05/23  Our Final Exam will befrom 12 pm to 1:50pm at CP 308, and will be based on topics from Math Odyssey book 

05/17  Review (Math Oddysey book topics)  
05/16  Review (Math Oddysey book topics) Sample questions for Chapters 3 and 5 

05/11  Remedial math assessment 

05/10  Review: remedial math topics 
no HW assignment, finish the remaining homeworks and prepare for the remedial math assessment 
05/09  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 12.0 – 12.1 Linear programming Lecture slides: Section 12.1 You can see your grades in this Google Spreadsheet. Look up the row that has the last 4 digits of your CUNYFirst id (EMPLID). 
no HW assignment, finish the remaining homeworks and prepare for the exams 
05/03  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Section 8.1 Quadratic equations and number systems Section 8.2Radical expressions 
no HW assignment, finish the remaining homeworks and prepare for the exams 
05/02  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Section 6.3 Properties of exponents 
HW 26 (due date: Tuesday, May 17^{th}):

05/01  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: 8.9 Fractal geometry Lecture slides: Section 8.9 

04/27  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Sections 8.1 Perimeter and area Lecture slides: Section 8.1 
HW 25 (due date: Wednesday, May 11^{th}):

04/26  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Section 5.3 Solving linear inequalities in two variables 
HW 24 (due date: Sunday, May 8^{th}):

04/25  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Sections 5.4 – 5.5 Solving systems of linear equations 
HW 23 (due date: Wednesday, May 4^{th}):

Friday, April 15th  Friday, April 22nd, Spring Break You can see your grades in this Google Spreadsheet. Look up the row that has the last 4 digits of your CUNYFirst id (EMPLID). 

04/13  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 5.4 Amortized loans Lecture slides: Section 5.4 Announcements: 1) I will distribute extra midterm exam credit problems today in class. 2) Our Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, May 23rd, from 12 pm to 1:50 pm, at CP 308 
HW 22 (due date: Sunday, May 1^{st}):

04/12  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 5.3 Annuities Lecture slides: Section 5.3 
HW 21 (due date: Friday, April 29^{th}):

04/11  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 5.2 Compound interest Lecture slides: Section 5.2 Announcement: the due date for HW 18 changed to Wed, April 20th, because it wasn't assigned to all students in our class 
HW 20 (due date: Wednesday, April 27^{th}):

04/06  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 5.1 Simple interest Lecture slides: Section 5.1 
HW 19 (due date: Friday, April 15^{th}):

04/05  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Section 5.2 Slope and the geometry of lines (finishing up) Lecture slides: Forms of linear equations in two variables, more on slopes 
no HW assignment 
04/04  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Section 5.2 Slope and the geometry of lines Lecture slides: Graphing linear functions and slope of a line 
HW 18  due date is changed to Wednesday, April 20th (due date: Monday, April 11^{th}):

03/30  Topics to cover: Textbook 2: Section 5.1 Solving linear equations in two variables 
HW 17 (due date: Saturday, April 9^{th}):

03/29  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 3.4 Combinatorics and probability Lecture slides: Section 3.4 For selfdevelopment: read on from slide 71 
HW 16 (due date: Wednesday, April 6^{th}):

03/28  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 3.3 Basic rules of probability (finishing up) Lecture slides: Section 3.3 
continue working on HW 15 
Midterm Grade is composed of: Homeworks 112 saverage (70% of total points that could be earned was considered as 100%): 40% Midterm Exam, remedial part: 25% Midterm Exam, math odyssey book topics part: 35% 

03/23  Topic we coverd: Textbook 1:

continue working on HW 15 
03/22  Topics to cover: Textbook 1:

HW 15 (due date: April 4^{th}):

03/21  Midterm Exam Part 1: 30 minutes long, remedial math assessment 1 Part 2: 60 minutes long, math odyssey book topics assessment You are allowed to use calculators, but are not allowed to use smart phones. You are also allowed to use three cheat sheets (both sides, letter size, normal font size). You can see your grades in this Google Spreadsheet. Look up the row that has the last 4 digits of your CUNYFirst id (EMPLID). 

