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Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, January 13  Introducing the Main Character of Calculus: Slope (1.1) 
Handouts: Syllabus Practice Questions to Check Prerequisite Skills Needed for MA 22900 Introducing the Main Character of Calculus  the Slope What's the Difference? Today's objectives: 1. Relate the value of a slope to its steepness. 2. Determine the slope of a line from a grid and find its equation. 3. Explore the difference between two functions and make connections between their graphs. 4. Use a graph to find the output of a function given an input or vice versa. Due: Wednesday, January 15 Due Wednesday, Jan, 22, 11:59
pm:
MML HW 01: Math Background Needed for MA
22900 

Wednesday, January 15  BreakEven Analysis (1.2) 
Handouts: What's the Difference? Due Friday, January 17 Prepare for the QUIZ next Friday, Jan. 24 over prerequisite skills. (See green packet and MML.) Due Wednesday, Jan, 22, 11:59
pm:
MML HW 01: Math Background Needed for MA
22900 

Friday, January 17  Supply and Demand (1.2) 
Handouts: Slopes and Linear Functions Due Wednesday, January 22 Prepare for the QUIZ next Friday, Jan. 24 over prerequisite skills. (See green packet and MML.) Due Wednesday, Jan, 22, 11:59
pm:
MML HW 01: Math Background Needed for MA 22900 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, January 20  Martin Luther King Day  No class meeting.  
Wednesday, January 22 
Quadratic Functions (2.1 & 2.2) 
Handout: Revenue Rectangles Today's objectives: Due Wednesday, January 29, 11:59 pm: MML HW 02  Section 1.1 and 1.2 

Friday, January 24  Properties of Functions (2.1 & 2.2) 
Handout: Classifying Parts of Curves Today's objectives: MML: Domain & Range (Just for Practice. No grade will be recorded.) Section 2.1 1726, 3339, 5762, 71 Due Wednesday, January 29, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 02 Section 1.1 and 1.2 Due Friday, January 31, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 03 Section 2.1 and 2.2 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, January 27  Polynomial Functions 
Handout: A Fatal Polynomial Today's objectives: Due Wednesday, January 29, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 02 Section 1.1 and 1.2 

Wednesday, January 29  Rational Functions 
Handout: Average Cost to Produce a Drug Part 1 

Friday, January 31  Average Cost 
Handouts: Nonlinear Cost Average Cost to Produce a Drug Part 2  Horizontal and Vertical Asymptotes Average Cost Represented as the Slope of a Line Through the Origin Today's objectives: 1. Given a formula of a rational function, report asymptotes and intercept or vice ersa. 2. Interpret the real world meaning of the asymptotes of an average cost function 3. For linear cost C(q), write average cost a(q) = C(q)/q as a transformation of the graph of y = 1/q. 4. Use transformations to construct the formula of a function if given its graph. Due tonight, Friday, January 31, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 03
 Section 2.1
and 2.2 QUIZ
2 on Section 2.1 & 2.2 on Monday,
Feb. 3. 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, Feb. 3  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Applications 
Today's Objectives: 1. If given an exponential formula, report the growth factor and percent growth rate (or decay factor and percent decay rate). Know their general shape. 2. Write formulas of exponential formulas if given the percent growth rate. 3. Solve an exponential equation with logarithms. 4. Use a logistic equation to model cumulative total sales. Due Wednesday, Feb. 5 (optional) For practice: Section 2.4  3, 4, 7, 8, 41 and 2.5  60 QUIZ 3 on Section 2.3 on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Test 1 over 1.1 & 1.2 and 2.12.3 in Math Test Center (KT G19), Thurs. Feb. 6 to Tuesday, Feb. 11. See review sheet on BB. Due Wednesday, Feb. 5, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 03 Section 2.3 

Wednesday, Feb. 5 
Mathematics of Finance

Handout: Dueling Companies Today's Objectives: 

Friday, Feb. 7 
No official class meeting, however.... 
... I will be in our classroom KT 123 to answer questions. Remember to go to the Math Test Center for Test 1. See Review sheet on BB for details.  
Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, Feb. 10  Average Rate of Change 
Handouts: Cumulative Total Sales Average Rate of Change Today's Objectives: 1. Find the vertical intercept and the horizontal asymptote of a model for cumulative total sales. 2. Find and interpret the average rate of change as the slope of the secant line. Due Wednesday, Feb. 5 (optional) For practice: Section 3.3  18 and Supplement Text (on BB in eText folder) Business Calculus Chapter 2 Section 1: 57 Test 1 over 1.1 & 1.2 and 2.12.3 in Math Test Center (KT G19), today and Tuesday, Feb. 11. See review sheet on BB.
Due Monday, February 17, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 04 Section
2.42.6 

Wednesday, Feb. 12 
The Derivative at a Point:
Instantaneous Rate of Change and the Slope of the Tangent Line

