Suggested homework problems are listed below for each topic area/chapter. These problems will not be graded or collected. Solutions for the selected problems below are provided in pdf format by clicking on the solutions 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 and OWL 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 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE 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. |