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Intermediate Algebra
Book: Intermediate Algebra by K. Elayn MartinGay,
Custom edition for the
Community College of Philadelphia.
The complete procedure how to access the Web Resource
including the access code
is described in your book in the message to the Students
Instructor: Dr. Arkady Kitover.
The web page contains the syllabus for this course and
all the reviews.
Telephone: (215) 7518723
Office: NERC  room 326, Main campus  room B225J
Office hours:
NERC – MWF 5:00 – 6:30,
Main Campus, Saturday 4:30 6:00.
Week #  Sections  Topics and Homework 
1  1.11.7  The Real Numbers (1.11.6) . Recommended Homework: Chapter 1 Test, pp. 6768. 
2  2.12.3  Equations. Recommended Homework: Chapter 2 Test, pp. 149150. Problems 16, 1113, and 23 28 
3  2.42.6  Linear Inequalities ; Equations and
Inequalities with absolute value. Recommended Homework: Chapter 2 Test, pp. 149 150 Problems 710 and 14 – 22. Review 1 
4  3.13.3  Exam #1 (on Chapters 1 and 2). Begin: Graphs and Functions Recommended Homework: Chapter 3 Test, pp. 250253. Problems 112 
5  3.4 and 3.6  Equations of Straight Lines; Functions and
Relations. Recommended Homework: Chapter 3 Test, pp. 250253. Problems 1322, and 2629. 
6  4.1 and 4.3  Systems of Linear Equations . Recommended Homework: Chapter 4 Test, pp. 314315. Problems 17 and 1114. Review 2. 
7  5.15.2  Begin: polynomials . Adding , subtracting , and
multiplying polynomials . Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 16. Exam #2 (on Chapters 3 and 4) 
8  5.35.5  Dividing and Factoring Polynomials. Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 718. 
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 1923. Chapter 6 Test, pp. 472473. Problems 114. 
10  6.36.6  Rational expressions. Review 3 Recommended Homework: Chapter 6 Test, pp. 472473. Problems 1427. 
11  7.1, 7.2  Begin: Radical Expressions Exam #3 (on
Chapters 5 and 6) Recommended Homework: Chapter 7 Test, pp. 547548. Problems 18. 
12  7.37.6  Radical Exponents , Radicals and Radical
Equations Recommended Homework: Chapter 7 Test, pp. 547548. Problems 1124, 31, and 32. 
13  8.2  Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the
Quadratic Formula. Recommended Homework: Chapter 8 Test, p. 629 Problems 18, 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 % (414460)
B: 80 – 89 % (368413)
C: 70 – 79% (322367)
D: 60 – 69% (276321)
F: 0 – 59%(0275)
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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