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College Algebra Tentative Schedule Day Section Sub-Section Title 3-Jan Introductions & Memo of Understanding form sent

to back to professor 2 Linear Equations, Applications, and Systems of Equations 4-Jan 2.1 Linear Equations 2.1.1 An Introduction to Solving Equations 2.1.2 Solving a Linear Equation 2.1.3 Solving a Linear Equation with Rationals 2.1.4 Solving a Linear Equation That Has Restrictions 5-Jan 2.2 Word Problems with Linear Equations: Math Topics 2.2.1 An Introduction to Solving Word Problems 2.2.2 Solving for Perimeter 2.2.3 Solving a Linear Geometry Problem 2.2.4 Solving for Consecutive Numbers 2.2.5 Solving to Find the Average 6-Jan 2.3 Word Problems with Linear Equations: Applications 2.3.1 Solving for Constant Velocity 2.3.2 Solving a Problem about Work 2.3.3 Solving a Mixture Problem 2.3.4 Solving an Investment Problem 2.3.5 Solving Business Problems 7-Jan 2.4 Linear Systems of Equations 2.4.1 An Introduction to Linear Systems 2.4.2 Solving Systems with Substitution 2.4.3 Solving Systems by Elimination 10-Jan 2.5 Linear Systems in Three Variables 2.5.1 An Introduction to Linear Systems in Three Variables 2.5.2 Solving Linear Systems in Three Variables 2.5.3 Solving Inconsistent Systems 2.5.4 Solving Dependent Systems 2.5.5 Solving Systems with Two Equations 11-Jan 2.6 Applying Linear Systems 2.6.1 Investments 12-Jan Review Chapter 2 13-Jan TEST 1: Chapter 2

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20-Jan Review Chapter 3 -Sections 3.1 to 3.6 21-Jan TEST 2: Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1 to 3.6

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3.7 Radical Equations 3.7.1 Determining Extraneous Roots 3.7.2 Solving an Equation Containing a Radical 3.7.3 Solving an Equation with Two Radicals 3.7.4 Solving an Equation with Rational Exponents 3.8 Variation 3.8.1 An Introduction to Variation 3.8.2 Direct Proportion 3.8.3 Inverse Proportion 3.9 Solving Inequalities 3.9.1 An Introduction to Solving Inequalities 3.9.2 Solving Compound Inequalities 3.9.3 More on Compound Inequalities 3.9.4 Solving Word Problems Involving Inequalities 3.10 Inequalities: Quadratics 3.10.1 Solving Quadratic Inequalities 3.10.2 Solving Quadratic Inequalities: Another Example 3.11 Inequalities: Rationals and Radicals 3.11.1 Solving Rational Inequalities 3.11.2 Solving Rational Inequalities: Another Example 3.11.3 Determining the Domains of Expressions with Radicals 3.12 Absolute Value 3.12.1 Matching Number Lines with Absolute Values 3.12.2 Solving Absolute Value Equations 3.12.3 Solving Equations with Two Absolute Value Expressions 3.12.4 Solving Absolute Value Inequalities 3.12.5 Solving Absolute Value Inequalities: More Examples

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27-Jan Review Chapter 3 - Sections 3.7 to 3.12 28-Jan TEST 3: Chapter 3 - Sections 3.7 to 3.12

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4 Relations and Functions 4.1 Graphing Basics 4.1.1 Using the Cartesian System 4.1.2 Thinking Visually 4.2 Relationships between Two Points 4.2.1 Finding the Distance between Two Points 4.2.2 Finding the Second Endpoint of a Segment 4.3 Circles 4.3.1 Finding the Center-Radius Form of the Equation of a Circle 4.3.2 Decoding the Circle Formula 4.3.3 Finding the Center and Radius of a Circle 4.3.4 Solving Word Problems Involving Circles 4.4 Graphing Equations 4.4.1 Graphing Equations by Locating Points 4.4.2 Finding the x- and y-Intercepts of an Equation 4.5 Function Basics 4.5.1 Functions and the Vertical Line Test 4.5.2 Identifying Functions 4.5.3 Function Notation and Finding Function Values 4.6 Working with Functions 4.6.1 Determining Intervals Over Which a Function Is Increasing 4.6.2 Evaluating Piecewise-Defined Functions for Given Values 4.6.3 Solving Word Problems Involving Functions

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3-Feb Review Chapter 4 - Sections 4.1 to 4.7 4-Feb Test 4: Chapter 4 Sections 4.1 to 4.7

