Guidelines

Unless a student has a documented excused absence, late homework will not be accepted. There are many resources available to assist you with doing your homework (e.g., office hours, Discord discussion group, free tutoring at numerous places across campus). You are allowed and encouraged to work together on homework. However, each student is expected to turn in their own work. You are strongly encouraged to ask questions in our Discord discussion group, as I (and hopefully other members of the class) will post comments there for all to benefit from. You are also encouraged to stop by during my office hours and you can always email me. Lastly, free tutoring is available through the Math Achievement Program.

Daily Homework

Most of the Daily Homework assignments are to be completed via WeBWorK, which is an online homework system. You should log in with your NAU credentials. Occasionally, an assignment will be submitted via BbLearn.

  • Daily Homework 1: Read the syllabus and write down 5 important items. Note: All of the exam dates only count as a single item. Submit your work to BbLearn. (Due Thursday, August 13 by 1:45pm)
  • Daily Homework 2: Create a free Discord account, accept the invite to our Discord server, and post something about yourself in the #introductions channel. (Due Thursday, August 13 by 1:45pm)
  • Daily Homework 3: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, August 13 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 4: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Saturday, August 15 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 5: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, August 17 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 6: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, August 19 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 7: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Friday, August 21 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 8: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, August 24 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 9: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, August 26 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 10: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Friday, August 28 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 11: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, August 31 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 12: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, September 3 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 13: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, September 10 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 14: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Friday, September 11 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 15: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, September 14 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 16: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, September 16 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 17: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Friday, September 18 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 18: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, September 21 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 19: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, September 23 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 20: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, September 28 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 21: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, September 30 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 22: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, October 1 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 23: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Friday, October 9 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 24: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, October 12 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 25: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, October 14 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 26: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, October 15 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 27: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, October 19 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 28: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, October 22 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 29: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, October 26 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 30: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Wednesday, October 28 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 31: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Thursday, October 29 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 32: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Monday, November 9 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 33: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Friday, November 13 by 8:00pm)
  • Daily Homework 34: Complete the corresponding problems on WeBWorK. (Due Tuesday, November 17 by 8:00pm)

Weekly Homework

For each of the Weekly Homework assignments, answer each of the indicated questions. To receive full credit on a problem, you must show sufficient work for each of your answers (unless stated otherwise). How you reach your answer is more important than the answer itself. I expect your solutions to be well-written, neat, and organized. Do not turn in rough drafts. What you turn in should be the polished version of potentially several drafts. You should submit your work to the corresponding assignment on BbLearn. Most students will likely use pencil and paper to complete their assignment. In this case, you should scan your work as single PDF document. There are many free applications available for doing this on your smartphone. I use TurboScan on my iPhone.

  • Weekly Homework 1: Complete the problems posted here. You will need to capture your handwritten work digitally and then upload a single PDF document (possibly with multiple pages) to BbLearn (look in “Assignments Submitted via BbLearn” folder). There are many free smartphone apps for doing this. I use TurboScan on my iPhone. (Due Thursday, August 20 by 8pm)
  • Weekly Homework 2: Complete the problems posted here. You will need to capture your handwritten work digitally and then upload a single PDF document (possibly with multiple pages) to BbLearn (look in “Assignments Submitted via BbLearn” folder). There are many free smartphone apps for doing this. I use TurboScan on my iPhone. (Due Thursday, August 27 by 8pm)
  • Weekly Homework 3: Complete the problems posted here. (Due Wednesday, September 2 by 8pm)
  • Weekly Homework 4: Complete the problems posted here. (Due Thursday, September 17 by 8pm)
  • Weekly Homework 5: Complete the problems posted here. (Due Friday, September 25 by 8pm)
  • Weekly Homework 6: Complete the problems posted here. (Due Friday, October 23 by 8pm)
  • Weekly Homework 7: Complete the problems posted here. (Due Friday, October 30 by 8pm)


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