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Math& 141: Homework


There will be two components to your homework this quarter:  an online portion (WAMAP) and a paper and pencil portion (PP).  Both components are worth equal amounts in the overall grade calculations.  I will drop your lowest PP homework grade and lowest WAMAP grade when computing grades at the end of the quarter.  Please note that some students may find it helpful or even necessary to do more problems from the book than I assign.  You must be honest with yourself to determine whether you sufficiently understand the material, and if you don't, read and practice more.  To do well in this class it is essential that you do homework daily.  I expect you to spend about 10 hours each week on math homework, reading and studying.


 Week # WAMAP Paper and Pencil (PP)
 Week 1

Intro to WAMAP (4 questions)

Section 1.1 (17 questions)

Section 1.2 (12 questions)

Due Monday, April 6 at 11:59p

Section 1.1 # 3, 27, 31, 37, 44, 45, 47, 48 (a) - (d)

Section 1.2 # 10, 22, 27, 33, 35

Link to Textbook Ch. 1      Link to Solutions Ch. 1

Due Tuesday, April 7 at beginning of class

 Week 2

Section 1.3 (11 questions)

Section 1.4 (10 questions)

Due Monday, April 13 at 11:59p

Section 1.3 # 4, 13, 20, 30, 34, 38

Section 1.4 # 23, 28, 33, 38, 41, 43(a)(b)

LInk to Textbook Ch. 1      Link to Solutions Ch. 1

Due Tuesday, April 14 at beginning of class 

 Week 3

Section 1.5 (24 questions)

Section 1.6 (10 questions)

Due Monday, April 20 at 11:59p

Section 1.5 # 3, 5, 10, 24, 39, 49, 51, 53, 55, 65, 95, 99

Section 1.6 # 10, 21, 23, 24

LInk to Textbook Ch. 1    Link to Solutions Ch. 1

Supplemental problems (section 1.6)

Due Tuesday, April 21 at beginning of class 

 Week 4



 Week 5  


 Week 6    

 Week 7



 Week 8    

 Week 9

 Week 10    


The online protion of the homework will be through a free online program called WAMAP.  To get started in WAMAP, you will need to set up a free WAMAP account AND sign up for my M141 course with Course ID 9674 and Enrollment Key spring2015.  Please read this for step by step instructions.  The online homework will be submitted online weekly and graded electronically and will be due most Mondays at 11:59p.  You will receive immediate feedback once you submit it.  You can redo any incorrect problems an infinite number of times to imporive your score before the deadline.  Be sure to do your work on paper and write complete solutions so that you can review them before tests and quizzes.  


PP homework will be assigned from the section exercises in the text on a weekly basis.  It will be collected most Tuesdays at the beginning of class (NO late PP HW will be accepted).  You will earn a total of 10 points* for each PP assignment:  up to 4 points for completeness of the entire PP assignment and up to 6 points for correctness (three problems will be selected and graded, 2 pts each).  


*NOTE: You will earn a 0 on any PP homework assignment that is too hard to read; or if you seem to have mindlessly copies another student's homework; or if you allowed another student to mindlessly copy your work.


In addition to the PP and WAMAP problems, worksheets may be assigned and collected as part of your homework grade. These additional HW assignments, and their due dates, will be listed in the table above.



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