Week 
Date 
Homework Items & other information 
Preannounced things 
Week 1:
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M Mar 31 
MML PreAssignments
Register with My Math Lab (MML)  MML Registration
MML  Orientation Assignment  PreAssignment
MML  Apr 1  PreAssignment (1.3/1.4)
MML Homework
Orientation Assignment  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 6
(This is different from the PreAssignment Orientation Assignment)
Reading Homework
Read course syllabus
Read pages 1920 about "Graphing with a Calculator" (stop at the end of example 12)
Read Section 1.3  pg 2638
Read Section 1.4  pg 4250 (stop when you get to "Average Rate of Change")
Read about the following from the Appendix (these are pages near the back of the book in Appendix A)
"Entering Numbers in Scientific Notation" on page AP2
"Entering Mathematical Expressions" on page AP2
"Setting the Viewing Rectangle" on page AP3
"Entering a Formula for a Function" on page AP4
"Graphing a Function" on pages AP4  AP5
Read about "Locating a Point of Intersection" on Page AP7
"Accessing the Absolute Value" on page AP8
"Finidng Extrema (Minima and Maxima)" on pages AP8  AP9
"Other" Homework
Check Email & Complete Email assignment  Due Tuesday
If you have not received an email from me by 3pm tonight, send me an email from your WOU student email account and request the email assignment from me.
If you added the course today, send me an email from your WOU student email account and request the email assignment from me by 3pm tonight. I will respond before 5pm. You are still responsible for completeing the assignment on time.
Reset your calculator memory:
Turn calculator on & press the following keys: [2nd], [+], [7], [1], [2]


T Apr 1 
Reading Homework
Read the rest of Section 1.4  pg 5054
Recommended Reading
Difference Quotient Handout
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 2  PreAssignment (1.4)
MML Homework
SS 1.3  Functions and Their Representations  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 6


W Apr 2 
Reading Homework
Read pg 6875 from Section 2.1
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 3  PreAssignment (2.1)
MML Homework
SS 1.4  Types of Functions and Rates of Change  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 6
"Other" Homework
Complete the worksheet we started in class: Average Rates of Change and the Difference Quotient


R Apr 3 
Reading Homework
No new reading
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 7  PreAssignment (Skills Test)
MML Homework
No new Regular Homework 

Week 2:
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M Apr 7 
Reading Homework
Read pg 7580 from Section 2.1
Read about the following from the Appendix
"Finding the Line of LeastSquares Fit" on Pages AP6  AP7
"Accessing the Y1 variable" on Page AP10
"Copying a Regression Equation into Y1=" on Page AP11
Read Section 2.2  pg 8698
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 8  PreAssignment (2.1 / 2.2)
MML Homework
Get started on the Section 2.1 Regular Homework  SS 2.1  Equations of Lines  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 13 
Inclass Skills Test attempt (this will count as a quiz grade) 
T Apr 8 
Reading Homework
ReRead pg 9598 Beginning at "Problem Solving Strategies"
MML PreAssignments
No MML PreAssignment, but there is a textbook preassignment (see below)
Textbook PreAssignment
From the textbook  Section 2.2  pg 101102
 Try Problems 106119, and 122.
Bring questions to class tomorrow.
MML Homework
SS 2.1  Equations of Lines  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 13
"Other" Homework
Complete the worksheet we started in class: BestFit Line


W Apr 9 
Reading Homework
Read Section 2.4  pg 118126  except, you may skip the "Greatest Integer Function" (pg 123124)
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 10  PreAssignment (2.4)
MML Homework
SS 2.2  Linear Equations  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 13


R Apr 10 
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.1  pg 156166  DO NOT read example 5a; DO read example 5b
Read page 1 and pages 813 in this packet  Just the examples for Situation 2
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 14  PreAssignment (3.1)
MML Homework
SS 2.4  More Modeling with Functions  Final Deadline: Sunday, April 20


Week 3:
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M Apr 14 
Reading Homework
No new reading today
MML PreAssignments
No new preassignment today
MML Homework
Get started on SS 3.1
"Other" Homework
Complete the worksheet we started in class: Parabola Graphing Practice  Vertex Form

