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you are not already
an adept in it: your head will be less muddy, and you will leave off tormenting your neighbors about paper and packthread....  Samuel Johnson Instructor's Resources  Group Projects, Handouts, Sample Exams, etc. 
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Name 
Section 
Office 
Office Hours 
Sarah
Glaz
glaz@math.uconn.edux (click on link and remove end x) 
Faculty Contact

MSB 202 (860) 486 9153 
On leave in Fall 2015 Please contact by email. 
Kathryn Watson Kathryn.Watson@uconn.edux (click on link and remove end x) 
Instructor and Coordinator
001TTh 8:009:15 MSB 415 M 3:354:25 MSB 307 
MSB 218 (860) 486 3595 
Tue & Th 9:3011:00 + extra office hours before exams, others by appointment 
Other Requirements
A simple Scientific Calculator, for example TI30Xa.
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
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.
Helpful Websites:
These websites providing help in the form of explanations,
examples, and online answers to questions.
Ask
Dr. Math: At the Math Forum @Drexel University.
Khan
Academy: Click on Subjects at the top of the page
and choose Math, Algebra II.
Exams
Schedule
Exam 1: Tuesday,
September 22, in class 
Exam 2: Thursday, October
15, in class 
Exam 3: Thursday, November 12, class 
Final Exam: Time, Date &Location, TBA 
For
help
with location of the Final Exam Building click on The Campus Map.
UConn Final
Exam Policy.
Grading Policy
Syllabus
Section 
Topic 
Individual Homework Assignments 
Introduction 
Mathautobiography 

Chapter 1  

1.2 
Algebraic expressions and
sets of numbers 
page 1516:
1,5,7,3136,59,61,73,7880,83,97 
1.3 
Operations with real numbers 
page 2729:
1,9,11,17,21,27,31,35,37,45,47,53,67,73,79 
1.4 
Properties of real numbers 
page 3940:
3,9,1520,41,47,55,76,80,105,109 
Conversion Rectangle 
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. 

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 5556:
1,11,13,17,23,26,35,43 
2.2 
Introduction to problem
solving 
page 6368: 1,5,11,13 
2.3 
Formulas and problem solving 
page 7376: 1,5,53 
2.4  Linear inequalities and problem solving  page 8588: 1,3,7,11,43,45,59,63 
2.6 
Absolute value equations 
page 100101: 5,9,15,21,53,57 
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 126128:
1,3,5,7,9,17,19,27,33,37 
3.2 
Introduction to functions 
page 139143:
1,3,11,23,25,29,35,37,53,55,57,59 
3.4 
The slope of a line 
page 161165:
5,23,29,31,41,43,64,69,71,95 
3.5 
Equations of lines 
page 172175:
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 212214: 1,3,9,17,21,77 
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 262263:
7,13,19,25,33,49,69 
5.2 
More exponents 
page 268269: 1,5,7,21,24,55 
5.3 
Polynomials and polynomial
functions 
page 279282: 17,23,35,45,47 
5.4 
Multiplying polynomials 
page 288290: 1,7,23,25,29 
5.5 
The greatest common factor 
page 294296: 3,9,11,13 
5.6 
Factoring trinomials (use quadratic formula for roots from 8.2)  page 303304: 15,25,27,47 
5.7 
Factoring special products 
page 309310: 1,13,41,45 
5.8 (partial) 
Solving quadratic equations
(via quadratic formula and roots) 
page 322326: 5,9,13 
Group Project 
The largest box 
A Special Largest Box
(Spring 2006) (after 5.4) 
Group Project 
Factoring trinomials completely 
after 5.7 
Group Project 
Free falling from bridges 
If time permits 
Exam 3 

Chapter 6  
6.1 
Multiplying and dividing rational expressions  page 345348: 1,17,37,41,47,63 
6.2 
Adding and subtracting rational expressions  page 353355: 7,21,30,31,33 
Group Project 
Calculate your areas 
If time permits 
Group Project 
Calculate your lottery
winning 
after 6.2 
Chapter 7 

7.1 
Radicals and radical
functions 
page 416418:
3,9,19,25,39,43,45,53,75 
7.2 
Rational exponents 
page 424426:
1,11,19,29,39,41,47,51,61,65 
7.6 (partial) 
Radical equations 
page 453456: 1,9,11,13 (with
7.2),53,59 (with 7.1) 
Group Project 
Skid marks 
after 7.6 
Group Project 
Run Fido, Run! 
If time permits 
Chapter 9 

9.3 
Exponential functions 
page 558560:
2,5,18,20,21,27,35,37 
9.5 
Logarithmic functions 
page 572573:
29,31,41,45,51,69 
9.6 
Properties of logarithms  page 578579:
1,9,17,21,35,43,53,55,57 
9.8 (partial) 
Exponential and logarithmic
equations 
page 590592: 11,27, 28 (with
9.5),31,32,33 (with 9.6) 
Group Project 
The black bear population 
after 9.5 
Group Project 
Puzzled by Logs? 
after 9.8 
Optional Topics 

5.1 
Scientific notation 
page 262263: 102,104,109,125, 128 
5.2 
More scientific notation 
page 268269: 69,73 
Group Project 
Very large and very small numbers 

4.2 
Linear Equations in Three
variables 
page 220221: 5,7,9,13 
Group Project 
Tacos anyone? 

9.7 
Logarithms and Change
of Base 
page 585586:
15,21,27,39,45,47 
Group Project 
How long it takes to double your money? 
If time permits 
Final Exam 
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