MAT 1311.04, College Algebra (M/W 1:00-2:25, CA120), Fall 2015

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1. Course Syllabus (for section 4 - M/W 1:00)

2. List of Powers of Several Small Integers

3. Some Calculator Recommendations

4. Grade Estimator Tool

5. Textbook Download link (in pdf format)

6. Textbook Problem Sets Download link (in pdf format)

7. Textbook Problem Set Solutions Download link (in pdf format)

8. Textbook (Online Viewing)

9. Textbook Problem Sets (Online Viewing)

10. Quiz 4 Key

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1Alg_Complete.pdfhttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,NText
2Alg_Complete_Practice.pdfhttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,PPractice Problems
3Alg_Complete_Solutions.pdfhttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/downloadfile.aspx?file=B,9,SSolutions

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4Complete Algebra Texthttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/Alg.aspxText
5Algebra Practice Problems with Solutionshttp://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Problems/Alg/Alg.aspxPractice Problems
6Alg_Complete_Solutions.pdfNot Needed (the solutions are available as you view link 5Solutions

Homework Assignments

---------------------------------------------------------------- HW0: R&S (Read and Study) this link and this link. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 8/26 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW1: R&S this section, up through example 1b for the next lecture. Do problems 1-9 on this worksheet. Lecture notes from Wednesday, 8/26 Due: Start of class, Monday, 8/31 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW2: Linear Equations. On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1 a,b On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-3 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-4. ( solutions ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 13 Linear Equations, Problems 13.1 a,b,c,d,e,f,g,i Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 9/2 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW3: Linear Equations - part 2. On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 1 d On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them Problems 3-6 (notice that the solutions are there also). Do problems 17-25,61,85-91 (odd numbers only) on this handout. If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 13 Linear Equations, Problems 13.1 h,m, 13.34 e Lecture notes from Wednesday, 9/2 R&S this section from the text. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 9/9 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW4: Cross Multiplying and Solving a Linear Equation for One Variable Make sure you can do problems 2,3,4,5,6,8 on this handout. Make sure you can do examples 1,4,5 from the author's text, here. Make sure you can do problem 5 on this web-page. Make sure you can do problems 101,103,109 on this worksheet R&S this section and this section from our text. Due: Start of class on Monday, 9/14 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our first quiz over HW2-HW4 will be Wednesday, 9/16 Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! --------------------------------------------------------------- HW5: Graphing Linear Equations Make sure you can do all the problems on this page. Lecture notes from Monday, 9/14 Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 9/7 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW6: Applications of linear equations Do problems 3 and 4 on this worksheet (we did 1 and 2 in class. (We did problems 1 and 2 in class.) R&S this link and this link. Due: Start of class, Monday, 9/21 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here are some good links for extra practice with exponents. They are a little "kiddish" looking, but the content is very useful: Product Property Quotient Property Power Property Practice on any or all of our exponent Rules ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW7: Integer Exponents Learn how to do examples 1a-f on the text website. Do problems 1-9 on the text website. (solutions are included on the website) If you feel unsure about these problems and want additional practice, try problems 11-22 here. (solutions here.) R&S The Preliminaries-Rational Exponents section of the text. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 9/23 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW8 Rational Exponents Lecture notes from Wednesday, 9/23 Learn how to do examples 1-3 on the text website. Do problems 1-10 on the text problems website for Rational Exponents. Do problems 1-10 on the text problems website for Real Exponents. If you feel like you need extra practice, Do problems 1-9,16-19 on the text assignment problems website. (solutions are here) R&S The Radicals section of the text. Due: Start of class, Monday, 9/29 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW9 Radicals Lecture notes from Monday, 9/28 Learn how to do all the examples on the text website. Do problems 1-12,16,17 on the text problems website for Rational Exponents. (solutions are on the website) If you feel like you need extra practice, Do problems 1-21,27,29 odd problems only, on the text assignment problems website. (solutions are here) R&S the Polynomials section of the text. