AS EASY AS PI

(A disheveled, mousy, bespeckled middle aged man in a chalk-blotched corduroy sports jacket with suede elbow patches stands at the blackboard)

Alright now I'm watching the clock . . . I'm a little rushed for time so focus, focus, focus. Remember, algebra is a very precise science; it's not difficult, it's just intricate so if you keep your notes clear and concise, you'll do just fine. OK now today I'm going to teach you a brand new way to multiply our old friend the polynomial called The FOIL method. First, outer, inner, last -F-O-I-L. Remember the rules, keep them clear in your mind and you'll do just fine. Multiply all numerals, add all exponents. Numerals multiply, add exponents -- exponents add, numerals multiply. Carry the coefficients. Coefficients are efficient. Clear and concise. First, outer, inner, last -- F-O-I-L. Now you could have done outer, inner, last, first -- OIL F, but that's trig and you don't need to concern yourself with that . . . this week. I encourage you to ask questions at any time. Last weeks' dearth of questions was reflected quite clearly in your quiz results which I will get to later on. No, I'm very very sorry, as you all know, there are no oral questions on Wednesdays.

In your textbook tonight's homework begins on page 265 and spills over to 266 -- do not forget to turn the page. Please do problems 1 through 37 odd plus 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22, 26, 28, 30, and 34. Please be clear and concise with your answers. Extra is extraneous. Now for those of you who would like some extra credit, you can do any of the remaining even numbered problems, omitting all questions with three part answers as I give extra credit in binary integrals as you all know. The correct answers for tonight's homework assignment can be found on page 575 -- do not use them.

Now I'd like everybody to quickly take out two pieces of paper, we're going to be having a quiz and . . . There's no need for wining, we are having the quiz tomorrow but in order to save time I'd like to prepare the quiz templates right now. Alright, on the first sheet, 1 3/8 inches from the left margin please number 1 through 17. Quickly quickly! Separate the second sheet into 1 3/8 inch square blocks in a brick-like grid using your straight edge. Please work efficiently, I'm a little pressed for time. As you know, clear and concise is synonymous with nice. Upper right corner of page one, last name first name middle initial. Initials only on page two. Show all work clearly on page two, answers only on page one and remember -- black and blue pen only. Red pen is pigpen, red pen is pigpen. Now for those of you who would like to type your quiz grids, my only requirement is that you use . . . yes, corrassable bond.