MAT 1311.06, College Algebra (Mon 6:00-9:00, CA122), Fall 2015

Good Links

1. Course Syllabus (for section 6 - Mon 6-9)

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)

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Files You Want to Download for This Course
ItemFilenameURL for downloadHow I will refer to this file during the course
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

Links to Files You Can View in Your Browser
ItemLinknameURL for viewingHow I will refer to this file during the course
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

HW1: Do this worksheet. R&S this section, up through example 1b for the next lecture. Due: Start of class on Monday, 8/31 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW2: Do this worksheet. R&S this section from the text. Due: Start of class on Monday, 9/7 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW3: 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW4: Graphing Linear Equations Make sure you can do all the problems on this page. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our first test over HW1-HW4 will be Monday, 9/21 Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW5: Integer Exponents Learn how to do examples 1a-f on the text website. Do problems 1-9 on the text problems website. Do problems 11-18 on the text assignment problems website. (solutions are here) R&S The Preliminaries-Rational Exponents section of the text. HW6 Rational Exponents - part 1 Learn how to do examples 1a-f on the text website. Do problems 1-8 on the text problems website. 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, 9/28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW7 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. R&S the Factoring Polynomials section of our text. Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW8 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 ) 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 R&S the Complex Numbers section of our text. Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW9 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. 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, Monday, 10/19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW10 Quadratic Equations, Part 1 Lecture notes from the MW class 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. 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) R&S the text section on graphing parabolas Due: Start of class, Monday, 10/28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our second test over HW5-HW9 will be Monday, 10/28 Remember to bring your study sheet and calculator! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- HW11: Linear Inequalities Watch this video. Do problems 1-6 on the text Linear Inequalities Problems page. Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/9 --------------------------------------------------------------- Remember that we will not meet for class on Monday the 2nd! 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 Monday! ---------------------------------------------------------------- HW12: 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, 11/16 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our third test over HW10-HW12 will be Monday, 11/23 Remember to bring your notes, a study sheet (if you prepared one), and a calculator Here are all the problems that were assigned on those homework problems. (Solutions to each of these problems are on the author's website. Just use the links above for each specific assignment). --------------------------------------------------------------- HW13: Functions Do #'s 1-9 on the Functions section of the author's website. 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 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 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW14: Finance Formula Problems 1 Lecture notes over this material from a previous semester Financial Formulas Handout - One Page front and back Financial Formulas Handout - Big Print Do problems 1-10 on this handout . Due: Start of class, Monday, 11/30 --------------------------------------------------------------- HW15: 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 11-18 on this handout . Do problems 19-26 on this handout . Due: Start of class, Monday, 12/7 --------------------------------------------------------------- Our final exam over HW13-HW15 will be Monday, 12/7 from 6-8 pm. Remember to bring your study sheets (2 pages ok and your finance formulas) and a calculator! ---------------------------------------------------------------



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