Course Description

Tuesday, May 16

class didn’t meet, due to semester exams

Monday, May 15

reviewed for semester exam;
semester exam will be at 3:45 on Wednesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 6-10


Friday, May 12

reviewed for semester exam;
semester exam will be at 3:45 on Wednesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 6-10

Thursday, May 11

reviewed chapters 6 & 7;
semester exam will be at 3:45 on Wednesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 6-10

Wednesday, May 10

discussed p.720;
semester exam will be at 3:45 on Wednesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 6-10

Tuesday, May 9

discussed p.681;
discussed/demonstrated correlation and linear regression with Excel;
p.720 #2 & 4 (items a, c & e), 8, 10

Monday, May 8

discussed normal distributions and z-scores;
p.681 #4-16 even


Friday, May 5

continued discussing problems from p.671 (due Monday)

Thursday, May 4

continued discussing p.660;
discussed probability distributions;
p.671 #2-14, 20, 22 even

Wednesday, May 3

continued discussing histograms and box-N-whisker plots;
continued working on p. 660 #2-14 even (due tomorrow)

Tuesday, May 2

discussed histograms and box-N-whisker plots;
660 #2-14 even

Monday, May 1

discussed test 10;
discussed distributions and how to represent them;
start looking at 660 #2-14 even


Friday, April 28

test 10;
read 654-659 (descriptive statistics)

Thursday, April 27

discussed quiz 10.2;
test 10 tomorrow

Wednesday, April 26

quiz 10.2;
test 10 on Friday

Tuesday, April 25

further discussed partial sums for approximating transcendental functions;
discussed example from p.642;
quiz 10.2 tomorrow
test 10 on Friday

Monday, April 24

further discussed infinite series as representation of transcendental functions;
discussed example from p.642


Friday, April 21

no class, due to Academy Days

Thursday, April 20

discussed infinite series as representation of transcendental functions;
start working on p.642#8-18, 22-32, 36-40 even

Wednesday, April 19

discussed problems on page 633;
continue working on p.633 #2-8, 12-20, 32-36 even

Tuesday, April 18

discussed quiz 10.1;
discussed Pascal’s triangle and the binomial theorem;
p.633 #2-8, 12-20, 32-36 even

Monday, April 17

quiz 10.1;
Read:  628-632 (the binomial theorem)


Friday, April 14

discussed problems from p.615;
further discussed geometric sequences and series;
quiz on Monday

Thursday, April 13

discussed problems from p.605 (due Friday);
discussed geometric sequences and series;
p.615 #2-6, 10-14, 20-24, 32-36, 40-44, 48-52 even

Wednesday, April 12

discussed arithmetic sequences and series;
worked examples from p.605;
p.605 #2-8, 10-22, 28-32, 40-42, 46-50 even

Tuesday, April 11

discussed examples from p.595 (due tomorrow);
read 599-604 (arithmetic sequences and series)

Monday, April 10

discussed test 9;
briefly discussed sequences and series;
read 590-594 (sequences and series);
start looking at 595 # 2-14, 18-24, 28, 30, 36-40 (due Wednesday)


Tuesday, April 4

test 9

Monday, April 3

reviewed quiz over complex numbers in polar form;
reviewed chapter 9;
test 9 tomorrow


Friday, March 31

quiz over complex numbers in polar form;
test 9 on Tuesday

Thursday, March 30

discussed problems from p.577;
quiz tomorrow over complex numbers in polar form

Wednesday, March 29

discussed quiz 9.1;
discussed complex numbers in polar form;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.577 #2-16, 20-32, 36-40 even

Tuesday, March 28

quiz 9.1;
read:  569-574 (complex numbers in polar form)

Monday, March 27

discussed problems on p. 557;
briefly glanced at conic sections described in polar coordinates;
quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far in chapter 9


Friday, March 24

discussed polar to rectangular conversion;
p.557 #2-8, 14-18, 26-30, 36-40 even

Thursday, March 23

discussed/demonstrated polar equations;
p.548 #4, 6, 10, 12, 18, 20, 26, 28, 36, 38

