UPDATE COLLEGE ALGEBRA 1 FALL 2021 SITARAMAN
COLLEGE ALGEBRA 1 MATH 006 Section 14 FALL 2021 UPDATE PAGE
SITARAMAN

Course Page with syllabus, grading policy and general information
(INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT ALEKS, THE HOMEWORK WEBSITE).

Welcome.
Here you will see info about what we did in class, upcoming exams, solutions for past exams, etc.,

Here is what we did last time I taught this class: UPDATE PAGE FROM SPRING 2018
Not everything will be the same but you can get an idea.

CHECK AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!!
Started 8/17/2021




9-26-21, Friday
Test 1 graded papers have been posted at the same place (journal entry) where you uploaded answer papers.
Please look at comments, if any, regarding the status, in the journal entry as well.
UPDATED WITH MORE DETAILS: Questions and answers to test 1 version 1.
Questions and answers to test 1 version 2.


9-17-21, Friday
Test 1 graded papers will be posted at the same place (journal entry) where you uploaded answer papers.
Please look at comments, if any, regarding the status, in the journal entry as well.
Questions and answers to test 1 version 1.
Questions and answers to test 1 version 2.


TEST I WILL BE ON ZOOM ON FRIDAY SEP 17, ON CHAPTER R.
ALL OTHER INFORMATION IS SAME.
Zoom link and instructions on blackboard, under announcements.
Review in class on Wednesday the 15th Sep.
Study class notes, homework problems and review problems from Fall 2016 Test 1.
We will also review this Fall 2013 Test 1
NOTE: Error in solution in the Fall 13 test 1 for problem 3. It should stop with (x+3)(x-3)(x^2+9).

9-1-2021, Wednesday.
I have created a new homework titled "Early hw R3, R4" in ALEKS.
If you have finished Assignment 1, please start this assignment right away.
Assignment 2 (same material) starts later. It was set up by the department and I can't change it myself.
Please do only one of these assignments. if you do this early hw, you don't have to do assignment 2 later.

8-30-2021, Monday.
Today we concluded talking about expressions involving rational exponents, and simplifying expressions with rational exponents.
Instructions are below for doing ALEKS assignment based on material from R1 and R2 discussed so far.
Please go to Blackboard -> Tools ->Journals -> Honor code affirmation and follow instructions.


8-27-2021, Friday.
Today we discussed expressions involving rational exponents, and simplifying expressions with rational exponents.
Instructions are below for doing ALEKS assignment based on material from R1 and R2 discussed so far.


8-25-2021, Wednesday.
Today we discussed absolute value, distance between numbers, rules of exponents, simplifying expressions with exponents and scientific notation.
Instructions are below for doing ALEKS assignment based on material from R1 and R2 discussed so far.


8-24-2021, Tuesday.
yesterday (monday) we started the class looking at the real number system and its subsets (section R1 in ebook).
We saw how to identify irrational numbers using their decimal expansions, different notations for describing subsets of the real numbers, and unions and intersections of such subsets. Please do the ALEKS assignment problems from those topics.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOING ALEKS ASSIGNMENT:
1. Get ebook (see course page) from bookstore (not elsewhere) and use ALEKS code that comes with it to get into ALEKS.
2. Use class code that was given on course page to get into class page on ALEKS.
3. Finish the tools tutorial and knowledge check first. I recommend doing them and not skipping as they will be useful.
4. Assignment will start right away. If not click on content icon on top left corner and select assignments. Then start on the assignment open now until Thursday (it says R1 and R2 in title).


8-17-2021, Tuesday.
Instructions for preparing for first class on 8/23/2021.
IMPORTANT:Please also go to Journal in Blackboard under "Tools", click on "Create Entry" and upload an honor code affirmation statement as instructed there.
You MUST do this ASAP.

Check out this article on Shock of discovering that square root of 2 is not rational.