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 in both cases). 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 quizzes or exams, a subsequent course, or the rest of your life.

As you do your homework,
I encourage you to talk with your fellow students.
In my class, this is *not* cheating!
*However*, the final result that you turn in to me
should be your own work, written by you in your own words;
you should understand (at least more or less) what you've written.
Don't turn in anything that you copied from another person,
and don't have other students copy from what you plan to turn in.
You can also look at other books and talk to other people,
but the same rules apply as if those books or people were your fellow students:
Understand what you turn in, and write your answers in your own words.

In case you miss the homework, you can download it here; see the downloading help if you have trouble. After I return each homework assignment, I'll post my solutions here too; once that happens, I won't accept it late unless you arrange something with me ahead of time.

- Introduction
- Lecture covered: April 2 Wednesday.
- Section of the textbook: 1.1.
- Date due: April 4 Friday (or the next class meeting after you add).
- Practice Problems: From §1.1 (pages 7&8): 1–8 (or more).
- Due Problem (essay): Why are you taking this course?.

- The real numbers
- Lecture covered: April 4 Friday.
- Section of the textbook: 1.2.
- Date due: April 7 Monday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §1.2 (pages 15–17): 3, 4, 5, 6, 21–54, 63–72.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Operations on real numbers
- Lecture covered: April 7 Monday.
- Sections of the textbook: 1.3&4.
- Date due: April 9 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §1.3 (pages 26–28): 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 103–116;
- From §1.4 (pages 37–40): 1, 125–132.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Exponentiation
- Lecture covered: April 9 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 1.6, 5.4, 5.6.
- Date due: April 11 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §1.6 (pages 55–57): 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9–32;
- From §5.4 (pages 380–382): 3, 33–42;
- From §5.6 (pages 396–398): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9–48.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Identities and calculation
- Lecture covered: April 11 Friday.
- Sections of the textbook: 1.5, 1.3&4, 5.6.
- Date due: January 18 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §1.3 (pages 26–28):
25–28, 61–66, 79–88, 95–102;
- also 9–24 if you need practice adding negative numbers;
- also 29–44 if you need practice subtracting negative numbers;
- also 45–60 if you need practice multiplying negative numbers;
- also 67–78 if you need practice dividing negative numbers;

- From §1.4 (pages 37–40): 4, 5, 6, 7, 33–36, 93–114;
- also 9–20 if you need practice reducing fractions;
- also 21–32 if you need practice multiplying fractions;
- also 37–48 if you need practice dividing fractions;
- also 49–72 if you need practice adding fractions;
- also 73–92 if you need practice with decimal fractions;

- From §1.5 (pages 47&48): 3, 31–38;
- From §5.2 (pages 358–360): 1, 4, 9–12, 25&25, 35&36;
- From §5.4 (pages 380–382): 1, 6, 9–12, 25&26, 63–68;
- From §5.6 (pages 396–398): 61–72.

- From §1.3 (pages 26–28):
25–28, 61–66, 79–88, 95–102;
- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Order of operations and algebraic expressions
- Lecture covered: April 14 Monday.
- Sections of the textbook: 1.6&7, 5.1, 2.4.
- Date due: April 16 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §1.6 (pages 55–57): 3, 33–64;
- From §1.7 (pages 63–65): 13–26, 81–90;
- From §5.1 (pages 350–354): 73–80, 105;
- From §2.4 (pages 111–116): 5, 11–24.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Adding and subtracting polynomials in standard form
- Lecture covered: April 16 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 1.7, 5.1.
- Date due: January 25 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §1.7 (pages 63–65): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9–12, 27–60, 91&92;
- From §3.2 (pages 201–205): 9–14;
- From §5.1 (pages 350–354): 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9–24, 45–54, 59–68, 81–94, 109.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Multiplying and dividing monomials
- Lecture covered: April 18 Friday.
- Sections of the textbook: 5.2, 5.4.
- Date due: April 21 Monday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §5.2 (pages 358–360): 2, 3, 5, 13–24, 27–34, 37–66;
- From §5.4 (pages 380–382): 4, 13–24, 27–32, 43–54, 69–88.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Multiplying polynomials
- Lecture covered: April 21 Monday.
- Section of the textbook: 5.3.
- Date due: April 23 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §5.3 (pages 367–370): 9–46, 91–98.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Applying expressions (word problems)
- Lecture covered: April 23 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.5, word problems from other sections.
- Date due: April 25 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.5 (pages 128–131): 9–26, 35–42;
- From §5.1 (pages 350–354): 111, 112.a,b;
- From §5.4 (pages 380–382): 103–106.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Graphing expressions and formulas
- Lecture covered: April 25 Friday.
- Sections of the textbook: 3.1&2.
- Date due: April 28 Monday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §3.1 (pages 185–190): 4, 6, 8, 9–16, 29–32, 55&56.a,b,d, 71–74;
- From §3.2 (pages 201–205): 17–24, 109&110.a,b.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Equations
- Lecture covered: April 28 Monday.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.1, 3.1.
- Date due: April 30 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.1 (pages 82–84): 11–18;
- From §3.1 (pages 185–190): 3, 17–22.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Solving equations
- Lecture covered: May 5 Monday.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.1&2.
- Date due: May 7 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.1 (pages 82–84): 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 57–84;
- do 19–34 or 35–56 if you need more practice;

- From §2.2 (pages 90–92): 1, 11–24.

