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Math 60

ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA


(Fall 2015)

 

 

 

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Syllabus

 

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 Homework Calendar 

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for TR 9 am class

for TR 1 pm class

 

 

 

 

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Lecture Notes & Xtra Practice Answer Keys

(and Day 1 Stuff)


 

- The famous Pink Sheet (a quick review of integer operations) ¬ Given in class.

 

 

- Chapter 1 Lecture Notes ¬ Given in class.  Posted online as a courtesy for the students that are not officially enrolled

 

- Section 2.1 - 2.3 Lecture Notes ¬ Given in class.  Posted online as a courtesy for the students that are not officially enrolled

 

- Section 2.8 Lecture Notes ¬ Given in class.  Posted online as a courtesy for the students that are not officially enrolled

 

 

- Section 2.4, 2.5, 2.7 Lecture Notes ¬ Given in class.  Posted online as a courtesy for the students that are not officially enrolled

 

 Please note:  Additional lecture notes will not be posted.  These are posted as a courtesy for the students who were not enrolled at the beginning of the semester.

 

 

 

Chapter 1 Pizzazz Answer Keys

 

Pizzazz # E-61

Why do some people say that Captain Kirk has three ears?

Answer:

He has a right ear, a left
ear, and a final frontier

 

Pre-Algebra #214

What did the electrician say after fixing a light bulb at the top of the Empire State building?

Answer:

It was the highlight of his career

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Study Guides & Take-Home Quizzes


 

  Warning: 

Take-home quizzes are granted on to students who came to class on the day assigned, so . . .

please think twice about not coming to class.

 

Quiz 2 ¬ assigned at the end of Week 2.  Due at the next class meeting -- don't come late.

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Cut and pasted from the syllabus:

 

QUIZZES. 

Take-home quizzes that are posted online must be printed single-sided and stapled, if necessary, (not paper-clipped or “doggy-folded”) on the upper left-hand corner.  Take-home quizzes are due at the NEXT meeting at the beginning of class – not 5 minutes after.  Your work should be organized and stapled, if necessary, BEFORE you enter the classroom.   LATE take-home quizzes WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  No makeup quizzes will be given. 

<  Note:  At least 2 of your lowest quiz scores will be dropped when determining your course grade.

 

 

 


Homework


 

 

- Chapter 1 Homework Exercises

 

 

Psst Psst:

Did you know that having your multiplication facts mastered will make this course much easier?

Lucky for you, if you want to get your multiplication practice on, all you need to do is scroll down to the Chapter 0 Resources and practice away!  Have a great semester!!!

 

 

- Chapter 2 Homework Exercises ¬ all of Chapter 2 has been posted : )

Technical difficulty alert!  Technical difficulty alert!

 For Section 2.3 homework, please omit the following problems:  29, 35, 37, 69

 

 Original Assignment:

§ 2.3:

17 – 37 odd, 39, 43, 45 – 69 eoo, where eoo means “every other odd”

 

 

 Updated assignment

§ 2.3:

17 – 27 odd, 31, 33, 39, 43, 45 – 65 eoo, where eoo means “every other odd”

 

 

 

 

 

Please note:   You will need to bring a ruler or some other straight-edge for Chapter 3. 
We may finish this Chapter sooner than you’d think, so please bring it to class everyday starting tomorrow.

 

 

 

- Chapter 3 Homework Exercises ¬ coming soon

FREE GRAPH PAPER in the RESOURCES section of the Math 60 page

 


 

Did you know that there is an answer key at the back of the book???

Are you checking your answers as soon as you are done with each problem?  I hope you are.

 

Why???

 

Because studies show that the more times you do the same WRONG thing,

the more likely you will do the same WRONG thing on the quiz or exam = (

 

 

Math is FUN!

 

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Reference Material

(Feel free to check out as many as you want)

 

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Chapters 1 - 9

 

   

GUHSD Algebra 1 Video Tutorials || an excellent resource for a Math 60 course.  Strongly recommend ALL students to look at this website.

 

   

Khan Academy || "Learn almost everything for free" -- it has an extensively video library.

 

   

.com || Ms. T's favorite site for a Math 60 course.  Strongly recommend ALL students to look at this website.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 0:  Whole Numbers

 

   

Looking for an online version of multiplication flash cards?

   

A+ Math  || go ahead and practice away your multiplication facts ^_^

 

 

Tip:  Practice your multiplication facts in order using the worksheet below.  Then, use the online multiplication flash cards linked above when you're ready to practice the problems out of order.

 

- Xtra Practice: 1 - 12 Multiplication Facts

- Xtra Practice: 1 - 12 Multiplication Facts (Answer Key)

 

- Multiplication Table a regular multiplication table (posted for your convenience)

 

 

    

What??? You want extra practice with online flash cards?

   

A+ Math 

  • Addition, Subtraction Multiplication and Division with whole numbers and integers.

  • Rounding

  • Square Roots

  • Order of Operations

 

 

    

Xtra Practice: GCF vs LCM (KEY & Handout) || Finding GCF and LCM for sets of numbers.  You are expected to know how to do this 

 

 

 

Chapter 3:  Graphing

 

More of Chapter 4:  FREE Graph Paper!!!

   

Need Graph Paper?  Don't waste your $$$S.

 

 ♥ Ms. T's graph paper (Like the ones used in class)

 

Regular graph paper (whole sheet)

 

  Want to create your own custom made paper?

  Then go to www.incompetech.com/graphpaper

 

 

 

Chapter 6:  Factoring Polynomials

 

 

    

Factoring by grouping  || YouTube video by J. Harland YouTube icon/logo

In this video you will be factoring 4-term polynomials by grouping.

(Thanks anonymous student!!!)  Book Reference:  Section 6.1

 

 

    

Factoring by grouping  || YouTube video by R. Brown (Thanks C.W.!!!) YouTube icon/logo

In this video you will be factoring 4-term polynomials by grouping.

Book Reference:  Section 6.1

 

 

    

Factoring Trinomials, P1 || YouTube video (Thanks C.W.!!!)  YouTube icon/logo
In this video you will be using factoring trinomials whose leading coefficient is 1. 

e.g.  Factor x2 + 4x + 3 Book Reference:  Section 6.2

 

 

    

Factoring Trinomials, P2 || YouTube video (Thanks C.W.!!!)  YouTube icon/logo
In this video you will be using the
ac-method to factor trinomials whose leading coefficient is not 1.   

e.g.  Factor 3x2 + 5x + 2.  Book Reference:  Section 6.3

 

    

Xtra Practice: Factoring Polynomials (KEY & Handout) || Factoring binomials, trinomials, and 4-term polynomials.  Strongly recommend you work on this handout.  Book Reference:  Sections 6.1 - 6.4

 

    

 Factoring Handouts ||  I strongly recommend you look at these handouts 

     ** Extra practice exercises for Chapter 6 ! Warning! There are a couple of mistakes with the key.  I'm working on it.  This message will be removed when the key has been updated!  However, if you find them first, then please e-mail or tell me ASAP!

 

     ** Cool handout for recognizing perfect square trinomials Book Ref:  Sec 6.4

 

 

Chapter 8:  Roots and Radicals

 

 

    

Solving Radical Equations || YouTube video (Thanks C.W.!!!)  YouTube icon/logo
Book Reference:  Section 8.6

 

 

 

 


 

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