Week 
Date 
Homework Items & other information 
Preannounced things 
Week 1:
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T Sept 25 
"Other" Homework
Register with My Math Lab (MML)  MML Registration  CourseID: cotton97713
Here is a guide to walk you through all of the aspects of MML: Guide
Check Email & Complete Email assignment  Due Thursday
If you have not received an email from me by 5pm tonight, send me an email from your WOU student email account and request the email assignment from me.
If you added the course today, send me an email from your WOU student email account and request the email assignment from me.
Textbook Homework
No Textbook homework tonight
MML Homework
MML  Orientation Assignment
Reading Homework
Read course syllabus
Read Section 5.2  pgs 243248
For each "Reading homework" I recommend doing all of the examples on paper byhand and ensuring that you understand why each step is being done. If you don't understand, write a note to yourself in the margin of your paper, and ask me and/or a tutor for clarification. This won't actually be collected for credit, but it will probably raise your overall course grade by at least 10 percentage points.
Read Section 5.3  pgs 252256
Read Section 5.4  pgs 259265
Read Section 6.2  pgs 324328


R Sept 27 
Textbook Homework
Chapter 5:  Due Tuesday
SS 5.2  pg 249  #3, 43, 44
SS 5.3  pg 257  #13, 42, 69, 70, 71, 72
SS 5.4  pg 266  #73, 74, 82
Chapter 6:  Due Tuesday
SS 6.1  pg 322  #42 (hint: try problem 41), 62
SS 6.2  pg 329  #22, 49
SS 6.3  pg 337  #68, 72
MML Homework
MML  5.2  Functions
MML  5.3  Function Notation
MML  5.4  Finding Linear Equations
MML  6.2  Using Substitution to Solve Systems  Start working on this; due Thurs., Oct 4
MML  6.3  Using Elimination to Solve Systems  Start working on this; due Thurs., Oct 4
Reading Homework
Read Section 6.3  pg 330336
Read Section 7.1  pg 378387
Read Section 7.2  pg 391397
Read Section 7.3  pg 399405
Read/Review the following sections:
A.1  A.7 on pgs 922924
A.18 on pg 929
A.20  A.23 on pg 930
A.25 on pg 931
A.26 on pgs 931933 about the following errors:
Syntax, Window Range, No Sign Change, Nonreal Answer, Divide by Zero
"Other" Homework
Reset your calculator memory (if you didn't already do it in class today):
Turn calculator on & press the following keys: [2nd], [+], [7], [1], [2]


Week 2:
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T Oct 2 
Textbook Homework
None
MML Homework
Finish MML  6.2  Using Substitution to Solve Systems
Finish MML  6.3  Using Elimination to Solve Systems
MML  7.1  Add. & Sub. Polynomial Expressions
MML  7.2  Mult. Polynomial Expressions and Functions
Reading Homework
Read Section 7.4  pg 407412
Read pages 579584  You may stop at the end of Example 8


R Oct 4 
Textbook Homework
Chapter 7:  Due Tuesday
SS 7.1  pg 388  #69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 86
The following applies to any graphing problem: Do NOT graph more than one graph on a coordinate system unless they relate to the same situation/problem. Include a scale. Make sure your scale is consistent. Label your axes when appropriate. Graph carefully.
Hint: If you're not sure what something means, look in the index for where you might find that topic discussed in the book, search the internet, ask a tutor, etc.
SS 7.2  pg 397  #76, 78, 88, 94
SS 7.3  pg 405  #64, 68, 74, 76, 84, 92, 94, 96, 97
SS 7.4  pg 413  #72, 76, 80
MML Homework
MML  7.3  Powers of Polynomials; Binomial Conjugates
MML  7.4  Properties of Exponents
Reading Homework
Read Section 8.1  pg 423428
Read Section 8.2  pg 431436
Read Section 8.3  pg 438444
Read Handout  Which Factoring Method Should I Use?
Other Homework
Take the practice test in MML (Quizzes & Tests tab) several times. If you get 100% 3 times in a row, you'll probably be fine when you take the real one.


Week 3:
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T Oct 9 
MML Homework  Due Monday, Oct 15, the night before the exam. Although you don't need to finish all of this by Thursday, try to do as much as possible because we're going to use all of these strategies to solve equations in Section 8.5
MML  8.1  Factoring Trinomials a=1 & Diff. of Squares
MML  8.2  Factoring GCF; Factoring by Grouping
MML  8.3  Factoring Trinomials; ac Grouping
MML  8.4  Sums and Differences of Cubes
Reading Homework
Read Section 8.4  pg 423428
Read Section 8.5  pg 431436
Other Homework
Continue to take the practice test in MML (Quizzes & Tests tab). We'll take it again next week as part of the exam.
Study for Exam 1  Chapters 5, 6, 7, & 8

Skills Test
inclass attempt #1 
R Oct 11 
MML Homework  Due Monday, Oct 15, the night before the exam
MML  8.5  Using Factoring to Solve Polynomial Eqns.
Other Homework
Continue to take the practice test in MML (Quizzes & Tests tab). We'll take it again next week as part of the exam.
Study for Exam 1  Chapters 5, 6, 7, & 8


Week 4:
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T Oct 16 
No homework tonight. Enjoy the next 46 hours 
 EXAM 1 
Skills Test
inclass attempt #2

R Oct 18 
MML Homework
MML  Perfect Square Trinomials
If you want to do 9.1, it won't hurt. We know how to do most of it from class today.
Reading Homework
Read Section 9.1  pg 477484
Read Section 9.2  pg 488496
Read this  Completing the Square Notes  Cover page  Passed out in class. Save this. It's important!
Read these examples Completing the Square Notes  Situation I  Converting to Vertex Form  I did not pass this out in class. These are worked examples if you'd like some examples for your own notes.  link updated
Other Homework
Complete this  Completing the Square Homework  Part 1
Keep this  Parabola Graphing Practice  We did this entire thing in class. Hold onto it.


