The Week of |
Activities |

Before thesemester begins |
Go to the Blackboard Vista course homepage and
click on the “Read this first!” link, then go to the “Math Orientation” to view the Student Orientation Tutorial, read the Student Quick Start Guide and obtain your Academic Systems Algebra log on information. Next, log in to Academic Systems Algebra to look at the material under “Resources” in preparation for the actual math lessons. Also, on the Blackboard Vista course homepage read the Welcome letter and the Syllabus. Personal Math Orientation sessions are also available on campus. The course begins on August 24th! Each word written in blue is a link to that subject. |

Week 1Aug 24 - 30 |
1. Read the Syllabus. It is the student's
responsibility to know the information contained in the syllabus! If you have not already done so, complete the work under “Before the Semester Begins” above, so that you get off to a good start in the course!
2. Use the Blackboard Vista Mail tool to email a
Letter of 3. Complete Lesson 3.1 - Introduction to Graphing
(2 hours). 4. Complete Lesson EII.E - Graphing Lines (2
hours). (Pages |

Week 2Aug 31 - Sept 6 |
1. Complete Lesson 5.1 - Solving Linear Systems
of Equations (3 hours). (Pages 261-262, problems 33, 41, 51, 55.)
2. Complete Lesson 5.2 - Problem Solving (2 hours).
(Pages 278- |

Week 3Sept 7 - 13 |
1. Watch all of the "Systems of Linear Equations"
videos Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Print off Study Guide SE-1, complete Worksheet SE-1. See below on how to print off a worksheet. Worksheets are to be turned in as homework following the guidelines listed under Homework on the syllabus. Study guides and worksheets are in Acrobat Reader Portable Document Format (PDF). Right click on the file link and choose Save File As from the menu to save the file to your local computer. The Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer to view the PDF version; Adobe Acrobat Reader is available as a free download.
2. Complete Lesson EII.B - Polynomials (2 hours).
Before taking The campus is closed on Monday, September 7th, in
observance of |

Week 4Sept 14 - 20 |
1. Complete Lesson 6.3 Concept 2 – Multiplying
and Dividing Polynomial and study pages 346 – 349 in your book. (Page 355, problems 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 53.) Take the Evaluate Quiz.
2. Watch the
Synthetic Division video and complete Worksheet |

Week 5Sept 21 - 27 |
1. Complete Lesson EII.C - Equations and
Inequalities (2 hours). Before taking the Evaluate quiz, watch the Literal Equations video. (Page 65, problems 2, 7, 13, 17, 18.)
2. Watch the
Interval Notation video. Complete Worksheet 3. Watch the two "Compound Inequalities" videos
Part 1 and |

Week 6Sept 28 - Oct 4 |
4. Complete Lesson EII.F - Absolute Value (3
hours). Before taking the Evaluate quiz, watch the two videos: Absolute Value Inequalities Greater Than and Absolute Value Inequalities Less Than. (Pages 134-135, problems 9, 11, 15, 17, 40, 42, 43, 47, 50.) |

Week 7Oct 5 - 11 |
1. Make an appointment with your instructor this
week to take the midterm exam (see note below). 2. Complete
Lesson 8.1 - Rational Expressions I (2 hours). (Page 3. Complete Lesson 8.2 - Rational Expressions II
(3 hours). |

Week 8Oct 12 - 18 |
1. On Wednesday or Thursday, take the proctored
paper-andpencil Midterm Exam. 2. Complete Lesson 8.3 -
Rational Expression Equations with |

Week 9Oct 19 - 25 |
1. Complete Lesson 8.4 - Problem Solving (2
hours). (Pages 497- 498, problems 11, 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27.) |

Week 10Oct 26 - Nov 1 |
1. Complete Lesson 9.1 - Roots and
Radicals (3 hours). (Page 535, problems 8, 9, 13, 15, 19.) 2. Complete
Lesson 9.2 - Rational Exponents (4 hours). (Pages |

Week 11Nov 2 - 8 |
1. Complete Lesson 10.1 Quadratic Equations I (2
hours). (Page 591, problems 14, 23, 35, 40, 46, 49.) 2.
Complete Lesson 10.2 - Quadratic Equations II (2 hours). |

Week 12Nov 9 - 15 |
1. Complete Lesson 10.3 - Complex Numbers (2
hours). (Page 639, problems 4, 11, 14, 17, 23, 26.) 2.
Watch the Midpoint and Distance
video. Complete |

Week 13Nov 16 - 22 |
1. Review Equations of Circles on pages 153 – 155
in your book (Week 1, Lesson 3.1 Concept 3). Review Completing the Square on pages 595 – 600 in your book (Week 6, Lesson 10.2 Concept 1). Print off the Circles Study Guide, complete Worksheet C-1 and submit it to your instructor. |

Week 14Nov 23 - 29 |
2. Complete Lesson 13.1 - Nonlinear Equations (3
hours). (Page 841, problems 1, 4, 6, 9, 12.) 3. Begin
Lesson 11.1 - Functions (4 hours).This lesson should be November 26 - 29 is the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Campus is closed. |

Week 15Nov 30 - Dec 6 |
1. Make an appointment with your instructor this
week to take the Final Exam (see note below). 2. Complete
Lesson 11.1 - Functions (4 hours). (Pages 679-84, 3. Watch the "Function Notation" videos:
Part 1,
Part 2. Note: The Final Exam must be taken next week on
Tuesday |

Week 16Dec 7 - 11 |
1. On Tuesday or Wednesday, take the proctored
paper-andpencil Final Exam. The Final Exam must be completed and returned to me by Wednesday, December 9th. |