Homework

I will assign homework nearly every day, covering the material from the previous day, and due the next day. However, in case you have any questions about a homework assignment, we can discuss it during the first quarter hour or so of the day that it's due. During this time, I'll try to ensure that everybody knows how to do it. So that you're not working on homework during the lecture, you may always turn in homework assignments up to one class day late.

Homework problems will come in two forms: Practice problems and Due problems. Generally, the Practice problems will come from the textbook, while I will write the Due problems myself, (although there may be exceptions). Only the Due problems actually need to be handed in.

You don't have to turn in the Practice problems, but you should try them! If you find them easy, then you can skip to the next batch, but the Practice problems will usually help you with the Due problems. In any case, you'll need to practise the material if you want to remember it for the exam, a subsequent course, or the rest of your life.

If you miss the homework, you can download it here in either PostScript or PDF form. After I return a homework assignment, I'll post my solutions here too.

  1. The real numbers: Arithmetic operations and Types of numbers (with solutions)
  2. The real numbers: Order and Absolute value (with solutions)
  3. Fundamental identities (with solutions)
  4. Exponentiation (with solutions)
  5. Word problems (with solutions)
  6. Algebraic expressions (with solutions)
  7. Equivalent expressions (with solutions)
  8. Exponential identities (with solutions)
  9. Simplifying polynomials (with solutions)
  10. Geometric formulas (with solutions)
  11. Equations (with solutions)
  12. Solving equations (with solutions)
  13. Understanding solutions: Graphing in one variable (with solutions)
  14. Understanding solutions: Solution sets and Checking solutions (with solutions)
  15. Linear equations (with solutions)
  16. Solving statements with absolute values (with solutions)
  17. Applications of linear equations (with solutions)
  18. Ratios and percentages (with solutions)
  19. The real number plane (with solutions)
  20. Relations and functions
  21. Slopes of lines
  22. Equations and graphs of lines
  23. Theory and division of polynomials

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