Intermediate Algebra

Make-Up Policy: Students are expected to always be present for major exams. THERE WILL BE NO MAKE UP EXAMS. NO EXCEPTIONS!! If you miss a test for any reason, you will be assigned a grade of 0.The final exam grade based on 100 can replace one of your lowest unit exam grade if that will improve you grade. Four assessment grades will be dropped at the end of the semester.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: We would like to help students with disabilities achieve their highest potential in college. To this end, in order to receive accommodations on exams or assignments, students must provide proper documentation of their needs to the Center for Student Development. No accommodations can be made until the student makes an appointment with me during office hours to discuss accommodations, this should be done at least 24 hours before the 1st exam.

Calculator Policy : Calculators will not be allowed. Students with documented learning disabilities, that may provide for a calculator accommodation, should contact the Office of Disability Services for further information.

Civility Statement: Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor: it is the student's responsibility to arrange for this conference.

Sources of help:
Tutor Room: M-TR 9:00 AM – 5:30PM L-245
Instructor Office Hours
Learning Center: L-258

M-TR 7:45 AM – 9:30 PM
F 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Tentative Daily Schedule

  Date Topic
1 06-03 W 2.5 Graphing Absolute Values
2.5 Equations Involving Absolute Value
2 06-04 R 2.6 Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
3.1 Graphing Linear Equations
3 06-05 F 3.2 The Slope of a Line
3.3 The Equation of a Line
4 06-08 M Exam 1 2.5,2.6,3.1,3.2,3.3
3.5 Introduction to Functions
5 06-09 T 6.1 GCF and Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials
6 06-10 W 6.3 Factoring Special Products
6.4 Solving Equations by Factoring
7 06-11 R 6.4 Graphing Polynomials
7.1 Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Expressions
8 06-12 F 7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
7.3 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
9 06-15 M Exam 2 3.5,6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4,7.1,7.2
7.4 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
10 06-16 T 7.4 Graphing Rational Equations
8.1 Radical Expressions and Functions
11.1 Distance Formula
11 06-17 W 8.2 Rational Exponents
8.3 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals
12 06-18 R
8.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
8.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions.
13 06-19 F 8.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions.
8.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
14 06-22 M Exam 3 7.3,7.4,8.1,11.1,8.2,8.3,8.4,8.5
8.6 Graphing Radical functions
15 06-23 T 8.7 Complex Numbers
16 06-24 W 9.1 Quadratic Equations
9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
17 06-25 R 9.3 Solving Equations That Are in Quadratic Form
18 06-26 F 9.5 Quadratic Inequalities
19 06-29 M Exam 4 8.6,8.7,9.1,9.2,9.3,9.5
20 06-30 T TBA
21 07-01 W Comprehensive Final Exam
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