Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Dr. Thomas McNamara

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
CAM 309-F
(580) 774- 3058
thomas.mcnamara@swosu.edu

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Basic Algebra
Here are some links to documents that are relevant to our class.
  • Syllabus (PDF) contains information about course policies
  • Course Schedule (PDF) tells what sections will likely be covered each class as well as when quizzes will be given.
  • MathXL start page. The first time you visit MyMathLab, you will need to register.
  • MathXL COURSE ID: XL0Q-E1H8-501Y-4LQ2

Homework Exercises for Basic Algebra

Students are expected to make a seious attempt to compelete every assigned problem. By "a serious attempt", I mean that you carefully read the problem, think through the tools you will need to solve the problem, write up your solution, and whenever possible check and make sure that your solution is correct. If you run into a problem that you can't solve then make sure that you ask someone. You can ask me in the time before  class begins or during office hours, or you can ask a classmate. But make sure you ask someone.
Chapter 1
Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
Section 1 (page 10) 1- 93 every thrid problem (e.g. 1, 3, 6, 9, etc.)
Section 2 (page 18)
1-85 every other odd problem (e.g. 1, 5, 9, 13, etc.)
Section 3 (page 27)
1-93 every third problem
Section 4 (page 35)
1-73 every other odd problem
Section 5 (page 43)
1-73 odds
Section 6 (page 48)
1-125 every other odd
Section 7 (page 55)
1-61 odds
Section 8 (page 66)
1-57 odds
Chapter 2
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Section 1 (page 84)
12 - 50 evens (Due Thursday 9/8)
Section 2 (page 90)
8-68 evens (Due Monday 9/12)
Section 3 (page 96)
8-48 evens (Due Thursday 9/15)
Section 4 (page 104)
34-54 evens (Due Thursday 9/15)
Section 5 (page 115)
2-52 evens (Due Monday 9/19)
Section 6 (page 127)
36-56 evens (Due Tuesday 9/20)
Review (page 141)
52-61 all (Due Thursday 9/22)
Practice (page 140)
10 - 50 evens
Chapter 3
Introduction to Graphing
Section 1 (page 153)
8, 14, 22, 24, 28-34 evens, 66, 68 (Due Tuesday 9/27)
Section 2 (page 163)
22-40 evens (Due Thursday 9/29 - please use graph paper)
Section 3 (page 171)
26-40 evens, 74, 78 (Due Friday 9/30)
Section 4 (page 177)
18-38 evens (Due Monday 10/3)
Section 5 (page 188)
12, 18, 22-30 evens, 40, 42, 52 (Due Tuesday 10/4)
Section 6 (page 200)
46-64 evens (Due Thursday 10/6)
Section 7 (page 209)
28-38 evens, 66-72 evens (Due Monday 10/10)
Chapter 4
Exponents and Polynomials
Section 1 (page 228)
20-84 every other even (e.g. 20, 24, 28, 32, etc.) (Due Thursday 10/13)
Section 2 (page 234)
28, 38-52 evens (Due Friday 10/14)
Section 3 (page 243)
6-10 evens, 32-42 evens, 62, 64 (Due Monday 10/17)
Section 4 (page 251)
18-70 every other even (Due Tuesday 10/18)
Section 5 (page 260)
40-62 evens, 86-92 evens (Due Monday 10/24)
Section 7 (page 277)
18-36 evens (Due Thursday 10/27)
Sectoin 8 (page 284)
6-78 every other even (Due Monday 10/31)
Section 8 (page 284)
92-110 evens (Due Tuesday 11/1)
Chapter 5
Factoring
Section 1 (page 304)
16-28 evens38, 40, 42 (Due Monday 11/7)
Section 1 (page 305)
44-62 evens (Due Monday 11/7)
Section 2 (page 311)
8-46 evens (Due Thursday 11/10)
Section 3 (page 321)
8-26 evens (Dure Friday 11/11)
Section 3 (page 321)
48-66 evens (Due Monday 11/14)
Section 4 (page 328)
66-86 evens (Due Tuesday 11/15)
Section 5 (page 334)
6-24 evens (Due Thursday 11/17)
Section 6 (page 341)
22-42 evens (Due Friday 11/18)