #4 - 15, 31 - 36, 41, 42, 46, 47, 52, 53, 57, 61

Due Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:59 pm:  E-HW 1 Section 1.1 - 1.4
Due Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm: E-HW 2 Section 1.5

Thursday, Sept. 5: QUIZ 1 over Section 1.1 and 1.2
Thurs., Sept. 5 Section 1.5 Understanding the m and the b in the Linear Function
y
= b + mx and Modeling with Linear Functions
Today: QUIZ 2 over Section 1.1 and 1.2
Learning Objectives
1. Determine the slope and equation of a horizontal line and a vertical line.
2. Determine the following geometric properties for linear functions from their equations:
- when two lines are parallel and when they are perpendicular
- when their y-intercepts are positive or negative
- when they are increasing or decreasing (or neither)
3. Construct linear models and find intersection points to solve problems and make predictions.

For Tuesday, Sept. 10:
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 1.4.01 Find a linear model without given an initial value
Flash Card 1.4.02 Slopes of Parallel and perpendicular lines
Flash Card 1.4.03 equations of parallel and perpendicular lines
Flash Card 1.4.04 Sketch a line parallel to a given line.
Flash Card 1.5.01 Modeling Revenue, Cost, Profit
Flash Card 1.5.02 Modeling a Rental Car Problem

For additional practice, here are some optional exercises out of the text:
Section 1.5 --  #S1-S8, 1-4, 7-9, 11, 16, 18, 19, 28 (for practice) and Chapter 1 Review (page 52) -- 29, 35, 38, 42, 46-50

Due Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:59 pm:  E-HW 1 Section 1.1 - 1.4
Due Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm: E-HW 2 Section 1.5

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Sept. 10 Section 2.1 Input/Output
See Miss Gulch take her iconic ride to Dorothy's farm and the graph.
Section 2.2 Domain/Range
Today: Using multiple perspectives to solve equations and inequalities graphically and to find the domain and range.

Learning Objectives
1. Use a graph, table, or an equation to evaluate a function or find its input(s) given its output.
2. Solve equations and inequalities and interpret the results.
3. Evaluate functions at given input. Solve f(x) = c for the value of x if given the value of some constant c.
4. Solve f(x) < c for the value of x graphically by finding any intersection points of the graph of y = f(x) and the graph of the target line y = c, and then use the graph to report the intervals where the graph of y = f(x) is above the graph of y = c.
5. Use a graph to report the domain and range of a function.

For Thursday, Sept. 12:
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 2.1: Modeling a Function with a Graph
Flash Card 2.1: Solving Equations and Inequalities Graphically
Flash Card 2.1: Input and Output of Functions Given as Formulas
Flash Card 2.2.01: Domain and Range of a Function Given as a Graph

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 2.1 -- 4-5, 9-12, 17-18, 27-29, 32, 34, 44 and Chapter 2 Review -- S1-S12, 1-4, 31, 36

Due tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:59 pm:  E-HW 01 Section 1.1 - 1.4
Due Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm: E-HW 02 Section 1.5

Prepare for QUIZ 3 over Sections 1.3-1.5 on Thursday, Sept. 12

Due Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11:59 pm: E-HW 03 Section 2.1-2.2

Thurs., Sept. 12 Section 2.2 Domain/Range (cont'd) Today: QUIZ 3 over Sections 1.3-1.5

Learning Objectives
1. Report the domain and range of a function given the formula.

Due tonight Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm:  E-HW 02 Section 1.5

For Tuesday, Sept. 17:
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 2.2.02: Domain and Range of a Function Given as a Formula
Flash Card 2.2.03: Domain and Range of a Function Defined Verbally

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 2.2 -- 9-18, 29

Due Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11:59 pm: E-HW 03 Section 2.1-2.2

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Sept. 17 Section 2.5 Inverse Functions and Section 2.6 Concavity Due tonight, Sept. 17, 11:59 pm: E-HW 03 Section 2.1-2.2

Learning Objectives
1. Use notation for inverse functions given a graph, formula, table, or words.
2. Interpret expressions or equations which involve function notation and inverse function notation.
3. If given the formula for a function, find the formula of the inverse function.
4. Determine the intervals of x for which is concave up or down or increasing or decreasing.