Week 5:
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T Oct 23 
MML Homework
MML  9.1  Graphing Quad Functions in Vertex Form
MML  9.3  Simplifying Radical Expressions
MML  9.4  Square Root Property to Solve Quad Eqns.
Reading Homework
Read Section 15.2  pg 895897  Stop just before "Dividing Complex Numbers"
Read Section 15.3  pg 901902  Just these two pages; not "Equation of a Circle"
Read pg 488491  Stop when you get to "Method 2"
Other Homework
Read these examples Completing the Square Notes  Situation II  Solving a OneVariable Quadratic Equation  I did not pass this out in class. These are worked examples if you'd like some examples for your own notes.


R Oct 25 
MML Homework
MML  15.2 & 15.3  Complex Numbers & Pythagorean
MML  9.5  Solving Quad Eqns. by Completing the Square
MML  9.2  Graphing Quad Functions in Standard Form
Reading Homework
Read Section 9.6  pg 527535


Week 6:
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T Oct 30 
MML Homework
MML  9.6  Using the Quad Formula to Solve Quad Eqns.
MML  9.7  Solve Systems of Linear Eqns in 3 Vars
Reading Homework
None
Other Homework
We did this worksheet in class: Chapter 9 Review  Keep it and review it  Nothing to turn in.
Complete this worksheet: Parabolas  We did parts "a" through "g" in class. Finish the rest  Due Thursday, November 1
Study for Exam 2
Exam 2 will focus on Chapter 9, and the portion that we covered from Chapter 15
There may be things from the early part of the course that show up on the exam (i.e. skills test items)


R Nov 1 
MML Homework
None
Reading Homework
None
Other Homework
Study for Exam 2
Exam 2 will focus on Chapter 9, and the portion that we covered from Chapter 15
There may be things from the early part of the course that show up on the exam (i.e. skills test items)


Week 7:
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T Nov 6 
Reading Homework
Read pages 584588  Start at Example 8  This is a continuation of the reading picked up from wher you left off on October 2
Read Section 10.2  pg 592597
Read Section 10.3  pg 599604
Read Section 12.1  pg 696705
"Other" Homework
Get caught up on MML stuff


R Nov 8 
Textbook Homework
Chapter 10:  Due Tuesday
SS 10.1  pg 589  #52, 64, 68, 80, 82, 102, 108, 114
SS 10.2  pg 597  #35, 37, 48, 69, 74
SS 10.3  pg 604  #6, 14, 24, 28, 36, 84
MML Homework
MML  10.1  Integer Exponents
MML  10.2  Rational Exponents
MML  10.3  Graphing Exponential Functions
Reading Homework
Read Section 12.1  pg 696705
Read Section 12.2  pg 709715
Read Section 12.3  pg 718729


Week 8:
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T Nov 13 
MML Homework
MML  12.1  Domains of Rational Functions
MML  12.2  Mult. & Div. Rational Expressions
MML  12.3  Add. & Sub. Rational Expressions
Reading Homework
Yeah, I forgot to assign reading homework tonight


R Nov 15 
Textbook Homework
Chapter 12:  Due Tuesday
Section 12.1  pg 706  #21, 27, 56, 81, 84, 88
Section 12.2  pg 716  #80, 85, 94, 96
Section 12.3  pg 729  #66, 92, 96, 98 (Hint: for #98, look back to # 66)
Section 12.5  pg 749  #18, 26, 82, 86
MML Homework
MML  12.4 & 12.7  Miscellaneous Homework
MML  12.5  Solving Rational Equations
Reading Homework
Read Section 13.1  pg 795803
Read Section 13.2  pg 805812
Read Section 13.3  pg 815820


Week 9:
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T Nov 20 
Textbook Homework
None
MML Homework
MML  12.7 & 12.8  Triangles & Direct/Inverse Variation
MML  13.1  Simplifying Radical Expressions
MML  13.2  Add., Sub., & Mult. Radical Expressions
Reading Homework
Read Section 13.3  pg 815820
Read Section 13.4  pg 822826
Read Section 13.5  pg 829837


R Nov 22 
Thanksgiving Day  Academic Holiday: NO CLASS 

Week 10:
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T Nov 27 
Textbook Homework
None
MML Homework
MML  13.3  Rationalizing Denominators and Simp. Quot.
MML  13.4  Graphing Radical Functions
MML  13.5  Solving Radical Equations
Other Homework
Study for Final Exam
Bring questions for Thursday


R Nov 29 










Week 11: Finals
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Tuesday, Dec 4 
 FINAL EXAM 
8 am  9:50 am
Location: MNB 104  the classroom we're usually in on Tuesdays 
 FINAL EXAM  