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COURSE SYLLABUS FOR INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
As identified in the KCTCS and the BSCTC Catalogs:  
Course Prefix and Number :  MT 120  
Course Title:  Intermediate Algebra with Applications  
Course Credit Hours:  3 credits  
Official Course Description:  This course includes
exponents, polynomials, radicals, radical expressions, graphing in the plane, functions, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities , and appropriate applications 

Course Prerequisites :  MT 065 or equivalent as
determined by KCTCS placement examination 

Approved Course Competencies (KCTCS
General Education Competency Statements and General Education Requirements). 

I. Communicate Effectively  1. 2. 3. 4. 
Read and listen with comprehension. Speak and write clearly using Standard English. Interact cooperatively with others using both verbal and nonverbal means. Demonstrate information processing through basic computer skills. 
II. Think Critically  1. 2. 3. 
Make connections in learning across
the disciplines and draw logical conclusions. Demonstrate problem solving through interpreting, analyzing, summarizing , and/or integrating a variety of materials. Use mathematics to organize, analyze, and synthesize data to solve a problem. 
III. Learn Independently  1. 2. 3. 4. 
Use appropriate search strategies and
resources to find, evaluate, and use information. Make choices based upon awareness of ethics and differing perspectives/ideas. Apply learning in academic, personal, and public situations. Think creatively to develop new ideas, processes, or products 
IV. Examine Relationships in Diverse and Complex Environments 
1. 2. 3. 
Recognize the relationship of the individual to
human heritage and culture. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship of the individual to the biological and physical environment. Develop an awareness of self as an individual member of a multicultural global community. 
Course Outcomes (competencies) 
Student achieving a passing grade
will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas, to a degree commensurate with the grade received. 

1. Factor a polynomial completely . 2. Solve equations involving rational expressions. 3. Distinguish between a function and a relation. 4. Find the domain and range of a function. 5. Distinguish between a relation and a function. 6. Graph linear functions and find the slope. 7. Recognize the different forms of a linear equation. 8. Find the intercepts of a linear equation. 9. Solve systems of linear equations using different methods. 10. Solve linear inequalities in one and two variables . 11. Simplify radical expressions . 12. Solve equations involving radical expressions. 13. Perform basic operations on complex numbers. 14. Solve quadratic equations by factoring. 15. Solve quadratic equations by the square root property . 16. Solve quadratic equations by completing the square. 17. Solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula. 18. Graph quadratic functions. 19. Solve applications problems using the above competencies in real world application. 

Course Outline  Lesson1: Common factor Lesson2: Monic Quadratics Lesson3: General Quadratics Lesson4: Special Factoring Lesson5 and 6: Rational Expressions Lesson7: Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions Lesson8: Solving Rational Equations Lesson9: Applications of Rational Equations Lesson10: Plotting points in the Plane and Functions Lesson11: Linear Functions Lesson12: Applications of Linear Functions Lesson13: Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing Lesson14: Solve Systems of Equations by Substitution Lesson15: Solve Systems of Equations by Elimination Lesson16: Applications of Functions Lesson17: Interval Notation and Compound Inequalities Lesson18: Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Lesson19: System of Linear inequalities in Two Variables Lesson20: Radical Expressions and Rational Exponents Lesson21: Simplifying Radical Expressions Lesson22: Division of Radical Expressions Lesson23: Solving Radical Equations and Applications Lesson24: Complex Numbers Lesson25: Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Lesson26: Solving Quadratic Equations with the Formula Lesson27: Applications Lesson28: Quadratic Functions and Graphing 

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