Wednesday, March 22

discussed problems from 538 (due tomorrow):
briefly discussed polar equations;
read 542-547 (polar equations)

Tuesday, March 21

discussed test over chapter 8:
discussed polar coordinates;
get started on p.538 #2-14, 30-36 even (due Thursday)

Monday, March 20

test over chapter 8


Friday, March 17

(much of the class was absent, due to Music Festival);
those who were gone on the mission trip to Belize made up missed quizzes;
reviewed chapter 8;
test over 8 on Monday

Thursday, March 16

(much of the class was absent, due to Music Festival);
those who were gone on the mission trip to Belize made up missed quizzes;
reviewed chapter 8;
test over 8 on Monday

Wednesday, March 15

reviewed operations with 3-D vectors;
quiz over 3-D vectors;
test over 8 coming soon

Tuesday, March 14

discussed 522;
reviewed operations involving 3-D vectors;
quiz tomorrow

Monday, March 13

discussed the recent quiz on vectors;
discussed 3-D dot product and cross product;
p.522 #2-12, 16-22 even


Thursday, March 2

quiz on what we’ve done so far with vectors

Wednesday, March 1

discussed p.514;
reviewed what we’ve done so far with vectors;
quiz tomorrow on vectors

Tuesday, February 28

discussed p.506;
discussed vectors in 3-D;
p.514 #10-14, 26, 28, 36-40 even

Monday, February 27

further discussed vector dot product;
discussed vector projections;
p.506 #2-20, 26-28 even


Friday, February 24

discussed p.497;
briefly discussed vector dot product;
p.506 #2-14, 16-20, 26-28 even (due Tuesday)

Thursday, February 23

discussed p.488;
discussed unit vectors;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.497 #2-8, 12-16, 20-22, 28-30, 38-42, 44-48 even (due Monday)

Wednesday, February 22

further discussed vectors, graphical and analytical vector addition;
p.488 #2-12, 20-26, 36 even

Tuesday, February 21

discussed test 7;
briefly discussed vectors;
read: 482-487 (vectors), if you haven’t already

Monday, February 20

test 7;
read: 482-487 (vectors)


Friday, February 17

reviewed quiz over hyperbolas and parametric equations;
discussed problems from the review on p. 477;
test Monday over the parts we’ve done in chapter 7

Thursday, February 16

quiz over hyperbolas and parametric equations;
test Monday over the parts we’ve done in chapter 7

Wednesday, February 15

discussed problems from p.469;
quiz tomorrow over hyperbolas and parametric equations;
test Monday over the parts we’ve done in chapter 7

Tuesday, February 14

discussed projectile motion and working with parametric equations;
p.469 #2-6, 10-14, 18-22, 34-38 even

Monday, February 13

discussed hyperbolas on p. 449;
read:  464-468 (parametric equations)


Friday, February 10

discussed quiz on parabolas, circles, and ellipses;
discussed hyperbolas;
p.449 #2-6, 12-16, 24-28 even

Thursday, February 9

quiz on parabolas, circles, and ellipses;
read:  pp. 442-448 (hyperbolas)

Wednesday, February 8

discussed examples from the problem set on p.438;
quiz tomorrow on parabolas, circles, and ellipses

Tuesday, February 7

discussed p.428;
discussed ellipses;
begin working on p.438 #2-10, 14-16, 24-30 even

Monday, February 6

brief overview of conic sections in general;
reviewed equations for a parabola;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.428 #2-6, 16-18, 26-28, 36-38 even


Friday, January 27

discussed the equations for a parabola;
worked on p.428 #2-6, 16-18, 26-28, 36-38 even

Thursday, January 26

discussed test 6;
briefly discussed the equations for a parabola;
start looking over p.428 #2-6, 16-18, 26-28, 36-38 even

Wednesday, January 25

test 6;
read:  pp. 422-427 (conic sections)

Tuesday, January 24

quiz over partial fractions;
test 6 tomorrow

 Monday, January 23

further discussed partial fraction decomposition and worked examples;
quiz over partial fraction decomposition tomorrow


Friday, January 20

discussed partial fraction decomposition and worked examples;
p.402 #2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22

