Practice Final

You can find the Practice Final in ALEKS. You will use ALEKS to submit the assignment and upload your work here (just like with homework).

Tips for completing the Practice Final:

  • This practice final will be completed in ALEKS and on paper.

  • You can stop and start the test; you do not need to complete it all in one go.

  • You have unlimitted attempts on this practice final in ALEKS. I would recommend

    *FIRST: doing the test once through and submitting it in ALEKS *ALEKS will tell you which questions you have correct

    *NEXT: go over the ones you did not get correct to be sure you understand your mistakes.

    *FINALLY: do the test again (if you like) and submit your work for both attempts. I will grade everything you hand in and record the higher of the two attempts.

Instructions:

  • This Practice Final Test can be found in ALEKS.

    You will use ALEKS to get the questions and submit your answers.

    The homework consists of 27 questions.

  • You will write all of your work in an orderly fashion on a piece of paper while you complete the test.

    You may use as much paper as you need.

    After you submit the test in ALEKS, scan or take a picture of your work (paste or convert to a pdf or Word file) and submit it in Canvas.

    Each page of your paper should look like this:

 

DON’T FORGET!!

  1. Submit the answers to the test questions in ALEKS

  2. Submit the work that supports your answers in Canvas

Algebra Dictionary

To earn this extra credit you must:

  1. define each of the terms listed below (as they pertain to algebra; including other definitions is good but only if you can connect them to algebra somehow). Include the part of speech.
  2. give an example of each of the terms to illustrate their meaning.
  3. turn in this assignment via Canvas as a pdf or word document.

Algebra Terms

arithmetic

algebra

expression

equation

variable

constant

coefficient

distribute

property

like terms

solve

solution

evaluate

simplify

operation

exponent

Algebraic Expressions Homework

When you have finished the Algebraic Expressions Objective (or when you feel ready), complete the Algebraic Expressions Homework in ALEKS and upload your work here. I will look at your ALEKS submission AND your submitted work and give you a grade and feedback on your work.

Tips for completing the objective homework assignments:

  • This homework will be completed in ALEKS and on paper.

  • You can stop and start the homework; you do not need to complete it all in one go.

  • ALEKS provides resources while you are doing the homework and you can ask tutors and myself for clarification on any questions.

  • You have two attempts on this homework in ALEKS. I would recommend

    *FIRST: doing the homework once through and submitting it in ALEKS *ALEKS will tell you which questions you have correct

    *NEXT: go over the ones you did not get correct to be sure you understand your mistakes.

    *FINALLY: do the homework again (if you like) and submit your work for both attempts. I will grade everything you hand in and record the higher of the two attempts.

Instructions:

  • This Algebraic Expressions Homework can be found in ALEKS.

    You will use ALEKS to get the questions and submit your answers.

    The homework consists of 15-20 questions.

  • You will write all of your work in an orderly fashion on a piece of paper while you complete the assignment.

    You may use as much paper as you need.

    After you submit the homework in ALEKS, scan or take a picture of your work (paste or convert to a pdf or Word file) and submit it in Canvas.

    Each page of your paper should look like this:

showing your work.png

DON’T FORGET!!

  1. Submit the answers to the homework questions in ALEKS

  2. Submit the work that supports your answers in Canvas

Linear Equations Homework

When you have finished the Linear Equations Objective (or when you feel ready), complete the Linear Equations Homework in ALEKS and upload your work here. I will look at your ALEKS submission AND your submitted work and give you a grade and feedback on your work.

Tips for completing the objective homework assignments:

  • This homework will be completed in ALEKS and on paper.

  • You can stop and start the homework; you do not need to complete it all in one go.

  • ALEKS provides resources while you are doing the homework and you can ask tutors and myself for clarification on any questions.

  • You have two attempts on this homework in ALEKS. I would recommend

    *FIRST: doing the homework once through and submitting it in ALEKS *ALEKS will tell you which questions you have correct

    *NEXT: go over the ones you did not get correct to be sure you understand your mistakes.

    *FINALLY: do the homework again (if you like) and submit your work for both attempts. I will grade everything you hand in and record the higher of the two attempts.

Instructions:

  • This Linear Equations Homework can be found in ALEKS.

    You will use ALEKS to get the questions and submit your answers.

    The homework consists of 15-20 questions.