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 9/30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our second quiz over HW5-HW8 will be Wednesday, 9/30 Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW10 Polynomials Lecture notes from Wednesday, 9/30 Do problems 1 - 10 on our text's problems with solutions page. For extra practice, do problems 1-17 odd our text's extra problems page ( solutions here ) R&S the Factoring Polynomials section of our text. Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW11 Factoring Lecture notes from Monday, 10/05 Do problems 1-18 on our text's Factoring Polynomials Practice page For additional practice, try the following links: Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 R&S the text section on Rational Expressions Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 10/7 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW12 Rational Expressions Lecture notes from Wednesday, 10/07 Be able to do Examples 1a-c,2a-c,3a-e on the text's notes page. Do problems 1 - 12 on our text's problems with solutions page. For extra practice, do problems 1-21 odd our text's extra problems page ( solutions here ) R&S the Complex Numbers section of our text. Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW13 Complex Numbers Lecture notes from Monday, 10/12 Do Problems 1-9 on the text Problems on Complex Numbers section (solutions are there). For extra practice, do problems 1-16 odd our text's Complex Numbers Assignment Problems section. ( solutions here ) R&S the Quadratic Equations - Part 1 section of the text. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 10/14 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Quiz 3 over HW9-12 on Wednesday (10/14). If you can't be here, email me to make arrangements to take it outside of class. If you show up to class on Monday 10/19 (after Fall Break), without having taken the quiz, you will receive a zero! Additional Study Problems out of the Schaum's Outlines College Algebra book (page numbers are for the third edition): HW9: Radicals, Chapter 8, problems 1-4,6-8 (pgs 61-65) HW10: Polynomials, Chapter 2, problems 7,12 (pgs 16-20) Chapter 4, problems 1-6 (pgs 28-31) HW11: Factoring, Chapter 5, problems 1-7 (pgs 35-37) HW12: Rational Expressions, Chapter 6, problems 1-9 (pgs 44-46) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW14 Quadratic Equations, Part 1 Lecture notes from Wednesday, 10/14 On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Examples 1a-g,3,4a-e On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-9,13-15 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-17,25-31 odd. ( solutions ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 16, Quadratic Equations Problems 16.1 a-e; 16.2 a-f (page 152 in 2nd edition) R&S the author's section on Quadratic Equations, Part 2 A set of old Lecture notes for this section. Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/19 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW15: Quadratic Equations, Part 2 On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 2a,b On the author's webpage (here), try all these problems and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Example 3a-e; 4a,b On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 10-12 (notice that the solutions are there also). On the practice-problems page (here), try the problems indicated and make sure you can do them on a blank sheet of paper: Problems 1-13. You may do all of them by factoring or using the quadratic formula. You do NOT have to use the completing-the-square method (although you may if you like it) (notice that the solutions are there also). On the additional-problems page (here), do problems 1-25 odd. You may do all of them by factoring or using the quadratic formula. You do NOT have to use the completing-the-square method (although you may if you like it) ( solutions here ) If you have a copy of the recommended (but not required) text, Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra, The following problems are excellent practice as well: Schaum's Outlines on College Algebra - Chapter 16 Quadratic Equations, Problems 16.6 a-d; 16.33 a-h (pages 155,163 in 3rd edition) Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 10/21 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW16: Quadratic Equations - Graphing Lecture notes from Monday, 10/21 Do problems 1-10 on the Graphing Parabolas Problems page (Ignore the directions to convert the equation on problems 8-10. Just use the regular method we showed in class). For each parabola, graph them like the examples I did in class.) Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/26 --------------------------------------------------------------- Quiz 4 over HW13-15 on Monday (10/26). If you can't be here, email me to make arrangements to take it outside of class. If you show up to class on Wednesday (10/28), without having taken the quiz, you will receive a zero! --------------------------------------------------------------- HW17: Quadratic Applications Lecture notes from Monday, 10/26 Do problems 2-3 on the handout I gave in class today. ( solutions here ) R&S the text section on Radical Equations. