Handling Logarithmic Expressions Classmates Difficulties Discussion

Please offer suggestions to at least two classmates as follow-up posts.

Classmate # 1 John Discussion

I do not like Logarithmic expressions, I get confused with them for some reason. I understand the idea of them but I just stumble on how to solve them. Partly because of the negative exponents inverting the numbers and partly because I just don’t like them. It get stuck on these and I wish I could ask for help but I’m not really sure what is causing the issuing. As a result I get very frustrated with them. Does anyone have some good ideas on how to handle them?

Classmate # 2 Desiree

Congratulations on making through the term – well almost ;). I don’t know about you, but this was a very trying term for me. Since math is not my strong suit, for all three math courses I need to take, I go part-time for that term so I can focus on my weakness. I can say that I definitely shedded a tear or two out of frustration and spent what felt like countless weekend hours at my computer doing math work.

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to very simple graphing, I am okay; however when it becomes more complex, I struggle.

Graphing a logarithmic function – this was definitely my enemy. I had finished EVERYTHING in Aleks and waited until almost the end to work on this one problem.

Domain and range from the graph of a quadratic function – this gave me a lot of trouble as I didn’t know whether to use (] or [). Once I was given the explanation, I was still getting it wrong and then also realized I was reading the graph wrong

Domain and range from the graph of a continuous function – this is another one where the filled in circle and unfilled circle gave me trouble and where I was reading the graph wrong.

Anyone excel in this area and have some pointers before the final? Good luck to all on your final and future courses at SNHU!

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