Suggested homework problems are listed
on the course syllabus for each topic area/chapter.
These problems
will not be graded or collected. Solutions are provided
in pdf format by clicking on the link for each problem set .
Recognize
that these are simple problems unlike exam questions but they are
intended
to aid students in identifying their weaknesses early on in the
studying
process. They are neither intended to be all inclusive of the
material
covered on an exam or in the format of exam questions. Instead,
these
problems are intended to help students focus on concepts and
self-evaluate
their learning. Doing homework problems from the textbook can be
viewed as a "first phase"evaluation of the student's understanding of
the
concepts. Old exams
are also provided on the exams and quizzes page of the website as study
aids to illustrate examples of
exam-type
multiple choice questions. The table below lists a few
suggestions
for how to approach working through homework problems and old exam
questions:

Try to do problems BEFORE the material is covered in
lecture.
Even if you can't do the problems, you will be focused and ready to
accept
and process the information necessary to solve the problems once the
material
is discussed in lecture. |

Let yourself get a little frustrated when working through
the problems.
When it gets too difficult, look up the answer and work backwards
through
the problem. Figure out why the answer that is given is
correct.
When you first get started, use all your resources; have your
notebook
and textbook open, work in groups. Get the information first;
test
yourself later. |

DO HOMEWORK PROBLEMS/OLD EXAM PROBLEMS EVERYDAY!!! Going over your notes is important but you will not be asked to regurgitate your notes on an exam. The exams consist of PROBLEMS. DO NOT EXPECT TO DO WELL ON THE EXAMS IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS. |

Focus on problem solving strategies when doing homework
problems.
Learning how to do the problem is more important than simply
getting
the correct answer. |