Dr. Matthew Conroy
Office: Padelford C-555
Wendy Cheng (AA, AB)
Andy Frohmader (AC, AD)
Kris Reed (BA, BB)
Nathaniel Blair-Stahn (BC, BD)
Midterm 1: Jan 29
Midterm 2: Feb 26
Final exam: Mar 13
Final exams are graded, and course grades calculated. Take a look at the grade record (link at right). Enjoy the break!
The final exams are being graded. When I have recorded the scores, and calculated course grades, they will be posted to the grade record (link at right).
On Friday, March 19, I will be in my office from 1-2 PM for those who want to stop by and see their final exam. You can also stop by during any of my office hours next quarter (they'll be listed here.
I will also be posting the final exam and solutions to the materials website, but this is not an especially high priority right now. They should be up by the end of break.
Have a good break!
The grade calculator has been fixed. It should work fine now.
Try out the Approximate Grade Calculator. It will give you an idea of where your grade stands currently.
Here are some practice problems to use as part of your studying for the final exam.
In studying for the final exam, I recommend you pay attention to the following points, in decreasing order of importance:
The final is a comprehensive exam, covering all aspects of the course. There will be some questions related to the last few weeks of class, but this will not be the major part of the exam.
The grade record has been updated (the link is in the right column). Please be sure to check that all of your grades are recorded correctly. If you find any errors, please report them immediately to your TA.
Solutions to the second midterm are here. There were three versions. You can tell which version you had by looking at the first problem.
Midterm 2 statistics are available.
I wrote up the bicycle example from Wednesday, in case you'd like a typeset version, or if you missed the lecture.
The homework schedule has changed. Do check it out. The first thing of note is that Chapter 13 is now due later.
Grades are now posted online. Click on the link on the right to check that your scores are recorded correctly.
We'll be discussing rational functions (see Chapter 12) in class
on Friday. Here are a couple of additional readings and examples:
A complicated rational function graphing example.
Why all linear-to-linear rational functions are basically the same
The assignment for Chapter 11 has been changed: some problems from the text were deleted, and a set of supplementary problems (in a PDF file) were added. See the homework schedule at right.
Midterm 1 statistics are now available.
A composition example.
Solutions to the first midterm exam are now online.
There were three versions. Look at your problem 1 to tell which version you had:
Some people have been asking about completing the square.
I looked around on the web and found some pretty good
resources. Give them a try if you are having difficulty
with this process. You might also email me with questions,
or stop by office hours.
Completing the square java applet
More advanced version of the above
A talking web page about completing the square
a geometric approach
a purple version
A baseball-related example of multi-part functions is here.
The first midterm is next Thursday, January 29. As part of your studying, I recommend checking out old midterms at the Math 120 Materials Website, starting with last quarter's midterm 1, which you can find here.
Hey folks, the quizzes I used last quarter are now at the 120 Materials Website for your perusal. Use them to get a sense of the sort of questions I ask, but don't use them as your only guide to what might be on the quiz: your homework problems are the best indicators of the material that could appear on a quiz.
Here's a link directly to last quarter's quizzes.