03/16  Midterm exam preparation: We will go over these practice problems 

03/15  Topics to cover: Textbook 2:
1) the Midterm Grade will be composed of Midterm Exam score (50%) and HWs average score (50%) 2) Midterm Exam grading: for every incorrect problem you get 1 point 3) Watch the video and read the article about cheat sheets. 
HW 14 (due date: Sunday, March 27th^{}):

03/14  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 7.5 Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio Lecture slides:Section 7.5 
HW 13 (due date: Monday, March 21st, submit in class):

03/09  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 7.4 Prime numbers and perfect numbers (we will do prime numbers only) Lecture slides: Section 7.4 Midterm Exam information: Midterm Exam will consists of two parts: Remedial Math Assessment 1 (30 minutes) and Math Oddyssey Book topics assessment (60 minutes). Remedial Math Assessment 1 (30 minutes) will cover the following topics: fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, rounding off, percent, exponents and square roots, order of operations, algebraic expressions, evaluating algebraic expressions, translating from English to mathematical statements, algebraic statements and solutions, solving linear equations in one variable, polynomials, adding and subtracting polynomials. Math Odyssey Book topics assessment will cover Chapters 2, 4 and 7. 

03/08  Topics to cover: Textbook 2:

HW 12 (due date: Wednesday, March 16^{th}):

03/07  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 4.1 Population, sample and data (we will do pie charts) Section 4.2 Measures of central tendency Supplement: percentiles Lecture slides: Section 4.1, Section 4.2 , Percentiles Additional resources for percentiles and quartiles: 1) Math is Fun 2) OpenStax 
HW 11 (due date: Sunday, March 13^{th}):

03/02  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 4.1 Population, sample and data Lecture slides: Section 4.1 (we didn't do the pie chart) Handout distrubited in class: Section 4.1 Selfdevelopment: you can read and learn about the relative frequency density histogram here: Section 4.1: relative frequency density histogram 
HW 10 (due date: Sunday, March 13^{th}):

03/01  Topics to cover: 1) finishing Textbook 2: Section 4.2 Solving linear equations in one variable 2) covering Textbook 1: Section 2.5 Infinite sets (up to slide 77 only) Lecture slides: Section 2.5 
HW 9 (due date: Friday, March 11^{th}):

02/28  Topics to cover:
Textbook 2:

HW 8 (due date: Tuesday, March 8^{th}):

02/23  We are not meeting today in person. Please see below for selfstudy guide. Topics to cover: Textbook 1:
Note: We are not covering the topic "Permutations of Identical Items" that starts from slide 59, however if you are curious and have time  it is definitely worth a read/look. Here is the link to the permutations and combinations calculators. Study Guide: 1) Watch Introduction to Combinations (7:45 mins) 2) Watch working on Example 5 (10:33 mins) 3) Watch working on Example 7 (6:53 mins) 4) Watch working on the last example and conclusion (8:18 mins) Then follow up with these practice exercises: download the pdf files and go through each of them by flipping pages (do not scroll) 1) Exercise 1 (pdf file) 2) Exercise 2 (pdf file) 3) Exercise 3 (pdf file) 
HW 6 (due date: Saturday, March 5^{th}):

02/22  We are not meeting today in person. Please see below for selfstudy guide. Topics to cover: Textbook 2:
1) Look through these slides (~1020 mins): TranslatingWordsToMath.pdf  download the file, open it with a pdf reader and flip through the pages (don't scroll, flip the pages in pdf) 2) Watch this video (2:36 mins): Writing basic expressions with variables 1 3) Watch another video (1:38 mins): Writing expressions with variables 2 4) Watch this video: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions from YouTube (~ 3 mins) 5) Watch this last video: Using formulas (~ 1:14 mins) Then follow up with these practice activities: 1) Writing basic expressions with variables 1 (guided practice) 2) Writing expressions with variables 2 (guided practice) 3) Evaluating expressions (guided practice) 
HW 7 (due date: Wednesday, March 2^{nd}):