For Thursday, Sept. 19:
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 2.5 Inverses of functions represented with graphs and tables
Flash Card 2.5 Inverses of functions represented with words and formulas
Flash Card 2.6 Concavity
For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section
2.5 --13-26, 35-39, 45-50 and Section 2.6 -- 1-23, 26 and Ch 2 Review #
41, 42, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 65 , 68

Prepare for QUIZ 4 on Thursday, Sept. 19 over Section 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6
Due Thursday, Sept. 19, 11:59 pm:  E-HW 04 Section 2.5-2.6

Note:
Test 1 next week covers Sections 1.1-1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, and 2.6 See the review materials on BB in the folder Reviews for Exams.

Thurs., Sept. 19 Section 4.1
Exponential Functions

Due tonight, Thursday, Sept. 19, 11:59 pm:  E-HW 04 Section 2.5-2.6

Learning Objectives
1. Given a formula, get an annual growth rate or decay rate, as well as an initial amount.
2. Given an annual growth rate or decay rate and an initial amount,
a. write a formula y = abx or
b. know what a and b mean in the formula y = abx or
c. predict a future value of y for some x and given a value of y, find a value of x.

For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 4.1
Identify if a function is exponential
Flash Card 4.1
Growth and Decay Factors
Flash Card 4.1
Find an Exponential Formula Given Verbal Description
Flash Card 4.1 Exponential Formula Given Initial Value

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 4.1 --  S1-S4, 1-12, 14-40, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 32, 39, 40, 50, 53, 55, 56 and Chapter 4 Review 1-7, 9,10, 15, 16, 26-28

Test 1 covers Sections 1.1-1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, and 2.6  See the review materials on BB in the folder Reviews for Exams.
Walk in to the Math Test Center KT G18 with any kind of photo ID and your graphing calculator to take the test
during their hours of operation on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday next week. There is no class meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Sept. 24 No class meeting Take Test 1 in the Math Test Center
Thurs., Sept. 26 Section 4.2
Finding Formulas of Exponential Functions

Learning Objectives
1. Given some data (which is not an initial amount).
a. write a formula y = abx or
b. know what a and b mean in the formula y = abx or
c. predict a future value of y for some x and given a value of y, find a value of x.
2. Compare linear and exponential functions and find their intersections points.

For Tuesday, Oct. 1
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 4.2
Exponential Formula Not Given an Initial Value
Flash Card 4.2
Account Balance

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 4.2 --S1-S10, 1-36, 38, 46-49 and Chapter 4 Review  11-14, 31, 35, 60 and have Reading Questions for 4.3 ready at the start of class.

Due Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:59 pm: E-HW 05 Section 4.1 and 4.2

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Oct. 1 The Graph of y = abx (4.3)
and Compound Interest (
4.4)
Learning Objectives
1.Determine what a and b mean in the formula y = abx.
2. Describe the general shape, concavity, domain, range, and asymptotes of the function y = abx.
3. Use the compound interest formula A = P(1 + r/n)nt appropriately and relate it to the growth formula A = P(1 + r)t.

For Thursday, Sept. 26
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 4.2
Exponential vs. Linear
Flash Card 4.3 Visualize what a and b mean in y = a(b)^x.

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 4.3 -1-15, 18, 19, 23 - 33, 35, 40-44 and Chapter 4 Review -- 18, 34.

Due Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:59 pm: E-HW 05 Section 4.1 and 4.2

QUIZ 5 on Thursday, Oct. 3 over Sections 4.1-4.2
Thurs., Oct. 3 Section 4.4 Compound Interest

Learning Objectives
1. Relate the compound interest formula A = P(1 + r/n)nt to the growth formula A = P(1 + r)t and A = Pert.
2. Use the compound interest formula A = P(1 + r/n)nt or A = Pert. Find A, P, or t if given the remaining parameters.