Quiz 
T Apr 15 
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.2  pg 172182
Read pages 27 in this packet  Just the examples for Situation 1
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 16  PreAssignment (3.2)
MML Homework
SS 3.1  Quadratic Eqns. & Completing the Square  Final Deadline: Sunday, Apr 20
Classwork
We did this worksheet in class together. It will not be collected later for credit, but for those who want to know what we did and practice: Regression & Completing the Square


W Apr 16 
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.3  pg 188194
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 17  PreAssignment (3.2 / 3.3)
MML Homework
SS 3.2  Quadratic Equations and the Discriminant  Final Deadline: Sunday, Apr 20
"Other" Homework
Review answers to the Parabola Graphing Practice Worksheet


R Apr 17 
Reading Homework
No new reading tonight
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 21  PreAssignment (3.3)
MML Homework
No New MML Homework tonight (although, I've posted the SS 3.3 if you want to get an early start on it)
"Other" Homework
Work on this packet that we started in class  Finding the equation of a parabola  Due Monday, Apr 21 by 4pm
Review answers to the Regression and Completing the Square Worksheet


Week 4:
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M Apr 21 
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.5  pg 206219  but skip example 3 on pg 209210
Read Transformations Rules Handout
MML PreAssignments
No PreAssignment today  However, I have posted the Preassignment for Wednesday Apr 23 if you would like to get started on that.
MML Homework
SS 3.3  Complex Numbers  Final Deadline: Sunday, Apr 27
Although this assignment has a final submission deadline of Apr 27, you will likely want to complete it before then since this material will be on Exam 1, which is on Apr 24
I'm making the SS 3.5 Regular Assignment available early so that you can get a start on it. Like the SS 3.3 homework, this is material that will be on the exam, so I want to give you a chance to work on it before the exam to practice  Final Deadline: Sunday, Apr 27
Classwork
This was completed in class today: Applications of Quadratic Equations  Solutions will be posted tomorrow
This was collected today in class for credit. I have made it available online so that people who were not in class today know what we did and so that they can practice if they would like to. However, in alignment with the course syllabus, it will not be collected later for credit.


T Apr 22 
Reading Homework
No new reading
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 23  PreAssignment (3.5)
MML Homework
SS 3.5  Transformations  Final Deadline: Sunday, Apr 27
Although this assignment has a final submission deadline of Apr 27, you will likely want to complete it before then since this material will be on Exam 1, which is on Apr 24
Other Homework
Review solutions to the Applications of Quadratic Equations worksheet
Review answers to the Finding the Equation of a Parabola Packet
InClass Activity (nothing to submit  hold onto it for tomorrow)
Transformations


W Apr 23 
Reading Homework
No new reading Homework
MML PreAssignments
No PreAssignment
MML Homework
Finish outstanding MML Homework
"Other" Homework
Study for Exam 1
Review answers to the Transformations Worksheet

 EXAM 1  postponed

R Apr 24 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.1
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 28  PreAssignment (4.1)
MML Homework
No new regular MML homework yet
Finish up the SS 3.3 and 3.5 regular assignments  Final Deadline: Sunday, Apr 27

 EXAM 1  
Week 5:
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M Apr 28 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.2  pg 243253
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 29  PreAssignment (4.2)
MML Homework
SS 4.1  More Nonlinear Functions and Their Graphs  Final Deadline Sunday, May 4


T Apr 29 
"Other" Homework
Practice Long Division of Real Numbers (with and without remainders)
Here is a link to a website to practice long division. There is a video here on how to do long division if you don't remember
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.3  only pg 260263 ... you don't need to read about Synthetic Division, or about the Remainder Theorem at the end of the section.
MML PreAssignments
MML  Apr 30  PreAssignment (4.3)
MML Homework
SS 4.2  Polynomial Functions and Models  Final Deadline Sunday, May 4
Additional Resources (optional)
Optional Video: Dividing polynomials with remainders


