Department of Mathematics --- College of Science --- University of Utah

Mathematics 1010 online


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.

  1. Lesson 1

  2. Lesson 2

  3. Lesson 3

  4. Lesson 4

  5. Lesson 5

Exam #1 on WebWorks #1-5

  1. Lesson 6

  2. Lesson 7

  3. Lesson 8

  4. Lesson 9

  5. Lesson 10

Exam #2 on WebWorks #6-10

  1. Lesson 11

  2. Lesson 12

  3. Lesson 13

  4. Lesson 14

  5. Lesson 15

  6. Lesson 16

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

  1. Exam 1 is taken after you complete Lesson #5.

  2. Exam 2 is taken after you complete Lesson #10.

  3. 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 ( or other retailers like 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.