# Intermediate Algebra

**Book:** Intermediate Algebra by K. Elayn Martin-Gay,
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) 751-8723

**Office:**NERC - room 326, Main campus - room B2-25J

**Office hours:**

NERC – MWF 5:00 – 6:30,

Main Campus, Saturday 4:30 -6:00.

Week # |
Sections |
Topics and Homework |

1 | 1.1-1.7 | The Real Numbers (1.1-1.6) .Recommended Homework: Chapter 1 Test, pp. 67-68. |

2 | 2.1-2.3 | Equations.Recommended Homework: Chapter 2 Test, pp. 149-150. Problems 1-6, 11-13, and 23 -28 |

3 | 2.4-2.6 | Linear Inequalities ; Equations and
Inequalities with absolute value.Recommended Homework: Chapter 2 Test, pp. 149- 150 Problems 7-10 and 14 – 22. Review 1 |

4 | 3.1-3.3 | Exam #1 (on Chapters 1 and 2). Begin: Graphs and Functions Recommended Homework: Chapter 3 Test, pp. 250-253. Problems 1-12 |

5 | 3.4 and 3.6 | Equations of Straight Lines; Functions and
Relations.Recommended Homework: Chapter 3 Test, pp. 250-253. Problems 13-22, and 26-29. |

6 | 4.1 and 4.3 | Systems of Linear Equations .Recommended Homework: Chapter 4 Test, pp. 314-315. Problems 1-7 and 11-14. Review 2. |

7 | 5.1-5.2 | Begin: polynomials . Adding , subtracting, and
multiplying polynomials.Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 1-6. Exam #2 (on Chapters 3 and 4) |

8 | 5.3-5.5 | Dividing and Factoring Polynomials.Recommended Homework: Chapter 5 Test, pp. 397398. Problems 7-18. |

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 19-23. Chapter 6 Test, pp. 472-473. Problems 1-14. |

10 | 6.3-6.6 | Rational expressions . Review 3Recommended Homework: Chapter 6 Test, pp. 472-473. Problems 14-27. |

11 | 7.1, 7.2 | Begin: Radical Expressions Exam #3 (on
Chapters 5 and 6)Recommended Homework: Chapter 7 Test, pp. 547-548. Problems 1-8. |

12 | 7.3-7.6 | Radical Exponents , Radicals and Radical
Equations Recommended Homework: Chapter 7 Test, pp. 547-548. Problems 11-24, 31, and 32. |

13 | 8.2 | Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the
Quadratic Formula.Recommended Homework: Chapter 8 Test, p. 629 Problems 1-8, 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 % (414-460)

B: 80 – 89 % (368-413)

C: 70 – 79% (322-367)

D: 60 – 69% (276-321)

F: 0 – 59%(0-275)

** 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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