For people who want to learn or teach mathematics on the basis of reason …
Downloads of "Reasonable Basic Algebra"
You can download the Preface individually:
You can download the chapters individually:
Part I. -
ELEMENTS OF ARITHMETIC
Part II. -
INEQUATIONS AND EQUATIONS PROBLEMS
- LAURENT POLYNOMIAL ALGEBRA
or you can download
or, if you prefer*,
*You can download the free Stuffit
❖ The (revised) calendar for the end of the Fall 2012 semester of Schremmer's Math 017
❖ User Manual for Schremmer's Math 017
❖ How to code mathematics in an email (A link to "Math Notation via Email", a page in KarlsCalculus.)
You can download the ancillaries:
Here are the HOMEWORKS for RBAv4-0 (New ancillary system) in their SupportedMultipleChoiceGridApart form(uncompressed):
The REVIEW Discussions involve essentially the same questions as the questions on the exams. The REVIEW Questions are available separately from the discussions to make it possible to work on them before reading the discussions. The REVIEW Tests involve exactly the same questions but they are in random order and multiple-choice.
❖ Questions for Review 1 (Math 017 - Spring 2011)
❖ Discussions for Review 1 (Math 017 - Fall 2011)
❖ Test for Review 1 (Math 017 - Spring 2011)
❖ Answer Key for Review TEST 1 (Math 017 - Spring 2011)
❖ Discussion for Review 2 (Math 017 - Spring 2012)
❖ Discussion for Review 3 (Math 017 - Spring 2011)
as well as
If what you want is actually to use the materials with your students, then you might wish not just to print the above pdf files but to generate them yourself so as to be able to use the Control files to configure things. For instance, to get random variants of the questions as well as to decide the order of the questions, text or random, and the form, open or multiple choice.
You can also use the Control File to reformat the questions, but only to a limited extent. There is a Control File for generating the corresponding Reviews and Exams for each one of the three parts of RBA.
There is also a Control File that allows you:
In order to configure RBA you will need a LaTeX installation but you do not need to be able to write LaTeX code for the Control Files to do what you want: all will need is just to click here and there according to the detailed instructions provided under ADJUSTMENT TO DOCUMENT, in red, at the top of the corresponding Control File.
- to include the Exercises in the Text rather than, or as well as, in the Homeworks
- to exclude the "inflammatory" footnotes from the Text,
- to insert marginal "notes" in the Text.
All the necessary files are in the Complete RBA Source (216.6MB), which is zipped to hold all the files together.
What if you don't like some of the stuff? Well then you can modify it. For instance, you can easily have fewer or more than twenty-five questions as well as a Comprehensive Final with as many questions you want. Or you can have fewer or more than three Reviews or three Exams and you can write your own questions. The Reviews and the Exams remain automatically synchronized.