For Tuesday, Oct. 8
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 4.4: Compound Interest - Calculate A or Solve for P
Flash Card 4.4: Compound Interest - Find t (using a table or graph)
Flash Card 4.4: Work with Growth and Decay Factors to find a formula of an exponential function

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 4.4 -1-21 and Section 4.5 -- S1-S10, 1-25, 34 - 44 and Chapter 4 Review -- 17, 47, 63, 66, 67

Due tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:59 pm: E-HW 05 Section 4.1 and 4.2

Due Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:59 pm: E-HW 06 Sections 4.3-4.5

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Oct. 8 Section 5.1 and
Tools for Chapter 5

What is a Logarithm?
Learning Objectives
1. Rewrite an equation in exponential form into logarithmic form and vice versa.
2. Find the value of a logarithm written to any base, as well as common and natural logarithms.
3. Use the inverse properties of logarithms

For Thursday, Oct. 10
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 5.1 Logarithmic form <=> Exponential form
Flash Card 5.1 Find the logarithm (to any base) of an expression
Flash Card 5.1 Simplify the natural or common logarithm of an expression
Flash Card 5.1 Use the Inverse Properties of Logarithms and Exponential Functions

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 5.1 -- 1-28, 35-52 and Chapter 5 Review -- 21-23, 30-32, 59 and worksheet on logarithms.
See also Ch 5 Skills Refresher (p. 232) 1-15, 25, 27, 32, 34, 37

Prepare for QUIZ 6 Thursday, Oct. 10 over Sections 4.3-4.5

Due Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:59 pm: E-HW 06 Sections 4.3-4.5
Due Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm: E-HW 07 Section 5.1 Logarithms

Thurs., Oct. 10 Section 5.1 Properties of Logarithms and
Solving Exponential
and Logarithmic Equations

Learning Objectives
1. Determine the domain of a logarithm.
2. Rewrite a logarithmic expression using properties of logs.
3. Use inverse properties to find both exact and approximate solutions to logarithmic equations.
4. Use inverse properties to find both exact and approximate solutions to exponential equations.

For Tuesday, Oct. 8
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 5.1 Simplify the natural or common logarithm of an expression
Flash Card 5.1 Use the Inverse Properties of Logarithms and Exponential Functions
Flash Card 5.1 Properties of Logs
Flash Card 5.1 Solving Logarithmic Equations
Flash Card 5.1 Solving Exponential Equations Using Logarithms

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 5.1 -- 29-34, 53, 54, 57-62, 65, 69-72 and Chapter 5 Review -- 7-11, 13, 15, 19, 33, and Ch 5 Skills Refresher 40-43, 46-49

Due tonight, Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:59 pm: E-HW 06 Sections 4.3-4.5
Due Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm: E-HW 07 Section 5.1 Logarithms

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Oct. 15 Section 5.2
Doubling Time and
Half Life
Learning Objectives
1. Given a function which models exponential growth, find the doubling or tripling time and the percent growth per unit time period.
2. Given a function which models exponential decay, find half-life and the percent loss per unit.
3. If given the doubling time, tripling time, half-life, or percent rate over a given time period, write a possible formula.

For Thursday, Oct. 17
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 5.2 Half-life and Doubling Time
Flash Card 5.2 Modeling Exponential Functions - Rate over a given time period
For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 5.2 - 1-35, 39, 41, 42, 46 and Chapter 5 Review -- 41, 43

Prepare for QUIZ 7 Thursday, Oct. 17 over Section 5.1

Due Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm: E-HW 07 Section 5.1 Logarithms
Due Thursday, Oct. 24, 11:59 pm: E-HW 08 Sections 5.2-5.3

Thurs., Oct. 17 Section 5.3
Learning Objectives
1. Use the definition of pH = −log [H+] to find the pH if given the hydrogen ion concentration [H+] or vice versa (solve a log equation).
2. Report the concavity, domain, range, asymptotes, etc. of the graph of y = log x or y = ln x.
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For Thursday,
October 24
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 5.3 Logarithmic Models
Flash Card 5.3 The Graph of the Logarithm
For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 5.3 - S1-S10, 3, 7-10,17-24, 32, 33, 37, 39, 42-45, 48-51, 54

Prepare for QUIZ 8 on Thursday, Oct. 24 over Section 5.2-5.3

Due Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm: E-HW 07 Section 5.1 Logarithms
Due Thursday, Oct. 24, 11:59 pm: E-HW 08 Sections 5.2-5.3
Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Oct. 22 No class meeting
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Thurs., Oct. 24 Section 2.4
Transformations
Learning Objective
Given the formula or graph or table of a function f(x), write the formula of a vertical or horizontal shift of the function in terms of f(x) or in terms of x as an outside/inside additive change to the function rule.

