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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The office is closing early today, so chats are canceled.  Office hours will be held as usual, but I will be leaving by 10:15 or so.

Have a great holiday break, and use your time wisely to get caught up on outstanding work.  See  you in 2013.  Assuming, of course, that the world does not end tonight.

Thursday 12/20

I will be at a faculty meeting today, so I am unavailable until regular chat times.  Office hours will be held as scheduled.

Wednesday Update

I will be unavailable after 12 today due to a department function.  Please ask any questions in the morning.  Chats and office hours will be held as scheduled.

Term 3 Begins

Today is the first day of term 3, marking period 2.  Your term 2 grades will be posted by the end of the week.

The midterm outline has been posted; please review the outline and insure that you are comfortable with the material.  You have one attempt only, and the exam will lock at 11:55 PM. Do not wait until the last minute to work on the exam, as there will be no extensions granted.

Out of the Office Today

I am working from home today since I have been ill all weekend and am not comfortable driving .  I will hold chats and office hours as scheduled, but I cannot answer the phone.

Please moodle message me for quickest response. Have a good day, and remember that today is the last day of term 2, MP2.  If you have not already done so, please check the choice lesson containing the midterm outline so you can ask questions well in advance.

 

Due This Week

Algebra 2

Survey of Calculus

Midterm Exam Information – Survey of Calculus

Please review the midterm exam information posted here, and ask questions early!  Questions should be of a procedural nature, not content related.  By the time the exam opens you will have covered all the topics listed.

Survey of Calculus Midterm

The midterm will consist of three parts:  two multiple choice sections and one open ended problem section.

The midterm is due at 11:55 PM on Friday, January 18, 2013.  The exam will lock at that time, and any unfinished questions will be graded as a 0%. There is one attempt only for the exam.

Do not wait until the last day to complete the exam, as technology problems are not a valid excuse for not completing the exam.  There are no extensions.

The following topics are included on the midterm exam:

  • A Preview of Calculus
  • Estimating Limits Numerically and Graphically
  • Finding Limits Analytically
  • Continuity at a Point and on an Open Interval
  • One Sided Limits and Continuity on a Closed Interval
  • Properties of Continuity and the Intermediate Value Theorem
  • Infinite Limits
  • Vertical Asymptotes and Properties of Infinite Limits
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • The Tangent Line Problem
  • The Derivative of a Function
  • Differentiability and Continuity
  • Equation of the Tangent Line
  • Differentiation Rules
  • Differentiation Practice
  • Rate of Change
  • Product Rule
  • Quotient Rule
  • Higher Order Derivatives
  • The Chain Rule
  • The General Power Rule
  • Related Rates
  • Implicit Differentiation
  • Extrema of a Function
  • Extrema on a Closed Interval and Critical Numbers
  • Rolle’s Theorem
  • Mean Value Theorem
  • Increasing and Decreasing Functions
  • The First Derivative Test
  • Concavity
  • Inflection Points and the Second Derivative Test
  • Limits at Infinity
  • Limits of Rational Functions and Infinite Limits at Infinity
  • Curve Sketching
  • Optimization Problems

 

 

 

 

 

The midterm will count for 15% of your 2nd Marking period grade.

Solutions to open ended questions must show all work and explain the method you used.

You may not seek or receive help from any person or website on the exam, and you are limited to one attempt.  You may use your textbook, your notes, the lessons and your calculator, but no other resources are allowed.

 

The exam will open on January 4. Please look it over and ask any questions well in advance.  Be sure to submit your work in accordance with course policy.

 

 

Midterm Exam Information – Algebra 2

Please review the midterm exam information posted here, and ask questions early!  Questions should be of a procedural nature, not content related.  By the time the exam opens you will have covered all the topics listed.

Algebra 2 Midterm

The midterm will consist of three parts:  two multiple choice sections and one open ended problem section.

The midterm is due at 11:55 PM on Friday, January 18, 2013.  The exam will lock at that time, and any unfinished questions will be graded as a 0%. There is one attempt only for the exam.

Do not wait until the last day to complete the exam, as technology problems are not a valid excuse for not completing the exam.  There are no extensions.

The following topics are included on the midterm exam:

  • Sets of Numbers
  • Properties of Real Numbers
  • Square Roots
  • Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • Properties of Exponents
  • Relations and Functions
  • Function Notation
  • Exploring Transformations
  • Introduction to Parent Functions
  • Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Proportional Reasoning
  • Graphing Linear Functions
  • Writing Linear Functions
  • Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
  • Transforming Linear Functions
  • Curve Fitting with Linear Models
  • Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
  • Absolute Value Functions
  • Using Transformations to Graph Quadratic Functions
  • Properties of Quadratic Functions in Standard Form
  • Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing and Factoring
  • Completing the Square
  • Complex Numbers and Roots
  • The Quadratic Formula
  • Curve Fitting with Quadratic Models
  • Operations with Complex Numbers
  • Polynomials
  • Multiplying Polynomials
  • Dividing Polynomials

The midterm will count for 15% of your 2nd Marking period grade.

Solutions to open ended questions must show all work and explain the method you used.

You may not seek or receive help from any person or website on the exam, and you are limited to one attempt.  You may use your textbook, your notes, the lessons and your calculator, but no other resources are allowed.

 

The exam will open on January 4. Please look it over and ask any questions well in advance.  Be sure to submit your work in accordance with course policy.

 

Thursday Update

Office Hours and calculus chat will be held as scheduled, but Algebra 2 chat is canceled for today. Please plan accordingly

12-12-12

Today’s date is rather unique — it’s in the series that we won’t see again for 88 years when we will have 01-01-01 at the start of the 22nd century.

Have a great day!

Note: if you have questions about an assignment, please come during office hours.  I don’t always see moodle messages immediately and I am often working offline even though I am logged in to the system.  Please try to use the time I have set aside for homework help, since I have many other obligations at the office.