Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College 2101 14th Street Cloquet, Minnesota 55720 Office: W217 Phone: 218-879-0840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fall 2023 Class Schedule: 8:00 - 8:45am MTWHF Calculus 1 228 8:45 - 9:30am M_W__ office hours W217 9:30 -10:15am M_W__ office hours W217 10:30 -11:45am M_W__ College Algebra 230
College Algebra, by Jay Abramson (senior author) Openstax: college-algebra
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You may have a calculator already, but make sure that it is a scientific calculator. If you need to buy one, I recommend a cheap calculator like a TI-30XS Multiview. This does what you need, and the bookstore sells them for under $20 . If you have a problem getting one, let me know. You need to have it available for all assignments. You do not need a more expensive graphing calculator, but, if you have one, it will be fine.
3 tests 3x100 = 300 1 final 150 25 homework 4x25 = 100 ----------------------- 550 total 90-100% A 80-90% B 70-80% C 60-70% D 0-60% F Scores from tests are posted on D2L here: https://fdltcc.learn.minnstate.edu/
This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. You homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.
Mon aug21 1 1.1 real numbers 1.2 exponents and scientific notation H1 Wed aug23 2 1.3 radicals and rational expressions H2 Mon aug28 3 1.4 polynomials 1.5 factoring polynomials H3 Wed aug30 4 1.6 rational expressions H4 Mon sep04 H Holiday Wed sep06 5 2.1 Cartesian plane 2.3 models and applications H5 Mon sep11 6 2.4 complex numbers 2.5 quadratic equations H6 Wed sep12 7 2.7 linear and absolute value inequalities H7 Mon sep18 8 Test 1 Wed sep20 9 3.1 Functions 3.2 domain and range 3.4 composition 3.5 tranformation 3.7 function inverses H8 Mon sep25 10 4.1 Linear Functions 4.2 modeling with linear functions H9 Wed sep27 11 4.3 fitting linear models to data Linear Regression Calculator H10 Mon oct02 12 Test 2 Wed oct04 13 5.1 quadratics 5.2 polynomials 5.3 graphs of polynomial functions Mon oct09 14 Conic Sections: parabola and ellipse, graphing with Desmos.com NASA Maven Mars Kepler's Laws Orbits Halley's comet Wed oct11 15 5.4 dividing polynomials 5.6 rational functions Mon oct16 16 6.1 exponential functions 6.2 graphs of exponential functions Wed oct18 17 6.3 logarithmic functions 6.4 graphs of log functions Mon oct23 18 calculation with logarithms, and uses of Wed oct25 19 6.5 properties of logs 6.6 exponential and log equations Video_C14 Dating Mon oct30 20 6.7 exponential and log models and applications Wed nov01 21 7.1 systems of linear equations in 2 variables Mon nov06 22 7.2 systems of linear equations in 3 variables triangulation in games Wed nov08 23 Test 3 Mon nov13 24 7.5 matrices and operations 7.7 matrix algebra and inverses, solving systems Wed nov15 25 7.8 determinants and Cramer's rule Mon nov20 26 8.1 The Ellipse Conic Sections: circle, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola Mon nov27 27 9.1 sequences and series 9.2 arithmetic sequences Wed nov29 28 9.3 geometric sequences and series 9.5 counting Mon dec04 29 9.6 binomial theorem Wed dec06 30 9.6 binomial probabilities Applications of the binomial theorem Mon dec11 31 Final Exam Review Tue dec12 T1 Wed dec13 T2 Thu dec14 T3 Fri dec15 T4 (8:00-9:50 Room 228 : Calculus 1) 10:00-11:50 Room 230 : College Algebra