# Homework

I will probably assign homework every day (except exam days), covering the material from the lecture given that day, and due the next non-exam class day. However, in case you have any questions about a homework assignment, we can discuss it during the first 10 minutes or so of the day that it's due. During this time, I'll try to ensure that everybody knows how to do it. The homework problems will come from the textbook.

You don't have to turn in the homework, but you should try it! If you find some problems easy, then you can skip to the next batch, but 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. Also, the quizzes will be heavily based on the assigned homework, and you can use your completed homework while taking the quizzes!

As you do your homework, I encourage you to talk with your fellow students. This is not cheating! Only the quizzes and exams have to be your own work.

In case you miss the homework assignment in class, you can find it here:

1. Introduction, review:
• Date assigned: January 4 Wednesday;
• Date due: January 6 Friday;
• Problems from §1.1 (page 8): 1–8 (or more);
• Problems from §1.2 (Quick Check): 2–7, 19–22, 35, 37, 40–42, 44–48, 50–54.
2. The real numbers:
• Date assigned: January 6 Friday;
• Date due: January 9 Monday;
• Problems from §1.3 (pages 26–28): 29–40, 41–65 odd.
3. Operations on real numbers:
• Date assigned: January 9 Monday;
• Date due: January 11 Wednesday;
• Problems from §1.4 (pages 37&38): 65, 67, 101, 103, 105, 119–133 odd;
• Problems from §1.5 (pages 48–50): 45–51 odd, 65, 67, 125–133 odd, 137.
4. Exponentiation:
• Date assigned: January 11 Wednesday;
• Date due: January 13 Friday;
• Problems from §1.7 (pages 65&66): 31–53 odd;
• Problems from §5.4 (pages 351&352): 47–53 odd, 59, 93–97 odd.
5. Scientific notation and units:
• Date assigned: January 13 Friday;
• Date due: January 18 Wednesday;
• Problems from §5.6 (pages 365–367): 27–41 odd, 55–69 odd, 77–83 odd;
• Problems from §1.6 (pages 57&58): 21–29 odd.
6. Identities and order of operations:
• Date assigned: January 18 Wednesday;
• Date due: January 20 Friday;
• Problems from §1.6 (pages 57&58): 47–65 odd (there is a trick to make these easier);
• Problems from §1.7 (pages 65&66): 55–71 odd, 75–83 odd, 89–97 odd.
7. Evaluating algebraic expressions:
• Date assigned: January 20 Friday;
• Date due: January 23 Monday;
• Problems from §1.8 (pages 72–74): 37–49 odd;
• Problems from §5.1 (pages 323–326): 91–97 odd;
• Problems from §2.4 (pages 119–123): 23–41 odd.
8. Polynomials:
• Date assigned: January 23 Monday;
• Date due: January 25 Wednesday;
• Problems from §1.8 (pages 72–74): 51, 53;
• Problems from §5.1 (pages 323–326): 29–39 odd, 57–65 odd.
9. Linear combinations of polynomials:
• Date assigned: January 25 Wednesday;
• Date due: January 27 Friday;
• Problems from §1.8 (pages 72–74): 63–91 odd;
• Problems from §5.1 (pages 323–326): 71–79 odd, 85–89 odd.
10. Multiplying monomials and similar expressions:
• Date assigned: January 27 Friday;
• Date due: January 30 Monday;
• Problems from §5.2 (pages 330&331): 23–29 odd, 39, 43–61 odd, 69–87 odd, 103;
• Problems from §5.4 (pages 351&352): 31–37 odd, 41, 43, 45, 55, 61, 63, 65, 71, 73, 77, 79, 81, 99–107 odd, 121, 123, 125, 147.
11. Multiplying polynomials:
• Date assigned: January 30 Monday;
• Date due: February 1 Wednesday;