W Apr 30 
Reading Homework
 Read pg 267 through the top of page 273  stop just before Rational Zeros
 DO read examples 4 and 5 ... they involve synthetic division, but any time that you need to divide by a polynomial, you can always use long division. Ignore their process for the synthetic division, and do a long division process; then, you can follow along with the rest of the example
 skip Rational zeros and Descartes' Rule of Signs
 Read page 275276  stop at the end of Example 12
 skip Intermediate Value Property
 Read the "Putting it All Together" on page 277278
MML PreAssignments
MML  May 1  PreAssignment (4.4)
MML Homework
SS 4.3  Division of Polynomials  Final Deadline Sunday, May 4


R May 1 
Reading Homework
No new reading
MML PreAssignments
MML  May 5  PreAssignment (4.4)
MML Homework
SS 4.4  Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions  Final Deadline Sunday, May 11


Week 6:
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M May 5 
Reading Homework
 Read Section 4.5  pg 283288
 Like last section, some of the examples involve synthetic division, but any time that you need to divide by a polynomial, you can always use long division. Ignore their process for the synthetic division, and do a long division process; then, you can follow along with the rest of the example.
MML PreAssignments
MML  May 6  PreAssignment (4.5)
MML Homework
SS 4.5  The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra  Final Deadline Sunday, May 11
Additional Resources (optional)  Play with this Geogebra file to learn more about polynomials and multiplicity of roots: Geogebra  Polynomials  Root Multiplicity 

T May 6 
Reading Homework
 Read pg 289298  stop just before "Graphs with "Holes" "
 skip "Slant, or Oblique, Asymptotes" from the top of page 295
MML PreAssignments
MML  May 7  PreAssignment (4.6)  Part 1
MML Homework
No new Regular MML Homework
Other Homework
Polynomial RootFinding Worksheet  I will be collecting completed worksheets tomorrow (Wednesday) in class. Final deadline: 9am Thursday, May 8
If you weren't in class today, here are some directions to help you along on the worksheet

Quiz 
W May 7 
Reading Homework
 Read "Slant, or Oblique, Asymptotes" from the top of page 295
 Read pg 298301 starting at "Graphs with "Holes"
PreAssignments
MML  May 8  PreAssignment (4.6)  Part 2
MML Homework
No new MML Homework
Other Homework
Turn in Polynomial RootFinding worksheet from yesterday if you haven't already  Final deadline: 9am Thursday, May 8
Study for quiz tomorrow  Sections 4.1, 4.2, & 4.3


R May 8 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.7  only pg 306310 ... you don't need to read about Polynomial Inequalities or Rational Inequalities at the end of the section.
PreAssignments
MML  May 12  PreAssignment (4.7)
MML Homework
SS 4.6  Rational Functions and Models  Final Deadline Sunday, May 18

Quiz 
Week 7:
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M May 12 
Reading Homework
Read pg 322326 ... stop when you get to "Power Functions and Models"
PreAssignments
MML  May 13  PreAssignment (4.8)  Part 1
MML Homework
SS 4.7  Rational Equations & Variation  Final Deadline Sunday, May 18


T May 13 
Reading Homework
Read pg 326332 ... pick up where you left off yesterday, and read through the end of Section 4.8
PreAssignments
MML  May 14  PreAssignment (4.8)  Part 2
MML Homework
SS 4.8  Radical Equations and Power Functions  Final Deadline Sunday, May 18

Quiz 
W May 14 
Reading Homework
No new reading Homework
MML PreAssignments
No PreAssignment
MML Homework
Finish outstanding MML Homework
"Other" Homework
Study for Exam 2
Review answers to the Polynomial RootFinding Worksheet

 EXAM 2  postponed

R May 15 
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.1  pg 349358
PreAssignments
MML  May 19  PreAssignment (5.1)
MML Homework
No new regular MML homework

 EXAM 2  
Week 8:
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M May 19 
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.2  pg 365375
PreAssignments
MML  May 20  PreAssignment (5.2)
MML Homework
SS 5.1  Combining Functions  Final Deadline Sunday, May 25  This is under the "PreAssignment" category so make sure to look for it there
Extra Credit Opportunities
I have posted 4 extra credit assignments in the "PreAssignment" tab in MML, each of them marked with "(EC)" in the title of the assignment. They all have a final deadline of 5pm on the Friday of Dead week. They are optional, but here are some extra credit opportunities for those of you who have been looking for them.


