Tentative Schedule of Events

Week

Date

Activity

1

08/29-08/31

Introduction

Sections 1.1  Review of Linear Functions

Sections 1.2  Introduction to TI-83

Linear Worksheet

2

09/05 – 09/07

Labor Day

Sections 1.3  Two Important Questions (revisited)

General Instructions for Laboratories

Lab One Information

Sections 1.4  Linear Data Sets and “STAT”

3

09/12 – 09/14

Sections 1.5  Best-Fit Lines and Residuals

Sections 1.6   Applications

Sections 1.7   Preview of Coming Attractions

4

09/19 – 09/21

Problem Day

Exam 1

5

09/26 – 09/28

Section 2.1  Quadratic Functions

Section 2.2  Optimization

Lab One Due

Lab Two Information

Quadratic Worksheet

6

10/03 – 10/05

Section 2.3  Quadratic Data Sets and Models

Problem Day

Section 3.1  Exponential Functions

Exponential Worksheet

7

10/10– 10/12

Exam II

Section 3.2   Exponential Growth and Decay

Section 3.3  Exponential Data Sets and Models

Section 3.4   Applications  (Part 1)

8

10/17 – 10/19

Section 3.4   Applications  (Part 2)

Section 3.5   Choosing the Best Model

Problem Day

9

10/24 – 10/26

Exam III

Lab Two Due

Section 4.1   Compound Interest

Section 4.2   “APPS” – Finance

Finance Worksheet

10

10/31 – 11/02

Section 4.3   Amortization

Section 4.4   Annuities

Section 4.5    Annual Percentage Yield, Doubling Time, and Continuous Compounding

11

11/07 – 11/09

Section 4.6    Assorted Exercises

12

11/14 – 11/16

Problem Day

Exam IV

Lab 3 Due

13

11/21

Section 5.1  Introduction (to Linear Systems)

Linear System Worksheet

Thanksgiving Break

14

11/28 – 12/04

Section 5.2   Matrices – Row Reduction Methods

Section 5.3  Applications (Part 1)

Section 5.3  Applications (Part 2)

15

12/05 – 12/07

Section 6.1  Cubic Function

Cubic Worksheet

Problem Day

Exam

16

12/11

Review for Final Exam

12/13

Exam Time

Final Exam

8:00 – 10:00 Am

Room TBA

 

If you have any problems with class/instructor, discuss them first with their instructor and then, for additional assistance contact the Department Chair, Dr. Mako Haruta (860.768.4684).

*** This course syllabus is subject to change as the semester progresses ***