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Intermediate Algebra
Course No. MTH95 Credits: 4
Teacher Requirements for Articulating This Class
• Bachelor's degree in math or a closely related field (Science or Engineering
are examples), a Master's
degree in math or a related field or an MAT with credits in upper division or
graduate math courses is
preferred. If the teacher does not have Bachelor and/or Master degrees in math
they should have a Math
or Advanced Math endorsement.
Grading Instructions for Awarding 2+2 Early College Credit
(Note that 2+2 courses do not all have the same evaluating/grading criteria.)
• Students must complete this high school course with a grade of “A” or “B” and
achieve 80% of the
expected outcomes listed below in order to receive college credit by Rogue
Community College.
• All students must take and pass the MTH95 Final Exam. Contact Dennis Kimzey
(above) for details.
Registration Process*
• Hold these forms until the end of the class. Please market the program
to your students so they
know they are working toward college credit.
• Teacher Grade Roster – At the end of the term, 2+2 teachers complete
the Teacher Grade Roster,
listing all students eligible for Early College Credit (A & B grade students
only who have completed the required work).
• Staple Packet Together – Staple Student Registration Forms (for
eligible students only – please do not
include forms for students earning ‘C’ or less) and Teacher Grade Roster
together (roster on top please) and send to RCC.
• Send  through the courier to BJ Taylor at RCC RVCG building in
Medford, or mail to BJ Taylor at 117 S.
Central, G221a, Medford, OR 97501.
Course Number: MTH95
Credits: 4
Date: 5/07
Course Title: Intermediate Algebra
Institution: Rogue Community College
Type of course: Developmental Studies
Length of course: Fortyfour (44) lecture hours for one term
Prerequisite: Math 65 or appropriate placement test score
Typical Text:
Thomasson & Pesut, Experiencing Introductory and
Intermediate Algebra, 3^{rd} Ed. Prentice Hall/Pearson
Education, Inc. 2007
Department Assignment: Mathematics
Department Mission Relationship: MTH95 reinforces traditional mathematics
concepts and learning techniques with current graphic calculator technology,
emphasizing technical reading/writing and creative thinking skills.
Course Description: Intermediate Algebra concludes the developmental
mathematics sequence. It includes an introduction to the study and
application of quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and
logarithmic expressions and functions. Working with real data and the
mathematics of data fitting will be developed.
Course Objectives and SCANS* (Secretary's Commission on Achieving necessary
Skills) Competencies: Upon successful completion of the course, students
should be able to:
Expected Outcomes:  Assessment Methods : 
1. Use mathematical problem solving techniques involving quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions. These techniques include data fitting and the use of graphical, symbolic , narrative and tabular representations. 
1. Criterion referenced tests and quizzes for specific vocabulary, skills, concepts, and daily problem assignments. 
2. Create quadratic, square root , rational, exponential, and loga rithmic models of real world situations. 
2. Criterion referenced tests and quizzes for specific vocabulary, skills, concepts, and daily problem assignments. 
3. Use inductive reasoning to develop mathematical conjectures involving quadratic, square root, rational, exponential, and logarithmic models. Use deductive reasoning to verify and apply mathematical arguments involving quadratic, square root, exponential, and logarithmic models. 
3. Criterion referenced tests and quizzes for specific vocabulary, skills, concepts, daily problem assignments, and inclass observations. 
4. Make mathematical connections to, and solve problems from other disciplines that can be represented using quadratic, rational, square root, exponential, and logarithmic models. 
4. Criterion referenced tests and quizzes for specific vocabulary, skills, concepts, and project completion and presentations. 
5. Use oral and written skills to individually and collaboratively communicate about quadratic, rational, square root, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and functions. 
5. Criterion referenced tests and quizzes for specific vocabulary, skills, concepts, daily problem assignments, inclass observations, and project completion and presentations. 
6. Use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking and understanding of and to solve quadratic, square root, rational, exponential, and logarithmic mathematical problems and judge the reasonableness of their results. 
6. Criterion referenced tests and quizzes for specific vocabulary, skills, concepts, and daily problem assignments. 
7. Do projects that encourage independent, nontrivial exploration of situations best modeled by quadratic, square root, rational, exponential, and logarithmic equations and functions . 
7. Project completion and presentations. 
Typical Required and Recommended Equipment and
Materials: Graphic calculator
(TI83 or TI83/84 Plus or Silver Editions), pencil, paper and graph paper.
Course Outline
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Solve equations by factoring
Solving quadratic equations by the square root method
Solve quadratic equations by completing the square
Solve quadratic equations using the Quadratic Formula
Problem solving and equations that are quadratic in form
Solving quadratic inequalities
Rational Expressions , Functions, and Equations
Rational expressions, functions, and graphs
Multiplying and dividing rational expressions
Adding and subtracting rational expressions
Modeling using variation
Dividing Polynomials
Solve rational equations
Radicals Expressions, Functions, and Equations
Radical expressions, functions, and graphs
Rational exponents
Multiplying and simplifying radical expressions
Dividing and simplifying radical expressions
Operations with radicals
Solving radical equations
Equations with imaginary and complex number solutions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Inverse functions
Exponential functions
Logarithmic functions
Properties of logarithms
Solving exponential and logarithmic equations
Modeling with exponential and logarithmic functions, curve fitting
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