# 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 non-credit 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 . Addison-Wesley

• My Math Lab access code

**Tentative schedule for Introductory Algebra-Online,
0308-4W001, 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 1.1-1.2 |

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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