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MTH 208 Week 1 participation Watch the Supplemental Week 1 Videos
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An Introduction to Math -- Strategies for Success

Evaluating Expressions with Two Variables

Equivalent Fractions Example

Math Everywhere: Play of the Day

Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Dividing Fractions Example

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Adding Mixed Numbers

Order of Operations Example

Simple Equations

CA Algebra I: Number properties and Absolute Value

Terms coefficients and exponents in a polynomial

Combining like terms example 2


MTH 208 Week 1 participation Watch the Videos About How to Successfully Use MyMathLab®
Watch the two videos that can be accessed from the links on the right-side of the screen.


MTH 208 Week 1 participation MyMathLab® Frequently Asked Questions
Pearson's MyMathLab® is an online textbook resource that provides homework assignments and test questions drawn from the text. Questions selected from the text are assigned and automatically graded by the MyMathLab® software. In addition, extra assistance and videos explaining concepts are available for some problems. All individual assignments in this course are to be completed through Pearson's MyMathLab®. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access MyMathLab®?

The link to MyMathLab® is available in the Assignments area each week. When you access MyMathLab®, you will see a link on the left side of the screen for Homework & Tests. At the top of that list is the MyMathLab® Orientation, which you will complete in Week 1. Complete this orientation prior to working any problems.

What do I do if I have trouble accessing MyMathLab®?

If you experience technical problems, please call University of Phoenix Student Technical Support at 1-877-832-4867.

What are the Study Plan Prerequisite and Checkpoint assignments?

The study plan prerequisite assignments are sets of homework problems used to demonstrate mastery over each objective reflected in the weekly checkpoint quizzes. Each weekly study plan is a required prerequisite before a student can complete the weekly checkpoint quizzes or the final exam. Mastery on a given objective is demonstrated when the student successfully earns enough to pass a Quiz Me assessment on that objective.

You can retake the study plan Quiz Me assessments as often as you like until you demonstrate mastery on a given objective. However, you may only take the weekly checkpoint quizzes and the final examination one time.

How do I review my assignment results?

The Results tab in the column on the left side of the MyMathLab® screen lists the assignments you have completed along with the score you received on each. This is an effective way to track your progress through the course.

When I submit work using MyMathLab®, do I also need to submit it to the New Classroom?

No. You only need to complete work in MyMathLab®. Instructors can access MyMathLab® and check assignment scores. Please note that working in MyMathLab® does not count for attendance in the classroom environment.

Do I need to install any software to use MyMathLab®?

If you have issues accessing the assignments in MyMathLab®, you may need to install the MathXL® player and media plug-ins. Click the Installation Wizard link located in MyMathLab® under the Support tab to begin downloading.

Can I submit late work using MyMathLab®?

Check the the Instructor Policies document and the course syllabus.

What happens if I need to exit a Quiz Me, checkpoint, or final examination in the middle of taking it?

You should plan on completing each Quiz Me, checkpoint, and the final examination is individual sittings. However, if due to a technical outage you can return where you left off and finish the assignment you are working on.

When I take a Quiz Me, checkpoint, or final examination, can I skip questions and return to them later?

Yes, as long as you are still in the same session and return to the skipped questions before selecting the Submit button. You may not return to a checkpoint or final examination after submitting or exiting it.

Are there time limits on assignments or on the final examination?

No, by default there are no time limits for the assignments or final examination, but you must complete each assessment by the due date.

Am I automatically logged out of MyMathLab® after periods of inactivity? If so, how long does it take?

You will be logged out of assignments after 3 hours of inactivity. You will also be logged out of an activity if you use the browser's back button.

Is the score that I see in MyMathLab® my grade for the course?

No, the score in MyMathLab® reflects only the assignments completed using MyMathLab®. This score does not include participation and may have different point values in the classroom.

Does using MyMathLab® count toward attendance?


Are the questions in the textbook the same as the questions in MyMathLab®?

Questions in the textbook are similar to those in MyMathLab® but often have different numerical values. Also, the numerical values for each exercise are different for each student.

Is MyMathLab® compatible with Apple® computers?



MTH 208 Week 1 participation Read Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 1

MTH 208 Week 1 participation Order of Operations
Why is it important to follow the order of operations? What are some possible outcomes when the order of operations is ignored



MTH 208 Week 1 participation Resources
Attend one or more of the following:
Live Labs
Live Math Tutoring
 Links to the Live Labs and Live Math Tutoring are in your Week 1 Learning Activities. 

Describe your experiences. What did you learn? What other available resources will help you do well in this course? How will you use them to be successful?



MTH 208 Week 1 participation Math Anxiety
Class attached is an article that you may find interesting on math anxiety.


MTH 208 Week 1 participation Humanities
Recently in the news some engineering students from Cal-Tech were complaining about taking four years of humanities courses, concluding that it did not enhance their engineering abilities.  How would you respond to these students if you were their advisor?



MTH 208 Week 2 participation Watch the Supplemental Week 2 Videos
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One-Step Equations

Equations 2

Two-Step Equations

Solving Equations with the Distributive Property

Math Everywhere: Loud and Annoying Commercials

Algebraic Word Problem

Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius

Solving Inequalities

Constructing and Solving a Two-Step Inequality


MTH 208 Week 2 participation Read Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 2

MTH 208 Week 2 participation Valid Operations
Solving Equations
If an equation is equivalent to a balance, identify the mathematical operations that can be performed on the equation that will not change the equivalence of the equation.