For Thursday, October 31
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 2.4 Horizontal and Vertical Shifts
Flash Card 2.4 Horizontal and Vertical Shifts (Given graph, write formula)
For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 2.4 - 3-9, 11-13, 19, 21, 26

Due Tues., Oct. 31, 11:59 pm: eHW-09 2.4, 6.1-6.2 Transformations

Test 2 covers Chapter 4 and 5 (not 5.4).  See the review materials on BB in the folder Reviews for Exams.
Walk in to the Math Test Center KT G18 with any kind of photo ID and your graphing calculator to take the test
during their hours of operation on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday next week. There is no class meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Oct. 29 No class meeting Take Test 2 in the Math Test Center
Thurs., Oct. 31 Vertical Reflections (6.1) and
Vertical Stretch/Compressions (6.2)
Learning Objectives
1. Write the formula of a vertical or horizontal reflection of a function if given its graph or sketch a graph if given its formula.
Combine these with shift transformations.
2. Write the formula of a vertical stretch or compression of a function if given its graph or sketch a graph if given its formula.
3. Identify whether a function is odd, even, or neither by looking at its graph, equation or table.
4. If given that a function is odd or even and a point on its graph, determine another point.

For Tuesday, Nov. 5
For practice with today's lesson, see these flash cards:
Flash Card 6.1 Horizontal and Vertical Reflections
Flash Card 6.2 Vertical Stretches and Compressions

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 6.1 - 1-24, 32-52  students' choice and Section 6.2 -- 1-44 students' choice

Due Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:59 pm: eHW-09 Sections 2.4, 6.1, 6.2 Transformations
Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Nov. 5 Section 3.1 and 3.2 Quadratic Functions

Learning Objectives
1. Determine the zeros of a quadratic function
2.
Write the formula of a quadratic function in vertex form, factored form, or expanded (standard) form.
3. Determine the y-intercept and the axis of symmetry of a quadratic function.

For practice:
Flash Card 3.1 Find the zeros of a quadratic equation using factoring
Flash Card 3.1 Find the zeros of a quadratic equation using Quad. Formula or Grapher
Flash Card 3.1 Find a quadratic model given its zeros
Flash Card 3.2 Find a quadratic model given the vertex
Flash Card 3.2 Find a quadratic model in factored, vertex, and expanded form and its axis of symmetry
Flash Card 3.2 Sketch a parabola with the same shape as y =ax^2 with a given vertex and find its formula.
Flash Card 3.2 Applications of Quadratic Functions

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 3.1
-- 34-45, Section 3.2  --  1-11, 17-35, 38-42, 44, 45 and Chapter 3 Review  --  1-31

QUIZ 9 on Thurs., Nov. 7 over Sections 2.4, 6.1-6.2 (See eHW-09)
Due Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:59 pm: eHW-09 Sections 2.4, 6.1, 6.2 Transformations

Thurs., Nov. 7 Section 3.2: Quadratic Functions cont'd and Section 10.1 Combinations of Functions

Learning Objectives
1. Determine the zeros of a quadratic function
2.
Write the formula of a quadratic function in vertex form, factored form, or expanded (standard) form.
3. Determine the y-intercept and the axis of symmetry of a quadratic function.
4. Use function composition to create a new functions.

