Welcome to Math 1010 online! The backbone of this class will be 16 WeBWorK assignments as outlined on this page. You should finish work on any homework before starting the next one. The table below lists the topics of each HW set, and links to relevant web pages.

Throughout this class, refer back to the **Principles**
and **Glossary**
pages. The **Course Information**
contains details about exams and grading issues, and general
suggestions for your study.

**Lesson 1****contents:**WeBWorK Mechanics and and Precedence of Arithmetic Operations, What is Algebra? arithmetic precedence

**Lesson 2****contents:**Fractions, percentage problems, word problems,

**Lesson 3****Lesson 4****contents:**linear equations and how to solve them.

**Lesson 5**

Exam #1 on WebWorks #1-5

**Lesson 6****contents:**The Cartesian Coordinate System, particularly straight lines and their equations. You may enjoy practicing with the interactive pages What's the Point? and Drawing the Line. In a few places you'll need the Pythagorean Theorem.

**Lesson 7****contents:**Powers, and radicals, scientific notation, scaling problems.

**Lesson 8****contents:**Quadratic equations, the binomial formulas,, solving quadratic equations, the quadratic formula, complex numbers. and some applications.

**Lesson 9****contents:**Quadratic equations, polynomials, and how to work with them.

**Lesson 10**

Exam #2 on WebWorks #6-10

**Lesson 11****contents:**Rational functions and expressions.

**Lesson 12****contents:**Functions and their graphs, Conic sections.

**Lesson 13****contents:**Linear systems and their solutions.

**Lesson 14****Lesson 15****contents:**Logarithmic Functions and Logarithmic applications

**Lesson 16**This set will be a review of the entire semester. Its purpose is to help you prepare for the final exam.

Final Exam on WebWorks #1-16

There are two midterm exams and one final exam in this class. You need to schedule your proctored exam through the Distance Education office. All exams are administered through Distance Education. Students are required to make their own exam arrangements which must meet the requirements of the Distance Education Office (i.e., through a university or college testing center). This has to be done several weeks before the exam, so it is recommended that you plan accordingly! Instructions on how to register for your exams are located on Distance Education's Online Independent Study webpage (link at http://continue.utah.edu/distance/isfaq.php#23).

**Exam 1 is taken after you complete Lesson #5.****Exam 2 is taken after you complete Lesson #10.****Final Exam is taken after you complete Lesson #16.**

The course is meant to be independent of a particular textbook.
All the material is described in the web pages that go with this
class. However, the web pages are very concise and don't contain many
examples. Therefore it will be almost indispensable for you to own or
borrow some sort of reference text for Intermediate Algebra. For
example, the textbook for our ordinary in-class sections of Math 1010
is suitable. Currently this is the fourth edition of Larson,
Hostetter, *Intermediate Algebra*. You can purchase it through
Specialty Books (http://www.specialty-books.com/cgi-bin/ic/utah
or other retailers like amazon.com. When working on this class you
should also have an ordinary dictionary handy, and you may find it
worthwhile to purchase a mathematical dictionary as well. Several are
available, I personally like and use the Harper Collins Dictionary of
Mathematics which is an inexpensive paperback.