Syllabus for Intermediate Algebra
Schedule: The attached schedule is to be considered tentative. I will
reserve the right to revise any
part of this syllabus as I deem necessary throughout the semester.
I wish you all the best!
Day  Sections  Topic 
1  1.1 1.2 1.3 
Using Qualitative Graphs to Describe Situations Graphing Linear Equations Slope of a Line 
2  1.3 1.4 1.5 
Slope of a Line Meaning of Slope for Equations, Graphs, and Tables Finding Linear Equations 
3  1.6 2.1 2.2 
Functions Using Lines to Model Data Finding Equations for Linear Models 
4  2.2 2.3 2.4 
Finding Equations for Linear Models Function Notation and Making Predictions Slope is a Rate of Change 
5  3.1 3.2 3.3 
Using Graphs and Tables to Solve Systems Using Elimination and Substitution to Solve Systems Using Systems to Model Data 
6  3.3 3.4 
Using Systems to Model Data Value, Interest, and Mixture Problems 
7  3.5 
Using Linear Inequalities in One Variable to Make
Predictions Review for Exam 1 
8 

CBR Activity Exam 1 
9  4.1 4.2 
Properties of Exponents Rational Exponents 
10  4.3 4.4 
Graphing Exponential Functions Finding Equations for Exponential Models 
11  4.5 5.1 
Using Exponential Functions to Model Data Inverse Functions 
12  5.1 5.2 
Inverse Functions Logarithmic Functions 
13  5.2 5.3 
Logarithmic Functions Properties of Logarithms 
14  5.4 5.5 
Using the Power Property with Exponential Models
to Make Predictions More Properties of Logarithms 
15  5.6 6.1 
Natural Logarithms Adding and Subtracting Polynomial Expressions and Functions 
16 

Review for Exam 2 Exam 2 
17  6.2 6.3 
Multiplying Polynomial Expressions and Functions Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^{2 }+ bx + c ; Factoring out the GCF 
18  6.4 6.5 
Factoring Polynomials Factoring Special Binomials; A Factoring Strategy 
19  6.6 7.1 
Using Factoring to Solve Polynomial Equations Graphing Quadratic Functions in Vertex Form 
20  7.2 7.3 
Graphing Quadratic Functions in Standard Form Solving Quadratic Equations by Extracting Square Roots 
21  7.4 7.5 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the
Square Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Quadratic Equations 
22  7.6 7.7

Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three
Variables ; Finding Quadratic Functions Finding Quadratic Models Pass out ADO Assignment (Applications of Modeling Lab) 
23  7.8 8.1 8.2 
Modeling with Quadratic Functions Finding the Domains of Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 
24  8.2 8.3 
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 
25  8.4 8.5 
Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations 
26  8.6 9.1 
Modeling with Rational Functions Simplifying Radical Expressions 
27 

Review for Exam 3 Exam 3 
28  9.2 9.3 
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical
Expressions Rationalizing Denominators and Simplifying Quotients of Radical Expressions 
29  9.4 9.5 
Graphing and Combining Square Root Functions Solving Radical Equations 
30  9.6 11.1 
Modeling Using Square Root Functions Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Review for Exam 4 
31 

Exam 4 Review for Final Exam 
32  Final Exam 
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