Math 1113: Precalculus (Fall 2020)

The course begins Thursday, August 20th.

Syllabus:

Contact:

  • If you have any questions or otherwise need assistance, please email me at zack@uga.edu.

Calendar:

Class Structure:

  • Tuesdays: Attend one of the following two shorter sessions
    • 8:00-8:35 AM
    • 8:40-9:15 AM
  • Thursdays: One single Zoom session, 8:00-9:15 AM (with groupwork).

Additional Resources

Notes and Solutions

Note: Quiz 6 skipped.

Week by Week Agenda

Week 1 (Monday August 17th)

Thursday

  • See email for Zoom meeting links. Bookmark or add to your calendar.

  • Gradescope: sign up and submit Quiz 0 (Due Friday Aug. 21st).

  • Complete Section 1.1: (Due Sunday Aug. 23rd)
  • Start Section 1.3: (Due Tuesday Aug. 25th)
  • Set up ALEKS accounts and complete Readiness/Assessment test (see email for 2-week temporary access code).
    • Complete Initial Knowledge Check and Readiness Test (Due Wednesday Aug 26th)
    • Complete Basic Skills Test (Due Friday Aug. 28th)

Week 2 (Monday August 24th)

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • ALEKS Initial Knowledge Check due (and possibly Readiness Module).
  • Drop date.

Thursday

Friday

  • ALEKS Basic Skills Test #1: available 5:00 am until 11:59 pm, 8 questions.
  • Quiz 1: Sections 1.1 through 1.3, due 11:59 PM.

Week 3 (Monday August 31st)

Note: from this week on, I’ll leave it up to you to keep track of ALEKS due dates! Don’t forget that there are Basic Skills Tests approximately every Friday.

Tuesday

Section 1.5.

Thursday

Section 1.6a.

Friday

  • Quiz 2: Sections 1.3 through 1.5 (Domains and Ranges), due by 11:59 PM.
  • ALEKS: Basic Skills Test.

Week 4 (Monday September 7th)

Tuesday

Project 1:

  • See ELC for explanation/outline, we’ll talk about this in class.

Section 1.6b (Graph Transformations)

Thursday

Section 1.7 (Piecewise Functions)

Friday

Quiz 3: 1.5 through 1.6b (Linear Models)

Week 5 (Monday September 14th)

Tuesday

Project 1: Meeting Timeline. Due at end of day.

Section 1.8 (Combining Functions)

Thursday

Section 2.1A (Vertices and Symmetry)

Friday

Quiz 4: 1.6b through 1.8 (Graph transformations, piecewise functions)

Week 6 (Monday September 21st)

Tuesday

Section 2.1B (Maximization and Word Problems)

No Preclass for Thursday

Thursday

Friday

Quiz 5: 2.1A, 2.1B. Function composition, parabolas, roots.

Week 7 (Monday September 28th)

Monday

Project 1 Due.

Tuesday

Problem-Solving in Groups

Thursday

  • Preclass 3.1 and 3.2.

Friday

Quiz 6: Review up to 2.1B. Extrema, roots, vertex form, difference quotients.

Week 8 (Monday October 5th)

Tuesday

TBA

Thursday

TBA

Friday

Quiz 7: TBA