Welcome to the permanent home page for Sections LN01, LN06, and WBP01 of MATH-1150 (College Algebra) at Southeast Community College in the Fall term of 2023. I am Toby Bartels, your instructor.

Course administration

For Section LN01

For Section LN06

For Section WBP01

Contact information

Feel free to send a message at any time, even nights and weekends (although I'll be slower to respond then).


The official textbook for the course is the 11th Edition of Algebra & Trigonometry by Sullivan published by Prentice-Hall (Pearson). You automatically get an online version of this textbook through Canvas, although you can use a print version instead if you like. This comes with access to Pearson MyLab, integrated into Canvas, on which many of the assignments appear.

The dates below are wrong, and the material may be rearranged.

Graphs and functions

  1. General review:
  2. Graphing points:
  3. Graphing equations:
  4. Lines:
  5. Systems of equations:
  6. Functions:
  7. Graphs of functions:
  8. Properties of functions:
  9. Word problems with functions:
Quiz 1, covering the material in Problem Sets 1–9, is taken or due on September 25 or 26.

Types of functions

  1. Linear functions:
  2. Examples of functions:
  3. Composite functions:
  4. Inverse functions:
  5. Coordinate transformations:
  6. Quadratic functions:
  7. Applications of quadratic functions:
  8. Exponential functions:
  9. Logarithmic functions:
Quiz 2, covering the material in Problem Sets 10–18, is taken or due on October 30 or 31.

Logarithms and polynomials

  1. Properties of logarithms:
  2. Applications of logarithms:
  3. Polynomial functions:
  4. Advanced factoring:
  5. Rational functions:
  6. Inequalities:
Quiz 3, covering the material in Problem Sets 19–24, is taken or due on December 4 or 5.


  1. Graphs and functions:
  2. Types of functions:
  3. Logarithms and polynomials:

Final exam

There is a comprehensive final exam scheduled for a specific day, in our normal classroom at or near the normal time but lasting longer. (You can also arrange to take it at a different time December 11–15.) To speed up grading at the end of the term, the exam is multiple choice and filling in blanks, with no partial credit.

For the exam, you may use one sheet of notes that you wrote yourself. However, you may not use your book or anything else not written by you. You certainly should not talk to other people! Calculators are allowed (although you shouldn't really need one), but not communication devices (like cell phones).

The exam consists of questions similar in style and content to those in the practice exam (DjVu).

This web page and the files linked from it (except for the official syllabus) were written by Toby Bartels, last edited on 2023 December 7. Toby reserves no legal rights to them.

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