From charlesreid1

What do I want in my binder at the start of the quarter?

  • Syllabus
  • Set expectations, what to do for assignments
  • Calendar of topics
  • Calendar of homeworks
  • Calendar of quizzes and exams
  • Detailed content outline
  • Lecture notes for first half
  • Worksheets for first half
  • Homework problems for first half
  • Quizzes for first half
  • Exams for first half

Math 102 Fall 2016 Checklist


Steps to completion:

  • Fill in basic class information (sched/dates/times)
  • Fill in book information
  • Academic integrity
  • Devices
  • Course content (chapter by chapter breakdown)
  • Course grade
  • Homework
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Prereqs

Syllabus lecture:

  • Syllabus lecture slides skeleton
  • Syllabus lecture slides fill in


  • Create pdf for syllabus lecture notes


Create calendar:

  • Topics calendar
  • HW and in-class worksheets calendar
  • Quiz calendar
  • Exam calendar
  • Final project calendar

Content Outline

Chapter outline

Section outline

Objective outline

See Math 102#Outline page for all outlines.

Lecture notes

Lecture notes outlines

Midterm A


Chapter 1: equations and inequalities

Chapter 2: graphs

Chapter 3: functions and graphs

Chapter 4: linear and quadratic equations

Midterm B

Chapter 5: Polynomials and rational functions

Chapter 6: Exponential and logarithmic functions

Chapter 8: Systems of equations and matrices

Lecture notes details

Midterm A

Week 1:

  • Chapter R: Introduction and review
  • Introductory lecture for syllabus
  • Fingers and toes, whole to natural to real numbers, integers, math, etc - review the lecture material for the lecture I gave to Calculus classes
  • Math 102/Review

Week 2:

  • Chapter 1: Equations and inequalities
  • Essentials of equations, linear equations, quadratic equations, radical equations, various techniques for isolating and solving
  • Math 102/Chapter 1
  • Still need to cover word problems in the notes.

Week 3:

Week 4:

Week 5:

  • Chapter 4: Linear and quadratic equations
  • Midterm only covers up to linear equations
  • Math 102/Chapter 4

Midterm B

Week 6:

Week 7:

  • Chapter 5 continued

Week 8:

Week 9:

  • Chapter 6 continued

Week 10:


Homework assignments will be cut-and-paste problems from Sullivan, make one single ugly homework document per week. Assemble assignments and answer keys ahead of time.

Review module homework

Module 1 equations and inequalities homework

Module 2 graphs homework

Module 3 functions homework

Module 4 homework

Module 5 polynomials homework

Module 6 exponentials and logs homework

Module 7 systems of equations and matrix algebra homework (Chapter 8)


Assemble worksheets ahead of time, alongside homework.

Worksheets will basically look like homework lite.

Use unused homework problems from Sullivan.


Still using unused homework problems and/or Sullivan example problems.


More focused on critical thinking.

This is part of the setting/managing expectations. Make sure they know what's expected of them in exams.