Week 3 DQ 4
How would you define what a rational exponent is? Is there such a thing as an irrational
exponent? Explain.
Rational: Any number that can be expressed in the form of p/q is rational number
Week 2 DQ 1
What is the greatest common factor? How do you know when you have found the greatest one?
The greatest common factor (GCF) is the largest factor of two numbers. An understanding of
factor
Week 1 DQ 4
Due by Sunday: Based on your previous experience with studying mathematics, what are in
your opinion the best ways to reduce math anxiety? Include examples that work for you or for
others.
Week 1 DQ 2
Due by Thursday: Do you always use the property of distribution when multiplying monomials
and polynomials? Explain why or why not. In what situations would distribution become
important?
Week 2 DQ 4
What one area from the readings in Week Two are you most comfortable with? Why do you
think that is? Using what you know about this area, create a discussion question that would
trigger a
Week 3 DQ 1
Explain the five steps for solving rational equations. Can any of these steps be eliminated? Can
the order of these steps be changed? Would you add any steps to make rational equations eas
Week 3 DQ 5
What are the two steps for simplifying radicals? Can either step be deleted? If you could add a
step that might make simplifying radicals easier or easier to understand, what step would yo
Week 3 DQ 3
What constitutes a rational expression? How would you explain this concept to someone
unfamiliar with it?
A rational expression is a ratio of two polynomials. A polynomial is an expression
Week 3 DQ 2
Do all rational equations have a single solution? Why is that so?
All rational equations dont necessary have a single solution however they do have solutions that
cant fulfill the answer.
Week 1 DQ 1
Due by Thursday: What four steps should be used in evaluating expressions? Can
these steps be skipped or rearranged? Explain your answers.
All expressions containing multiple operations ar
Week 1 DQ 3
Due by Sunday: Imagine your younger relativeof middle school agewas taking an algebra
course and asked for your help. How would you teach the multiplication of polynomials to her?
I would
Week 4 DQ 6
How are these concepts of direct, inverse, and joint variation used in everyday life? Provide
examples for each.
Direct Variation:
It costs $8 per person to go to a movie. Write an equatio
Due Date:11/22/2016
CLOs
1
-Graphing exponential and logarithmic
functions
- Solving exponential and logarithmic
functions
2
-Using the compound interest formula to
calculate accumulated amounts, inte
Week 2 DQ 3
How do you factor the difference of two squares? How do you factor the perfect square
trinomial? How do you factor the sum and difference of two cubes? Which of these three makes
the most
Week 2 DQ 2
Explain how to factor the following trinomials forms: x2 + bx + c and ax2 + bx + c. Is there more
than one way to factor this? Show your answer using both words and mathematical notation.
Week 4 DQ 8
Quadratic equations, which are expressed in the form of ax2 + bx + c = 0, where a does not equal
0, may have how many solutions? Explain why.
Often, the simplest way to solve "ax2 + bx + c
Week 4 DQ 5
What is the relationship between exponents and logarithms? How would you distinguish between
the two, using both a graph and a sequence?
The exponent of a number says how many times to use
Week 4 DQ 4
Is the compound interest formulasuch as would be used to calculate a car loanan example of
a function? If yes, of what type of function is it an example? Why might you identify it with tha
Week 4 DQ 3
Write a word problem involving a quadratic function. How would you explain the steps in
finding the solution to someone not in this class?
A farmer knows that his rectangular farm is 7200
Week 4 DQ 9
What is the quadratic formula? What is it used for? Provide a useful example that is not found in
the text.
The quadratic formula is the solution of the quadratic equation. There are other
Week 5 DQ 1
From the concepts you have learned in this course, provide a real-world application of something
that you think has been the most valuable to you? Why has it been valuable?
Having bought v
Week 5 DQ 5
If your neighbor asked you to explain what you learned in this course, what would you tell him
or her?
I would tell them that this course assists in building skills for performing more com
Week 5 DQ 4
What one concept learned in this course was the easiest for you to grasp? Why do you think it
was easy for you? Which was the hardest? What would have made that hard-to-learn concept
easie
Week 5 DQ 3
Can you think of one real-world example of when the concept of functions might be useful? Do
you think you will ever use functions in your life to solve problems? If yes, explain how and
w
Week 5 DQ 2
How do you think you will use the information you learned in this course in the future? Which
concepts will be most important to you? Explain why. Which do you anticipate will be the least
Week 4 DQ 2
Which of the four operations on functions do you think is the easiest to perform? What is the
most difficult? Explain why.
Of the four basic operations on functions, addition undoubtedly i
Week 4 DQ 1
Explain the four steps for solving quadratic equations. Can any of these steps be eliminated? Can
the order of these steps be changed? Would you add any steps to make solving quadratic
equ
Week 4 DQ 7
Other than those listed in the text, how might the Pythagorean theorem be used in everyday life?
Provide examples of each.
The Pythagorean Theorem states that the sum of the squares of sid