Expect the course to cover every week, 2 to 4 sections from the textbook, and one Group Project selected from the table below. The table below provides a list of individual homework assignments for each section of the book. The actual homework assignments may vary according to progress in class.
In addition, a number of fun and interesting group projects highlighting applications of the material will be handed out in class every week. Those will be selected from the activities labeled Group Projects in the table below. You will work on them together in small groups during class time, and complete them as outofclassroom homework projects.
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 