MTH 208 Week 2 participation Formulas
Useful Formulas.
What are the algebraic formulas for calculating: gas mileage for a car, buying wallpaper for a room, finding the area of a triangle, finding the area of a square, finding the perimeter of a rectangle, the number of degrees in a triangle? Add some other formulas that you believe are important.

MTH 208 Week 2 participation Inequalities vs Equations
Different Operations
What role of operations that applies when you are solving an equation does not apply when you are solving an inequality?


MTH 208 Week 2 participation Solving Word Problems
General Model
The following general model for word problem solving is suggested:

Read and heed the problem. What is it telling you? What is it asking? Define terms that you do not understand.
Identify the unknowns. It is helpful to name these unknowns with a symbol. In algebra we typically use a letter known as a variable, but any symbol will do.
Identify what is known. Write down all the information that the problem tells you. Even if you just repeat the givens in the problem, list them.
Start to identify the relationships between what is known and what is unknown. This is the critical and creative part of solving a problem. Create a visual aid like a diagram, sketch, table, and equations if you can that allow you to see the relationships.
Use the relationships identified in the previous step to generate a problem-solving strategy and ultimately an equation or set of equations that can be solved.
Apply the strategy to solve the problem.
If the problem does not seem to work, REPEAT steps 1-5. The secret to problem solving is to apply a test of reasonableness, and then repeat the process as necessary. While no process guarantees a successful outcome, this technique will usually result in a better solution



MTH 208 Week 3 participation Watch the Supplemental Week 3 Videos
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Graphing a Line in Slope-Intercept Form

Graphs of Linear Equations

Linear Equations in Standard Form

Slope of a Line

Slope Example

Application Problem with Graph

What is a Function?

Difference Between Equations and Functions

Evaluating with Function Notation

Understanding Function Notation (example 3)



MTH 208 Week 3 participation Read Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Sections 8.1 and 8.2 in Ch. 8


Functions are the input of x and the out of y. In the chapter show that the function of x input and the y output can be demonstrated as verbal, numerical, symbolically, and graphically. The numerical can be represented by the table of value. The only problem that I have with the numerical function is that I have difficult to calculate the table of value.



MTH 208 Week 3 participation Intercepts
Types of Lines
If a line has no y-intercept, what can you say about the line? What if a line has no x-intercept?


MTH 208 Week 3 participation Linear Equations
Solving Linear Equations
Why is it true that any two points satisfying a linear equation will give you the same graph for the line represented by the equation?


MTH 208 Week 3 participation Straight Lines
Characteristics of a Straight Line
What are all the characteristics of a straight line?


MTH 208 Week 3 participation Quadrants
Attached please find examples of the signs of x and y in different quadrants.


MTH 208 Week 3 participation How to Graph
Class attached is an example of graphing a linear equation.



MTH 208 Week 3 participation Life Without Agebra
Why Algebra
  Life without algebra.  In the classic Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, George, wished he hadn’t been born and with the help of an Angel, observed what life would have been without him.  In 200 words or less describe what the world we live in would be like without algebra?



MTH 208 Week 4 participation Watch the Supplemental Week 4 Videos
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Trolls, Tolls, and Systems of Equations

Solving Systems by Graphing 3

The Substitution Method

Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination

Solving Systems of Equations by Multiplication

Math Everywhere: Gas Busters - Systems of Linear Equations

Graphing Systems of Inequalities

Systems of Linear Inequalities Word Problem Example


MTH 208 Week 4 participation Read Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Ch. 4



MTH 208 Week 4 participation Linear Equations
Solutions to Linear Equations
Do the equations x = 4y + 1 and x = 4y - 1 have the same solution?


MTH 208 Week 4 participation Parallel Lines
Determining if Lines are Parallel
By looking at two linear equations, how can you tell that the corresponding lines are parallel?


MTH 208 Week 4 participation Two Linear Equations
Intersecting Lines
When graphing two linear equations, what is the significance of the intersection of the two graphs, and if there is no intersection?


MTH 208 Week 4 participation History
History of Algebra
Webster’s definition of algebra: “the reunion of broken parts, to reunite, a mathematical system using symbols, especially letters, to generalize certain arithmetical operations and relationships”.  Using the Internet for research, describe the first known origins of algebra and some of its first practical uses.


MTH 208 Week 5 participation Watch the Supplemental Week 5 Videos
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Math Everywhere: Retirement - Exponents

Exponent Properties Involving Products

Exponent Properties Involving Quotients

Introduction to Negative and Zero Exponents

Scientific Notation


MTH 208 Week 5 participation Read Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Section 5.1 in Ch. 5

MTH 208 Week 5 participation Scientific Notation
Advantages of Scientific Notation
What are the practical usages of scientific notation? Why is scientific notation so important in our modern day society?


MTH 208 Week 5 participation What Have You Learned
Perception of Algebra
 How would you describe your perception of algebra before this class and what insights have you gained?



MTH 208 Week 5 participation Algebra For Our Children
Why Algebra
If your son or daughter asked you why they needed to learn math in school, what would you tell them?
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