  • You will write all of your work in an orderly fashion on a piece of paper while you complete the assignment.

    You may use as much paper as you need.

    After you submit the homework in ALEKS, scan or take a picture of your work (paste or convert to a pdf or Word file) and submit it in Canvas.

    Each page of your paper should look like this:

showing your work.png

DON’T FORGET!!

  1. Submit the answers to the homework questions in ALEKS

  2. Submit the work that supports your answers in Canvas

Practice Midterm

Tips for completing the Practice Midterm:

  • This practice midterm will be completed in ALEKS and on paper.

  • You can stop and start the test; you do not need to complete it all in one go.

  • You have two attempts on this practice midterm in ALEKS. I would recommend

    *FIRST: doing the test once through and submitting it in ALEKS *ALEKS will tell you which questions you have correct

    *NEXT: go over the ones you did not get correct to be sure you understand your mistakes.

    *FINALLY: do the test again (if you like) and submit your work for both attempts. I will grade everything you hand in and record the higher of the two attempts.

Instructions:

  • This Practice Midterm Test can be found in ALEKS.

    You will use ALEKS to get the questions and submit your answers.

    The homework consists of 36 questions.

  • You will write all of your work in an orderly fashion on a piece of paper while you complete the test.

    You may use as much paper as you need.

    After you submit the test in ALEKS, scan or take a picture of your work (paste or convert to a pdf or Word file) and submit it in Canvas.

    Each page of your paper should look like this:

showing your work.png

DON’T FORGET!!

  1. Submit the answers to the test questions in ALEKS

  2. Submit the work that supports your answers in Canvas

Percents–Concept Question #1

Directions:

  1. Read the question and the possible answers.
  2. Choose the answer that you agree with most.
  3. Respond to this discussion by writing a few sentences about why you chose the option you did. Submit your response and have a look at your classmates’ responses.
  4. Respond to one classmate.
  5. Please don’t edit your original response but if you would like to “change your mind,” reply to your original post with your choice and why/how you changed your mind.

____________________________________________

An item on sale for 25% off has a sale price of $18.75. What is the original price of the item?

A. The original price is $23.44 (rounded to the nearest cent). First you have to find 25% of 18.75 by multiplying 18.75 by 0.25 which is 4.6875. Then, since you are looking for the original price, you have to add that back onto the sale price: 18.75 + 4.6875 = 23.4375 which is $23.44 when you round.

B. The original price is $75 exactly. Since you don’t have to pay 25% of the price you just divide 18.75 by 0.25 to get $75. You divide because you are looking for the original price, not the sale price. To find the sale price, you would multiply.

C. The original price is $25 exactly. Since you don’t pay 25% of the price, you do have to pay 75% of the price. You have to divide 18.75 by 0.75 because you already have the sale price and you need the original.

D. The original price is $14.06 (rounded to the nearest cent). The item is on sale for 25% off so you first find how much to take off the price by multiplying 18.75 by 0.25 which is 4.6875. Then you subtract that from the price: 18.75 – 4.6875 = 14.06 when rounded.

Dear Mat H. Class

Background: Have you heard of “Dear Abby” where people write in with their questions concerning life, love, and happiness and “Abby” responds by giving advice in a letter (if you’re curious click here: Dear Abby Links to an external site.)?

Directions: In this week’s discussion you will write as the math equivalent of “Dear Abby”–you will be “Dear Mat H. Class.” Below is a letter and a question from a student cleverly referred to as “I.M. Stumped.” Answer I.M.’s question by posting to this discussion. Start your letter/post “Dear I.M.” and close your letter with your choice of closing. Keep in mind, there is not just one correct answer. I’m looking for you to be creative and thoughtful as well as accurate. Have fun! —————————

Dear Mat H. Class,

I’m trying to use Google to check my answer on a problem. I’m trying to find the value of 6+10⋅22 .  I say the answer is 13 but when I push in 6+10⋅2/2 into Google it gives me 16 as the answer. I don’t know what to think. I was pretty sure that 13 was the answer but Google can’t be wrong, can it? Why did Google give me 16 and how can I make it give me 13, which I’m pretty sure it the right answer? Right? Is the answer 13?

