BLC190 – Algebra,
Trigonometry, and Functions
Professor: Daniel Newsome Office: The Learning Commons, Stone Row basement Office Hours: Wednesday 3–5 pm in the Learning Commons Friday 10:00–11:45 am in the Learning Commons ...or by appointment. Email: dnewsome@bard.edu Webpage: http://www.mifami.org BLC190 Class schedule: Wednesdays 5–7 pm in RKC 102 Calculator: Any basic scientific calculator. No need for a graphing calculator. Math Study Room: Heg 308, SundayThursday, 7:0010:00 pm. Precalculus Review Notes: Professor Ethan Bloch has created some precalculus review notes. I recommend using these notes as a reference during this course: 
Syllabus
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Date 
Topic 
Worksheets 
Homework 
Other Materials 
1 
Wed 9/5 
Algebra Review 

2 
Wed 9/12 
Functions, Graphs, and Equations of Lines 


3 
Wed 9/19 
Exponents and some review. 
with Quiz Description. 


4 
Wed 9/26 
Quiz 1 first half of class. Quiz will cover Homeworks 1 and 2. Exponents and Logs second half of class (Part 1) 
I'm discontinuing the worksheets and putting
most of the material in the Homework pages. 


5 
Wed 10/3 
Exponents and Logarithms Exponential Growth and Decay (Part 2) 

6 
Wed 10/10 
Next Week: Quiz on Logs and Exponents Classtime: Triangle and Circle Trignometry 
Short video/animation 

7 
Wed 10/17 
Quiz 2: Covering Homeworks 36: Exponents, Logs, & Trig. Class: More Trig. 

The answers are on p4. I might have made a mistake. It happens. If you find a mistake, please contact me and I'll fix it. 

8 
Wed 10/24 
Word Problems 


9 
Wed 10/31 
Review 

10 
Wed 11/7 
Final Exam 

Practice Exam with Answers in red If you find any mistakes, please let me know so that I can fix it before too many students run into it. 







Course Description and Resources
BLC190 reviews the material of a standard precalculus course. It is intended for the student who has taken a precalculus (or similar) course in high school or college and wants or needs more practice with algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, and exponentials. This course can be taken at the same time as a math, science or economics course, or in preparation to take such a course in a subsequent semester.
This course does not fulfill the MC (math and computing) distributional requirement.
Please use my office hours or email me to arrange a meeting. I'm here to help.
Also use the Math Study Room, which has qualified math tutors available for walkin service. Feel free to do your math homework in the Math Study Room so that you can have instant access to math help. It is in Heg 308, SundayThursday, 7:0010:00 pm.
Your grade will be determined by the following:
20% Participation/Attendance: Come to class, do the work. Treat this like a job. Email me if you will miss class.
30% Homework and Worksheets: Every week we will have homework. Neatness matters.
25% Quizzes: We will have at least 2 quizzes.
25% Final Exam: Inclass exam on all of the material. Practice exam will be available.
This is a Pass/Fail/D course. Passing requires 70% or better.
ADA Statement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact Amy Shein (ashein@bard.edu) to determine if you may be eligible.
Odds and Ends  under construction. Disregard.
Practice
Quizzes (and Solutions)
Practice
Quizzes (and Solutions)