Week 13,14 Notes

Hello class,


Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Logarithm Properties
Compound Interest
Exponential Equations- Basic
Exponential Equations- Calculator

Course Hub– Lessons 25-28
Video Links– Lessons 25-28
Textbook– Lectures


  • Associated WeBWorK on Rederly Assignments
  • Sample Final Exam on Rederly
    • One Test per day, 24 hours between each attempt. (The math department sets it up, I cannot change it.)
    • The exam produces a different randomization for each attempt.
      • e.g. you might receive a Law of Sines question, when on another test, you might see a Law of Cosines question.
    • 2 hour test.
    • I implore you to take as many tries as you can.
    • Final day for you to take practice exams is May 18. On May 19, finals begin for the entire school.

Prep for Next Class (Please look at Sample Final Exam and prepare questions for the next class).

Final Exam (You must score at least a 60 to pass the course)

  • The third test is at 8:00pm on Friday 5/21/2021 to 7:59 pm 5/23/2021
  • All work is your own. No collaboration.
  • Possibility of 2 attempts
    • You must start the exam within the first 24 hours of the exam opening in order to receive a second attempt 24 hours later.
    • If your first attempt is within the second 24 hours of the exam opening, you will NOT be granted a second opportunity to take the test.
      • If your first attempt is after 8:00 pm on 5/22, you will not be granted a second test attempt.
    • You may begin a test attempt at 7:59pm on 5/23 at latest without a hard cutoff.
  • I hope you’ve been keeping up to date on Rederly and taking full advantage of the Sample Final Exams.
  • Be sure to practice creating PDF files of all your work. I will not accept work in improper format.
  • If you are going to show submit your work in Rederly
    • One photo per question.
    • Show photo ID on first page.
  • Submit to this DROPBOX FOLDER
    • You must submit work for ALL tests, at most 30 minutes after you’ve taken them. Rederly keeps timestamps of your attempts. and I can see when you’ve tried to submit your work.
    • Late work is -20 on the final exam grade.
  • Online programs like MathWay, Photomath, etc. are banned. (Automatic 0 + Faculty Action Report on your Academic Record if I recognize usage of the program).
    • At best, I will allow you to use Desmos online calculator.
    • With you needing at least a 60, now would not be a good time to attempt it.

10% Rederly submission.

  • Go on Topics -> College Algebra Final Exam.
  • Be sure to write all solutions and SHOW ALL WORK on separate sheets of paper.
  • *DO NOT SUBMIT unless you’ve answered ALL QUESTIONS!*
  • Rederly questions last 120 minutes.

Oral Defense (Up to 30% of your test score)

  • Until 5/25. Students need to sign up for math classes during the summer.
  • Sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12E6X0vOua6cI6Yo6zqCKk2SA4QxU5dBk1MP4WoZ_wwE/edit?usp=sharing
    • Timeslots in blue and green represent other Zoom locations I will be in.
  • Be prepared to discuss three questions from the test. The quality of your answers will determine the remaining portion of your grade.
  • If you do not interview, you will lose the points you could have had.
    • e.g. If you scored 100 average on the written and WeBWorK portion of the test, then you will receive only 70% as a grade without the interview since the WeBWorK and the Written Work for the test count as 70% of the overall test.

Yes, we will have a short class review before the exam. Be prepared with questions from the review.

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