- From §2.1 (pages 82–84): 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 57–84;
- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Linear equations
- Lecture covered: May 7.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.2&3.
- Date due: May 9 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.2 (pages 90–92): 3, 5, 7, 25–58;
- do 47–62 if you need more practice;

- From §2.3 (pages 100–103): 1, 3, 4, 7, 9–24, 45–66, 101 (optional).

- From §2.2 (pages 90–92): 3, 5, 7, 25–58;
- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Inequalities and intervals
- Lectures covered: May 9&12.
- Section of the textbook: 2.8.
- Date due: May 12 or 14.
- Practice Problems:
- From §3.8 (pages 258–261): 9–14;
- From §2.8 (pages 161–164): 1, 3, 7, 19–42.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Solving linear inequalities
- Lectures covered: May 12&14.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.8, 8.6.
- Date due: May 14 or 16.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.8 (pages 161–164): 8, 43–56, 61–74;
- From §8.6 (pages 628–631): 6, 41–44, 47–52, 47–60.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Word problems
- Lecture covered: May 14 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.5.
- Date due: May 16 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.5 (pages 128–131): 27–34;
- From §2.8 (pages 161–164): 9–18;
- From §2.1 (pages 82–84): 85–92;
- From §2.2 (pages 90–92): 63–70;
- From §2.3 (pages 100–103): 87–100;
- From §2.4 (pages 111–116): 69–72.

- Due Problems (with my
**answers**):- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Advanced word problems
- Lecture covered: May 16 Friday.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.5–8.
- Date due: May 19 Monday.
- Problems:
- From §2.5 (pages 128–131): 6, 49–66;
- From §2.6 (pages 136–138): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7–40;
- From §2.7 (pages 145–149): 31–50;
- From §2.8 (pages 161–164): 85–90.

- Due Problems (for both sections): 2.5.54, 2.6.32, 2.7.44, 2.8.86.

- Absolute-value problems (
**optional**)- Lecture covered: none.
- Sections of the textbook: 8.6, 8.7.
- Date due: May 28 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §8.6 (pages 628–631): 9&10, 25–40, 63–76;
- From §8.7 (pages 640–643): 1, 2, 4, 5, 11–16, 27–32, 33–44, 61–74, 83&84.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Equations with many variables
- Lecture covered: May 21 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 2.4, 3.2.
- Date due: May 28 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §2.4 (pages 111–116): 3, 4, 6, 7, 43–64, 77&78;
- From §3.1 (pages 185–190): 23–28, 33–38;
- From §3.2 (pages 201–205): 25–32.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Slope and graphs of lines
- Lecture covered: May 28 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 3.2–4.
- Date due: May 30 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §3.2 (pages 201–205): 3, 4, 5, 6, 37–56;
- From §3.3 (pages 213–217): 1, 2, 3, 6, 9–34, 41–58;
- From §3.4 (pages 224–226): 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 15–26, 31–46.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Equations of lines
- Lecture covered: May 30 Friday.
- Sections of the textbook: 3.4–6.
- Date due: June 2 Monday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §3.4 (pages 224–226): 61–72;
- From §3.5 (pages 232–235): 1, 2, 7, 9–20, 27–30, 37–42, 51–60;
- From §3.6 (pages 241–244): 1, 2, 9–30, 63–78.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Inequalities in two variables and systems of equations
- Lecture covered: June 2 Monday.
- Sections of the textbook: 3.8, 4.1.
- Date due: June 4 Wednesday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §3.8 (pages 258–261): 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 21–40;
- From §4.1 (pages 281–285): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9–12, 15–20, 31–38.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Solving systems of linear equations
- Lecture covered: June 4 Wednesday.
- Sections of the textbook: 4.2&3.
- Date due: June 6 Friday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §4.2 (pages 292–295): 1, 2, 3, 5, 9–30;
- From §4.3 (pages 302–306): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9–24, 45–50.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

- Word problems using two variables
- Lecture covered: June 6 Friday.
- Sections of the textbook: 4.4&5.
- Date due: June 9 Monday.
- Practice Problems:
- From §4.4 (pages 312–314): 2, 4, 6, 9&10, 15–20, 27–36;
- From §4.5 (pages 321–325): 2, 5, 7–40.

- Due Problems:
- For ES32 (earlier section): PostScript format, PDF format;
- For ES33 (afternoon section): PostScript format, PDF format.

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