Elementary Math Models Math 155 Homework Assignments

Note:  Assignments will be posted here throughout the semester, and are subject to change without notice.  Please  refer to this page when you begin work on an assignment, for the most current information.  Making a printed copy or saving a copy on your device is not recommended.

Before completing the first assignment, be sure to review the instructions for homework.  All assignments should be handed in on the due date.   However, the last one or two assignments prior to each exam will not be collected and are marked PIP*.  Put those papers into your portfolio before the exam.

NOTE:  PIP* means Put in Portfolio.

Date Assigned Due for Collection
Assignment
8/29 9/5
(1) Read all class information posted on this webpage (if you haven't already done so);  (2) Read Section 1.1 of text; (3) From Worksheet1 considered in class, hand in at least items a, b, c, e, g, i, k, and as many of the rest as you have completed.   Identify which, if any, of the patterns are arithmetic growth sequences.   (4) Assigned problems from 1.1:  Reading Comp. 1, 3, 5, 6.  Math Skills 8ab, 9, 11.  Probs in Context 12, 13, 14, 16,  17.
9/1 9/5
 (1) Read Section 1.2;  (2) For  Worksheet 2 from class hand in at least items 1a, b, c, e, g, i, k, and 2 - 7.   Identify which, if any, of the patterns are arithmetic growth sequences.   (3) Assigned problems from 1.2:  Reading Comp. 1, 2, 3, 5.  Probs in Context 15, 17, 18, 19ac.
9/5 9/8
 (1) Read Section 1.3.   (2) For  Worksheet 3 from class hand in at least items 1abcef, 2, 3, 4, 7.  Identify which, if any, of the patterns are arithmetic growth sequences.   (3) Assigned problems from 1.3: Reading Comp. 1, 3, 4.  Math skills 6abd, 7cdf, 9abd, 10abe, 13.  Probs in Context 14abc(for part c use the  Define and Graph a Sequence  excel spreadsheet), 15, 16, 18, 21b,c.   ALSO:  Read section 2.1 upto the heading Functional Equations.  Then complete these assigned problems from 2.1:  Reading Comp. 2, 4; Math Skills 5,  7acde (the arithmetic growth spreadsheet is recommended for this exercise).
9/8 PIP*
 (1) Finish reading section 2.1.  (2) Read section 2.2.  Assigned exercises from 2.1: Reading Comp 1;  Math Skills 6ace, 7acef, 9abdf, 10abc; Probs in Context 12, 13, 14.  Assigned exercises from 2.2: Reading Comp. 3, 5ab;  Math Skills 5acef, 7ab;  Probs in Context 8, 11, 12.
9/12 NA
Study for Exam
Exam 1  9/15  (Covers 1.1 through 2.2) (Remember to bring your portfolio to the exam)
9/19 9/26
Exam Solutions Group Project
9/19 9/22
2.3: 4, 5, 7, 8, 10ab, 11abdei, 12de, 13ace, 15abc, 16a, 17abe, 18ace
9/22 9/26
2.4:  1, 3ab, 4ac, 5, 6, 7abc, 11abc
9/26 9/29
Read section 3.1 up to the Functional Equations heading.  Complete the following exercises:
3.1:   1, 2, 5, 6abc, 8, 9abcd, 17abcd, 18abc
9/29 10/3
Finish reading section 3.1.  Complete the following exercises from section 3.1: 4, 11, 13ab, 15ab, 19, 21, 22, 24 
Read section 3.2 up to the Recursive Analysis and Network Problems heading.  Complete the following exercises from section 3.2: 3, 7, 11abc, 19abcdef
10/3 PIP*
Finish reading section 3.2.  Complete the following exercises from section 3.2:  2, 5, 6, 9abc,  13a-f, 14a-e, 17.
10/6 NA
Study for exam
Exam 2  10/10  (Covers 2.3 through 3.2) (Remember to bring your portfolio to the exam)
10/13 NA
No assignment: Fall Break
10/17 10/24
Exam Solutions Group Project
10/17 10/20
 Section 3.3: 1aeij, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9a-f, 10a-d, 11ac, 12a, 13ace, 14ab, 15a, 16ace,  17a
10/20 10/24
 4.1:  1a-d, 2abc, 4abc, 6, 7, 8a-e, 9, 10ab, 11ac, 12abd, 13a-e, 15a, 16abc, 17abc, 19abc, 21.
10/24 10/31
 4.2:  1, 3a-d, 4ab, 6, 7, 8abc, 9a, 10a-d, 11abc, 12abc, 13a-e, 14a-f, 17a-d, 18, 19abc, 21a-e
10/27 10/31
 4.3:  Read up to the heading Solving Equations.   Do these exercises: 1, 2, 4, 9a-f, 10abc, 11a-d, 16a, 24aef.
10/31 11/3
4.3:  Read the rest of the section.   Do these exercises: 5-8, 13ab, 14ab, 17abc, 18abc, 19abc, 20abc, 21, 22ab, 23ac, 25abc, 26ab.
4.4: Read through bottom of p 353.  Do these exercises: 1, 2, 7ac, 9ab, 11ab, 12acd, 13a, 14-16.
11/3 PIP*
 4.4:  Read the rest of the section.  Do these exercises:  3, 7bd, 9c, 11cd, 12bf, 13b, 17-19, 26, 29a-e.
11/7 NA
Study for Exam,  Remember to bring your portfolio to the exam.
Exam 3  11/10   (Covers 3.3, and 4.1 through 4.4) (Remember to bring your portfolio to the exam)
11/14 11/21
Exam Solutions Group Project
11/14 11/17
Read section 5.1 up to the heading Graphs on page 394.  Do these exercises:. 1, 5abcd, 6a-f, 8abc, 9ab, 14, 15a,
11/17 11/21
Reading assignment: Finish reading section 5.1.  Read in section 5.2  up to the heading Structural Example 3 on page 430.
Problem assignments:  Section 5.1:   2, 3, 4, 7abcd,  10ab, 11abcd, 13abcd, 16abc, 19a-f, 20a-f, 21abc.
Section 5.2:  2, 3, 8a, 9a, 10a, 13a-e.
11/21 11/28
 Finish reading section 5.2.  Do these exercises: 1, 4, 5, 15abcd, 17abc, 19a-e, 26abcd, 28, 29, 31.
11/24 NA
No assignment: Thanksgiving Break
11/28 12/1
 TBD
12/1 12/5
 TBD
12/5 PIP*
 TBD
12/8 NA
Study for Exam,  Remember to bring your portfolio to the exam.
Final Exam 2  12/15   11:20 - 1:50 (Remember to bring your portfolio to the exam)