MyVan Vo (Please call me "Van")

Email: vom "at" purdue "dot" edu

Graduate student
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University

Mathematical Interests: Mathematical biology

Spring 2020 - MA 15800 Instructor
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Review:
The Order of Operations: PEMDAS
The Order of Operations: Examples
The Order of Operations: Fractional Forms
Exponent Rules
How to use the FOIL method to multiply two binomial eg. (5x+2)(3x+4)
Factoring quadratics and quadratic formula


Lesson 1 (01/13/20) - Definition of a function
Intro Slides
Lesson 1
Homework 1 is due Jan 24th, but I would suggest that you do it by Wednesday 1/15 evening since there are several homework due on Jan 24th. To see for yourself, you can log into BlackBoard and go to LonCapa. If you click on the three folders in the Main Content Tab you can see the due dates for all the assignments. This is how you can check the homework due dates

Lesson 2 (01/15/20) - Domain and Range
Lesson 2
Homework 2 is due Jan 24th, but I would suggest that you do it by Friday 1/17 evening since there are several homework due on Jan 24th. Let me know if you are having any issues.

Lesson 3 (01/17/20) - Application of Functions
Lesson 3 Examples Printout
Lesson 3
Homework 3 is due Jan 24th, but I would suggest that you do it by Wednesday 1/22 evening since there are several homework due on Jan 24th. Let me know if you are having any issues.

Hint for HW 3 problem 7: Note that "x" is "x thousands pens" so if you want to calculate the cost for 11,000 pens you want to use "x=11". Also the answer you get for "C(x)" is in "hundred of dollars" so if you get "C(x)=230" then it costs $23000.

NO CLASS (01/02/20) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lesson 4 (01/22/20) - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions 1
Lesson 4
Quiz 1 Solutions: Lesson 1-3


Lesson 5 (01/24/20) - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions 2
Lesson 5


Lesson 6 (01/27/20) - Operations on Functions/Composition of Functions
Lesson 6


Lesson 7 (01/29/20) - Applications of Compositions
Lesson 7
Quiz 2 Solutions: Lesson 4-5


Lesson 8 (01/31/20) - Difference Quotient
Lesson 8
Quiz 3 Solutions: Lesson 6


Review (02/03/20)


Lesson 9 (02/05/20) - Piecewise Functions
Lesson 9


Lesson 10 (02/10/20) - Quadratic Functions
Lesson 10


Lesson 11 (02/12/20) - Applications of Quadratic Functions
Lesson 11
Lesson 11 Examples Printout
Quiz 4 Solutions: Lesson 8


Lesson 12 (02/14/20) - Polynomials of Degree Greater than Two
Lesson 12



Lesson 13 (02/17/20) - Rational Functions – Asymptotes
Lesson 13
Quiz 5 Solutions: Lesson 9


Lesson 14 (02/19/20) - Rational Functions – Slant Asymptotes and Holes
Lesson 14
Quiz 6 Solutions: Lesson 10, 11


Lesson 15 (02/21/20) - Graphing Rational Functions
Lesson 15



Past teaching Experience
Fall 2019 - MA 261 TA
Summer 2019 - MA 266 TA
Spring 2019 - MA 162 TA
Fall 2019 - MA 16020 TA
Summer 2018 - MA 266 Grader
Spring 2018 - MA 162 TA
Fall 2016 - MA 165 TA