Lucie Mingla | Section OL85 | Semester: Fall 2020

Author: Jenna Spevack (Page 1 of 2)

Student Survey

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Student Survey

  • Credits: This survey is based on a survey created by Maura Smale and Mariana Regalado.

Discussion: Introductions & Mathography

Your first OpenLab Discussion assignment is to introduce yourself to your classmates.  This assignment is due Sunday,  August 30, at the start of class. Late submissions will receive partial credit.

Assignment. Add a comment in reply to this post introducing yourself to the class.  Your comment should be at least 2 paragraphs in length.  In the first paragraph, introduce yourself in whatever way you wish. You could include your academic interests, why you chose your major, what you enjoy reading, listening to, watching, and doing in your spare time, or anything else you want to share (include your pronouns, if you wish).  In the second paragraph, choose ONE of the following two topics and write a response. Don’t forget to tell us which topic you chose.

Topics (choose ONE).

  1. Was math ever your favorite subject? If so, when was it? What about math made it your favorite? If math has never been your favorite subject, what about it do you not like?
  2. Sometimes people can recognize a time when their opinion of math dramatically changed either for the better or the worse. Tell us about it.

Extra Credit. Get to know your classmates! For extra credit, write a response to one of your classmates’ comments. Do you feel the same? Did you learn anything? Do you have any advice? Be kind.

Class Agenda

  • In Regular bases, there will be:
  • A textbook assigned topic for reading prior to each session, and after the session for studying in-depth.
  • One or a few short videos to be watched prior to class. Those videos are related to the topic as entry to the new concepts and an/or an introduction to the new concept(s).
  • There will be Homework assigned on our City Tech WebWork class site.
  • The class sessions mainly will be held on the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra with some exceptions for a few sessions that will be in zoom. Those sessions will be announced. Recordings will be released for each lesson on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra(Most of them) and/or zoom (depended on where the session will be).
  • Discussion threads that aim to get you engaged and collaborate with each other will be posted on this course site.
  • You will be given videos to watch, articles to read, etc, and you will discuss and share your ideas and thoughts.
  • You are encouraged to create your own discussion threads for an issue, problem, idea that you want to share, or that you need your peer’s opinion about it.
  • You are strongly recommended to participate and give your contribution.
  • Please respect each other’s thoughts and opinions despite your own opinion.
  • Respect diversity as a great source to share and learn from each other and as a great chance to contribute to our pure and healthy citizenship and community
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A great way to learn is discussing and sharing opinions

Pro-s and Con-s clear our ideas and bring us to a conclusion.

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Functions and visuals

Graphing in the graphing calculator and demos online graphing

Special Assignments
Desmos online graphing calculator

We will be using TI 84 graphing calculator, but especially we will be using demos online graphing calculator and classroom activities to illustrate and demonstrate the behavior of the graph and the transformations of the graphs

Group research project

The world. Together for climate solutions!

There will be a group research project related to real-life applications of inverse functions. This project will be launched in detail in the second half of the semester.

Class Info

  • Date: Fall Semester starts on August 26, and ends on December 21, 2020.
  • The first class is on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • The Final Exam will be in the last class which is 12/21/2020.
  • Meeting Info: Our meetings on the blackboard. You can access it by logging in to the blackboard, and select Collaborate Ultra on the menu of the course.
  • For the zoom, you will receive the first announcement which will have the information and the link to access the meeting room.

MAT1375 Course Outline – City Tech

The Textbook link

Video resources by topics in the syllabus

Important to know: Not all the videos in the link above are the same as the ones on the table under this note. You can explore and choose the ones that work best for you. When I assign any discussions or quiz, etc around the topic(s), you can watch any of them/or all of them and answer the questions or discuss.

SessionTopicWeBWorK SetDates
11. The Absolute Value P:2-11Absolute Value Inequalities Interval Notation
2  2. Lines and Functions  P:13-28Lines Review
33. Functions by Formulas and Graphs P:32-44Functions -Function Notation Functions -Deference Quotient Functions -Piecewise
4  4. Introduction to the TI-84 P:49-61   9/9
55. Basic Functions and Transforma­tions P:63-71Functions -Translations Functions -Symmetries
66. Operations on Functions  P:76-83Functions -Operations
77. The Inverse of a Function P:86-95Functions -Inverse Functions
8First Examination   Review Functions & Graphs P:989/23
98. Dividing Polynomials (8.3 Synthetic Division is optional)
Polynomials -Division
109. Graphing Polynomials (9.3 Graphing Polynomials by Hand is optional)  
Polynomials -Graphs
1110. Roots of Polynomials (10.1 Rational Root Theorem is optional)  
Polynomials -Rational Roots Polynomials -Theory
1211. Rational Functions (11.2 Graphing Rational Functions by Hand is optional)
Rational Functions -Domains Rational Functions -Asymptotes Rational Functions -Intercepts Rational Functions -Comprehensive  
Series of videos here
1312. Polynomial and Rational Inequali­ties P:169-179Polynomials -Inequalities Rational Functions -Inequalities  
Series of videos here
1413. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions -Graphs Logarithmic
Series of videos here 
15Midterm Examination  Review of exponential and logarithmic functions 10/26
Page 229
SessionTopicWeBWorK SetDates
1614. Properties of Exp and Log
Logarithmic Functions -Properties Exponential Functions -Equations Logarithmic Functions -Equations
Series of videos here 
1715. Applications of Exp and Log
Exponential Functions -Growth and De­cay
Series of videos here
1816. Half-life and Compound Interest  
Exponential Functions -Growth and De­cay
Review of exponential and logarithmic functions 229
1917. Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometry -Unit Circle Trigonometry -Graphing Amplitude Trigonometry -Graphing Period Trigonometry -Graphing Phase Shift Trigonometry -Graphing Comprehensive  Series of videos here    11/9
2018. Addition of Angles and Multiple Angle Formulas
Trigonometry -Sum and Deference Formulas Trigonometry -Double and Half Angle Formulas  
Series of videos here
2119. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometry -Inverse Functions
Series of videos here
2220. Trigonometric Equations
Trigonometry -Equations
Series of videos here
23Third Examination   Review of trigonometric functions 28411/23
    24 21. Complex Numbers
Complex Numbers -Operations Complex Numbers -Magnitude Complex Numbers -Direction Complex Numbers -Polar Form
Series of videos here  
2522. Vectors in the Plane
Vectors -Operations Vectors -Components Vectors -Magnitude and Direction Vectors -Unit Vectors
 Series of videos here
2623. Sequences and series  
 Series of videos here12/7
2724. The Geometric Series  
Sequences -Geometric Series -Geometric  
Series of videos here
2825. The Binomial Theorem
ChapterReview: Page 347
Final Review (Final exam reviews problems)
(Final Review Problems) Sequences -Binomial Theorem    12/14
29Final Exam  12/16
Access the textbook here

The first Lesson Agenda example:

To-Do Before Class

1- Read the textbook Pages 2-11, The absolute value.

2- Watch the video:

Absolute value inequalities
Absolute value inequalities
Interval Notation


1- Absolute Value Inequalities

2- Interval Notation


  • Understanding the absolute value and being able to find the absolute value of a real number.
  • Solving absolute value equations and inequalities.
  • Writing solutions in interval notation.


Lecture and examples, solving absolute value inequalities class activities, readings, videos, slides, notes, recordings of class meetings conducted via web BCU. 

(BCU stands for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, OL for online, OLab for the open lab. I will be using them a lot)

To-Do After Class

  • Study, practice, and do the assignment on Webwork.
  • Use all the resources provided and listed for Lesson 1.
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