Math 151: Introductory
College Algebra I

Time & Location: 
Mon & Wed 1:002:30, Fri 1:302:30
all in Building 370 Room 111 
Instructor: 
Glen Pugh
Bldg 359 Rm 201 (map)
glen.pugh@viu.ca (by
far the best way to contact me!)
(250)7533245 ext. 2752
Office Hours: regular  exam period 
Information & Resources: 

solutions: 

Homework & Reminders
week of 
exercises 
reminders 
Apr 8 to
Apr 14
Updated Apr 14 with
additional homework and Final Exam notes

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 3.4 (p.352): 3141
 4.1 (p.417): 43, 47, 59, 63, 71, 73
(skip graphing for 59, 63, 71, 73)
 4.2 (p.431): 11, 17, 19, 71, 73, 79, 93, 95, 97(a), 99105

Updated Apr 14 with
additional homework and Final Exam notes
 The three hour final exam is comprehensive covering all material
since the first day of the course. To prepare I recommend that you
review all previously assigned homework and suggested test
preparation material. In addition please take note of the following:
 My exam period office hours
 Student ID: Bring your student ID with you to the exam
as I must check it after you begin writing.
 Calculator Policy: a basic
scientific nongraphing and nonprogrammable
calculator is permitted for the exam. Calculators
may not be shared.
 Formulas supplied on the final exam:
You will be given a formula page similar to
this one
for the final. All other formulas should be committed to memory.
In particular, you should memorize the quadratic formula as well as
the midpoint, distance and slope formulas.
 Suggested additional review for material covered after Test 4:
 Textbook Ch.3 Review exercises
p.397: 1727, 37, 43, 49, 5565 (odd numbered
problems only)
 Textbook Ch.4 Review exercises
p.491: 7, 35, 73, 75 (odd numbered
problems only)
 Questions 6 through 9 of
test 4 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course

Apr 1 to
Apr 7

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 3.2 (p.325): 7, 11, 13, 25, 29, 33, 43, 45, 49, 51, 55
 3.3 (p.336): 17, 19, 21, 31, 39, 43

Test 4 Wed Apr 3 on 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8 & 3.1
See last week's homework for suggested practice material.

Mar 25 to
Mar 31

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 2.8 (p.286): 11, 17, 19, 23, 35, 47, 49, 61, 63, 79, 85, 99, 101
 3.1 (p.313): 13, 23, 27, 33, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67

Test 4 Wed Apr 3 on 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8 & 3.1
Suggested additional practice problems:
 Textbook Ch.2 Review exercises
p.297: 1931, 3355, 6167, 75, 108117 (odd numbered problems
only)
 Textbook Ch.2 Sample Test p.301:
26, 10, 11, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
 Textbook Ch.3 Review exercises
p.397: 110 (odd numbered
problems only)
 Questions 4 & 5 of
test 3 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course
 Questions 1 through 5 of
test 4 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course

Mar 18 to
Mar 24

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 (from last week): 2.3 (p.214): 11, 13, 5165, 71, 73, 75
 2.3 (p.214): 77, 79
 2.4 (p.228): 13, 15, 17, 4149, 51, 55, 59, 61, 63
 2.5 (p.243): 13, 15, 17, 21, 27, 29, 35, 39, 43, 51, 53, 55, 57,
59, 65
 2.6 (p.256): 17, 19, 23, 27, 31, 49


Mar 11 to
Mar 17

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 2.2 (p.201): 2737
 2.3 (p.214): 11, 13, 5165, 71, 73, 75


Mar 4 to
Mar 10
Updated Mar 6 with
additional homeword and Test 3 topics

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 1.7 (p.159): 13, 17, 21, 2547, 55, 57, 71, 75
 2.1 (p.192): 17, 21, 27, 31, 37, 47, 49
 2.2 (p.200): 13, 19, 25, 43, 45, 47

Test 3 Wed Mar 13 on 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2
Suggested additional practice problems:
 Textbook Ch.1 Review exercises
p.179: 6399 (odd numbered problems
only)
 Textbook Ch.1 Sample Test p.181:
612, 2427
 Textbook Ch.2 Review exercises
p.296: 117 (odd numbered
problems only)
 Question 5 of
test 2 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course
 Questions 1, 2, 3(a)(b) of
test 3 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course

