ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FIRST EXAM

Day                                         Textbook reading                                                                Assigned Exercises

 

08 /15  M          Information and joining study group                                     Buy the book, read P. 1

 

08/17  W                P1:  Sets of numbers, interval notation, basic                 pp.9-11:  1-6 odd,

                                rules of algebra, properties of the real numbers              37-67 odd, 85 - 105 odd

                             P.2 (pp. 13-22): Exponents and Radicals                              Read section P. 2

                                                                                                                pp. 21 – 24: 1 –41 odd,

                                                                                                                       

08/19       F              Study group quiz on “How to be Successful in              pp.21-24: 43-85 odd,

                                   Algebra”,  questions                                                        89, 91, 97, 99, 105, 107

                                P. 3:  Polynomials and Special                                            pp. 29 -32  19-63 odd, 

                                                Products                                                                                69 – 85 odd

                        One study group form due                                                         Read Section  3.3

                                                                               

 

08/22       M            Sec. 3.3 (pp. 278-284) dividing                                           pp. 290   5 – 17 odd,

                         polynomials,  one study group form due                                Read P. 4

 

08/24       W            P.4: Factoring polynomials                                 pp. 38 - 40: 11, 21, 23, 25, 27,

                                                                                                                   35, 37,  39-55 odd

                             65,67,  79-105 odd,

 

08/26 F            Questions  on section P4                                                           Read  section P5

                         Discuss the Math Project Due Monday, Sept. 19

 

08/29 M          P5: Rational Expressions: simplifying,                                      pp.48 -50: 1, 5, 7, 

                        multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting                                 15 – 27 odd, #37 - 51 odd,

                        At least two more study group forms due                           61 - 69 odd  

 

 

08/31  W        Questions, Errors and the Algebra of Calculus                    

                      

 

09/02       F        Group quiz on P1-4                                                                    p. 72 #1 – 14 all

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

09/05       M            LABOR DAY HOLIDAY – NO CLASSES

 

09/07   W               Catch-Up, go over study group assignment and review for test                                                

 

09/09    F                EXAM 1  (At least 4 study group forms due)

        

 

          How To Be Successful in Algebra

1.        Be sure to attend all class sessions on time.

2.        Read the textbook.

3.        Work problems every day and check your answers.

4.        Do it on your own.

5.        Don’t expect to understand every new topic the first time you see it.

6.        Spend as much time as it takes for YOU to master the material.

7.        Review every day

8.        Relax