ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FIRST EXAM

Day                                         Textbook reading                                                                Assigned Exercises

 

08 /16  T               Information and joining study group                                 Buy the book, read P. 1, 2

                             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

 

08/18  TH               P.2  Exponents and Radicals                                              pp. 21 – 24: 1 –41 odd,

                                P. 3: Polynomials and Special Products                            43 – 85 odd, 89, 91, 97,99

                                Study group quiz on “How                to be                                      105, 107

                                Successful in Algebra”                                                       pp. 29 -32  19-63 odd, 

                                                                                                                                69 – 85 odd

                                                                                                                                Read Section  3.3, 4

                                                                               

 

08/23       T         Sec. 3.3 (pp. 278-284) dividing                                                pp. 290   5 – 17 odd,

                          polynomials, 

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

                         one study group form due                                                35, 37,  39-55 odd

                             65,67,  79-105 odd,

 

08/25 TH          Questions  on section P4                                                          Read  section P5

                         Discuss the Math Project Due Tuesday, Sept. 20

 

 

 

08/30   T          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  

 

 

09/01  TH        Questions, Errors and the Algebra of Calculus                    

                         Group quiz on P1-4                                                                     p. 72 #1 – 14 all

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

09/06  T             Catch-Up, go over study group assignment and review for test                                                 

 

09/08 TH                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