Schedule

The first day of class (April 1 Thursday), 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 (April 6 Tuesday), 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. 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:

April 1 Thursday: Introduction
April 6 Tuesday:Chapters R&1;
April 8 Thursday:Sections 2.2&2.3;
April 13 Tuesday:Sections 3.1&3.2;
April 15 Thursday:Sections 3.3&3.4;
April 20 Tuesday:Section 3.5;
April 22 Thursday:Section 3.6;
April 27 Tuesday:Section 4.1;
April 29 Thursday: Midterm exam;
May 4 Tuesday:Sections 4.3&4.4;
May 6 Thursday:Section 5.1;
May 11 Tuesday:Sections 5.2&5.3;
May 13 Thursday:Sections 5.4&5.5;
May 18 Tuesday:Section 5.5&5.6;
May 20 Thursday:Sections 6.1&6.2;
May 25 Tuesday:Sections 6.3&6.4;
May 27 Thursday:Sections 6.5&6.6;
June 1 Tuesday:Section 6.7&6.8;
June 3 Thursday:Section 12.1;
June 8 Tuesday:Review;
June 10 Thursday: Final exam.
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 April 7 Wednesday; the last day to drop at all is May 24 Monday. By May 6 Thursday, your midterm grade estimates should be available on WebAdvisor (and mailed to you if they're poor); your final grades should be available on June 14 Monday.


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