Week 
Date 
Homework Items & other information 
Preannounced things 
Week 1:
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M Sept 24 
Check Email & Complete Email assignment  Due Tuesday
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.
MML Homework
Register with My Math Lab (MML)  MML Registration  CourseID: cotton08678
Here is a guide to walk you through all of the aspects of MML: Guide
MML  Orientation Assignment
Reading Homework
Read course syllabus
Read Section 1.1, Pages 28
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 1.2, Pages 1219  Learning about the "Standard Equation of a Circle" on page 19 is optional
Read pages 2123 about "Graphing with a Calculator"
Read Pages AP2  AP3 (these are pages near the back of the book in the Appendix A)


T Sept 25 
MML Homework
MML  Chapter 1  Section 1.1 & 1.2
MML  1.3  Functions & Representations
Reading Homework
Read Section 1.3, Pages 2840
Read Section 1.4, Pages 4552
Read Section 1.5, Pages 5661  You may stop here at page 61. We'll be talking about the Difference Quotient later, and I will assign approriate reading at a later time.


W Sept 26 
MML Homework
MML  1.4  Types of Functions
MML  1.5  Intervals & Change  Do problems 111... we'll talk about the Difference Quotient tomorrow, and then 1215 will be assigned
Reading Homework
Know the graphs of the five functions on page 51, and be able to reproduce their graphs quickly and accurately
Read pages 6263 on the Difference Quotient
Read Section 2.1. pages 7783 and 8487; You may skip the part on pages 83 & 84 about the "greatest integer function"


R Sept 27 
MML Homework
Finish MML  1.5  Intervals & Change
MML  2.1  SlopeIntercept, Piecewise, Regression
Textbook Challenge Problem
Section 2.1  pg 91  #60
Reading Homework
Read Section 2.2  pg 96106
pg 327328  Read about Variation and Inverse Variation
"Other" Homework
Study for the Skills Test  We'll be taking it on Monday. Extra credit for those who pass on Monday, Oct 1


Week 2:
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M Oct 1 
MML Homework
Start MML  2.2  Equations of Lines
Reading Homework
Read Section 2.3  pg 113126

Skills test  First Inclass opportunity 
T Oct 2 
MML Homework
Finish MML  2.2  Equations of Lines
Start MML  2.3  Solving Lin. Eq. & Systems by Graphing
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.1  pg 170181  DO NOT read example 5a; DO read example 5b
Read page 1 and pages 813 in this packet  Just the examples for Situation 2 

W Oct 3 
MML Homework
Finish MML  2.3  Solving Lin. Eq. & Systems by Graphing
MML  3.1  Quadratic Equations & Completing the Square
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.2  pg 188199
Read pages 27 in this packet  Just the examples for Situation 1  This is the same packet as yesterday 

R Oct 4 
MML Homework
MML  3.2  Quadratic Equations and the Discriminant
MML  3.3  Complex Numbers & NonReal Solutions
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.3  pg 205  210
Read Section 3.5  pg 222  234
Read Handout  Transformation Rules Handout  distributed in class
"Other" Homework
Complete this packet: Finding the Equation of a Parabola Packet  Due Tuesday, Oct 9
On parts "i" and "j", even if you’re going to not use an answer, you should still show your calculations all the way to the answer before throwing it out.
This packet might be due Tuesday, but if you don't at least start this now, you'll probably regret it.
If you're not sure how to get started on the packet, you may want to read the first part of Example 11, part "a" on page 781 (stop when they start talking about an augmented matrix). If you don't remember how to solve a system of three equations and three unknowns, check out Section 9.3, beginning on page 763.
Study for the Skills Test  On Monday, Oct 8, taking the skills test will also count as a quiz score, so you're aiming for 100% this time. If you scored higher the first time, that's unfortunate. The skills test is not information to do once and forget, but rather information that should be kept wellpolished all term long. 

Week 3:
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M Oct 8 
MML Homework
MML  3.5  Transformations of Graphs  Get started on this; we'll talk more about it tomorrow
"Other" Homework
Finish "Finding the Equation of a Parabola" Packet
Study for Exam 1  Chapters 13
Omit Equations of a Circle from Section 1.2
Omit Section 2.4, 2.5, & 3.4

Skills test  last Inclass opportunity  counts as a quiz 
T Oct 9 
MML Homework
Finish MML  3.3  Complex Numbers & NonReal Solutions
Finish MML  3.5  Transformations of Graphs
"Other" Homework
Study for Exam 1
Try some of the Recommended Problems
Do more story problems
Bring Questions for Wednesday


W Oct 10 
MML Homework
Finish any MML assignments you haven't finished
"Other" Homework
Study for Exam 1
Try some of the Recommended Problems
Do more story problems
Do more, more story problems
Understand solutions to "Finding the Equation of a Parabola" Packet


R Oct 11 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.1  pg 248  255


Week 4:
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M Oct 15 
MML Homework
MML  4.1  Intro to Polynomials
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.2  pg 261  270
"Other" Homework
You may want to Start MML  4.2
Try some of the story problems from the textbook in Section 4.1
Practice Long Division of Real Numbers (with and without remainders)
Here is a link to a website to practice long division. There is a video here on how to do long division if you don't remember