Thursday, January 19

quiz over solving systems using Cramer’s rule, and with using inverse matrices;
read: pp. 398-401 (partial fractions)

Wednesday, January 18

discussed/demonstrated using determinants and Cramer’s rule to solve systems of equations;
discussed/demonstrated using inverse matrices to solve systems of equations;
p.392 #2-6, 12-18, 22-24, 28 even

Tuesday, January 17

reviewed matrix multiplication;
discussed the identity matrix and inverse matrixes;
discussed determinants;
looked at a few online matrix calculators;
discussed p. 383 exercises;
finish p.383 by tomorrow

Monday, January 16

discussed p. 372 exercises, dealing with Gaussian elimination;
discussed & demonstrated matrix multiplication;
p.383 #2-6, 12-14, 20-24, 28, 32, 36-42 even


Friday, January 13

(most of the class was absent, due to gymnastics event);
worked on p. 372 exercises, dealing with Gaussian elimination

Thursday, January 12

(most of the class was absent, due to Personal Finance field trip);
worked on p. 372 exercises, dealing with Gaussian elimination

Wednesday, January 11

discussed test 5;
briefly reviewed solving systems using Gaussian elimination;
p.372 #2-6, 10-12, 16-20, 22-26, 32-34 even

Tuesday, January 10

test 5;
read: 364-371 (systems of equations)

Monday, January 9

discussed p. 352;
open-book, open-note quiz on the latest identities;
reviewed chapter 5;
test 5 tomorrow


Friday, January 6

discussed multiple angle identities and various other identities;
worked an example from the HW set;
p. 352 #2-12, 18-26, 34, 38, 42-44 even

Thursday, January 5

discussed p. 341;
read pp. 346-351 (multiple angle identities)

Wednesday, January 4

discussed sum and difference identities;
p. 341 #2-6, 12-22, 24-28 even

Tuesday, January 3

discussed & worked examples from p. 331;
read: pp. 336-340 (angle sum and angle difference identities)

Monday, January 2

discussed 1st semester exam;
discussed trigonometric equations;
p.331 # 2-16, 22-26 even


Friday, December 16

no class today

Thursday, December 15

semester exam

Wednesday, December 14

no class today;
there will be an optional review session tonight at 5:30 in the computer lab;
exam will be at 3:45 on Thursday

Tuesday, December 13

discussed identities quiz;
continue reviewing for semester exam, covering chapters 1-4 and the first half of chapter 5;
there will be an optional review session on Wednesday at 5:30 in the computer lab;
exam will be at 3:45 on Thursday

Monday, December 12

identities quiz;
begin reviewing for semester exam, covering chapters 1-4 and the first half of chapter 5


Friday, December 9

worked on solving equations involving trig functions;
identities quiz postponed until Monday

Thursday, December 8

discussed p.324 problems (due tomorrow);
quiz on identities tomorrow

Wednesday, December 7

further discussed p.317 problems;
discussed/demonstrated verifying other identities;
p.324 #2-12, 20-24 even

Tuesday, December 6

discussed p.317 problems;
continue working on p.317 #2-14, 18-24 even;
read 320-323

Monday, December 5

discussed Thursday’s test;
briefly discussed trigonometric identities;
begin working on p.317 #2-14, 18-24 even


Friday, December 2

no class, due to music tour

Thursday, December 1

test 4;
read: pp.311-316 (trigonometric identities)

Wednesday, November 30

discussed quiz 4.2;
look over p. 307 for review;
test 4 on tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29

quiz 4.2;
look over p. 307 for review;
test 4 on Thursday

Monday, November 28

reviewed the law of sines, the law of cosines, and Heron’s formula;
discussed p. 298;
reviewed inverse trig functions;
quiz tomorrow; test 4 on Thursday


Friday, November 18

no class today; beginning Thanksgiving break

Thursday, November 17

reviewed the law of sines and the law of cosines;
discussed Heron’s formula;
p.298 #4-6, 10-16, 20-24, 28-32, 38-40 even (due Tuesday after Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, November 16

discussed p. 288-289;
discussed the law of sines and the law of cosines;
get started on p.298 #2-6, 10-16, 20-24, 28-32, 38-40 even