Handout: Average Rate of Change vs Instantaneous Rate of
Change Today's Objectives: 1. Find the instantaneous rate of change using a grapher. For help with this click HERE. 2. Interpret the meaning of the instantaneous rate of change. Compare with the average rate of change. Due Friday, Feb. 14 (optional) For practice: Section 3.3 9  18 (use TANGENT Line feature on a grapher) and Supplement Text (on BB in eText folder) Business Calculus Chapter 2 Section 1: 57 Test 1 over 1.1 & 1.2 and 2.12.3 in Math Test Center (KT G19) by end of today. See review sheet on BB.
Due Monday, February 17, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 04  Section
2.42.6 

Friday, Feb. 14 
OneSided Limits and Continuity

Handouts:
Railway of Disrepute Limit of a Function at a Value (Lial, Section 3.1) and Continuity (Lial, Section 3.2) Learning Objectives: 1. Find a limit as x approaches a value from the left or the right. 2. Given a graph, determine values of x where a function is not differentiable. 3. Given a graph, determine values of x where a function is not continuous. Due Monday, Feb. 17 (optional) For practice: Section 3.1  111 and Section 3.2 16 Supplement Text (on BB in eText folder) Business Calculus Chapter 2 Section 2 Due Monday, February 17, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 05  Section 2.42.6 Due Wednesday, February 19, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 06  Average Rate of Change (3.3) Due Wednesday, February 19, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 07  Instantaneous Rate of Change (3.3) Due Monday, February 24, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 08  Limits and Continuity (3.1 & 3.2) 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, Feb. 17  The Graph of the Derivative Function 
Handouts: A Velocity Time Graph The Infamous Ride of Miss Almira Gulch Today's Objectives: 1. Use a graph of a function to find information about its derivative. 2. Sketch or identify the graph of a derivative from the graph of a function. We explored the connection between the graph of a function and its derivative. Here is a video which depicts Miss Gulch Riding From Her House to Dorothy's Farm (and Back). See the accompanying handout on BB in the folder InClass Activities and Handouts. Due Wednesday, Feb. 19 (optional) For practice: Section 3.4  110, 3541, 59 and Section 3.5  117, 19, 23 odd Due
tonight, Monday, February 17, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 05 Section
2.42.6 

Wednesday, Feb. 19  The Derivative as a Rate 
Today's Objectives: 1. Interpret the meaning of the derivative in practical terms. 2. Report the units of a derivative of a function with respect to its independent variable.
For practice: Section 4.1  14, 2325. 2932 

Friday, Feb. 21  Finding Derivative Formulas (4.1) 
Today's Objectives:
For practice (optional): Section 4.1  14, 2325. 2932 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, Feb. 24  Marginal Analysis (4.1) 
Today's Objectives: 1. Use the power rule to find the derivative of a function containing negative and/or rational exponents. 2. Perform marginal analysis with Cost, Revenue, and Profit functions. For practice (optional): Section 4.1  519, 26, 34, 47, 5154, 56 Supplement Text (on BB in eText folder) Business Calculus Chapter 2 Section 5 Due Monday, February 24, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 08 
Limits and Continuity (3.1 & 3.2) 

Wednesday, Feb. 26  Differentiation of e^{x} and ln x 
Learning Objectives:
For practice (optional):
Test 2 over Section 2.42.6, Chapter 3, and Section 4.1 in Math Test
Center next week 

Friday, Feb. 28  The Derivative of y = e^{kx} and the Product Rule 
Learning Objectives:
For practice (optional):
Test 2 over Section 2.42.6, Chapter 3, and Section 4.1 in Math Test
Center next week
beginning Monday, March 2 to Fri., March 6. 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
Monday, Mar. 2  The Derivative of A = Pe^{kt} 
Learning Objectives: Use the derivative of y = e^{kx} in applications involving continuous compound interest Due tonight, Monday, March 2, 11:59 pm: My Math Lab HW 11  Marginal Analysis (4.1) Test 2 over Section 2.42.6, Chapter 3, and Section 4.1 in Math Test Center next week beginning Monday, March 2 to Fri., March 6. No class meeting Friday, March 6. (But there is class Wednesday) 

Wednesday, Mar. 4  The Quotient Rule 
Learning Objective: For practice: Section 4.2  1128, 4143, 51 Today: Section 4.2 The Quotient Rule


Friday, Mar. 6 
No class meeting Take Test 2 in the Math Test Center, KT G18. Hours: 9:00 AM 3:30 PM 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
March 913  Spring Break 
No class meetings. Have a great Spring Break! 

Class meeting  Topic  Assignment  
March 1620  Spring Break Continued 


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Week 11: April 612  
Week 12: April 1319  
Week 13: April 2026  
Week 14: April 27  May 3  
Week 15: May 48 Final Exam Week  
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