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:
Read:
General Course Information and the Syllabus
Do: Join our
class group on LinkedIn. If necessary, purchase a TI84 Plus
CE or equivalent and purchase eHW access.
Look at the activity, for practice, (not for handin) 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:
EHW: 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  34, 810, 15, 2025, 2829, 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
See also these
skills needed for MA 15300.
Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm:
EHW: Math Background Needed for MA 15300
Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59
pm: EHW0: 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:
EHW: 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:
EHW: Math Background Needed for MA 15300
Due Monday, Sept 2, 11:59 pm:
EHW0: 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  S1S10, 17, 914,
1720, 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  #2630 and Section
1.4  #4  15, 31  36, 41, 42, 46, 47, 52, 53, 57, 61
Due
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:59 pm:
EHW 1 Section 1.1  1.4
Due
Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm:
EHW 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 yintercepts 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  #S1S8, 14, 79, 11, 16, 18, 19, 28 (for
practice) and Chapter 1 Review (page 52)  29, 35, 38, 42, 4650
Due
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:59 pm:
EHW 1 Section 1.1  1.4
Due
Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm:
EHW 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  45, 912, 1718, 2729, 32, 34, 44 and Chapter 2 Review 
S1S12, 14, 31, 36
Due tonight,
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:59 pm:
EHW 01 Section 1.1  1.4
Due
Thursday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm:
EHW 02 Section 1.5
Prepare for QUIZ 3 over Sections 1.31.5 on Thursday,
Sept. 12
Due
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11:59 pm: EHW 03 Section 2.12.2 
Thurs., Sept. 12 
Section 2.2
Domain/Range (cont'd) 
Today:
QUIZ 3 over Sections 1.31.5
Learning Objectives
1. Report the domain and range of a function given the formula.
Due tonight
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 11:59 pm:
EHW 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  918, 29
Due
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11:59 pm: EHW 03 Section 2.12.2 

Class meeting 
Topic 
Assignment 
Tues., Sept. 17 
Section 2.5 Inverse
Functions and
Section 2.6 Concavity 
Due tonight, Sept. 17, 11:59 pm: EHW 03 Section 2.12.2
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
1326, 3539, 4550 and Section 2.6
 123, 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:
EHW 04 Section 2.52.6
Note:
Test 1
next week covers Sections 1.11.5, 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:
EHW 04 Section 2.52.6
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 = ab^{x} or
b. know what a and b mean in the formula y = ab^{x}
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  S1S4, 112,
1440, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 32, 39, 40, 50, 53, 55, 56 and Chapter 4 Review 17, 9,10, 15, 16, 2628
Test 1 covers Sections 1.11.5, 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 = ab^{x} or
b. know what a and b mean in the formula y = ab^{x}
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 S1S10, 136,
38, 4649 and Chapter 4 Review 1114, 31, 35, 60 and have Reading Questions for 4.3 ready at the start
of class.
Due
Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:59 pm: EHW 05
Section 4.1 and 4.2 

Class meeting 
Topic 
Assignment 
Tues., Oct. 1 
The Graph of y = ab^{x}
(4.3)
and Compound Interest (4.4)

Learning Objectives
1.Determine what a and b mean in the formula y = ab^{x}.
2. Describe the general shape, concavity, domain, range, and asymptotes
of the function y = ab^{x}.
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 4.3 115, 18, 19, 23  33, 35,
4044 and Chapter 4 Review  18, 34.
Due
Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:59 pm: EHW 05
Section 4.1 and 4.2
QUIZ 5 on Thursday,
Oct. 3
over Sections
4.14.2 
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 = Pe^{rt}.
2. Use the compound interest
formula A = P(1 + r/n)^{nt}
or A = Pe^{rt}. 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 4.4 121 and Section 4.5  S1S10, 125,
34  44 and Chapter 4 Review  17, 47, 63, 66, 67
Due tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:59 pm: EHW 05
Section 4.1 and 4.2
Due
Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:59 pm:
EHW 06 Sections 4.34.5


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  128, 3552 and Chapter 5 Review  2123, 3032, 59 and worksheet on logarithms.
See also Ch 5 Skills Refresher (p. 232) 115,
25, 27, 32, 34, 37
Prepare for
QUIZ 6 Thursday, Oct. 10 over Sections 4.34.5
Due
Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:59 pm:
EHW 06 Sections 4.34.5
Due
Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm:
EHW 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  2934, 53, 54, 5762, 65, 6972 and Chapter 5 Review 
711, 13, 15, 19, 33, and Ch 5 Skills Refresher 4043, 4649
Due tonight, Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:59 pm:
EHW 06 Sections 4.34.5
Due
Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm:
EHW 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 halflife and the percent loss per unit.
3. If given the doubling time, tripling
time, halflife, 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 Halflife 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 
135, 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:
EHW 07 Section 5.1 Logarithms
Due
Thursday, Oct. 24, 11:59 pm:
EHW 08 Sections 5.25.3 
Thurs., Oct. 17 
Section 5.3
Why We Care About Logarithms 
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.
See
Tsunami 2011 footage
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 
S1S10, 3, 710,1724, 32, 33, 37, 39, 4245, 4851, 54
Prepare for QUIZ 8 on Thursday, Oct. 24 over Section
5.25.3
Due
Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:59 pm:
EHW 07 Section 5.1 Logarithms
Due
Thursday, Oct. 24, 11:59 pm:
EHW 08 Sections 5.25.3 

Class meeting 
Topic 
Assignment 
Tues., Oct. 22 
No class meeting 

Fall Break
Take a Rhino Rest!


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 
39, 1113, 19, 21, 26
Due
Tues., Oct. 31, 11:59 pm:
eHW09 2.4, 6.16.2
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 
124, 3252 students'
choice and Section 6.2 
144 students' choice
Due Thursday,
Nov. 7, 11:59 pm: eHW09 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
yintercept 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 
3445, Section 3.2 
111, 1735,
3842, 44, 45 and Chapter 3 Review 
131
QUIZ 9
on Thurs., Nov. 7 over
Sections 2.4,
6.16.2 (See
eHW09)
Due Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:59 pm: eHW09 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 yintercept 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, 814, 18, 21  26, 31, 32, 37  42, 71
Due
tonight, Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:59 pm: eHW09 Sections
2.4, 6.1, 6.2 Transformations
Due Thursday,
Nov. 14, 11:59 pm: eHW10 Sections 3.13.2 
