Week 
Date 
Homework Items & other information 
Preannounced things 
Week 1:
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M Jan 7 
MML Homework
Register with My Math Lab (MML)  MML Registration
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
 Optional  Learning about the "Standard Equation of a Circle" on page 19
Read pages 2123 about "Graphing with a Calculator"
Read Pages AP2  AP6 (these are pages near the back of the book in Appendix A)
"Other" Homework
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 by 5pm tonight. I will respond before 8pm. You are still responsible for completeing the assignment on time.


T Jan 8 
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 Jan 9 
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 six functions on page AP23, 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"
Read Pages AP7  AP10
 Optional  "Accessing the Greatest Integer Function" on Page AP7
Read "Accesing the Variable Y1" on Page AP12
Read "Copying a Regression Equation into Y=" on Page AP13


R Jan 10 
MML Homework
Finish MML  1.5  Intervals & Change
MML  2.1  SlopeIntercept, Piecewise, Regression  Try all except the last 4
Textbook Challenge Problem
Section 2.1  pg 91  #60
"Other" Homework
Study for the Skills Test  We'll be taking it on Monday


Week 2:
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M Jan 14 
MML Homework
Finish MML  2.1  SlopeIntercept, Piecewise, Regression
Reading Homework
Read Section 2.2  pg 96106
pg 327328  Read about Variation and Inverse Variation
"Other" Homework
Reset your calculator's memory if you did not do this in class today.
Press the following keys in order [2nd], [+], [7], [1], [2]

Skills Test
Inclass attempt 
T Jan 15 
MML Homework
MML  2.2  Equations of Lines
Reading Homework
Read Section 2.3  pg 113  125


W Jan 16 
MML Homework
Finish MML  2.2  Equations of Lines  Due date was extended to Thursday, Jan 17
MML  2.3  Solving Lin. Eq. & Systems by Graphing
"Other" Homework
Do the following: BestFit Line Worksheet
From Section 2.3, page 129130, try the following problems and bring questions to class. We won't have time for them all, so I want to focus on the ones that are the most challenging for you (This is not being turned in for credit).
#100, 102, 103, 104, 106, 112, 116


R Jan 17 
MML Homework
No homework  I will be posting some things from Chapter 3 a little early if you want to work ahead.
Reading Homework
I recommend that people read Section 3.1 (We're skipping the rest of chapter 2).
"Other" Homework
Study for a quiz on Tuesday  Chapter 2 

Week 3:
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M Jan 21 
MLK Jr. Day  Academic Holiday: NO CLASS 

T Jan 22 
MML Homework
MML  3.1  Quadratic Equations & Completing the Square
Get started on this
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
Read Section 3.2  pg 188199

Quiz  Chap 2 
W Jan 23 
MML Homework
Finish MML  3.1
Get started on MML  3.2  Quadratic Equations and the Discriminant
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.3  pg 205  210


R Jan 24 
MML Homework
MML  3.2  Quadratic Equations and the Discriminant
MML  3.3  Complex Numbers & NonReal Solutions
"Other" Homework
Complete this packet  Finding the equation of a parabola
Study for the Skills Test  We'll be taking it on Monday


Week 4:
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M Jan 28 
MML Homework
Finish MML  3.2
Finish MML  3.3
Reading Homework
Read Section 3.5  pg 222  234
Read Transformations Rules Handout
"Other" Homework
Do this worksheet: Applications of Quadratic Equations

Skills Test
Inclass attempt
Canceled 
T Jan 29 
MML Homework
MML  3.5  Transformations of Graphs
Reading Homework
Read this: Finding the equation of a parabola  Solutions


W Jan 30 
MML Homework
Finish MML  3.5
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.1  pg 248  255
Read Section 4.2  pg 261  270
Read this & Compare answers with your worksheet I passed back to you inclass today: Finding the equation of a parabola  Solutions
If something doesn't make sense, ask questions.
"Other" Homework
Recommended  Do this worksheet: Transformations. Then, check your Solutions
This is the worksheet that we've been working on with colored pencils in class the past couple of days.


