**Class schedule with handouts:**

If the date has a link attached to it, click it to download the notes sheet.

- Introduction to the course (see the syllabus and the “getting started” documents at the top of this page.)
- Section 2.1

- Section 2.2
- Start Section 2.3
- Slope
- Formulas for Lines

*QUIZ 1: Section 2.2*

- Finish Section 2.3
- Parallel & perpendicular lines
- Intersections of lines
- Several word-problem skills with lines

**Start working on WebQuiz 1! It covers Sections 2.1 through 2.3.**

- I recommend you check over your answers with someone before submitting.
- We will do a brief overview of some questions shortly before Test 1, but you really want to think about this now.
- WebQuizzes show you what hard test problems are like, requiring you to recognize your skills in new situations.

- Section 2.4, parts A and B of HW
- Substituting into functions
- Domain and range
- Simplifying difference quotients (f(x+h) – f(x)) / h

**Start working on WebQuiz 2! It covers Section 2.4 (we’ll look at C next class).**

*QUIZ 2: Section 2.3*

- Section 2.4, part C of HW
- Strategies for attacking word problems, getting one unknown in terms of one variable
- Formulas and examples
- Here are more examples to check out.

Thursday Jan 22:

**WebQuiz Review for Test 1**- Our Test 1 days (for Group 1) are Friday and next Monday. Register now!
- Here’s a handout with an overview of most of the WQ questions. (This will not be given in class.)

- Start Section 2.5
- Even and Odd Functions
- Graphing Absolute Value |f(x)|
- Vertical Transformations y = c*f(x) and y = f(x) + k

NOTE: There are actually two handouts given out in this class, but you’ll receive them stapled together.

- Finish Section 2.5
- Horizontal transformations
- Domain and range of transformed graphs

- Start Section 2.6 (mostly 2.6A)
- Quadratic formula and discriminant
- Standard form (aka vertex form)

*QUIZ 3: Section 2.5*

- Finish Section 2.6 (mostly 2.6B)
- Turning some tough equations into quadratics
- Getting max / min from standard form
- Word problems for roots or for max / min

- Section 2.7
- Arithmetic of functions
- Composite functions g(f(x))
- Domains of combinations like f + g or f o g
- Reading function values from tables

- Section 4.1
- One-to-one functions
- Inverses
- Transformations with inverses, graphs of inverses
- Computing inverse algebraically

Thursday Feb 5:

*QUIZ 4: Section 2.6 (probably 2.6B)*

**WebQuiz Review for Test 2**- Our Test 2 days (for Group 1) are next Monday and Tuesday. Register now!
- Here’s a handout with an overview of most of the WQ questions. (This will not be given in class.)

- Sections 4.2 and 4.3
- Graphs of exponential functions y = a^x
- Exponential algebra laws
- Compound interest formulas

- Section 4.4
- Logarithms and their Graphs
- Solving some equations with logs (like interest equations)

- Section 4.5A
- The logarithm laws
- Simplifying or expanding logs, canceling logs

*QUIZ 5: Sections 4.2 and 4.3*

- Section 4.5B
- Solving equations with several logarithms

- Section 4.6
- The Change of Base Formula
- Quadratics in a^x and other types

**The 11am section had class canceled today;** your quiz will be on Thursday instead.

- Here are the exercise answers for the notes. You will be responsible for covering this sheet and answers on your own.

- Section 4.6
- More quadratics in a^x

- Start Chapter 4 Applications
- Solving for unknowns when the equation is given
- Canceling initial values from a problem (and using percentages)
- Finding an exponential graph through two points

*QUIZ 6: Section 4.5B*

- Finish Chapter 4 Applications
- Problems where you find rate first, then put in another point
- Setting two different exponential functions equal

Thursday Feb 26:

**WebQuiz Review for Test 3**- Our Test 3 days (for Group 1) are this Friday and next Monday. Register now!
- Here’s a handout with an overview of most of the WQ questions. (This will not be given in class.)