T Oct 16 
MML Homework
MML  4.2  Polynomial Functions and Models
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.3  pg 277  281
The part on page 281282 about Synthetic Division is optional. Synthetic division only works in certain situations, whereas Long Division works in every situation. Instead of learning two tools for the same thing, where one of the tools is broken, let's just learn the one that always works (Long Division).
Read Section 4.3  pg 282  Just the part about the Remainder Theorem at the bottom of the page.
"Other" Homework
Practice Long Division of Real Numbers (with and without remainders)
Here is a link to a website to practice long division. There is a video here on how to do long division if you don't remember


W Oct 17 
MML Homework
MML  4.3  Division of Polynomials
Reading Homework
Read pg 285290 from Section 4.4
Read pg 293294 also from Section 4.4  just the examples 10, 11, and 12
Examples 10 & 11 are about solving a polynomial equation with factoring
Example 12 is about solving a polynomial equation with graphing
Omit the Rational Zeros Test, Decartes' Rule of Signs, and the Intermediate Value Theorem


R Oct 18 
MML Homework
MML  4.4  Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.5  pg 302306
"Other" Homework
Try to complete this worksheet  Polynomial RootFinding
These are some extended directions to help you through the process of answering the worksheet  Polynomial RootFinding Directions


Week 5:
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M Oct 22 
MML Homework
MML  4.5  Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.7  pg 323327  omit the parts on solving inequalities at the end of the section
"Other" Homework
Finish the "Polynomial RootFinding" worksheet passed out on Thursday


T Oct 23 
MML Homework
MML  4.7  Rational Equations & Variation  Check your solutions to make sure they are not extraneous solutions  Due Thursday
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.6  pg 308318
"Other" Homework
Number Patterns Worksheet  Done mostly in class. Finish for Wednesday


W Oct 24 
MML Homework
Finish MML Section 4.7
Try to get started on MML Section 4.6
Reading Homework
If you haven't already, read Section 4.6  pg 308318


R Oct 25 
MML Homework
Get started on MML Section 4.6; we'll be back here on Monday to finish the section
Reading Homework
Section 4.8  pg 340343  You may stop when you get to "Power Functions and Models". We'll pick up the rest of the section Monday night as reading homework for Tuesday.
"Other" Homework
Review the Polynomial RootFinding Solutions here: Solutions  There is nothing to submit. You already turned in the worksheet. Just make sure you understand the process.


Week 6:
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M Oct 29 
MML Homework
Finish MML Section 4.6
You may get started on Section 4.8 if you'd like
Reading Homework
Read the rest of Section 4.8  pg 344349  If you didn't do the reading from last time, also read pgs 340343.


T Oct 30 
MML Homework
Get started on MML  4.8  Radical Equations & Power Functions
Reading Homework
None
"Other" Homework
Study for Exam 2
Exam 2 will focus on Chapter 4
There may be things from the early part of the course that show up on the exam (i.e. skills test items)


W Oct 31 
MML Homework
Finish MML Section 4.8
Reading Homework
None
"Other" Homework
Study for Exam 2
Exam 2 will focus on Chapter 4
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 
"Other" Homework
Get caught up on MML stuff


Week 7:
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M Nov 5 
MML Homework
MML  5.1  Combining Functions  We started working on this in class today. Please finish it.
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.2  pg 385396


T Nov 6 
MML Homework
MML  5.2  Inverse Functions  Get started on this
Reading Homework
Read pages 1419 of the Completing the Square packet  this is the same packet from Chapter 3


W Nov 7 
MML Homework
Finish MML 5.2
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.3  pg 402415


R Nov 8 
MML Homework
Get caught up on MML stuff
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.4  pg 421432


Week 8:
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M Nov 12 
MML Homework
MML 
5.3 & 5.4  Exponential & Logarithmic Models part1
Other Homework
Review material in Chapter 5
Try some of the Recommended Problems; especially from section 5.3 & 5.4


T Nov 13 
MML Homework
MML 
5.3 & 5.4  Exponential & Logarithmic Models part2
Other Homework
Review material in Chapter 5
Try some of the Recommended Problems; especially from section 5.3 & 5.4


W Nov 14 
MML Homework
None
Other Homework
Complete this packet: Finding Functions


R Nov 15 
MML Homework
MML  5.5  Properties of Logarithms
Other Homework
Review material in Chapter 5
Try the Recommended Problems


Week 9:
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M Nov 19 
MML Homework
MML  5.5 & 5.6  Exponential & Logarithmic Equations
Other Homework
Review material in Chapter 5
Try the Recommended Problems


T Nov 20 
MML Homework
Finish up loose ends
Other Homework
Review material in Chapter 5
Review Solutions to the Finding Functions worksheet
Try the Recommended Problems


W Nov 21 
MML Homework
Get caught up... this is the last weekend before the final late submission deadline and there will not be any extensions beyond it, regardless of the reason.
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.6  pg 447455
Read the following examples at least twice:
Example 5 part d  pg 451
Example 10  pg 453454


R Nov 22 
Thanksgiving Day  Academic Holiday: NO CLASS 

Week 10:
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M Nov 26 
MML Homework
MML  5.6  Exponential & Logarithmic Equations
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.7


T Nov 27 
MML Homework
MML  5.7  Constructing NonLinear Models
Other Homework
Study for Final Exam


W Nov 28 


R Nov 29 










Week 11: Finals
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Monday, Dec 3 
 FINAL EXAM 
Monday, 12 pm  1:50 pm
Location: HWC 105  NOT OUR NORMAL CLASSROOM 
 FINAL EXAM  