PRECALCULUS MTH 111
SECTIONS 3,5 |
Text: Bittenger, et. al., Precalculus, Graphs and Models
Prerequisites: MTH 099 or equivalent
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required.
Instructor: Barbara Kaskosz, E-mail: bkaskosz@math.uri.edu
Course's Web Page: The address of this page is
http://hypatia.math.uri.edu/Courses/spring01/mth111s35/, or you can access it from
the Mathematics Department main page http://hypatia.math.uri.edu by clicking
on a few obvious links.
Final Exam is scheduled on Monday, May 7, 11:30 am-2:30
pm WeBWorK HMK9 is already posted. Due date: 5/01. |
Click on the links below to access Practice Exams 1,2,3 and answers to Practice Exams.
Remember that my office hours this semester are scheduled as follows:
You can also get help at The Roosevelt Hall Learning Assistance Center and from our Maple helpers. Click below for a quick link to the help section.
If you'd like to review quizzes and worksheets that we did during our lab hours, here are quick links for your convenience.
Lab Hour 1 Lab Hour 2 Lab Hour 3 Lab Hour 4 Lab Hour 5 Lab Hour 6 Lab Hour 7
Lab Hour 8 Lab Hour 9 Lab Hour 10
I will tell you in class how to log into the system. When you work on your homework problems, the system will tell you if your answers are correct or not. Most of the time, you will be allowed an unlimited number of attempts before electronically submitting your final answers. You will find that the system is user friendly and forgiving. WeBWorK is designed to make learning more convenient and efficient.
Our evening exams and the final exam will be separate from other sections. For times and locations of Exam 1,2,3 see top of this page. The time and location of the final exam will be announced in class and on this page.
Three hour tests | 300 points |
Final exam | 200 points |
WeBWorK assignments | 100 points |
Classwork, i.e., quizzes, labwork, and attendance | 100 points |
You must attend classes in order to draw the full benefit from the course. Hence, attendance will be kept.
Our Maple helpers at the Library Computer Lab may help you too. Below is the link to their schedule:
We are prepared to work on the first three applets on the list, time permitting. Click on the first applet "Term Manipulation Puzzle".
Work carefully through all the problems in the worksheet. If you have questions, raise your hand.
You can work on "Is this the graph of a function?" first. Again, show me your answers before you exit the quiz. Then you can work on "Function Properties Quiz".
Below is an assortment of on-line quizzes and puzzles that may be helpful in your review before Exam 1. You can choose topics and quizzes in any order you like. If you have questions, raise your hand.
Algebra
Functions
If you finish with all the quizzes, you may want to open again Maple Worksheet 2 (sheet2.mws), see the link in Lab Hour 3. There probably are a few problems that you haven't finished before.
Below is an assortment of on-line quizzes and puzzles concerning the material that we have covered recently. If you have questions, raise your hand.
The latter item is a really interesting and entertaining Java applet that may help you greatly in mastering quadratic functions.
If you finish with all the quizzes, you may want to open again Maple Worksheet 2 (sheet2.mws), see the link in Lab Hour 3. There probably are a few problems that you haven't finished before.
Click on the link below to download a Maple worksheet on asymptotes. In the dialog box you can choose either "Open from current location" or save the worksheet to the desktop and then click on it to have Maple open it. Work through the worksheet slowly and step-by-step. If you have questions, raise your hand.
After you finish with the worksheet, try the following puzzles
Click on the link below to download a Maple worksheet on inverse functions. In the dialog box you can choose either "Open from current location" or save the worksheet to the desktop and then click on it to have Maple open it. Work through the worksheet slowly and step-by-step. If you have questions, raise your hand.
After you finish with the worksheet, try the following quizzes:
Below is an assortment of on-line quizzes and puzzles that may be helpful in your review before Exam 2. You can choose topics and quizzes in any order you like. If you have questions, raise your hand.
Do the following quizzes in the order they appear. Work your answers out. Do not guess.
Review before Exam 3 -- Trigonometry
The first two quizzes concern converting degrees to radians and applications of right triangles.
The first applet explains the origin of the graphs of the basic trigonometric functions: sin, cos , tan. Click on the link below to access the applet and instructions.
The next applet allows you to play with the function a*sin(b*x) by changing coefficients a and b by sliding rulers. Here is what you should do:
If you understood the applets, you should have no problem with the next two quizzes.
Review before Exam 3 -- Exponentials and Logarithms