T May 20 
Reading Homework
Read pg 380385 ... stop just before you get to "Compound interest"
PreAssignments
MML  May 21  PreAssignment (5.3)
MML Homework
SS 5.2  Inverse Functions & Their Representations  Final Deadline Sunday, May 25


W May 21 
Reading Homework
Read the rest of Section 5.3  pg 386393
PreAssignments
MML  May 22  PreAssignment (5.3)
MML Homework
No new regular MML homework


R May 22 
Reading Homework
Read pg 399407 ... stop at the end of example 8
PreAssignments
MML  May 27  PreAssignment (5.4)
MML Homework
SS 5.3  Exponential Functions and Models  Final Deadline Sunday, June 1


Week 9:
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M May 26 
Memorial Day  Academic Holiday: NO CLASS 

T May 27 
Reading Homework
Read the rest of Section 5.4  pg 407410
PreAssignments
MML  May 28  PreAssignment (5.4)
MML Homework
SS 5.4  Logarithmic Functions and Models  Final Deadline Sunday, June 1


W May 28 
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.5  pg 415420
PreAssignments
No new PreAssignment


R May 29 
 NO CLASS: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE DAY 
"Classwork": Complete one of the following two options:
1. Safe option: Attend one Mathematics presentation before 11:30am*. Submit your attendence verification ticket by Monday, Jun 2
2. Risky option: Attend one science related presentation*. Type a short 12 page paper on what the presentation was about and how significant mathematics from this course was involved in the project (give numerical examples from the project). If mathematics from this course was not involved in the project, it doesn't count (that's why it's risky). Submit your paper and your attendence verification ticket by Monday, Jun 2
Online Schedule for Academic Excellence Day
* Poster sessions will NOT count as a presenation


Week 10:
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M Jun 2 
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.6  pg 423431
Classwork
Week 10  Classwork (5.5)
PreAssignments
Jun 3  PreAssignment (5.6)  Part 1
MML Homework
Finish the "Week 10  Classwork (5.5)"  Final deadline: Sunday, June 8
This classwork assignment will be found under the "PreAssignment" Tab


T Jun 3 
Reading Homework
No new reading
PreAssignments
Jun 4  PreAssignment (5.6)  Part 2
MML Homework
SS 5.6 pt1  Exponential and Logarithmic Equations  Final deadline: Sunday, Jun 8


W Jun 4 
Reading Homework
No new reading
PreAssignments
Jun 5  PreAssignment (5.7)
MML Homework
SS 5.6 pt2  Exponential and Logarithmic Equations  Final deadline: Sunday, Jun 8


R Jun 5 
Reading Homework
No new reading
PreAssignments
No new PreAssignment
MML Homework
SS 5.7  Constructing Nonlinear Models  Final deadline: Sunday, Jun 8
Other Homework
Study for Final Exam
 The Final Exam is probably about 2533% chapters 13, and the remainder is chapters 45
 About 50% of the Final Exam will probably be story/word problems
Review the following notes about the Final Exam:
 Make sure that you know where the exam room is (HWC 105)
 Bring a pencil, eraser, and calculator
 Bring one, doublesided, 3" by 5", handwritten notecard (if you would like to)
 If you bring food or drinks, make sure that they are not distracting. If a mess occurs, it is your responsibility to clean it up immediately
 When you finish the exam, you will submit your exam, notecard, and scratch paper (even if you didn't write anything on it).










Week 11: Finals
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Monday, June 9 
 FINAL EXAM 
Monday, 8 am  9:50 am
Location: HWC 105  NOT OUR NORMAL CLASSROOM 
 FINAL EXAM  