R Jan 31 
MML Homework
MML  4.1  Intro to Polynomials
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.2  pg 261  270
"Other" Homework
Check your grade on MML: The line item in the gradebook that says "Grade Check  Jan 31"
Study for the Skills Test  We'll be taking it on Monday


Week 5:
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M Feb 4 
MML Homework
MML  4.2  Polynomial Functions and Models

Skills Test
Inclass attempt 
T Feb 5 
MML Homework
MML  4.4  Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.5  pg 302306


W Feb 6 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.3  pg 277  282
MML Homework
Get started on MML  4.3  Division of Polynomials
Get started on MML  4.5  Fundamental Theorem of Algebra


R Feb 7 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.6  pg 308318
MML Homework
Finish MML  4.3
Finish MML  4.5
"Other" Homework
Do this worksheet: Polynomial RootFinding ... directions here: Directions
Study for Midterm Exam: Study Guide  Updated


Week 6:
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M Feb 11 
Reading Homework
None
MML Homework
Finish MML  4.5
MML  4.6  Rational Functions and Models
"Other" Homework
Finish the Polynomial RootFinding Worksheet and submit to me before 8:50am Tuesday
Continue to study for Midterm Exam: Study Guide  Updated


T Feb 12 
Reading Homework
Read Section 4.7  pg 323327  omit the parts on solving inequalities at the end of the section
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 after the exam.
MML Homework
MML  4.7  Rational Equations & Variation  Due Noon Thursday
MML  4.8  Part 1  Radical Equations  Due Noon Thursday
"Other" Homework
Continue to study for Midterm Exam: Study Guide  Updated
Read this & Compare the solutions below with your worksheets that I passed back to you; if something doesn't make sense, ask questions:
Applications of Quadratic Equations  Solutions
Polynomial RootFinding  Solutions


W Feb 13 
"Other" Homework
Continue to study for Midterm Exam: Study Guide  Updated


R Feb 14 
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.

Midterm Exam 
Week 7:
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M Feb 18 
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.
"Other" Homework
Start thinking about groups and topic ideas for the group project 

T Feb 19 
MML Homework
MML  4.8  Part 2  Power Functions
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.1
"Other" Homework
Start working on the group project  Description  Rubric  Example
Note: You may choose a topic from Chapter 5 (even though we haven't covered it yet).
Due Friday, Mar 15 (Dead Week) ... don't wait until the last minute ... there will not be any extensions.


W Feb 20 
MML Homework
MML  5.1  Combining Functions
Reading Homework
Section 5.2
"Other" Homework
Study for Quiz  Section 4.7 & 4.8
Work on group project


R Feb 21 
MML Homework
Get started on MML  5.2  Inverse Functions and Their Representations
Reading Homework
none
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


Week 8:
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M Feb 25 
MML Homework
Finish MML  5.2
Reading Homework
Section 5.3
"Other" Homework
Work on group project
Sign up for a presentation time  the signing up is Due Thursday, Feb 28th at 3:30pm... the actual presentation itself will likely be during week 9 or 10 (depending on what you choose).


T Feb 26 
MML Homework
Get started on MML  5.3/5.4 Part 1
Reading Homework
Section 5.4
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


W Feb 27 
MML Homework
Finish MML  5.3/5.4 Part 1
Get started on MML  5.3/5.4 Part 2
Reading Homework
none
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


R Feb 28 
MML Homework
Finish  5.3/5.4 Part 2
Reading Homework
Section 5.5
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


Week 9:
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M Mar 4 
MML Homework
MML  5.5
Reading Homework
none
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


T Mar 5 
MML Homework
Finish MML  5.5
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.6
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


W Mar 6 
MML Homework
MML  5.5/5.6
Reading Homework
none
"Other" Homework
Work on group project


R Mar 7 
MML Homework
MML  5.6
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.7
"Other" Homework
Work on group project
Study for Final Exam


Week 10:
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M Mar 11 
MML Homework
Finish MML  5.6
Reading Homework
Read Section 5.7
"Other" Homework
Work on the Finding Functions Packet  Due Wednesday
Study for Final Exam
The exam will be over Chapters 15
Omit Sections 2.4, 2.5, 3.4, and parts of 4.4 and 4.7 (basically, anything to do with solving an inequality).
Exam will be more heavily weighted on Chapters 4 and 5 material, but you'd be foolish to think that the other material wasn't important
Expect there to be story problems on the final exam. Expect to have to interpret what things mean in a story, and to have to interpret/explain your answer with appropriate units.
Write yourself a notecard (see syllabus for specific instructions on notecards)


T Mar 12 
MML Homework
Finish MML  5.6
Get started on Section 5.7
"Other" Homework
Finish the Finding Functions Packet  Due Wednesday
Study for Final Exam


W Mar 13 
MML Homework
Work on Section 5.7
"Other" Homework
Study for Final Exam


R Mar 14 
MML Homework
Finish Section 5.7
"Other" Homework
Read this: Finding Functions  Solutions
Study for Final Exam










Week 11: Finals
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Monday, March 18 
 FINAL EXAM 
Monday, 10 am  11:50 am
Location: HWC 105  NOT OUR NORMAL CLASSROOM 
 FINAL EXAM  