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4.7 Function Domain and Range 4.7.1 Finding the Domain and Range of a Function 4.7.2 Domain and Range: One Explicit Example 4.7.3 Satisfying the Domain of a Function 4.8 Linear Functions: Slope 4.8.1 An Introduction to Slope 4.8.2 Finding the Slope of a Line Given Two Points 4.8.3 Interpreting Slope from a Graph 4.8.4 Graphing a Line Using Point and Slope 4.9 Equations of a Line 4.9.1 Writing an Equation in Slope-Intercept Form 4.9.2 Writing an Equation Given Two Points 4.9.3 Writing an Equation in Point-Slope Form 4.9.4 Matching a Slope-Intercept Equation with Its Graph 4.9.5 Slope with Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 4.10 Linear Functions: Applications 4.10.2 Linear Cost and Revenue Functions 4.12 Quadratic Functions: Basics 4.12.1 Deconstructing the Graph of a Quadratic Function 4.12.2 Nice-Looking Parabolas 4.12.3 Using Discriminants to Graph Parabolas 4.12.4 Maximum Height in the Real World 4.13 Quadratic Functions: The Vertex 4.13.1 Finding the Vertex by Completing the Square 4.13.2 Using the Vertex to Write the Quadratic Equation 4.13.3 Finding the Maximum or Minimum of a Quadratic 4.13.4 Graphing Parabolas

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10-Feb Review: Chapter 4 - Sections 4.8 to 4.14 11-Feb TEST 5: Chapter 4 Sections 4.8 to 4.14

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5 Graphing and Conic Sections 5.1 Manipulating Graphs: Shifts and Stretches 5.1.1 Shifting Curves along Axes 5.1.2 Shifting or Translating Curves along Axes 5.1.3 Stretching a Graph 5.1.4 Graphing Quadratics Using Patterns 5.2 Manipulating Graphs: Symmetry and Reflections 5.2.1 Determining Symmetry 5.2.2 Reflections 5.2.3 Reflecting Specific Functions 5.3 Composite Functions 5.3.1 Using Operations on Functions 5.3.2 Composite Functions 5.3.3 Components of Composite Functions 5.3.4 Finding Functions That Form a Given Composite 5.3.5 Finding the Difference Quotient of a Function 5.4 Ellipses 5.4.1 An Introduction to Ellipses 5.4.2 Finding the Equation for an Ellipse 5.4.3 Applying Ellipses: Satellites 5.5 Hyperbolas 5.5.1 An Introduction to Hyperbolas 5.5.2 Finding the Equation for a Hyperbola 5.5.3 Applying Hyperbolas: Navigation

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6.1 Exponents 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.1.4

An Introduction to Exponents Evaluating Exponential Expressions Applying the Rules of Exponents Evaluating Expressions with Negative Exponents

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6.2 Converting between Notations 6.2.1 Converting Rational Exponents and Radicals 6.2.2 Converting between Decimal and Scientific Notation 23-Feb 6.3 Radical Expressions 6.3.1 Simplifying Radical Expressions 6.3.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions with Variables 6.3.3 Rationalizing Denominators 6.4 Exponential Functions 6.4.1 An Introduction to Exponential Functions 6.4.2 Graphing Exponential Functions: Useful Patterns 6.4.3 Graphing Exponential Functions: More Examples 24-Feb 6.5 Applying Exponential Functions 6.5.1 Using Properties of Exponents to Solve Exponential Equations 6.5.2 Finding Present Value and Future Value 6.5.3 Finding an Interest Rate to Match Given Goals 6.6 The Number e 6.6.1 e 6.6.2 Applying Exponential Functions 25-Feb Review: Chapter 6 Sections 6.1. to 6.6 28-Feb Test 7 Chapter 6 Sections 6.1 to 6.6

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6.7 Logarithmic Functions 6.7.1 An Introduction to Logarithmic Functions 6.7.2 Converting between Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 6.8 Solving Logarithmic Functions 6.8.1 Finding the Value of a Logarithmic Function 6.8.2 Solving for x in Logarithmic Equations 6.8.3 Graphing Logarithmic Functions 6.8.4 Matching Logarithmic Functions with Their Graphs

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6.9 Properties of Logarithms 6.9.1 Properties of Logarithms 6.9.2 Expanding a Logarithmic Expression Using Properties 6.9.3 Combining Logarithmic Expressions 6.1 Evaluating Logarithmic Functions 6.10.1 Evaluating Logarithmic Functions Using a Calculator 6.10.2 Using the Change of Base Formula

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6.11 Applying Logarithmic Functions 6.11.1 The Richter Scale 6.11.2 The Distance Modulus Formula 6.12 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 6.12.1 Solving Exponential Equations 6.12.2 Solving Logarithmic Equations 6.12.3 Solving Equations with Logarithmic Exponents

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6.13 Applying Exponents and Logarithms 6.13.1 Compound Interest 6.13.2 Predicting Change

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6.14 Word Problems Involving Exponential Growth and Decay 6.14.1 An Introduction to Exponential Growth and Decay 6.14.2 Half-Life 6.14.3 Newton's Law of Cooling 6.14.4 Continuously Compounded Interest 7-Mar Review: Chapter 6 8-Mar Test 8 Chapter 6 Sections 6.7 to 6.14

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