Watch this short video to see an overview of this course.
Lesson 1: Polynomials: Sums, Differences, and Products
As you work your way through this course, you will see that most lessons start with a welcome video from Mr. McKeague and/or one of your peer instructors. Here are the welcome videos for Lesson 1 from Mr. McKeague and Julieta.
Success Skill: The Most Important One
Most of the lessons in this course will have a section like this one on study skills. The people in the videos have all been successful in mathematics, so you will want to listen to what they have to say. For our first study skill we ask "What is the most important study skill for success in mathematics?" Here are three of your peer instructors to give you their opinion.
eBook and Videos
On Your Computer: The button below will take you to the eBook and videos for this lesson that are best viewed on a computer. The videos are integrated into the eBook, which makes them easier to access. If you are using a tablet, you may want to try this link as well. If the eBook doesn't fit your needs when you view it on your tablet, then try the links for the phone. You should click on the link for the eBook and it will open in a new tab. You can keep it there while you are working problems in the Electronic Assignment. If you get stuck on a problem, you can go to the eBook for explanations and videos.
On Your Phone: The buttons below will take you to the eBook and videos for this lesson on your phone. You can open both the eBook and the videos in separate tabs, and they will be available to you whenever you need them.
These mini lectures take the place of a lecture. They cover the problems you will need to know to be successful in this section. They are optional, but if you think you need them, then don't hesitate to watch them.
Your electronic assignments will be on a different website from this one. It is the IXL website, and it is a fantastic website for doing mathematics online. The username and password, that was emailed to you when you registered for this course, will get you access to IXL.com for as long as you are in this course. You will need your username and password to keep track of your progress on the IXL website. If you have misplaced your login information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic Assignment 1 . There are three parts to this assignment. The links below will take you to the specific problems we want you to work. Part 1: IXL Skill K-Z.1. Click here to get started. Part 2: IXL Skill K-Z.4. Click here to get started. Part 3: IXL Skill K-Z.10. Click here to get started. To check your progress on the IXL assignments, click here.
This video shows an unexpected relationship between two sequences of numbers. Relationships like this are one of the things that drew me to mathematics in the first place. This is the first in a sequence of videos on unexpected relationships. The title is Take Five because these videos are usually limited to five minutes or less, and you can consider them as breaks from your regular studies. I hope you like this video.