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This page has a list of recommended odd-numbered textbook problems. This list is designed for a hypothetical student with a "typical" math background. If your math foundation is weak, do even more odd-numbered problems. If your math foundation is strong, do fewer.

The odd-numbered textbook problems have an answer key in the back of the textbook. They are a great way to start practicing new math skills. Build the habit of asking yourself if each answer you get is reasonable. Check your answers so you do not practice bad habits.

(A few even-numbered problems are so worthwhile that they are also included. They have answers provided below.)

While you do these problems, review your own notes. Where are they missing an example problem? Where can you improve an explanation? Fix up any weak spots in your notes. Make flashcards if those help you.

If possible, do homework with others. Students who participate in study groups almost always pass the class. You can ask your instructor to help students find study groups.

This gray font marks review topics from Math 10.

Shapeshifting Homework

Rounding

Decimal Accuracy

Section 1.1 (Page 8) # 43, 45

Section 1.6 (Page 43) # 1, 5, 11, 13, 17, 21

Section 4.1 (Page 222) # 53, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69, 71

Section 4.5 (Page 255) # 49

Estimating

Section 1.6 (Page 43) # 25, 35, 47, 69

Section 4.6 (Page 262) # 1, 3, 17, 19, 21, 23

Fraction Format

Thinking About Division

Section 1.5 (Page 32) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11

Divisibility and Factors

Section 2.1 (Page 91) # 5, 7, 29, 31, 49, 53, 57, 61

Section 2.2 (Page 97) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

Section 4.1 (Page 222) # 93

Desired Denominators

Section 2.5 (Page 120) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 21, 25, 33

Decimals and Fractions

Section 4.1 (Page 251) # 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25

Section 4.5 (Page 255) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 25, 27

Ratios and Rates

Section 2.3 (Page 104) # 25, 41

Section 5.1 (Page 290) # 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, 35, 37, 39

Section 5.2 (Page 296) # 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 31, 47

Percent Format

Decimal Point Scoots

Section 4.3 (Page 235) # 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

Section 4.4 (Page 245) # 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 48

0.0234

Four Replacements for %

Section 6.1 (Page 341) # RC1, RC3, 1, 3

Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

Section 6.1 (Page 342) # 7, 13, 15, 19, 21, 22, 27, 35, 37, 45, 47, 69, 71, 73

0.055

Section 6.2 (Page 349) # 1, 3, 11, 15, 17, 19, 25, 27, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 55, 57, 59, 61, 73, 79, 81

Section 8.4 (Page 479 or 501) # 65, 67

Measurement

Units and Their History

Section 8.2 (Page 467 or 489) # 57, 59

One Step Conversions

Section 8.1 (Page 460 or 482) # 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 29, 35

Section 8.3 (Page 470 or 493) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 23, 25, 27, 29

Section 8.4 (Page 479 or 501) # 3, 5, 9, 11

Section 8.5 (Page 486 or 508) # 13, 15, 25

More about SI Prefixes

Section 8.2 (Page 467 or 489) # 1, 5, 11, 23, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 45

Section 8.4 (Page 479 or 501) # 15, 19, 21, 27, 33, 35, 37, 73

Section 8.5 (Page 486 or 508) # 3, 5, 7, 13, 25, 65

Exponents and Square Roots

Section 8.7 (Page 498 or 520) # 1, 5, 7, 13, 15, 23, 33

Section 9.1 (Page 513 or 535) # 23, 25, 27

Section 9.6 (Page 561 or 583) # 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25


Mad Science Homework

Fractions

Fraction × and ÷

Section 2.6 (Page 126) # 3, 5, 11, 17, 41, 43

Section 2.7 (Page 135) # 9, 11, 13, 17, 21

Section 5.2 (Page 296) # 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 31

Fraction + and −

Section 3.1 (Page 151) # 3, 5, 7, 9, 17, 21

Section 3.2 (Page 157) # 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 21, 27, 31, 33

Section 3.3 (Page 165) # 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 27, 31, 35

Mixed Number Subtraction

Section 3.4 (Page 171) # 5, 7, 9, 33, 35, 37

Section 5.1 (Page 290) # 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, 35, 37, 39, 45, 51, 53

Order and Terms

Section 4.4 (Page 245) # 55, 57, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73

Percentages

Percent Of

(none)

Percent Change

Section 6.5 (Page 375) # 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 37, 39

$16 change is an 8% increase

$18 change is a 20% decrease

Section 8.4 (Page 479 or 501) # 69

The One Plus Trick

(none)

Simple Interest

Section 6.7 (Page 396) # 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 35, 37

Measurement

Unit Analysis

Section 8.1 (Page 460 or 482) # 7, 26, 27, 33, 35, 36, 47

3 miles

1 mile

Section 8.5 (Page 486 or 508) # 11, 65

Polygon Perimeter and Area

Section 9.1 (Page 513 or 535) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 31

Section 9.2 (Page 521 or 543) # 3, 5, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33

6.8 km2

717.5 cm2

Circle Circumference and Area

Section 9.3 (Page 531 or 553) # 1, 5, 10

717.5 cm3.454 feet


Justice Homework

Fractions

One Step Equations

Section 1.7 (Page 52) # 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 31, 45, 55

Section 2.2 (Page 52) # 41, 45

Section 2.7 (Page 135) # 33, 35, 37, 39

Section 4.2 (Page 227) # 49, 53

Section 4.4 (Page 245) # 49, 51, 53

Section 9.3 (Page 531 or 553) # 13

Proportions and Cross Multiplying

Section 5.3 (Page 304) # 1, 5, 7

Proportions with Variables

Section 5.3 (Page 304) # 11, 25, 43, 47, 49, 67, 69

Proportion Word Problems

Section 5.4 (Page 315) # 1, 3, 5, 9, 12, 13, 19, 29, 31, 33

0.96 ounce

Scale Factors

Section 5.5 (Page 324) # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 27

Percentages

Percent Sentences

Section 6.3 (Page 357) # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 15, 21, 25, 27, 31, 37, 39, 43

98% × 57 = a

p × 25 = 8

Section 6.4 (Page 363) # 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 13, 15, 21, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 37, 43

66100 = a274

N100 = 5.36.8

Percent Word Problems

Section 6.5 (Page 375) # 3, 5, 11, 23

Section 6.6 (Page 386) # 1, 5, 9, 11, 19, 21, 23, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 51

Section 6.7 (Page 396) # 35, 37

Measurement

Temperature

Section 8.6 (Page 493 or 515) # 27, 33, 37, 47, 49

Area Puzzles

Section 9.2 (Page 521 or 543) # 35, 39, 43, 45, 67

Section 9.3 (Page 531 or 553) # 17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 35, 37

Variables and Negatives

(we do not do any)