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 10/21 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW18: Radical Equations Do problems 1-5 on the text Practice Problems page R&S the text Linear Inequalities page Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/2 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW19: Linear Inequalities Watch this video. Do problems 1-6 on the text Linear Inequalities Problems page. Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 11/4 --------------------------------------------------------------- Remember that we will not meet for class on Monday! Just watch the video above and do the homework. If you get stuck on something, take a picture of it and email it to me. See you Wednesday! ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW20: Polynomial/Rational/Absolute Value Inequalities Lecture notes from Wednesday, 11/3 Do problems 1-6 on the text Polynomial Inequalities Problem page. Do problems 1-4 on the text Rational Inequalities Problems page. Do problems 1-5 on the text Absolute Value Inequalities page. R&S the text section on graphing circles. Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/9 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW21: Equations of Circles Lecture notes from Monday, 11/9 Do problems 1-8 on the text Equations of Circles Problems page. Excellent link on circles and their equations I briefly mentioned conic sections in class today. We won't be doing any problems over them, but if you would like to do a little personal research on them, here are two good links: Good concise summary of Conic Sections A more robust link for Conic Sections Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 11/11 --------------------------------------------------------------- Quiz 5 over HW16-20 on Wednesday (11/11). If you can't be here, email me to make arrangements to take it outside of class. If you show up to class on Monday (11/16), without having taken the quiz, you will receive a zero! Here is a set of most of the homework problems we had for this quiz. --------------------------------------------------------------- HW22: Functions Do problems 1-8 on the text problems section on Functions. R&S the text section on Systems of Two Equations and Unknowns R&S the text section on Systems of Three Equations and Unknowns Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/16 --------------------------------------------------------------- Important Note for Anyone who missed our quiz on Wednesday, 11/11 Make sure you email me and make arrangements to make up this quiz before class on Monday or you will receive a zero! --------------------------------------------------------------- HW23: Systems of Equations Lecture notes from Monday, 11/9 Do problems 1-6 on the text problems section on Systems of Two Equations and Unknowns Do problems 1-2 on the text problems section on Systems of Three Equations and Unknowns Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 11/18 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW24: Exponential and Log Functions Lecture notes from Wednesday, 11/18 Do problems 1-7 on this handout. (solutions here) Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/23 --------------------------------------------------------------- Finance Formula Formula Practice Links: Formula 1: Compound Interest Formula 2: Continuously Compounded Interest Formula 3: Future Value of an Annuity Due (Retirement accounts) Formula 4: Loan Payments --------------------------------------------------------------- HW25: Finance Formula Problems 1 Financial Formulas Handout - One Page front and back Financial Formulas Handout - Big Print Do problems 1-14 on this handout . Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/30 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW26: Finance Formula Problems 2 Lecture notes over this material from my MW section Financial Formulas Handout - One Page front and back Financial Formulas Handout - Big Print Do problems 15-18 on this handout . Do problems 19-26 on this handout . Due: Start of class, Wednesday, 12/2 --------------------------------------------------------------- Final Exam Material HW22 - Functions , HW23 - Systems of Equations, HW24 Exponential and Log Functions HW25 - Financial Formulas 1, HW26 - Financial Formulas 2 To do well on the final, know how to do all the homework problems on these assignments. Be SURE you can use your calculator correctly for HW24 & HW25 problems!!!!!! Remember to bring your calculator, or you will miss all problems needing one. I will NOT bring any extra calculators!!! --------------------------------------------------------------- Our final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 9th, from 3:15-5:15 in this room. You may also take your exam with on Monday night, Dec 7th, from 6-8 pm, if you would prefer. Note: On all emails for this course, start the subject line out with MAT1311, followed by whatever else is appropriate. Emails without this subject line formatting may not be accepted!



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