The first day of class (October 5 Tuesday), I'll discuss the administrative aspects of the course and give a brief introduction to the basic ideas of College Algebra. If you miss this day, then you shouldn't suffer too much for it, but you'll want to get the administrative information from me. The next day (October 7 Thursday), the class will begin in earnest.

In addition to a quick review of Chapters R and 1, we cover the following sections of the textbook: 2.2&2.3, 3.1–3.6, 4.1, 4.3&4.4, 5.1–5.6, 6.1–6.8, and 12.1. In other words, we cover Chapters 2–6, except for Sections 2.1, 2.4&2.5, 4.2, 4.5, and 6.9, plus Section 12.1. I'm going to cover Sections 6.1&6.2 within Chapter 3, since I think that they makes more sense there and they don't depend on anything in Chapters 4&5.

It's a lot of material for 10 weeks, so the class has to move pretty fast; please talk to me early if you need help!

Our day-to-day schedule will look something like this:

October 5 Tuesday: Introduction, Chapters R&1;
October 7 Thursday:Sections 2.2&2.3;
October 12 Tuesday:Sections 3.1&3.2;
October 14 Thursday:Section 3.3;
October 19 Tuesday:Section 3.4;
October 21 Thursday:Sections 6.1&6.2;
October 26 Tuesday:Sections 6.2, 3.5;
October 28 Thursday:Sections 3.6, 4.1;
November 2 Tuesday:Sections 4.3&4.4;
November 4 Thursday: Midterm exam;
November 9 Tuesday:Section 6.3;
November 11 Thursday:Sections 6.4&6.5;
November 16 Tuesday:Section 6.6;
November 18 Thursday:Section 6.7&6.8;
November 23 Tuesday:Section 12.1;
November 25 Thursday: Thanksgiving: no school;
November 30 Tuesday:Section 5.1;
December 2 Thursday:Sections 5.6, 5.5;
December 7 Tuesday:Sections 5.2&5.3;
December 9 Thursday:Section 5.4;
December 14 Tuesday: Final exam;
December 16 Thursday:Catch-up and review.
But this is a table of estimates, not promises! (I will update this table as time passes.)

The last day to drop the course with a full refund is October 12 Tuesday; the last day to drop at all is November 29 Monday. By November 9 Tuesday, your midterm grade estimates should be available on WebAdvisor (and mailed to you if they're poor); your final grades should be available on December 21 Tuesday.

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