I would advise you Sir, to study algebra, if
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 
T, Th 12:301:30 and by appointment 
Kathryn Watson Kathryn.Watson@uconn.edux (click on link and remove end x) 
Instructor and Coordinator
001M, W, F 12:0012:50 & W 4:005:30 MSB 311 (+ a 3hour Review Session before the Final Exam) 
MSB 234 (860) 486 8946 
TBA and by appointment (+ additional office hours before tests) 
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 and Online Practice
Worksheets
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
Exam 1: TBA, in class 
Exam 2: TBA, in class 
Exam 3: TBA, in class 
Final Exam: Date &Location, TBA 
For
help
with location of the Final Exam Building click on The
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Map.
UConn
Final Exam Policy.
Grading Policy
Syllabus
Office Hours and Review Sessions In Final Exam
Week (attendance optional) Review Session: TBA Office Hours: TBA 
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 
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 
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 
A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty; academic work depends upon respect for and acknowledgment 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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