# Intermediate Algebra

Book: Intermediate Algebra by K. Elayn Martin-Gay, Custom edition for the

The complete procedure how to access the Web Resource including the access code
is described in your book in the message to the Students

The web page contains the syllabus for this course and all the reviews.

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 Week # Sections Topics and Homework 1 1.1-1.7 The Real Numbers (1.1-1.6) . Recommended Homework: Chapter 1 Test, pp. 67-68. 2 2.1-2.3 Equations. Recommended Homework: Chapter 2 Test, pp. 149-150. Problems 1-6, 11-13, and 23 -28 3 2.4-2.6 Linear Inequalities ; Equations and Inequalities with absolute value. Recommended Homework: Chapter 2 Test, pp. 149- 150 Problems 7-10 and 14 – 22. Review 1 4 3.1-3.3 Exam #1 (on Chapters 1 and 2). Begin: Graphs and Functions Recommended Homework: Chapter 3 Test, pp. 250-253. Problems 1-12 5 3.4 and 3.6 Equations of Straight Lines; Functions and Relations. Recommended Homework: Chapter 3 Test, pp. 250-253. Problems 13-22, and 26-29. 6 4.1 and 4.3 Systems of Linear Equations . Recommended Homework: Chapter 4 Test, pp. 314-315. Problems 1-7 and 11-14. Review 2. 7 5.1-5.2 Begin: polynomials . Adding , subtracting, and multiplying polynomials. Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 1-6. Exam #2 (on Chapters 3 and 4) 8 5.3-5.5 Dividing and Factoring Polynomials. Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 7-18. 9 5.6,5.7, 6.1, 6.2 Polynomials: factoring and solving equations Begin: Rational Expressions . Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 19-23. Chapter 6 Test, pp. 472-473. Problems 1-14. 10 6.3-6.6 Rational expressions . Review 3 Recommended Homework: Chapter 6 Test, pp. 472-473. Problems 14-27. 11 7.1, 7.2 Begin: Radical Expressions Exam #3 (on Chapters 5 and 6) Recommended Homework: Chapter 7 Test, pp. 547-548. Problems 1-8. 12 7.3-7.6 Radical Exponents , Radicals and Radical Equations Recommended Homework: Chapter 7 Test, pp. 547-548. Problems 11-24, 31, and 32. 13 8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula. Recommended Homework: Chapter 8 Test, p. 629 Problems 1-8, 21 and 22. 14 Review Only Review for the Final Exam 15 Exam Only Final Exam

Tests and Grading: Three tests in class – 100 points each. Cumulative final – 160
points.

A: 90 -100 % (414-460)
B: 80 – 89 % (368-413)
C: 70 – 79% (322-367)
D: 60 – 69% (276-321)
F: 0 – 59%(0-275)

Class Rules :

The students have to attend all classes. Students missing an equivalent of two weeks
without a valid reason will be dropped from the class.

Please, no food in the class room.

Put your cell phones in vibration mode before the class starts.

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