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Instructor's Resources  Group Projects, Handouts, Sample Exams, etc. 
Student's
Handouts  take with you for your next Q course 
Who
Should Take Math Math 1011Q
All students whose high school algebra needs reinforcement. In
particular, students who did not take a course in Intermediate Algebra
prior to enrollment at UConn, or had taken such a course and obtained a
grade of C or lower, or had not taken a course in
mathematics for a number of years, are strongly advised to take Math
1011Q, before attempting to enroll in any other Q Course. It is a small
investment of your time, that earns you 3 Q credits which
count towards graduation, and repays you with a successful completion
of your other Q courses at UConn.
Textbook
Intermediate Algebra, by K. Elayn MartinGay, 5^{th} edition.
Available at UConn's bookstore in a package which includes a Student
Solution Manual
Other Requirements
A simple Scientific Calculator, for example TI30Xa.
Expectations
You are expected to attend all classes. To encourage attendance there
are occasional assignments due at the end of the class, or onequestion
quizzes at the beginning of the class. You are responsible for
everything that
happens in class. If you miss a class, you are expected to find out
what happened either from your Instructor or from your classmates. You
are also
expected to work outside of class about 4 hours per week. Most of all,
I hope that as the course progresses you will get excited about what
you are learning
and delight in your own, perhaps unexpected, ability to solve
mathematical problems.
Homework
Individual homework assignments are assigned after every section,
collected every Tuesday, and returned the following class. These appear
in the Syllabus table below. In addition there are weekly assignments
of group projects
provided as handouts in class. Group assignments are graded, individual
assignments carry exam points (this will be explained in class).The
majority of
homework assignments are done outside of class, but we devote 30 to 50
minutes every week, usually on Mondays, to questions related to
difficulties in the
homework. You are encouraged to work with other students in this class
on all your homework assignments.
Calculator Policy
No calculators are allowed during exams or quizzes. All calculations
required in these instances can reasonably be done by hand. Calculators
will be used for mathematical modeling group projects using real data,
and
other inclass and homework assignments where hand calculations may be
too time consuming.
Tutoring Options and Online Practice Worksheets
You are welcome and encouraged to come to your instructor with any
difficulties arising in this class. If you have difficulties coming to
the scheduled office hours, talk with your instructor about finding
another time when you can meet.
If you feel you need additional help, there are a variety of other
tutoring options:
The UConn Q Center:
Free dropin tutoring available at the Q Center's various locations.
Check the Q Center's website for schedule. The Q Center also maintains
a list of private tutors.
Prentice Hall Tutoring
Center: Free textspecific online and phone tutoring Sunday 
Thursday. Access Code in your textbook package.
Online Helpful Websites:
Websites providing help in the form of explanations, examples, sample
exams, worksheets, and online answers to questions:
Ask Dr. Math: At the Math
Forum @Drexel University.
Math for morons
like us: From the ThinkQuest Library.
Eraserdog.com: Worksheets
(Click on link, select "see all answers," then click on "retrieve
worksheet")
Exams Schedule
There will be three insemester, inclass exams and a Final Exam. None
is strictly cumulative, but there is overlap of material between the
exams. NO MAKEUP EXAMS unless there is a very serious emergency
for which you provide proof.
Exam 1: 
Thursday, September 18, in class 
Review Class for
Section 2, Instructor: Eli Glatt: Wednesday, September 17, 5:30  7:00, MSB 419 
Exam 2:  Thursday, October 16, in class  
Exam 3:  Thursday, November 13, in class  
Final Exam:  Thursday, December 11, 10:3012:30, Location: TBA 
Grading Policy
Homework, Quizzes, and Group Projects: about 12%. Each Exam (including
the Final Exam): about 22%.
Syllabus
Expect the course to cover every week, 2 to 4 sections from the
textbook, and one Group Project selected from the table below. The
table below provides a list of individual homework assignments for each
section of
the book. The actual homework assignments may vary according to
progress in class.In addition, a number of fun and interesting group
projects
highlighting applications of the material will be handed out in class
every week usually on Mondays. Those will be selected from the
activities labeled Group Projects in
the table below. You will work on them together in small groups during
class time, and complete them as outofclassroom homework projects.
Instructors of
Math 1011Q may find the Group Projects by clicking on the Instructor's
Resources icon at the top of the page. If you forgot the password send
an email to Sarah Glaz.
Office
Hours and Review
Sessions In Final Exam Week (attendance optional)

Section

Topic 
Individual
Homework Assignments 
Introduction 
Mathautobiography 

Chapter 1  

1.2 
Algebraic expressions and sets
of numbers 
page 1416:
1,5,7,3136,59,61,67,77,8284,87 
1.3 
Operations with real numbers 
page 2629:
1,9,11,17,21,27,31,35,37,45,47,53,67,73,79 
Review 
Fractions,
percentages, unit conversion (in: Chapter 1 handouts) 
1. Calculate 15% of 723. 2. If 9.8 is 12% of your grade, find your grade. 3. Find the height in meters of a person 5'6" tall. 
1.4 
Properties of real numbers 
page 3739:
3,9,1520,45,51,53,61,83,87,99 
Group
Project 
Are
irrationals rational? 
after
1.2 
Group
Project 
Calculate
your BMI 
after1.4 
Group
Project 
Analyze
newspaper circulation 
If
time permits 
Chapter
2 