Februrary 21  College is closed, no classes scheduled (President's Day)  
02/16  Topic to cover: Textbook 1:
Announcement: I will not be teaching in person next week. You don't need to come to the class. However, if it is more convinient for you to come to class and study there (using a laptop, tablet, or your smart phone) then you are welcome to do so. On Tuesday and Wednesday you will be asked to follow the learning plan for each day. I will post it shortly. 
continue working on HW 5 
02/15  Topics to cover: Textbook 1: Section 2.2 Applications of Venn diagrams Section 2.3 Introduction to Combinatorics  we stopped on the slide 29. Will resume from it in our next class meeting Lecture slides: Section 2.2, Section 2.3 
HW 5 (due date: Thursday, Februrary 24^{th}):

02/14  Topic to be covered: Textbook 1: Section 2.1 Sets and set operations (finishing up) Lecture slides: Section 2.1 A proposed cheat sheet for sets 
HW 4 (due date: Saturday, February 19^{th}): 
02/09  Today we will dive into the Math Oddyssey book! Topic to be covered: 1) Order of operations (Textbook 2, Section 3.1) 2) Sets and set operations (we will not finish it today) Textbook 1, Section 2.1 Lecture slides: Section 2.1 
continue working on HW 3 
02/08  classes run on Friday's schedule. We won't meet on this day.  
02/07  We will review absolute value, percent, exponents and square roots, signed numbers operations and order of operations Sections from Textbook 2: Sections 2.3  2.5, and 3.1 Alternatively, sections from Textbook 3: Chapter 2 (except Section 2.2), and for order of operations refer to Textbook 2, Section 3.1 Updates: we didn't do the order of operations 
HW 3 (due date: Wednesday, February 16^{th}): 
Tutoring  Online Tutoring: January 31, 2022  May 24, 2022 Location: Blackboard BCC Tutoring Tab You can see here where to locate it Monday Thursday: 10 am  10 pm Friday  Sunday: 12 pm  6 pm Appointments are not required InPerson Tutoring: starting February 7, 2022 Location: CPH 303 Monday  Sunday: 12 pm  6 pm Appointments will be required. Please schedule appointment via the following link: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/academics/learningcommons/ 

02/02  We continued with fractions review: did addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers,
rewriting fractions as decimals and backwards, rounding off decimal numbers. Chapter 3, from Textbook 3 or Chapter 1, from Textbook 2 
HW 2 (due date: Wednesday, February 9^{th})  due date changed to Feb. 12th: 
02/01  We worked on fractions review up to adding/subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. Chapter 3, from Textbook 3 or Chapter 1, from Textbook 2 Videos to watch for extra practice or if you missed a class:
Almost each video link has a menu on the left with other videos and guided practices. If you want to practice  work on those guided practice exercises. 
HW 1 (due date: Sunday, February 6^{th}) due date changed to Feb. 9th

01/31  Welcome to the course!
Our course is a corequisite course that merges remedial math topics and topics discussed in "Mathematics, A Practical Odyssey" book.
The topics from remedial math will be marked separately, here are the refereneces I will be using: Textbook 1:"Mathematics, A Practical Odyssey" by D. Johnson and T. Mowry, 8th edition CENGAGE Learning, 2014 Textbook 2: "MTH 5 Lecture Notes" by A. McInerney, available for free Textbook 3: "ARITHMETIC: A Textbook for Math 01" by A. Weaver, available for free Todo by our next meeting: 1. Visit the homeworks website and make sure you can login. Here is the address: https://wwm01.bcc.cuny.edu/webwork2/2022_Spring_Novak_MTH21_5_D01/ Check that you can see the first assignment! For your login and password: use your first name and last name, all lower case letters, no spaces, no commas. Initially your login name and your password are the same! Example: for the name Anna Maria Smith, the login would be: annamariasmith, and the password will be the same: annamariasmith Important: after logginin, please change your password and enter your email in User Settings. 2. order/get the Textbook 1 3. check access to the first two available chapters at BCC eReserves! Check both MTH 21 and MTH 21.5  you will find chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 there! 