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Elementary and intermediate algebra


GNED 103 Week 3 Discussion: : Communicating Mathematics – GNED 103 Group Discussion 2


Elementary and intermediate algebra.

GNED 103 Week 3 Discussion: Communicating Mathematics – GNED 103 Group Discussion 3

Preparing to type math

In the Course Specific Information module, there are three options presented for typing math.  Before participating in this discussion, explore those options in the context of your own computer’s environment.

Type an example for practice

For the exams in this course, you are going to have to show your work.  You will most likely scan handwritten scratch paper for that task due to the time constraints but, in other contexts (including discussions for this course), you may need to type such work.

You may remember reading the following in the introductory pages of the textbook:


Carson, T. & Jordan, B.E. (2014). Elementary and intermediate algebra (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Addison Wesley. (p. xix)

To gain some familiarity with the Canvas Equation Editor, use the equation editor.jpg button above the reply box to do the following:

  1. Copy Example 6 part (a) Page 52 in the text, from the initial expression to the final simplification including the blue words of explanation. [Hint: use the Insert Equation button before typing the text to the right, move to the next line and open the editor again.]
  2. Review your work to see if it truly matches the print in the textbook.  You cannot edit your post but will have to retype the entire thing again.  Full points are only awarded for perfection.  You may/should ask other members of your group for advice if you see that they’ve accomplished what you could not or contact your instructor.  Be ready to answer such questions asked of you!
  3. Copy the expression given in Example 6 part (b) Page 52 in the text.  The solution is not required but would be good practice.
  4. If you do not need to ask or answer a question, acknowledge the work of your group with specific praise (mention of early clarity, good choice of font size or color, etc.; not “good job”) or tactfully point out any lingering errors in someone else’s work.

Your initial post should be submitted by the 4th day of this module. Remember to engage your group in dialogue that helps every individual achieve perfection in the task.  Review the Grading Rubric to judge the quality of your work before the module ends.

You must make your initial post before you can see the posts of your classmates.

Check GNED 103 Week 2 Discussion