MATH062N 2022 November Week 5 Discussion Latest
MATH062N Beginning Algebra
Week 5 Discussion
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook (Pre-Algebra): Chapter 2, 3, 4, 8
Instructor supplied resources
Student chosen resources (optional)
Initial Post Instructions
Being successful in mathematics requires understanding as opposed to simple memorization. For example, the formula to find the perimeter of a rectangle is P = 2L + 2W (where L is length and W is width). Memorizing the formula could be helpful, but, if we understand that the perimeter is the distance around the rectangle, we are able to construct the formula and apply it to real-world situations correctly.
For the initial post, find another formula that you use in your daily life, and explain the meaning behind it.
For example, the formula to calculate sales tax on a purchase is sales tax = 0.0825x. The coefficient, 0.0825, is the current tax rate of 8.25%. The variable, x, is the amount of your purchase.
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer or the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Remember to go above the "Good job" and "I agree" type of replies. You want to show analysis in your replies...show what you have learned from the week. Here are some things that you can do:
Summarize what you learned from their post.
Show how you would have simplified their presented expression in a different way.
Ask extension questions to further dialogue.