Math1050 College Algebra
Summer, 2014
Class Structure and Necessary Information

Syllabus
 Course
Outline (Schedule)
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IMPORTANT Textbook and WebAssign
Information
 WebAssign Tutorial

Information about how to set up the proctored
exams
 Register for
Exams

"How to get Extra Credit" Information

Information about Borderline Grades

U of U Tutoring Center and Computer
Lab

How to Request Partial Credit for Canvas Quizzes
Study Skills/Review
 Online review
of topics from Math1010

How To Study Math (from Paul's Online Notes, Lamar
University)
 Math1010 Review
Problems and Key
Class Schedule/Task Lists

For every week, you will need to watch the video lectures located at
the "College Algebra Lecture Videos" link (just below), according to the sections listed in the "Week at a Glance"
document. You may also want to print the "pre notes" for each section
to take notes during the lecture video. You can also print the "post
notes" for each section to see all the work that was done in the lecture.
College Algebra Lecture Videos
Week 1 (May 1218): Week 1 at a Glance
1.1 Practice Problems and solutions
1.2 Practice Problems and solutions
1.3 Practice Problems and solutions
Week 1 Extra Resources:
Extra video on symmetry
Extra video on circles
1.3 Extra Problem
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 2 (May1925): Week 2 at a Glance
1.4 Practice Problems and solutions
1.51.7 Practice Problems and solutions
1.81.9 Practice Problems and solutions
Week 2 Extra Resources:
Interval Notation video
Watch the extra lecture video about How to Read a Graph (on the College Algebra Lecture Videos page)
Reading a Graph Problem and solutions
Handout: Important Graphing Information
Handout: Transformations that change a graph's shape
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 3 (May 26June 1): Week 3 at a Glance
2.1 Practice Problems and solutions
2.2 Practice Problems and solutions
2.3 Practice Problems and solutions
2.4 Practice Problems and solutions
Week 3 Extra Resources:
Handout: Completing the Square Explanation
Watch the extra lecture video about How to Complete the Square (on the College Algebra Lecture Videos page)
Watch the extra lecture video about the Quadratic Formula (on the College Algebra Lecture Videos page)
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 4 (June 28): Week 4 at a Glance
2.5 Practice Problems and solutions
2.6 Practice Problems and solutions
Note: You must take Midterm 1 this week, by Saturday. And, there is still a quiz on Canvas, due by Sunday night at 11:00 p.m. MST.
Week 5 (June 915): Week 5 at a Glance
3.1 Practice Problems and solutions
3.2 Practice Problems and solutions
Week 5 Extra Resources:
Handout: The Rule of 72
Handout: Transformations that Move a Graph Around: Exponential and Logarithm Functions
Handout: Reading Exponential and Logarithmic Graphs
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 6 (June 1622): Week 6 at a Glance
3.3 Practice Problems and solutions
3.4 Practice Problems and solutions
(There are no practice problems for section 3.5.)
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 7 (June 2329): Week 7 at a Glance
7.1 Practice Problems and solutions
7.2 Practice Problems and solutions
7.3 Practice Problems and solutions
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 8 (June 30July 6): Week 8 at a Glance
7.5 Practice Problems and solutions
7.6 Practice Problems and solutions
Week 8 Extra Resources:
Handout: Visualizing Linear Programming
Note: You must take Midterm 2 this week, by Saturday. And, there is still a quiz on Canvas, due by Sunday night at 11:00 p.m. MST.
Week 9 (July 713): Week 9 at a Glance
8.1 Practice Problems and solutions
8.2 Practice Problems and solutions
8.3 Practice Problems and solutions
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 10 (July 1420): Week 10 at a Glance
8.4 Practice Problems and solutions
8.5 Practice Problems and solutions
9.1 Practice Problems and solutions
Week 10 Extra Resources:
Explanation of Minors and Cofactors
Video from Khan Academy
Video about Minors and Cofactors
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 11 (July 2127): Week 11 at a Glance
9.2 Practice Problems and solutions
9.3 Practice Problems and solutions
9.5 Practice Problems and solutions
Note: Remember to go on Canvas to take the quiz sometime between Friday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 p.m.
Week 12 (July 28August 2): Week 12 at a Glance
Useful Additional Resources
Your first resources are the video lectures and the textbook. But there is a plethora of free content about the same algebra topics on the internet. Here are some resources that other students have found useful. SLCC
Math1050 Lectures (link for PCs, safari browser
recommended)

SLCC Math1050 Lectures (link for MACs)
 Khan Academy (videos and
problems organized by topic)

Paul's College Algebra Notes (Great lecture notes from Lamar
University)

SAS Algebra course (Great interactive lessons. Some topics overlap
with this course, other topics review 1010 material.)
 Calc Chat (online solutions to
odd problems in the textbook; select book and then select problem)
Exam Reviews

Please note that I am providing practice exams for each exam we have
in this class. However, they are sample exams and not guaranteed to
be completely like the actual exam you take. (In fact, the actual
exams will NOT be exactly like these, nor will the exams be just the
practice exam problems with the numbers changed.) They are good practice, but to fully prepare for the exams, you should first redo the quiz problems, do
more homework problems in WebAssign for any topics you feel are still
weak AND then do the practice exam after you have finished studying. The practice exam gives you a sense of whether or not you
can finish the exam in the prescribed time and whether or not you really have
mastered the skills necessary. If you can't finish the practice exam
in the time allowed or if you continue to need help while doing these
practice exam problems, then do more problems until you can get
through this without any further aids. :)
Midterm 1
Practice Exam 1 and Key
Midterm 2
Midterm 2 Topics
Practice Exam 2 and Key
Final Exam
Final Exam Study Sheet (Topics List)
Review Chart and Key
Practice Final Exam and Key
Inperson Final Review Sessions in LCB121:
Friday, July 25, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Notes from this session
Monday, July 28, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Notes from this session
Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Notes from this session