(This page was last updated May 17, 2013)
Instructor: Larry Gorden Telephone: 661-946-1646
Final Exam will be Thursday, May 30, 7:15 to 8:25 PM (70 minutes allowed) in our class room, SV3K. If the classroom is available at 7:00 (likely), you may begin the exam early -- and get a little extra time. As on midterms, you will use backside of exam for scratch paper so all you need is pencil/pen and calculator.
The exam is closed book and consists of 20 multiple-choice questions covering the entire course. The exam will focus on Expected Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) subjects.
You will need a scientific calculator. You are not allowed to use a cell phone for a calculator (Math Department policy). Cell phones must be turned off and put away during the exam. The calculator will be necessary for only one question where you need to compute ex where x is a decimal number (reference section 11.7) -- so your calculator needs to have the capability for such a calculation and you need to know how to use it. Any scientific calculator should have such a capability.
There are no assignments due exam week, take advantage of the time to review and study. See the following:
Review Suggestions - What to focus on when studying. Also gives a few tips for the exam.
Review for Final - Review questions & answers (produced by AVC Math Department). Answers are at the end.
Review for Final Solutions - My solutions for the Review.
Do not just look at Review Solutions and think you know how to work the problems because you understand the solutions! Answer the Questions first and then check your answers. If you don't get correct answer and don't know why, then see the solution. If you still don't understand, contact me!
The following formulas will be given to you for the final exam so you don't need to memorize them. You may need to know what they mean and how to apply them.
References & Resources
How to Solve a system of three equations -- the easy way.
How to Solve a system of three equations -- the easy way.In Section 8.3, Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables, Educo teaches the Gauss method for solving a system of three linear equations and three unknowns. This link shows you a simpler and quicker method.
Midterm 2 Web Page: The page of information made available prior to Midterm 2
Midterm 1 Web Page: The page of information made available prior to Midterm 1
Orientation Web Page: The page of information we reviewed in the Orientation class.
Syllabus: where you'll find grading procedures among other things.
Schedule for the semester week by week.
Course Description: AVC description of this course and prerequisites.
www.educosoft.com: Educo web site home page where you register and login.
Assignment Extensions: Extensions will be allowed -- BUT there are limitations.
If you miss an exam: Only students who are keeping up and doing reasonably well qualify to make up a missed exam.
Learning Center, AV Campus
Math Computer Lab (Educo), AV Campus, ME100, Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM,. Walk in to use computers. A technician is available with Educo expertise.
Algebra Formulas and Graphs Quick Reference -- Inside Front/Rear covers of two Intermediate Algebra textbooks. First two pages are from The Baratto book, and last two pages are from the Bello/Hopf book. Our Educo book has no such quick references.
Educo Tips: How to view your grade and score on each assessment. How to view the solution to any question on any submitted assessment.
Screen Capture in Windows: Tells how to capture your computer screen using Windows. This can be quite useful for capturing math problems and solutions displayed in Educo.