For practice:
Flash Card 3.2 Applications of Quadratic Functions
Flash Card 10.1 Composition of Functions

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 3.2 -- 44, 45 and Section 10.1 -- 2 - 5, 8-14, 18, 21 - 26, 31, 32, 37 - 42, 71

Due tonight, Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:59 pm: eHW-09 Sections 2.4, 6.1, 6.2 Transformations
Due Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:59 pm: eHW-10 Sections 3.1-3.2
Due Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:59 pm: eHW-11 Sections 10.1 Function Composition

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Nov. 12 Section 11.1: Power Functions

Learning Objectives
1. Identify if a function is a power function y = kxp. If so, report k and p.
2. Sketch a rough graph of a power function and report its properties such as domain, range, asymptotes, and end behavior.

For practice:
Flash Card 11.1 Power Function Shapes

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 11.1 --  S1 - S10, 1-12, 29-32, 35-40, 56

Due Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:59 pm: eHW-10 Sections 3.1-3.2
Due Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:59 pm: eHW-11 Sections 10.1 Function Composition

Prepare for QUIZ 10 on Thurs., Nov. 14 over Sections 3.1 and 3.2 (See eHW-10)

Thurs., Nov. 14 Section 11.1: Finding the Formula of a Power Function and Section 11.2 Introduction to Polynomials

Learning Objectives
1. Find the formula for a power function f(x) = kxp if given that it passes through two points (a, f(a)) and (b, f(b)), where a = 1.
2. Find the formula for a power function f(x) =
kxp if given that it passes through two points (a, f(a)) and (b, f(b)), where a ≠ 1.
3. Identify the degree, leading term, leading coefficient, and long-run behavior of a polynomial if given in expanded or factored form.

For practice:
Flash Card 11.1 Find the formula of a power function given a point with x = 1
Flash Card 11.1 Find the formula of a power function (harder)

Flash Card 11.2 Long Run Behavior of a Polynomial

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 11.1 -- 15-20, 25, 27, 33-36, 38, 43 and Section 11.2 -- S1-S8, 1-6

Due tonight, Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:59 pm: eHW-10 Sections 3.1-3.2
Due Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:59 pm: eHW-11 Sections 10.1 Function Composition

Due Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:59 pm: eHW-12 Section 11.1 Power Functions
Due Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-13 Section 11.2 Polynomials and Long Run Behavior

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Nov. 19 Section 11.2: Long Run Behavior of Polynomials

Learning Objectives
1. Identify the degree, leading term, leading coefficient, and long-run behavior of a polynomial if given in expanded or factored form.
2. Use the leading term of a polynomial to report its long run behavior.
3. Use factoring to find the zeros of a polynomial.

For practice:
Flash Card 11.2 Long Run Behavior of a Polynomial
Flash Card 11.3 Find the zeros of a polynomial given its formula
Flash Card 11.3 Factor a Polynomial By Graphing

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text
Section 11.2 -- S1-S8, 7-20, 25, 26, 27, 33-36, 38, 43 and Section 11.3 -- S1-S7, 1-16, 24-29, 46

Due tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:59 pm: eHW-11 Sections 10.1 Function Composition
Due Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:59 pm: eHW-12
Section 11.1 Power Functions
Due Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-13 Section 11.2 Polynomials and Long Run Behavior
Due Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-14 Section 11.3 Polynomials and Short Run Behavior

Prepare for QUIZ 11 on Thurs., Nov. 21 over Sections 10.1 and 11.1 (See eHW-11 and 12)

Thurs., Nov. 21 Section 11.3: Short Run Behavior of Polynomials

Learning Objectives
1. Use factoring to find the zeros of a polynomial.
2. Factor a polynomial by graphing.
3. Find the formula of a polynomial functions

For practice:
Flash Card 11.3 Find the zeros of a polynomial given its formula
Flash Card 11.3 Factor a polynomial by graphing
Flash Card 11.3 F
ind the formula of a polynomial function

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text: Section 11.3 -- 17-23, 30-39

Prepare for QUIZ 12 over Section 11.2 and 11.3 on Tuesday, Nov. 26. (See eHW13 and 14)

Due tonight, Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:59 pm: eHW-12 Section 11.1 Power Functions
Due Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-13 Section 11.2 Polynomials and Long Run Behavior
Due Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-14 Section 11.3 Polynomials and Short Run Behavior

