Assorted Handouts and Tutorials

Calculator, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18, Optional Worksheets

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Assigned Worksheets
Section
Handouts & Worksheets
Solutions (if available)
General Class Details
116 Syllabus  
Math Resource Center (tutoring) Handout  
Online Tutoring Flyer (through Student Success Center)  
Haskell Testing Center (for makeup exams)  
First Day Questions  
Diagnostic Questions for Math 116  
Class Notes (by Section)  
Calculator worksheets
calculator
Things to know about your calculator  
calculator
Graphing calculator basics  
calculator
Finding maximums and minimums on your calculator (82, 83, 85, 86)  
Chapter 13
13.2
Rules for Divisibility  
13.2
Tips for factoring trinomials of the form x^2 + bx + c  
13.2
PairDoThis: Factoring trinomials  
13.1, 13.4
Factoring trinomials: Part 1: Introduction, Factoring by grouping, and A-C Method  
13.4
Factoring trinomials: Using the Calculator (TI-82, 83, and 84) to Help with the AC Method  
13.3
Factoring trinomials: Part 2: Reverse FOIL Method  
13.3
Factoring trinomials: Part 3: Cross-product method and Wrap-up  
13.3-13.4
Factoring trinomials: Part 4: Upside Down method  
13.3
PairDoThis: Factoring trinomials 2  
13.6
Solving Equations by Factoring  
13.1-13.6
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
13.7
Story problem pieces Story problem pieces Solutions
13.1-13.7
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
Chapter 14
14.1
Simplifying rational expressions: Cancelling common factors  
14.3/14.4
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions  
14.1-14.6
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
Chapter 16
16.2
Solving absolute value equations  
Chapter 17
17.1
Domain of Radical Functions  
17.4
Explanation of Radical Multiplication Problem  
16.2, 17.1 - 17.5
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
17.6
Solving radical equations with verbal models  
16.2, 17.1-17.6
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
17.7
Manipulating complex numbers 3  
Chapter 18
18.2
Discriminants and x-intercepts Discriminants and x-intercepts Solutions
18.2
Instructions for programming your calculator (TI82, 83, 84, 85, 86)  
18.2
Quadratic formula program for the TI-83 (This also works on the TI84; I do not have the TI86, TI82, Casio, or Sharp versions online. These, however, are available from me.)  
18.2
QUADFORM program instructions (for all TI calculators)  
18.3
Quadratic equations practice Quadratic equations practice Solutions
17.6, 17.7, 18.1-18.3
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
17.6
Quadratic functions: Maximums and minimums practice Quadratic functions: Maximums and minimums practice Solutions
17.6
Quadratic functions practice Quadratic functions practice Solutions
17.6
Finding Maximums and Minimums on Your Calculator (82, 83, 85, 86)  
Optional Worksheets
Section
Handouts & Worksheets
Solutions (if available)
Sections listed from chapters 1 - 5 are from old book to be updated later. Sections listed from chapters 13-18 are correctly labeled.
1.4-1.7
PEMDAS PEMDAS Solutions
1.8
Properties of real numbers 1 Properties of real numbers 1 Solutions
2.3
Solving linear equations Solving linear equations Solutions
2.3, 11.1
Solving equations Solving equations Solutions
3.4
Understanding slope Understanding slope Solutions
3.5
Parallel and perpendicular lines  
4.1
Solving linear systems graphically  
4.3
DoThis 4.3 (html document)  
5.1, 17.2
Discovering the rules of exponents  
5.5
Scientific notation and your calculator  
5.4
Understanding FOIL  
13.1 - 13.7
Practice Exam 2 (The current tests are not in this format but you might find the practice problems useful.) Practice exam 2 Solutions
13.1-13.7
Group Review Assignment (Chapter 6) (answers at end)
13.6
Practice solving by factoring problems Practice solving by factoring problems Solutions
13.7, 14.1-14.4
Group Review Assignment [answers on last page]
14.1 - 14.6, 16.2
Practice Exam 3 (The current tests are not in this format but you might find the practice problems useful.) Practice Exam 3 Solutions
14.1-14.6
Group Review Assignment (Chapter 7) (answers at end)
13.1-14.6
Practice 16A Final Exam [answers on last page]
17.1 - 17.6
Practice Exam 4 (The current tests are not in this format but you might find the practice problems useful.) Practice Exam 4 Solutions
17.1 - 17.6
Group Review Assignment (Chapter 10)  
16.2, 17.6
Solving absolute value and radical equations Solving absolute value and radical equations Solutions
16.2, 17.1-17.7
Group Review Assignment (Section 9.2 and Chapter 10) (answers at end)
16.2, 17.1-17.7
Group Review Assignment Part 2 (Section 9.2 and Chapter 10) (answers at end)
13.6, 18.1
Roots and intersections on your calculator (skip #7)  
17.7, 18.2
Manipulating Complex Numbers Manipulating Complex Numbers Solutions
17.7
Manipulating Complex Numbers 2 Manipulating Complex Numbers 2 Solutions
13.6, Chapter 18

Making connections: Algebraic and graphical solutions

Making connections Solutions: Algebraic and graphical solutions
18.2
Quadratic Formula Example: Solving a quadratic equation