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Week 16 Homework

Homework Week 16
Written work Р(this will NOT be collected Рfor practice only): Sec 12.5 p212: 2, 6,  Sec 12.6 p214: 1, 2,  Sec 13.1 p220: 1, 4
WeBWorK Р none
OpenLab Р(remember OpenLab #5 is due Tuesday 12/17)

Final exam: Thursday 12/19


Homework Week 15

Homework Week 15
Written work РSection 12.2 p201: 1,7,8,12.  Section 12.4 p208: 3, 7, 10 (Due Tuesday 12/10)
WeBWorK Р none
OpenLab РOpenLab #5 Due Tuesday 12/17

OpenLab #5: Advice for the Future

Assignment (due Tuesday, December 17).  Imagine that you are invited to speak on the first day of MAT 2070, to give advice to entering students.  Write at least three sentences responding to at least one of the following, describing what you would tell them.

  1. What do you wish that you had been told at the start of this class, to help you succeed?
  2. Choose one topic in the course that is especially challenging. Identify it, and give advice to students trying to master that topic.
  3. What is the most important prior knowledge (not taught in the class) that you need in order to succeed?  Why is it important?

Extra Credit.¬† Respond to someone else’s comment. ¬†Do you agree? disagree? Have anything to add?

Homework Week 13

Homework Week 13
Written work РSection 11.2 p185: 1,2,7.  In addition, complete Example 11.8 at the top of p180. Section 12.1 p198: 1,3,9,11.  (Due Tuesday 12/3)
WeBWorK Р none
OpenLab Рnone

Homework Week 12

Homework Week 12
Written work РChapter 10 p167: 25, 28 (problem 30 is extra credit),  Section 11.0 p176: 3,4 (Due Tues 11/19)
WeBWorK РAssignment6-Sec11.1 (Due Tuesday 11/19 at midnight)
OpenLab¬†–¬†(reminder: OpenLab #4, ‚ÄúThe MIU puzzle continued,‚ÄĚ is due Thursday 11/14. Submit your answer between Tuesday, 11/12 and Thursday, 11/14. )

Homework Week 11

Homework Week 11
Written work¬†–¬†Chapter 10 p167: 1, 2, 10, 15 (Due Tuesday 11/12)
WeBWorK Рnone
OpenLab¬†(reminder: OpenLab #4, “The MIU puzzle continued,” is due Thursday 11/14. Submit your answer between Tuesday, 11/12 and Thursday, 11/14. )

OpenLab #4: The MIU puzzle, continued

UPDATE: See the “Assignment Version 2” added below.

This assignment is a continuation of OpenLab #3, on the MIU puzzle.  Your assignment this time is a little different.  Consider the following conjecture about the MIU puzzle:

Conjecture. ¬†Any goal word (any word with first letter M, followed by a combination of U’s and I’s) can be obtained from the starting word MI using the rules of the MIU puzzle.

Assignment (Due Thursday 11/14.  Submit your answer between Tuesday, 11/12 and Thursday, 11/14). Is the conjecture above true?  If so, prove this fact.  If not, provide an example of a goal word that cannot be obtained, and prove that it is impossible for your word to be obtained.

IMPORTANT: Because of the nature of this assignment, DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ANSWER BEFORE  TUESDAY 11/12. However, I strongly recommend getting started on this problem well before that date!


If you wish, you can respond to the assignment below INSTEAD of completing the assignment above.  In the assignment below, you will be writing about your experience working on the MIU puzzle above.  Be sure to respond to EACH PART Рdetailed answers to part 2 and 3 below will gain the MOST credit.

  1. Write down what you think the answer is Рno proof necessary.
  2. Describe in as much detail as you can the process of working on the assignment.  What did you think in the beginning? What are the different things you tried in order to solve the problem?  Describe each one, in the order that you tried them.
  3. Give a detailed list of the resources you used, and how you used each one (these could include anything – your brain, pen & paper, a computer (what applications did you use), the internet, other people, and so on).
  4. What activity or resource do you feel was most effective for you in working on the assignment (what helped you the most in understanding the assignment and figuring out an answer)?

Extra Credit. ¬†Respond to one of your classmates’ submissions.


Homework Week 10

Homework Week 10
Written work¬†–¬†Chapter 8 p143: 3, 8, 18, 19, ¬† ¬†Chapter 9 p150: 3, 4, 5 (Due Tuesday 11/5)
WeBWorK Рnone
OpenLab РOpenLab #4, The MIU puzzle continued, is due Thursday 11/14. Submit your answer between Tuesday, 11/12 and Thursday, 11/14.  (The assignment will be posted after class on Tuesday 10/29.)

IMPORTANT – Bring Written Work Chp 4-5 to class on Thursday

Hi everyone,

If you picked up your (graded) written work from Chapters 4 and 5 today, please bring it with you on Thursday to class — I need to record your score in my gradesheet, or you will not get credit for the assignment. ¬†Oops!


Prof. Reitz

Homework Week 9

Homework Week 9
Written work РChapter 7: One odd-numbered problem and one even-numbered problem of your choice from Chapter 7, p127.
WeBWorK Рnone
OpenLab Р(reminder: OpenLab #3, assigned last week,  is due Tuesday 10/29).