MAT 129, Precalculus
Textbook(s) and Other Course Materials:
E-book: Algebra and Trigonometry
OpenStax
https://openstax.org/details/books/algebra-and-trigonometry
Online Software: MyOpenMath
https://www.myopenmath.com
Required Supplies: TI 84, TI 83Plus, or TI Inspire Graphing Calculator.
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Students Enrolling in MyOpenMath:
0.) If you have used MyOpenMath before, log in and skip to step 6
1.) Go to www.myopenmath.com
2.) Click on “Register as a New Student”
3.) Enter a username, I recommend using your first initial and last name.
4.) Choose and confirm a password, one you will not forget
5.) Enter your first and last names, and the e-mail address you check most often
6.) Enter the Course ID:
7.) Enter the Enrollment Key:
Note: If you have used MyOpenMath before and
do not remember your username and/or password,
you can click the links underneath the log-in boxes to retrieve them.
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Outline for MAT 129
Day Section Topic(s)
1 2.1,2.2 Distance Formula, Midpoint Formula, Circles, Solving equations graphically
2 2.5,2.6 Solving Equations Algebraically
3 2.7 Solving Quadratic and Rational inequalities
4 3.1-3.3, 4.1 Review of slopes and functions
5 3.5 Graphing functions; Shifting, Reflecting, Stretching and Shrinking graphs
6 3.4,3.7 Combinations of functions; Inverse functions
7 Review
8 Test #1
9 5.1,5.2 Quadratic Functions
10 5.3,5.4,5.5 Polynomial Functions; Real zeros of polynomial functions
11 5.6 Rational Functions: Asymptotes and Graphing
12 6.1-6.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
13 6.5,6.6 Logarithmic Properties; Solving Logarithmic and Exponential equations
14 6.7, Review Growth and Decay Applications
Day Section Topic(s)
15 Test #2
16 7.1 Angles and their measures
17 7.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry
18 7.3 Trigonometric Functions of any angle
19 8.1,8.2 Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
20 8.3 Inverse Trigonometric Functions; Applications
21 9.1 Using and Verifying Trigonometric Identities
22 9.5 Solving Trigonometric equations
23 9.2,9.3,9.4 Sum and Difference and Multiple-Angle Formulas
24 Review
25 Test #3
26 10.1, 10.2 Law of Sines; Law of Cosines
27 Review
28 Final Exam