Tuesday, November 15

discussed inverse trig functions;
worked problems from the homework problem set;
pp.288-289 #2-14, 20-24, 30-36, 50-54 even

Monday, November 14

discussed homework on pp.251 & 264;
discussed graphs of other trig functions;
read 280-287 (inverse trigonometric functions)


Friday, November 11

discussed homework on p.264;
quiz Monday over the first part of chapter 4 (trigonometric ratios)

Thursday, November 10

discussed graphing sine and cosine;
p.264 #2-18, 30-34 even

Wednesday, November 9

discussed the unit circle;
p.251 #2-8, 10-16, 26-32, 44-58 even

Tuesday, November 8

discussed HW on p. 238;
read:  242-250 (the unit circle)

Monday, November 7

discussed radians and degrees;
discussed circular motion;
p. 238-240 #2-4, 10-18, 28-38, 42 even


Friday, November 4

discussed problems from p. 227;
read: 231-237 (degrees and radians)

Thursday, November 3

discussed test 3 from yesterday;
begin working on p.227 #2-14, 20-26, 32-38 even (due Monday)

Wednesday, November 2

test 3;
read:  220-226 (right-triangle geometry)

Tuesday, November 1

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
reviewed for tomorrow’s test;
test 3 tomorrow

Monday, October 31

quiz 3.2;
look over p. 215 in preparation for the test;
test postponed unti Wednesday


Friday, October 28

discussed regressional analysis with log and exponential functions using Excel;
quiz Monday;
test 3 on Tuesday

Thursday, October 27

discussed p. 196;
quiz Monday;
test 3 on Tuesday

Wednesday, October 26

discussed quiz 3.1;
worked examples of solving exponential and logarithmic equations;
p. 196 #2-6, 22-26, 30-34, 49, 50-54, 60-64, 68 even

Tuesday, October 25

quiz 3.1;
worked examples of solving exponential and logarithmic equations;
read: pp. 190-195 (exponential and logarithmic equations)

Monday, October 24

discussed homework on p. 185;
discussed problems from mid-chapter review;
quiz tomorrow over first half of chapter 3


Wednesday, October 19

no class, due to home leave

Tuesday, October 18

no class, due to Junior History Trip and Senior Class Trip

Monday, October 17

no class, due to Junior History Trip and Senior Class Trip


Friday, October 14

discussed logarithm identities;
worked examples from the problem set;
get started on p.185#2-16, 20-24, 30, 32, 40, 42, 50-54 even

Thursday, October 13

discussed logarithms;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.178 #2-26 even

Wednesday, October 12

discussed 166 and exponential applications;
read:  172-177 on logarithms

Tuesday, October 11

discussed test 2;
defined/discussed exponentials;
worked sample problems from the homework;
p. 166 #2-8, 12-16 even & 22, 24, 36, 37, 39

Monday, October 10

test 2;
read: 158-165 (exponentials)


Friday, October 7

discussed quiz on the second half of chapter 2;
reviewed for test;
test 2 on Monday

Thursday, October 6

quiz on the second half of chapter 2;
test 2 on Monday

Wednesday, October 5

further discussed non-linear inequalities;
reviewed for quiz;
quiz tomorrow;
test 2 on Friday

Tuesday, October 4

discussed non-linear inequalities;
p. 145 #2-8, 18-22, 30-34 even

Monday, October 3

further discussed rational functions  problems on p. 138 (due tomorrow);
read pp.141-144 on non-linear inequalities


Friday, September 30

no class, due to Fall Festival preparation

Thursday, September 29

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
discussed rational functions and their properties;
p. 138 #2-6, 10-14, 20-26, 32-36 even

Wednesday, September 28

quiz on what we’ve done so far in chapter 2;
read 130-137 (rational functions)

Tuesday, September 27

discussed HW on p. 127;
finnish up p.127 #2, 4, 10-14, 18-22, 32-36, 42, 44, 52, 54 even;
quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far in chapter 2

