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Course Syllabus for Intermediate Algebra
Course Schedule: Online
Course Description: Topics for all formats include basic algebraic
operations, elementary equations, law
of integral exponents, factoring and radical notation, rational expressions and
an introduction to the
Cartesian coordinate system . This course carries institutional credit but will
not transfer and will not meet
degree requirements.
Prerequisites : Math 306 or placement by testing
Credit Hours: 3 noncredit hours
Learning Outcomes: In completing this course, through various means
including but not limited to
collaborative learning, technology, and required software assignments, you will
be able to:
• Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable
and compound inequalities in one variable
• Use linear equations to solve applications
• Sketch graphs of linear relations
• Simplify expressions using definitions and laws of integer exponents
• Add , subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials
• Factor polynomial expressions
• Solve quadratic equations using the factoring method
• Solve systems of linear equations in two variables
• Identify restricted values of rational expressions ; reduce , multiply and
divide rational expressions; and add
and subtract rational expressions with like denominators .
Topics:
• Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
• Introduction to Graphing
• Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
• Exponents and Polynomials
• Factoring Polynomials
• Rational Expressions
• Graphing Linear Systems and Inequalities and Two Variables
• Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities and Two Variables
• Radical Expressions
• Solving Quadratic Expressions by Factoring
Required Materials:
• Bittinger, M. (tenth edition) Introductory Algebra. AddisonWesley
• My Math Lab access code
Tentative schedule for Introductory AlgebraOnline,
03084W001, Fall 2009
Due Dates for Homework and Tests
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
August 23  24  25  26  27  28  August 29 Course Starts 1.11.2 
30  31 1.3 
September 1 1.4 
2 1.5 
3 1.6 
4 1.7 
5 1.8 
6  7 2.1 
8 2.2 
9 2.3 
10 2.4 
11 2.5 
12 2.6 
13  14 2.7 
15 2.8 
16 Test I, Start On Chapters 1&2 
17  18  19 
20  21 3.1 
22 3.2 Test I, End 
23 3.3 
24 3.4 
25 3.5 
26 3.6 
27  28 3.7 
28 3.7 
30 4.2 
October 1 4.3 
2 4.4 
3 
4  5 4.5 
6 4.6 
7 4.7 
8  9 4.8 
10 
11  12 Test II, Start On Chapters 3&4 
13  14  15 5.1 
16 5.2 
17 
18 Test II, End 
19 5.3 
20 5.4 
21 5.5 
22 5.6 
23 5.7 
24 5.8 
25  26 6.1 
27 6.2 
28 6.3 
29 6.4 
30 6.5 
31 
November 1  2 6.6 
3  3  5  6 6.8 
7 
8  9 6.9 
10  11 Test III, Start On Chapters 5&6 
12  13  14 
15  16 7.1 
17 7.2 Test III, End 
18 7.3 
19  20 7.4 
21 
22  23 7.5 
24 8.1 
25 8.2 
26 8.3 
27 8.4 
28 
29  30 Test IV, Start On Chapters 7&8 
December 1  2  3  4  5 
6 Test IV, End 
7 Final Exam, Start 
8  9  10  11  12 
December 13 Final Exam, End 
Final Exam has to be done by the end of Sunday December 13, working hours.
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