*This unit will not allow the use of a calculator! (There are only a few HW problems that require one.)*

- Section 5.1
- Basic terminology for angles, coterminal angles
- Degree and radian measure
- Circular sector formulas

- Start Section 5.2A
- The right-triangle definitions of the trig functions (SOHCAHTOA)
- Pythagorean identities

- Parts of Section 5.2A, 5.2B, and 5.3
- Solving two equations with cos and sin in them
- Word problem strategies with right triangles and trig
- The definitions of trig functions anywhere in the plane
- Signs of trig functions, values for quadrantal angles

- I don’t think the topic ordering from the textbook makes the most sense. We’ll be jumping around a little bit in this unit. You probably will need to look back over these handouts several times to pull all the ideas together. (You may also want to read the book from the “Read It” links on WebAssign.)
- Here are a couple harder problem setups we can’t cover in class.

*SPRING BREAK: Week of Mar 9-Mar 13*

- A little review of SOHCAHTOA and trigs in the plane
- Finish 5.3
- Transforming a point (x,y) on the unit circle
- Some more identities, checking identities

- Start 5.4
- Formulas to find reference angles theta_R
- Using theta_R to find trig values in other quadrants

- Here’s an extra handout with pictures of the graphs of the trig functions.

*QUIZ 7: Section 5.2A*

- Finish 5.4
- Solving basic equations of the form trig(x) = a in an interval

Tuesday Mar 24:

**WebQuiz Review for Test 4**- Our Test 4 days (for Group 1) are this Wednesday and Thursday. Register now!
- Here’s a handout with an overview of most of the WQ questions. (This will not be given in class.)

*Calculators are allowed again for the rest of the course.*

- Sections 5.5 and 5.6
- The features of sine and cosine waves: Amplitude, Period, Axis
- Phase Shifts and the equation type y = a*sin(bx + c) + d
- Some remarks about the other trig graphs

*QUIZ 8: Section 5.5*

- Start 5.7
- Solving a right triangle (finding unknown sides and angles)
- SAS area formula
- Practice using either SAS Area or SOHCAHTOA
- Elevation and depression angles (part 1)

- Finish 5.7
- Elevation and depression angles (part 2)

- Section 6.2
- Full Solutions of Trig Equations (with “+ 2pi n” or “+ pi n”, etc.)
- Substituting for Angles or for Trig Functions in Equations
- We can’t finish the last few examples from today’s notes: here are their answers.

*QUIZ 9: Section 6.2*

- Sections 6.3 and 6.4
- Angle addition formulas for sin(alpha +- beta) and cos(alpha +- beta)
- Double-angle formulas sin(2alpha) and cos(2alpha)
- Strategies for solving equations with these formulas

- We can’t finish the last few examples from today’s notes: here are their answers.

Thursday Apr 9:

**WebQuiz Review for Test 5**- Our Test 5 days (for Group 1) are next Monday and Tuesday. Register now!
- Here’s a handout with an overview of most of the WQ questions. (This will not be given in class.)

*There will be one final WebQuiz in these next two weeks.*

*There’s no in-class test, but there is a comprehensive final exam. You can register for a final-exam slot on any day of finals week. More details are at the **course-wide homepage**.*

- Section 6.6A
- Domain and ranges of the trig inverses
- Do trig and trig^-1 cancel? Why / why not?
- Substituting theta for trig^-1(a) in problems

- Begin Section 6.6B
- Word problems with unknown acute angles

- Graphs of the inverse trigs can be found here.

- Finish Section 6.6B
- More examples with unknown acute angles

- Start Sections 7.1 and 7.2
- Laws of Sines and Cosines (for oblique triangles)
- Solving several triangle types (like SSS or SAS)

- A couple harder examples of triangle solving are found here.

*Quiz 10: Section 6.6A*

- Finish Sections 7.1 and 7.2
- Bearings
- Final, hardest word problems of the course

Thursday Apr 23:

**WebQuiz Review for WQ 11**- Final exam registration is available. You can sign up for any day of finals week.
- Here’s a handout with an overview of most of the WQ questions. (This will not be given in class.)

*Good luck on finals, everyone! I have flexible office hours upon request.*

Last updated: 4/20/15