I will assign homework nearly every day (except exam days), covering the material from the lecture given that 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 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 the exam, 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 must 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 don't copy their words.

If you miss the homework, you can download it here; see the downloading help if you have trouble. After I return a homework assignment, I'll post my solutions here too.

  1. Introduction
  2. The real numbers
  3. Positivity
  4. Exponentiation and order of operations
  5. Identities
  6. Algebraic expressions and formulas
  7. Expressions in standard form
  8. Adding and subtracting polynomials
  9. Multiplying and dividing monomials
  10. Multiplying polynomials
  11. Dividing polynomials
  12. Graphing expressions and formulas
  13. Equations
  14. Solving equations
  15. Linear equations
  16. Inequalities
  17. Solving linear inequalities
  18. Word problems
  19. Absolute-value problems
  20. Equations with many variables
  21. Graphing equations
  22. Slope and equations of lines
  23. Graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables
  24. Systems of linear equations
  25. Solving systems of linear equations
  26. Word problems using two variables
  27. That's it!

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