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Nov. 26 Section 11.4: Long Run Behavior of Rational Functions

Learning Objectives
1. Find the power function model of a rational function.
2. Use the power function model of a rational function to determine its long run behavior.
3. Report the intercepts and asymptotes of a rational function

For practice:
Flash Card 11.4 Rational Functions and Long Run Behavior
Flash Card 11.4 Intercepts and Horizontal and Vertical Asymptotes

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text: Section 11.4  -- 1-16, 21-24, 27, 28, 31-35

Due tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-13 Section 11.2 Polynomials and Long Run Behavior
Due tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:59 pm: eHW-14 Section 11.3 Polynomials and Short Run Behavior

Due Tues., Dec. 10, 11:59 PM: eHW-15 Section 11.4 Rational Functions, Zeros and Asymptotes

Thurs., Nov. 28 No class meeting Happy Thanksgiving!
Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Dec. 3 Section 11.5: Short Run Behavior of Rational Functions

Learning Objectives
1. Report the intercepts and asymptotes of a rational function.
2. Use a shift transformation of y = k/xp to write the formula of a rational function as y = k/(x − a)p + b.
3.
Use long run and short run behavior to write the formula of a rational function as y = p(x)/q(x).

For practice:
Flash Card 11.4 Rational Functions and Long Run Behavior
Flash Card 11.4 Intercepts and Horizontal and Vertical Asymptotes
Flash Card 11.5 Find the formula of a rational function as a translation of y = 1/x
Flash Card 11.5 Find a Formula of a Rational Function Using Short Run and Long Run Behavior
Flash Card 11.5 Find the formula of a Rational Function with HA y=b (where b is not 0)

For additional practice, here are some optional problems out of the text: Section 11.4  -- 1-11, 16-25, 30-47

Due Tues., Dec. 10, 11:59 PM: eHW-15 Section 11.4 Rational Functions, Zeros and Asymptotes
Due Thurs., Dec. 12, 11:59 PM: eHW-16 Section 11.5

Thurs., Dec. 5 No class meeting Test 3 covers Sections 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 3.1, 3.2, 10.1, 11.1, 11.2, and 11.3  See the review materials on BB in the folder Reviews for Exams.
Walk in with any kind of photo ID and your graphing calculator to take the test.

There is no class meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5

Math Test Center (KT G18)  is open:
• Wednesday, Dec. 4,  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (it closes at 8:00 pm)
• Thursday, Dec 5,  9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (it closes at 8:00 pm)
• Friday, Dec. 6, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (it closes at 4:30 pm)

You will not be allowed to take the test if you arrive 1 hour or less before Math Test Center (KT G18) closes. You will have unlimited time to take it, constrained only by the hours of the test center. You can only take the test in one sitting. For more information about the Math Test Center, see http://ipfw.edu/offices/casa/math/ .

Class meeting Topic Assignment
Tues., Dec. 10 Section 11.5: Short Run Behavior of Rational Functions and 11.6 Comparing Power. Log and Exponential Functions

QUIZ 13 Thursday, Dec. 12 on Section 11.4-11.6

Due Tues., Dec. 10, 11:59 PM: eHW-15 Section 11.4 Rational Functions, Zeros and Asymptotes
Due Thurs., Dec. 12, 11:59 PM: eHW-16 Section 11.5
DuThurs., Dec. 12, 11:59 pm: eHW-17 Section 11.6

Rhino Opportunity for Late Assignments
- Missed an assignment or want to improve your score on a past assignment? For each perfect score you earn before the due date in the "Assignments (for a Grade)" area, you may redo one assignment listed below at a 10% late penalty. All due 11:59 PM Sunday, Dec. 15.

MA 15300 Final Exam
Bring: graphing calculator, #2 pencils, and your student ID number

Covers
: Sections 11.4, 11.5, 11.6 and comprehensive
Date of Test: Monday, Dec. 16
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Kettler 239

Click HERE for a review for the final exam, the worked out solutions to the review for the final exam, and a recording of a past review session.

Review Session:  Monday, Dec. 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in KT G51 and KT G52

Thurs., Dec. 12