• Problems from §5.3 (pages 339–341): 35–47 odd, 83–91 odd, 97–117 odd.
12. Word problems involving expressions:
• Date assigned: February 3 Friday;
• Date due: February 6 Monday;
• Problems from §2.5 (pages 134–136): 27–51 odd;
• Problems from §1.4 (pages 37&38): 149–155 odd;
• Problems from §1.5 (pages 48–50): 157–163 odd;
• Problems from §5.1 (pages 323–326): 123–135 odd;
• Problems from §5.2 (pages 330&331): 95, 97;
• Problems from §5.3 (pages 339–341): 129, 131, 133, 137, 139, 141.
13. Testing solutions:
• Date assigned: February 10 Friday;
• Date due: February 13 Monday;
• Problems from §2.1 (pages 92–94): 27–33 odd.
14. Solution sets and linear equations:
• Date assigned: February 13 Monday;
• Date due: February 15 Wednesday;
• Problems from §2.8 (pages 163–165): 37–49 odd;
• Problems from §8.6 (pages 592–594): 43, 67;
• Problems from §2.1 (pages 92–94): 35–47 odd, 51–71 odd, 75–87 odd;
• Problems from §2.2 (pages 99–101): 27–55 odd, 65, 67, 71, 91, 93.
15. Tricky linear equations:
• Date assigned: February 15 Wednesday;
• Date due: February 17 Friday;
• Problems from §2.3 (pages 108–110): 27–35 odd, 45, 49, 63–79 odd.
16. Inequalities:
• Date assigned: February 17 Friday;
• Date due: February 20 Monday;
• Problems from §2.8 (pages 163–165): 59–81 odd;
• Problems from §8.6 (pages 592–594): 51–59 odd, 85, 89, 93;
17. Word problems: direct translation:
• Date assigned: February 20 Monday;
• Date due: February 22 Wednesday;
• For these problems, also think about how you could come up with the equation on your own:
• Problems from §2.1 (pages 92–94): 103, 105, 107;
• Problems from §2.2 (pages 99–101): 77–83 odd;
• Problems from §2.3 (pages 108–110): 113, 115;
• Problems from §2.5 (pages 134–136): 53–85 odd.
18. Word problems: inequalities:
• Date assigned: February 22 Wednesday;
• Date due: February 24 Friday;
• Problems from §2.8 (pages 163–165): 89–93 odd, 117, 119, 121;
• Problems from §8.6 (pages 592–594): 101.
19. Word problems: special cases:
• Date assigned: February 24 Friday;
• Date due: February 27 Monday;
• Problems from §2.6 (pages 141–143): 21–53 odd;
• Problems from §2.7 (pages 150–153): 21, 23, 27, 29, 33, 39, 45.
20. Solving equations in two variables:
• Date assigned: February 27 Monday;
• Date due: February 29 Wednesday;
• Problems from §2.4 (pages 119–123): 43–51 odd, 57–67 odd, 75&77.
21. Graphing in two variables:
• Date assigned: February 29 Wednesday;
• Date due: March 2 Friday;
• Problems from §3.1 (pages 184–187): 19, 25, 33–47 odd;
• Problems from §3.2 (pages 198–201): 29–45 odd.
22. Graphs of linear equations:
• Date assigned: March 2 Friday;
• Date due: March 5 Monday;
• Problems from §3.2 (pages 198–201): 47–71 odd, 83–89 odd, 103–113 odd;
• Problems from §3.4 (pages 218–220): 25–65 odd.
23. Slope and lines:
• Date assigned: March 5 Monday;
• Date due: March 7 Wednesday;
• Problems from §3.3 (pages 208–211): 13–31 odd, 37–53 odd, 67 (watch the units!);
• Problems from §3.5 (pages 225–227): 13–31 odd, 37–47 odd, 53, 55, 57, 87.
24. Systems of linear equations:
• Date assigned: March 7 Wednesday;
• Date due: March 9 Friday;
• Problems from §4.1 (pages 264–266): 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 35, 39–45 odd;
• Problems from §4.2 (pages 273–275): 13, 15, 17, 23, 25, 35–41 odd;
• Problems from §4.3 (pages 282–285): 11–17 odd, 27–35 odd, 47, 49, 55.
25. That's it!

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