Fall 2000 M140 FIG Precalculus Weekly Schedule

 

Week

Date

 

Chapter

Math Topic

Labs

           
     

1

Functions and Change

 

1

September

6

1.1

What is a Function?

 
   

8

1.2

Proportions and Rates

 
     

1.3

Rates of Change

 
           
     

2

Linear Functions

 

2

 

11

2.1

What Makes a Function Linear?

 
   

13

2.2

Formulas for Linear Functions

Gay-Lussac lab

   

15

2.3

Geometric Properties of Linear Functions

 
     

2.4

Fitting Linear Functions to Data

 
           
     

Appendix

Review Topics

 

3

 

18

G

Systems of Equations

 
   

20

A

Exponents

 
     

3

Function Notation

 
   

22

3.1

Input and Output

 
           

4

 

25

3.2

Changes in Input and Output

 
   

27

3.3

Domain and Range

 
     

3.4

Piecewise Defined Functions

 
     

4

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

 
   

29

4.1

Introduction to the Family of Exponential Functions

           

5

October

2

4.2

Comparing Exponential and Linear Functions

   

4

4.3

Exponential Graphs and Concavity

 
   

6

4.4

Logarithms and Their Properties

 
     

4.5

The Logarithmic Function

 
           

6

 

9

4.6

Logarithms and Exponential Models

Mg-HCl lab

   

11

4.7

Continuous Growth and the Number e

 
   

13

4.8

Compound Interest

 
           
   

16

4.9

Logarithmic Scales

 

7

   

4.10

Fitting Curves to Data

 
   

18

 

Review

 
   

20

 

Test 1

 
           

8

October

23

B

Multiplying Algebraic Expressions

 
   

25

C

Factoring Algebraic Expressions

 
     

D

Working with Fractions

 
   

27

F

Solving Equations

 
     

H

Solving Inequalities

 
         

Beer's Law?

9

   

5

Transformations of Functions

 
 

November

30

5.1

Vertical and Horizontal Shifts

 
   

1

5.2

Reflections and Symmetry

 
   

3

5.3

Vertical Stretches and Compressions

 
     

5.4

Horizontal Stretches and Compressions

 
           

10

 

6

5.5

The Family of Quadratic Functions

 
   

8

9.3

Polynomial Functions

 
   

10

 9.3

Polynomial Functions  
           

11

 

13

6

Trigonometric Functions

 
   

15

6.1

Introduction to Periodic Functions

 
   

17

6.2

The Sine and Cosine Functions

 
           

12

 

20

 6.2

Sine and Cosine  
   

23

 

Thanksgiving Vacation!!

 
           
   

27

6.3

Radians

 

13

 

29

6.4

Graphs of the Sine and Cosine

Sine and Cosine Lab

 

December

1

6.5

Sinusoidal Functions

 
           

14

 

4

6.6

Other Trigonometric Functions

 
     

6.7

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

 
   

6

 

Review

 
   

8

 

Test 2

 
           
     

7

Trigonometry

 
   

11

7.1

Right Triangles

 

15

 

13

7.2

Non-Right Triangles: Laws of Sines and Cosines

   

15

 

Review for final exam

 
           

16

 

22

8-10am

Final Exam