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Math 098: Homework


There will be two components to your homework this quarter:  an online portion (MML) 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 MML homework 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  MML Problems

Paper and Pencil (PP) Problems 

Answers to odd-numbered problems appear in the back of the text.


58 Problems

Due Monday, Sept 28 at 11:59p

Read the Syllabus

Ch. 2 Review # 1, 17, 25, 35, 39, 43, 53, 60, 62 <- Do these first.  They should require little or no review

Ch. 1 Review # 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30

Due Tuesday, September 29 at beginning of class


66 problems 

Due Monday, October 5 at 11:59p

3.1 # 11, 25, 48, 55, 57, 63, 64

3.2 # 15, 26, 30, 33, 34, 42, 44, 49

3.3 # 7, 9, 25, 37, 48, 51, 52, 53, 57, 59, 64, 69

3.4 # 9, 19, 26, 37, 43, 52, 61, 64, 66, 79, 91, 95, 99, 101

Due Tuesday, October 6 at beginning of class 


 Due Monday, October 12 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, October 13 at beginning of class 


 Due Monday, October 19 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, October 20 at beginning of class 


 Due Monday, October 26 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, October 27 at beginning of class 


 Due Monday, November 2 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, November 3 at beginning of class


 Due Monday, November 9 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, November 10 at beginning of class


 Due Monday, November 16 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, November 17 at beginning of class 


 Due Monday, November 23 at 11:59p

 Due Tuesday, November 24 at beginning of class

10  Due Monday, November 30 at 11:59p  Due Tuesday, December 1 at beginning of class
11  Due Friday, December 4 at 11:59p  Due Friday, December 4 at beginning of class


The online protion of the homework will be through MyMathLab (MML).  To get started in MML, you will need to set up a MML account using your registration code that came with your text.  Then you will need to enroll in my Math 098 course (MML Course ID hurley68567).  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 complete a problem.  You can redo any incorrect problems an infinite number of times to improve your score before the deadline.  


PP homework will be assigned from 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).  You will earn a 0 on any PP HW assignment that is too hard to read;  or if you seem to have mindlessly copied another student's homework;  or if you allowed another student to mindelssly copy your homework.  Please check your answers to the odd-numbered problems in the back of the book.  Feel free to ask questions in class or during my office hours about any problems that you have questions on.  When handing in PP HW, be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Use standard size paper (8.5" x 11") with no fringed edges.  Write your name on each page and staple pages together if there are more than one.
  2. Write neatly using a pencil.  Do not cross out errors---erase them.  If you find yourself erasing extensively, stop and start again on a fresh page.  If you must use a pen, do not scribble things out.
  3. Number your problems clearly and indicate what section they are from.
  4. Circle or box your final answers.
  5. Graphs must be drawn with a straight edge and axes must be labeled and scaled.  
  6. When doing word problems, you must define any variables you introduce and state your final answer in a complete sentence that includes units.  Problem solving steps must be shown clearly for all problems.  I will not give full credit unless I see your work.  Simply writing the answer is not enough.


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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