Feb 18 to
Feb 24 
 Continue with last week's homework:
Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 1.6 (p.146): 11, 13, 17, 21, 23,
27, 31, 35, 45, 49, 53, 61, 63, 87,
101


Feb 11 to
Feb 17 
 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 1.6 (p.146): 11, 13, 17, 21, 23,
27, 31, 35, 45, 49, 53, 61, 63, 87,
101

Test 2 Wed Feb 13 on R.6, R.7, 1.1,
1.2, 1.4, 1.5. Note that 1.6 will not be on the
test.
Test 2 Wed Feb 20 on R.6,
R.7, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5. Note that 1.6 will not
be on the test.
Suggested additional practice problems:
 Textbook Ch.R Review p.84 (odd numbered
problems only): 87115
 Textbook Ch.R Sample Test p.86:
2531
 Textbook Ch.1 Summary exercises
p.149: 14, 8, 10, 14, 17, 22
 Textbook Ch.1 Review exercises p.175
(odd numbered problems only): 1, 3, 5, 9,
11, 13, 3745, 57, 59
 Textbook Ch.1 Sample Test p.181:
14, 15, 1922,
 Questions 1 through 4 of
test 2 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course

Feb 4 to Feb 10
Updated Feb 11 with revised
Test 2 topics

 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 1.4 (p.121): 1323, 27, 31,
3745, 51, 53, 59, 63
 1.5 (p.128): 19, 21, 23, 25, 27,
55
 1.6 (p.146): 11, 13, 17, 21, 23,
27, 31, 35, 45, 49, 53, 61, 63, 87,
101

Updated Feb 11 with revised
Test 2 topics
Test 2 Wed Feb 13 on R.6, R.7, 1.1, 1.2,
1.4, 1.5
Suggested additional practice problems:
 Textbook Ch.R Review p.84 (odd numbered
problems only): 87115
 Textbook Ch.R Sample Test p.86:
2531
 Textbook Ch.1 Summary exercises
p.149: 14, 8, 10, 14, 17, 22
 Textbook Ch.1 Review exercises p.175
(odd numbered problems only): 1, 3, 5, 9,
11, 13, 3745, 57, 59
 Textbook Ch.1 Sample Test p.181:
14, 15, 1922,
 Questions 1 through 4 of
test 2 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course

Jan 28 to
Feb 3 
 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):


Jan 21 to
Jan 27 
 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 R.6 (p.62): 11, 13, 15, 21, 25,
33, 35, 37, 41, 45, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 71,
75, 77, 81, 85, 87, 89, 97, 103, 105, 109,
111, 115
 R.7 (p.74): 13, 21, 25, 27, 45,
57, 59, 69, 75, 77, 79, 81, 87, 89, 93, 99,
107, 109

Test 1 Wed Jan 23 on R.1 to R.5. See last
week's homework for suggested review
problems.

Jan 14 to
Jan 20 
 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 R.4 (p.42): 11, 13, 17, 21, 23,
25, 29, 33, 37, 39, 43, 47, 49, 55, 59, 63,
65, 69, 81, 83, 85, 95113
 R.5 (p.52): 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19,
21, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 41, 47, 51, 57, 59,
61, 65, 67, 71, 75, 77, 85

Updated Jan 16 with
Test 1 topics
Test 1 Wed Jan 23 on R.1 to R.5
Reminder: Calculator Policy: a basic
scientific nongraphing and nonprogrammable
calculator is permitted for the test. Calculators
may not be shared.
Suggested additional practice problems:
 Textbook Ch.R Review p.81: 321,
4383 (odd numbered problems only)
 Textbook Ch.R Sample Test p.85: 14,
6, 912, 1524

test 1 (solutions)
from Spring 2016 edition of this course

Jan 7 to
Jan 13 
 thoroughly read the course outline
& policies
 Textbook (odd numbered problems only):
 R.1 (p.6): 7, 9, 15, 17, 3949,
5157, 8191, 101, 103
 R.2 (p.19): 17, 19, 23, 27, 31,
33, 41, 43, 47, 67, 81, 93, 95, 97
 R.3 (p.32): 11, 17, 21, 2533,
41, 45, 51, 53, 55, 57, 61, 73, 77, 97, 99,
103


