Week 1 discussion
You will be making extensive use of MyMathLab (MML)
to complete the assignments listed in order on the Course Schedule. The
help resources available inside the Homework questions and the Study Plan
exercises ought to be used in the following order: first Textbook,
then Video or Animation (if available), then View an Example,
and then Help Me Solve This.
- How and
when do you plan to make use of the MML Study Plan?
choose at least one of the other many help features and resources
available in MML (e.g., Help Me Solve This, View an Example, Sample Tests)
and explain how you plan to utilize that to help you to
Week 2 discussion
We know that when
simplifying, we must follow the algebraic order of operations. The order of
operations is as follows. First, perform any operations containing parentheses.
If the parentheses are “nested”, work from the inside out. Second, perform any
operations with exponents. Third, perform any operations involving
multiplication and division working from left to right. Finally, work
operations with addition and subtraction again from left to right. For this
thread, set up and solve an equation, or simplify an expression, in which you
need to simplify using the order of operations in at least three of the steps.
Week 3 discussion
Communication is considered
an important component of mathematics education in order for deep learning to
occur. Choose a specific algebra concept that you think you understand well,
and explain it in your own words. Then, present a math problem for your classmates
to solve making use of this concept.
Week 4 discussion
Free, live, online tutoring
and more is available from Smarthinking by clicking on “Tutor Source” under
Course Home. Post your ideas for making good use of Smarthinking to help you
succeed in the course.
Week 5 discussion
Solve an application
(“word”) problem from the text, Homework, or Study Plan showing all of your
work. For each step, provide your reasoning. How did you start? What prompted
you to try a particular strategy? Did you try any other strategies that did not
work? How did you check your answer?
Week 6 discussion
Choose a common mistake, or
a mistake you have made, doing an algebra problem. Show the incorrect method,
explain why it does not work, and then show how to do it correctly.
Week 7 discussion
Course Objectives (Graded)
Choose a Terminal Course
Objective (TCO) from the Syllabus that you’ve learned in the course and solve a
homework or Study Plan problem that relates to that TCO. Be sure to include the
TCO in your post. 8