Midterm 1 Information and Resources

Your first midterm will be next Thursday, October 3rd, covering Unit 1 (Systems of Linear Equations) and Unit 2 (Matrix Algebra). You'll need to have access to some tool that can row reduce matrices, like Wolfram Alpha or certain graphing calculators. If you don't have access to such a tool, let me know as soon as possible. You'll also be allowed to bring one 3"x5" index card with notes (front and back).

Keep in mind that you'll have the chance to correct your midterm for up to 1/3 points back. If you score a 70 on the test, you'll be able to bring that up to an 80. I hope that takes the edge off your stress.

Here's my office hour schedule for the next week:

  • 9/27 Friday 2-3 (CFT)
  • 9/30 Monday 10:30-11:30 and 3-4 (CFT)
  • 10/1 Tuesday 4-5 (CFT)
  • 10/2 Wednesday 1:30-2:30 (CFT) and 4-5 (FGH 200)

Some resources for you to use as you study:

 

Midterm 1 Practice Problems

Below are a list of suggested practice problems from your textbook for you to work through as you study for the upcoming midterm. Note all of these problems have answers in the back of the book, unfortunately, but I would encourage you to ask and answer questions about these problems on our Piazza board.

  • Section 1.1 #3, 10
  • Section 1.2 #1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21
  • Section 1.3 #1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14
  • Section 1.4 #7, 12, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24, 25, 31
  • Section 1.5 #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 19(a), 29, 30, 31
  • Chapter Test A (p. 81) #1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12
  • Section 3.3 #2, 3, 6, 18
  • Section 6.3 #22(a, c), 24