# Intermediate Algebra Syllabus

**Course Description:** Intermediate Algebra is a
continuation of Math 0003, Developmental

Algebra. Topics include rational expressions , functions, linear inequalities ,
absolute value

equations and inequalities, rational exponents , radical expressions, complex
numbers, quadratic

equations and functions.

**Course Prerequisites:** Math 0003-Developmental Algebra, or an acceptable
ACT score and

high school Algebra I.

**Course Rationale:** The major purpose of this course is to strengthen and
expand basic algebra

skills to enable students to enroll in College Algebra with a reasonable
expectation for success.

**Required Materials:** Textbook is optional. **Elementary and Intermediate
Algebra**, 4th ed., by

Bittinger, Ellenbogen and Johnson. However, MyMathLab Access Code is required.

**Supplementary Materials: **A scientific calculator with a fraction key
(Example: TI-30X IIS) or

graphing calculator (Example: TI-83) is helpful in this course.

**Evaluation and Grading:**

Your final course grade will be determined by your point

accumulation in the following areas.

Homework | 200 points |

Chapter Exams | 600 points |

Final Exam | 200 points |

Total |
1000 points |

Letter Grades will be determined as follows:

**Institutional Learning Outcomes:**

ASU-Beebe is committed to providing students with a broad-based educational
experience and

focuses, through general education coursework, on five essential learning
outcomes:

Communication, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts and Application,
Scientific Inquiry

and Methodology , Society and Self. The learning objectives of all courses are
linked to these

institutional learning outcomes to ensure that outcomes of individual courses
are consistent with

the university’s institutional goals.

**Learning Objectives:** Upon completion of this course, the student will be
able to:

1. solve the following types of equations:

a. linear equations.

b. absolute value equations .

c. quadratic equations .

d. equations containing rational expressions.

e. equations containing radical expressions .

2. solve applications involving each of the types of equations in 1.

3. solve linear and absolute value inequalities.

4. graph linear and quadratic functions.

5. graph linear inequalities.

6. write equations in point- slope and slope - intercept form .

7. find the domain of a rational expression.

8. reduce , add, subtract , multiply and divide rational expressions.

9. simplify a complex fraction .

10. simplify a radical expression.

11. add , subtract, multiply and divide radical expressions.

12. simplify an expression with rational exponents.

13. add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers.

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Attendance/Participation Policy: **Attendance at all class sessions is
expected and is regarded

as a course requirement. All absences are considered to be unexcused, unless the student

presents to the instructor , documentation warranting the absence. After the 6th absence (MWF)

or 4

^{th}absence (TR), the student may be given a grade of "F" in the course, unless officially

withdrawn from the class before the final withdrawal date. In determining whether a student

should receive a failing grade for absences, the instructor gives consideration to the quality of the

academic work being accomplished by the student and any extenuating circumstances related to

the student’s absences from class.

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