MATH110S04 College Algebra

Notation: (page number) — page numbers are in parenthesis (#)  Study by doing problems every day.  The Quizzes and Tests will be drawn from the kinds of problems in the book for the material covered.   PACE YOURSELF doing a few problems (typically four or five) each day.

QUIZZES and TESTS will be on TUESDAYS -- Quizzes will generally be on previous two classes work unless announced otherwise.  The material on TESTS will be CUMULATIVE although RECENT work will be a larger part of the test than older work.

STRICKTHROUGH means that the Class has been given.

GENERAL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT— Do ALL the problems at the end of each section as it is covered.  This is not to turn in.  The only way to achieve a real command of the material is to do problems.  You should do as many problems as you can, especially the odd numbered ones which have the answers in the back of the book.  If you have difficulty with these -- then you should ask questions in class or have a classmate show you how he or she did the problems.  UNDERSTANDING is not a "point" event but rather a cumulative awareness of how things work that is confirmed with each success.  So if at first you don't success, try try again.  I liked how one student answered the G.K. Chesterton question about "Anything worth doing is worth doing ______." -- the answer is "badly" but the student answered "again."  Algebra problem solving is worth doing again, and again, and again because repetition produces mastery.

Week (Date) Class Assignments Comments
Date Scheduled (date given)

1.1 Jan 27, 2004 (2/19)

Introduction and Section 1.1 Real Numbers   There are 63 pblms on page 16-18.  Do enough of the odd numbered problems to convince yourself you understand the material. 1 delayed to Jan 29 due to SNOW all subsequent classes delayed by one day.
1.2 Jan 29, 2004     2 Feb 3, 2004 QUIZ

 

2.1 Feb 3, 2004

 

WE'VE NOW LOST ONE WEEK OF CLASS SNOW CANCELLATION 3 QUIZ SNOW strikes again 2/3/04 which cancels quiz until NEXT Tuesday 2/10
2.2 Feb 5, 2004 (2/10) Section 1.2 Exponents and Radicals (rescheduled for 2/10) There are 102 problems on pages 29-31.  Do the odd numbered problems.   4 DATE ACTUALLY LECTURED IN ( ), ex. (2.10)
3.1 Feb 10, 2004 (2/12) NOTE WE'RE RUNNING A CLASS LATE! Section 1.3 Algebraic Expressions (2/12) There are 103 problems on pages 43-45.  Do the odd numbered problems 5 QUIZ on 1.1 GIVEN
3.2 Feb 12, 2004 (2/17) Section 1.4 Fractional Expressions   6
4.1 Feb 17, 2004 Section 2.1 and 2.2   7 QUIZ on 1.2 and 1.3
4.2 Feb 19, 2004 Section 2.3 and 2.4   8
5.1 Feb 24, 2004 Section 2.5 and 2.6   9 QUIZ on 1.3
5.2 Feb 26, 2004     10 
6.1 Mar 2, 2004 SPRING BREAK    
6.2 Mar 4, 2004 SPRING BREAK    
7.1 Mar 9, 2004     11 TEST on material cumulative through Class Lecture on Thursday 2/26
7.2 Mar 11, 2004     12 Mid-Term Grade due Mar 12
8.1 Mar 16, 2004     13 QUIZ
8.2 Mar 18, 2004     14 Last Day WP Mar 19
9.1 Mar 23, 2004     15 QUIZ
9.2 Mar 25, 2004     16
10.1 Mar 30, 2004     17 QUIZ
Apr 2 Last Day to Withdraw
10.2 Apr 1, 2004     18 Founder's Day Convocation
11.1 Apr 6, 2004     19 QUIZ
11.2 Apr 8, 2004

Chapter 3

  20 Easter Recess Begins after classes
12.1 Apr 13, 2004     21 
12.2 Apr 15, 2004     22
13.1 Apr 20, 2004     23 QUIZ
13.2 Apr 22, 2004     24
14.1 Apr 27, 2004 Chapter 5   25 TEST
14.2 Apr 29, 2004     26
15.1 May 4, 2004     27

Last Day of Classes

15.2 May 6, 2004      
16.1 May 10,11     Final Exams
16.2       

 May 16, 2004

Baccalaureate

Commencement