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Math 111 - 1pm
Fall Term 2012
Homework List

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Week 1:
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M Sept 24

Check E-mail & Complete E-mail assignment - Due Tuesday

If you have not received an e-mail from me by 5pm tonight, send me an e-mail from your WOU student e-mail account and request the e-mail assignment from me.

If you added the course today, send me an e-mail from your WOU student e-mail account and request the e-mail assignment from me.

MML Homework

Register with My Math Lab (MML) - MML Registration - CourseID: cotton37647

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 2-8

For each "Reading homework" I recommend doing all of the examples on paper by-hand 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 12-19 - Learning about the "Standard Equation of a Circle" on page 19 is optional

Read pages 21-23 about "Graphing with a Calculator"

Read Pages AP-2 - AP-3 (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 28-40

Read Section 1.4, Pages 45-52

Read Section 1.5, Pages 56-61 - 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 1-11... we'll talk about the Difference Quotient tomorrow, and then 12-15 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 62-63 on the Difference Quotient

Read Section 2.1. pages 77-83 and 84-87; 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 - Slope-Intercept, Piecewise, Regression

Textbook Challenge Problem

Section 2.1 - pg 91 - #60

Reading Homework

Read Section 2.2 - pg 96 - 106

pg 327-328 - 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 113-126

Skills test - First In-class 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 170-181 - DO NOT read example 5a; DO read example 5b

Read page 1 and pages 8-13 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 188-199

Read pages 2-7 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 & Non-Real 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

This might be due Tuesday, but if you don't at least start this now, you'll probably regret it.

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.

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 well-polished 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 1-3

Omit Equations of a Circle from Section 1.2

Omit Section 2.4, 2.5, & 3.4

Skills test - last In-class opportunity - counts as a quiz
T Oct 9

MML Homework

Finish MML - 3.3 - Complex Numbers & Non-Real 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

-- EXAM 1 --

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 281-282 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 285-290 from Section 4.4

Read pg 293-294 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 302-306

"Other" Homework

Try to complete this worksheet - Polynomial Root-Finding - We did problem 1 in-class

These are some extended directions to help you through the process of answering the worksheet - Polynomial Root-Finding 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 323-327 - omit the parts on solving inequalities

"Other" Homework

Finish the "Polynomial Root-Finding" 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 308-318

"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 308-318

 
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 340-343 - 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 Root-Finding 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 344-349 - If you didn't do the reading from last time, also read pgs 340-343.

 
T Oct 30

MML Homework

Get started on 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)

 
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

-- EXAM 2 --

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 385-396

 
T Nov 6

MML Homework

MML - 5.2 - Inverse Functions - Get started on this

Reading Homework

Read pages 14-19 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 402-415

 
R Nov 8

MML Homework

Get caught up on MML stuff

Reading Homework

Read Section 5.4 - pg 421-432

 

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 447-455

Read the following examples at least twice:

Example 5 part d - pg 451

Example 10 - pg 453-454

-- EXAM 3 --

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 Non-Linear 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 --