2.1 
Linear equations in one variable 
page 5455:
1,11,13,17,23,26,35,43 
2.2 
Introduction to problem solving 
page 6267: 1,5,11,13 
2.3 
Formulas and problem solving 
page 7275: 1,5,49 
2.4  Linear inequalities and problem solving  page 8487: 1,3,7,11,43,45,55,63 
2.6 
Absolute value equations 
page 99: 5,9,15,21,53,61 
Group
Project 
Algebraic
poetry  Lilavati's swarm 
after
2.2 
Group
Project 
Algebraic
poetry  The rosered city 
If
time permits 
Group
Project 
Calculate
your income 
after
2.4 
Exam
1 

Chapter
3 

3.1 
Graphing equations (include
material from 3.3) 
page 126129:
1,3,5,7,9,17,19,27,33,37 
3.2 
Introduction to functions 
page 141145:
1,3,11,23,25,29,35,37,55,57,59,61 
3.4 
The slope of a line 
page 163166:
5,19,25,27,37,39,61,63,67,91 
3.5 
Equations of lines 
page 173177: 1,13,25,41,42,44,47 
Group
Project 
Hurricane
season (and Tracking
Chart) 
If
time permits 
Group
Project 
Three
swimmers 
after
3.1 
Group
Project 
Cigarette
ads 
after
3.4 
Group
Project 
Life
expectancy 
after
3.5 
Chapter
4 

4.1 
Linear equations in two variables  page 212215: 1,3,7,13,17,21 
Group
Project 
Which
Honda should you buy? 
If
time permits 
Group
Project 
Photos
of all sizes 
after
4.1 
Exam
2 

Chapter
5 

5.1 
Exponents 
page 263265: 1,7,13,19,27,43,63 
5.2 
More exponents 
page 269271: 1,7,9,19,39,55 
5.3 
Polynomials and polynomial
functions 
page 280283: 17,23,37,39,43 
5.4 
Multiplying polynomials 
page 289291:
1,5,19,23,27 
5.5 
The greatest common factor 
page 295297: 3,9,11,13 
5.6 
Factoring trinomials (use quadratic formula for roots from 8.2)  page 304305: 15,25,27,47 
5.7 
Factoring special products 
page 310312: 1,9,39,53 
5.8 (partial) 
Solving quadratic equations (via
quadratic formula and roots) 
page 324328: 5,9,13 
Group
Project 
The
largest box 
(after 5.4)
A Special Largest Box Spring 2006 
Group
Project 
Factoring
trinomials completely 
after
5.7 
Group
Project 
Free
falling from bridges 
If
time permits 
Chapter
6 

6.1 
Multiplying and dividing
rational expressions 
page 348350: 1,17,37,41,47,63 
6.2 
Adding and subtracting rational
expressions 
page 357359: 3,17,26,27,29 
Group
Project 
Calculate
your areas 
after
6.2 
Group
Project 
Calculate
your lottery winning 
If
time permits 
Exam
3 

Chapter
7 

7.1 
Radicals and radical functions 
page 419420:
3,9,19,25,39,43,45,53,75 
7.2 
Rational exponents 
page 426428:
1,11,19,29,39,41,47,51,61,65 
7.6 (partial) 
Radical equations 
page 456459: 1,9,11,13 (with
7.2),53,59 (with 7.1) 
Group
Project 
Skid
marks 
after
7.6 
Group
Project 
Run
Fido, Run! 
after
7.6 
Chapter
9 

9.3 
Exponential functions 
page 563565:
1,5,18,20,21,27,35,37 
9.4 
Logarithmic functions 
page 571572: 29,31,41,45,51,69 
9.5 
Properties of logarithms  page 577578:
1,9,17,21,35,43,53,55,57 
9.7 (partial) 
Exponential and logarithmic
equations 
page 589590: 13,14,15,27 (with
9.4),31,32,33 (with 9.5) 
Group
Project 
The
black bear population 
after
9.4 
Group
Project 
Puzzled
by Logs? 
after
9.7 
Optional
Topics 

5.1 
Scientific notation 
page 282284: 73,79,81,91 
5.2 
More scientific notation 
page 289291: 57,61 
Group
Project 
Very
large and very small numbers 

4.2 
Linear Equations in Three
variables 
page 233234: 5,7,9,13 
Group
Project 
Tacos
anyone? 

9.6 
Logarithms and Change of Base 
page 633: 17,23,29,41,47,49 
Group
Project 
How
long it takes to double your money? 

Final
Exam 
Academic
Integrity
A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty; academic work depends upon respect for and acknowledgement of the research and ideas of others. Misrepresenting someone else's work as one's own is a serious offense in any academic setting and it will not be condoned. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, providing or receiving assistance in a manner not authorized by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic evaluation (e.g. papers, projects, and examinations); any attempt to influence improperly (e.g. bribery, threats)any member of the faculty, staff, or administration of the University in any matter pertaining to academics or research; presenting, as one's own,the ideas or words of another for academic evaluation; doing unauthorized academic work for which another person will receive credit or be evaluated; and presenting the same or substantially the same papers or projects in two or more courses without the explicit permission of the instructors involved. A student who knowingly assists another student in committing an act of academic misconduct shall be equally accountable for the violation, and shall be subject to the sanctions and other remedies described in The Student Code.
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