# Course Syllabus for Intermediate Algebra

Course Schedule: Online
Course Description: Topics for all formats include basic algebraic operations, elementary equations, law
of integral exponents, factoring and radical notation, rational expressions and an introduction to the
Cartesian coordinate system . This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not meet
degree requirements.

Prerequisites : Math 306 or placement by testing
Credit Hours:
3 non-credit hours
Learning Outcomes: In completing this course, through various means including but not limited to
collaborative learning, technology, and required software assignments, you will be able to:

Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable and compound inequalities in one variable
• Use linear equations to solve applications
• Sketch graphs of linear relations
Simplify expressions using definitions and laws of integer exponents
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials
• Factor polynomial expressions
• Solve quadratic equations using the factoring method
• Solve systems of linear equations in two variables
• Identify restricted values of rational expressions; reduce, multiply and divide rational expressions; and add
and subtract rational expressions with like denominators .

Topics:
• Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
• Introduction to Graphing
• Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
Exponents and Polynomials
• Factoring Polynomials
• Rational Expressions
• Graphing Linear Systems and Inequalities and Two Variables
• Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities and Two Variables
• Solving Quadratic Expressions by Factoring

Required Materials:
• Bittinger, M. (tenth edition) Introductory Algebra . Addison-Wesley
• My Math Lab access code

Tentative schedule for Introductory Algebra-Online, 0308-4W001, Fall 2009
Due Dates for Homework and Tests

 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday August 23 24 25 26 27 28 August 29 Course Starts 1.1-1.2 30 31 1.3 September 1 1.4 2 1.5 3 1.6 4 1.7 5 1.8 6 7 2.1 8 2.2 9 2.3 10 2.4 11 2.5 12 2.6 13 14 2.7 15 2.8 16 Test I, Start On Chapters 1&2 17 18 19 20 21 3.1 22 3.2 Test I, End 23 3.3 24 3.4 25 3.5 26 3.6 27 28 3.7 28 3.7 30 4.2 October 1 4.3 2 4.4 3 4 5 4.5 6 4.6 7 4.7 8 9 4.8 10 11 12 Test II, Start On Chapters 3&4 13 14 15 5.1 16 5.2 17 18 Test II, End 19 5.3 20 5.4 21 5.5 22 5.6 23 5.7 24 5.8 25 26 6.1 27 6.2 28 6.3 29 6.4 30 6.5 31 November 1 2 6.6 3 3 5 6 6.8 7 8 9 6.9 10 11 Test III, Start On Chapters 5&6 12 13 14 15 16 7.1 17 7.2 Test III, End 18 7.3 19 20 7.4 21 22 23 7.5 24 8.1 25 8.2 26 8.3 27 8.4 28 29 30 Test IV, Start On Chapters 7&8 December 1 2 3 4 5 6 Test IV, End 7 Final Exam, Start 8 9 10 11 12 December 13 Final Exam, End

Final Exam has to be done by the end of Sunday December 13, working hours.

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