AAHHH, HELP!! –I.M. Stumped

Zooming Assignment

Rubric

Zooming Assignment
Zooming Assignment
Criteria Ratings Pts
File Upload

2 pts

Full Marks
File uploaded in appropriate form. Pictures are right side up and easy to view.

0 pts

No Marks
No file uploaded or file uploaded cannot be viewed (i.e. not right-side-up, zoomed out too far, lighting is poor, etc).
2 pts
Questions Answered

2 pts

Full Marks
Both questions answered.

0 pts

No Marks
Either question is unanswered.
2 pts
Zoom-ed

6 pts

Full Marks
Attended Zoom meeting on time.

0 pts

No Marks
Missed Zoom meeting.
6 pts
Total Points: 10

Rate, Proportion, % Objective

Pie Slice: Ratios, Proportions, and Percent
Goal Topics:
  • Finding a unit price
  • Solving a word problem on proportions using a unit rate
  • Converting between percentages and decimals
  • Converting a percentage to a fraction in simplest form
  • Converting a decimal percentage to a fraction
  • Using a calculator to convert a fraction to a rounded percentage
  • Converting a fraction to a percentage in a real-world situation
  • Finding a percentage of a whole number
  • Finding a percentage of a total amount: Real-world situations
  • Finding the sale price given the original price and percent discount
  • Finding the total cost including tax or markup
  • Finding simple interest without a calculator

Math and Your “Real Life”

Goals of this project:

  1. To make contact with a professor in the discipline you are most interested in majoring in.
  2. To explore how math is used in your major and eventual career.
  3. To write an essay summarizing your experience meeting a professor/professional and exploring your major, eventual career, and math.

________________________________________________________________________________________

1. Contact a professor in the department that you are most interested in choosing a major from. To find a professor, you might search the Western homepage for your major or ask professors you already know. You may make contact via phone, email, or face- to-face.

I will contact _______________________ in the _____________________ department.

2. Make an appointment sometime next week (October 23-27) to conduct a face-to-face or phone interview with the professor/professional.

Name of person to be interviewed ______________________________

Date of Interview _________________ Time of interview_____________Location of Interview________________

3. Prepare for the interview/meeting by writing three questions to ask the professor. Your questions should encourage the professor to disclose which math concepts or skills they use frequently in their line of work. You specifically want to know why it is important to know some of the MATH 097 concepts to be a good ________ (whatever you want to be); you may have to tell the professor what topics you’ve been working on in math class this semester. Hint: look at your pie for math topics like adding fractions, whole numbers, signed numbers; finding averages, working with percent; reading graphs; etc. Tanya can help you narrow it down if you like.

 

Interview Question 1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Interview Question 2 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Interview Question 3 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Conduct the interview. Discuss with the professor how they use math in their field of expertise. Take notes during or directly after the interview so you don’t forget what the professor said.

5. Reflection

Use complete sentences to answer the following questions.

  • What math topics came up in your conversation with the person you interviewed?
  • Are any of these topics related to topics you’ve seen in ALEKS this semester?
  • Will it take further study in math to achieve your academic and career goals?
  • Name one interesting/surprising piece of information you heard during your conversation with the professor.
  • Compare what you thought about the math in your field of study with what you learned. Were you way off?

Final Essay Due November 5th.

paragraph 1 Suggested Deadline 10/23:

Why do you want to be a _________________?

In four or more sentences, describe your vision of your future as a ______ and why being a ______ is so desirable to you.

 

paragraph 2 Suggested Deadline 10/25:

How do you think math is used in your chosen profession?

Envision your daily routine being a _____. Describe what you think your routine will be like; describe any math that you might be using. This might take a little research on your part.

 

paragraph 3 Suggested Deadline 10/27:

Information on the professor you will interview (what is their title, etc).

Why did you choose them? What questions you asked.

 

paragraph 4 Suggested Deadline 10/29:

Interview summary.

 

paragraph 5 Suggested Deadline November 1: Reflection (answer the following questions in a paragraph)

Use complete sentences to answer the following questions.

  • What math topics came up in your conversation with the person you interviewed?
  • Are any of these topics related to topics you’ve seen in ALEKS this semester?
  • Will it take further study in math to achieve your academic and career goals?
  • Name one interesting/surprising piece of information you heard during your conversation with the professor.
  • Compare what you thought about the math in your field of study with what you learned. Were you way off?