# 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.

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 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 x2 + 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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