Advice because I love you like you are my own: You MUST be able to multiply and factor polynomials to succeed in this class! You must also be proficient with properties of exponents. If any of the problems on Factoring, or Simplifying give you trouble, then you need to spend some time right away brushing up your basic algebra skills. You can use the links below for practice.
Additional Algebra Practice Material: Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Multiplying Binomials with the FOIL method Multiplying Other Polynomials Factoring a difference of two squares Factoring Polynomials One Factoring Polynomials Two Factoring Polynomials Three Factoring Polynomials Four Factoring Polynomials by Grouping ================================================================================== HW1: R&S (Read and Study) Our text, page 534, (if you are not quick and proficient at these skills, R&S sections 0.5 and 0.6 in our text) Some key algebra skills you will need quickly in this course (and throughout the course) are adding and multiplying polynomials, properties of exponents, factoring polynomials, and simplifying rational expressions. I will review these skills Thursday in class. If you think you are weak or rusty on these two skills, read and study the following links and practice some of the problems there: pg 534 of our text Adding and Multiplying Polynomials Factoring Polynomials The very best link for practice on multiplying binomials is this link (You can just click the button for new sets of 10 problems to practice) The very best link for practice on factoring trinomials is this link (You can just click the button for new sets of 10 problems to practice) Due: Start of class, Thursday, 1/11 ================================================================================== Remember to dress up pretty for class on Thursday for my seating chart pictures! ================================================================================== HW2: Do problems 1-10 on this link (note the solutions are provided) Do problems 1-2,7-14,17 on this link (note the solutions are provided) Do a set of 10 problems from this link (note the solutions are provided) Do a set of 10 problems from this link (note the solutions are provided) R&S (Read and Study) Chapter 9.1 and 9.2 Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 1/16 ================================================================================== HW3: 9.1 #'s 1-9,11,15-27,33,35 (odd problems only); 9.2 # 1 9.2 #'s 25,27,29 (on these find the vertical asymptotes and the limit as x goes to positive and negative infinity) Do problems a-j on this handout (answers) Problems and answers for HW3 R&S 9.3 ( here ) Due: Start of class, Thursday, 1/18 ================================================================================== Our first quiz will be Thursday, 1/18 It will be over HW2 (from the website) Remember to bring your study sheet (8.5" x 11") and calculator! ================================================================================== HW4: 9.3 #'s 39,41,1,5,15,17; R&S 9.4 ( here ) 9.3 problems and answers are here Due: Start of class, Tuesday, 1/23 ==================================================================================
The final exam for MAT1316.01 (the T/Th 10:40 section) is on Thursday (May 3rd) from 3:15 - 5:15 pm in this room. Bring your calculator (NOT a phone, ipad, android, or other internet capable device) and your study sheets.
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