Monday, September 26

discussed techniques for finding zeros of polynomials;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.127 #2, 4, 10-14, 18-22, 32-36, 42, 44, 52, 54 even


Friday, September 23

discussed p. 115 HW;
discussed a few old techniques for narrowing down the search for factors of polynomials;
read 119-126

Thursday, September 22

discussed p. 104 HW;
demonstrated long division, synthetic division, and synthetic substitution of polynomials;
p. 115 #2-6, 16, 20-26, 32-36 even

Wednesday, September 21

discussed general properties of polynomials;
p. 104 #4-8, 12-18, 24-30 even

Tuesday, September 20

discussed power and radical functions;
read 86-91 (power and radical functions), if you haven’t already;
p. 92 #2-8, 18-24 even

Monday, September 19

no class, due to seniors at View Southern


Tuesday, September 13

discussed test over chapter 1;
discussed power and radical functions

Monday, September 12

test over chapter 1;
read 86-91 (power and radical functions)


Friday, September 9

student going on the Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure took test over chapter 1;
discussed quiz on latter part of chapter 1;
reviewed chapter 1;
test on chapter 1 Monday

Thursday, September 8

quiz on latter part of chapter 1;
reviewed chapter 1;
test on chapter 1 Monday

Wednesday, September 7

discussed p.70 HW;
reviewed what we’ve been doing recently;
quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, September 6

discussed p.61 HW;
discussed inverse functions;
p. 70# 2-12, 14-20 even

Monday, September 5

discussed p.52 HW;
discussed arithmetic with functions;
discussed function composition;
p. 61 # 2-8, 16-32 even


Friday, September 2

discussed yesterday’s quiz over what we’ve done so far in chapter 1;
discussed parent functions and transformations;
p. 52 # 2-10, 20, 22, 32-36 even

Thursday, September 1

quiz over what we’ve done so far in chapter 1;
read pp. 45-51

Wednesday, August 31

discussed HW;
discussed mid-chapter quiz on p. 44;
quiz tomorrow on what we’ve done so far in chapter 1

Tuesday, August 30

discussed extremes and average rates of change;
worked problems from the homework set;
p. 40 #2-8, 12-16, 34-38 even

Monday, August 29

continued discussing limit, continuity, and end-behavior;
read pp 34-39


Friday, August 26

discussed limits & continuity;
worked examples from the HW set;
p. 30 #2-10, 14, 16, 22-28 even

Thursday, August 25

reviewed describing domains and ranges using various methods;
p.19 #10-28 even

Wednesday, August 24

discussed HW (p. 9-11);
read pp. 13-18

Tuesday, August 23

reviewed the concept and properties of a function;
worked examples from the homework set;
pp. 9-11 #2-10, 18-28, 30-32, 40-44, 48, 50 even

Monday, August 22

discussed homework on P37 (due tomorrow);
discussed the concept and properties of a function;
read p. 4-8 (functions)


Friday, August 19

(no class, due to Senior Retreat)

Thursday, August 18

discussed measures of central tendency and measures of spread;
worked examples from the homework set;
read over P32-P36;
P37 #2-10 even

Wednesday, August 17

discussed permutations and combinations;
worked various examples;
P31 #2-20 even

Tuesday, August 16

discussed HW on P17;
reviewed former discussion of systems of equations and inequalities;
reviewed matrix operations;
briefly discussed permutations and combinations;
read pp. P28-P30 (combinations and permutations)

Monday, August 15

discussed HW on P13;
discussed properties of nth roots;
worked examples of simplifying expressions involving nth roots;
p. P17 #2-22 even


Friday, August 12

discussed HW on P8;
discussed properties of quadratic equations;
discussed solving quadratic equations;
p. P13 #8, 10, 16, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 46

Thursday, August 11

discussed operations with complex numbers;
p. P8 #2-32, 38-42 even

Wednesday, August 10

discussed pretest;
briefly discussed set notation and set operations
p. P5 #2-30 even

Tuesday, August 9

did pretest;
read: pp. P3-P4

Monday, August 8

passed out textbooks; explained course content;
Why math, science and engineering? S.T.E.M
pretest tomorrow