Spring 2018 | Professor Kate Poirier

Month: February 2018 (Page 1 of 3)

Webwork, Quiz #4, Test #1, Test #1 Review


Upcoming deadlines:

  • MultiplyRadicals due 02/26/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • RadicalEquations due 03/05/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • ComplexNumbers due 03/07/2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Quiz #4

Thursday, March 1; will cover material/homework from sections 6.4, 6.5, and/or 6.6.

Test #1

Thursday, March 8; will cover material/homework from sessions 1-9 on the course outline. Questions will be similar to quiz questions and to those found in the textbook homework and Webwork and on the final exam review sheet.

Test #1 Review

This is an OpenLab assignment for you to complete. Choose one question from the textbook homework on the course outline to complete and post your full solution on the OpebLab. Title your post “Test #1 Review” and add the section and problem number. Add the category Test #1 Review before submitting your post. Make sure nobody has submitted your problem already; try to make sure every section that will be on Test #1 is represented. Comment on others’ posts if you have a question about their work.

The idea here is that you as a class are creating a review sheet for everyone to study from for the first test. You will be given participation credit for this post.

Due date: Tuesday, March 6 by 10am


Webwork and Quiz #3


  • SimplifyingRadicals due 02/19/2018
  • AddSubtractRadicals due 02/19/2018

Quiz #3 will be given in class next Thursday. It will cover material/problems from sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and/or 6.4.

Don’t forget: next Tuesday follows a Monday schedule, so we won’t have class.

Tutoring and Thursday office hours

Tutoring Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Atrium Learning Center Room AG-25

The Atrium Learning Center offers tutoring specifically for MAT 1275 students. I recommend you get in the habit of attending tutoring regularly now, even if you’re not struggling with the material yet; it can really help keep you on top of things so that you’re in better shape if and when the material becomes more challenging. Ask your tutor for a verification slip; hand it in to me for participation credit.

On Thursdays, there is no class in M305 right after our class. Yesterday a few students stuck around after class and I held my office hours there.  This seems like it’ll be a good system on Thursdays, so I’ll plan to continue holding office hours there (unofficially) if students stay after class. It might help you to stay even if you don’t have specific questions of your own, so I encourage you to do so. I’ll continue to hold Tuesday office hours from 12-1 in my office N707. If you can’t make it at these times, you can also set up an appointment with me.

Webwork and Quiz #2


  • FractionalEquations due 02/12/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • HigherRoots due 02/14/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • HigherRoots-Algebraic due 02/14/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • RationalExponents due 02/14/2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Quiz #2 will be given in class next Thursday. It will cover material/homework from sections 5.4 and/or 5.5.

Webwork and Quiz #1


  • ComplexFractions-Method1 due  02/07/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • ComplexFractions-Method2 due  02/07/2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • FractionalEquations due  02/12/2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Quiz #1 will be given at the beginning of class on Thursday. It will cover material/homework from textbooks sections 4.1 and 5.3.

Introducing Dave Murray

Hey, My name is Dave and my major is mechanical engineering. I was interested in this major because I wanted to learn how to create  machines that will be able to help our society . What I am hoping to get out of this class is to understand and appreciate math more. My favorite animal is the Flamingo, they are very elegant and also they remind me of the summer time.

Introducing David.D

Hello, My name is David and the major I am going for is Computer Information Systems. I am interested in this major because I see myself working in software development. The next math course I will take after Math 1275 will be math 1375 which is Pre-calculus. My goals  after graduating from City Tech is to become a software developer. I hope to become a better math student  at reducing rational expressions after joining this course. My favorite animal is a lion.

Introducing Denny C.

Hi, my name is Denny C. my major is mechanical engineering. I was interested in this major because i wanted to learn more in depth to how a machine operates. What i am hoping to get out of this class is learning something new in math like a new formula or a new equation. My favorite animal has to be a Tortie cat because i like the mix of colors they have and like that each tortie cat is different from each other because they don’t have a specific pattern when they are born.

Introducing Pedro Serrano

Hello classmates and Prof Poirier. My name is Pedro and I am enrolled in City Tech for a degree in  Computer Systems. Like much of the modern day world, technology is a pivotal part of our lives and from a young age there’s always been something that attracted me to the topic. I’m working two jobs (1 being an internship) and am a full-time student with 5 classes. As for hobbies, I enjoy hanging with my friends and watching movies. My best friend is my bed and my favorite day of the week are my days off. After I graduate my plan is to find the career in my field of interest, and work hard until I hit the lottery. My favorite animal are dogs because they’re extremely aware and conscious to the people around them and they’re affection is unmatched. I believe I’ll gain greater knowledge from the world of mathematics by the end of this semester and am very grateful to be a part of the class.

Introducing Andrew C.

Hello, I’m Andrew and my current Major is Chemical Technology AS, but I am looking to transfer out and go into Criminal Justice. I was at first interested in earning a Chemistry Degree to go into the Forensics field. I’ve always been a fan of Crime Scene Investigations and always wanted to participate in discovering the circumstances to a crime, mapping out the many different variables; but then I realized I’m not the best at Math and Science enough to dedicate myself to it. So I decided the next best step would to still pursue the foundation goal of Criminal Justice. During my past time, I am an illustrator, video editor, and avid gamer. My favorite animal is a tossup between a Siberian Husky, a German Shepherd, and a Welsh Corgi. Birds aren’t that bad either.

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