Mon Feb 10 – L’Hopital’s Rule


  • Hand back MQ’s, for real this time
  • Test and homework deadlines on Friday!
  • I’ve added extra hours this week
  • SMLC Hours reminder: MTWR 10-8, F 10-2, Sat 5-8


  • Lecture/discussion on Section 5.5
  • Mentimeter and/or table quizzes, time permitting

Fri Feb 7 – Exp and Log Derivs


  • Hand back MQs
  • Discuss next week’s test and how to plan for it

Mathy stuff

  • Lecture/discussion of Section 5.3
  • Mentimeter check-in and questions
  • Board work and group quiz

Wed Feb 5 – Two Retakes

Good luck on your retakes today!

Mon Feb 3 – Exp/Log Limits

The plan continues…

  • Hand back Chapter 4 Paper Problems (free 3’s this time!)
  • Recap discussion of Section 5.1
  • Section 5.2: Exponential and Logarithmic Limits
  • Table discussion and attendance quizzes

Wednesday you have *two* Mastery Quiz Retake opportunities (any two different sections of your choice).

Fri Jan 31 – Exp/Log Functions


  • Section 5.1: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Mastery Quiz Retake postponed until Wednesday (when there will now be two of them)

Wed Jan 29 – Test 1 Recap

Today’s plan: Tests back, discuss, Mentimeter for mood and math questions.

Here’s where everyone is so far (not including some special cases):

Mon Jan 27 – Chapter 4 Test

Today’s Chapter 4 “test” is a collection of three Mastery Quizzes:

  • Section 4.2: Power Functions
  • Section 4.3: Polynomial Functions
  • Section 4.4: Rational Functions

Also due today at the start of class:

  • All Chapter 4 WebAssign Warmups

Deadline extended until this Friday at the start of class:

  • All Chapter 4 Paper Problems

Getting help:

  • After the quizzes we will have some time for questions. If you’re struggling in the class please stay to get some extra help. I can also continue the discussion in my office after class.
  • Please go to the SMLC today and get help if you are struggling or if you have not yet finished your Paper Problems!
  • Don’t forget you can always ask questions in the Canvas discussion and I am around most of the day and night to answer those questions.
  • You can now schedule Office Hours with me at this link:

Fri Jan 24 – Retake and Problems

The plan for today:

  • Mentimeter – collect questions for today’s session
  • Problems – Review and/or Chapter 4
  • Finish with Mastery Quiz Retake for review assignment

Wed Jan 22 – Rational Functions


  • Anyone new?
  • The Science and Math Learning Center is now open! This resource is a place where you can sit and do homework problems while tutors are nearby to help when you need them. Hours: MoTuWeTh 10:00am to 8:00pm, Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Hand back Mastery Review Quiz from Friday

Section 4.4

  • Lecture and discussion
  • Mentimeter
  • Wrap-up problems and attendance quizzes


  • Getting past slant/curve problems on the WebAssign
  • Where should you be right now with the homework? (Everything due Monday)
  • Don’t forget to study for Friday’s MQ Review Retake

Fri Jan 17 – First Mastery Quiz


  • Today’s homework assignment had only a WebAssign component. For the remaining assignments please remember there are both WebAssign Warmups and Paper Problems.
  • The Study Group Seekers list has been emailed to those that indicated interest; let me know if you want to be added.
  • Discussions have been added to Canvas; this should work better than chat.
  • Mentimeter check-in and questions

Mastery Quiz

  • Please arrange the tables into trapezoid/testing configuration, with long edges facing front. I will pass out testing dividers for each table.
  • You have 10 minutes to take this quiz. No calculators, phones, or other devices are permitted. Good luck!

Rest of class

  • Section 4.3 lecture and group work
  • See Calendar for homework assignment details

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