# MTH1310 Syllabus

# Intermediate Algebra Course Syllabus

**Course Description:**

This course covers rational expressions and equations,
rational exponents, complex fractions , complex

numbers, variation, quadratic equations and inequalities , functions, and
exponential and logarithmic

functions. Graphing calculator required.

** Prerequisite (s): **Grade of “C” or better in MTH 0140
or COMPASS testing.

**Corequisite(s):**

**Entry Level Skills and Knowledge:**

Basic Mathematics and Algebra Skills.

**Required Texts, Supplies and Equipment:**

__Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, __Second Edition by John Tobey, Jeffrey
Slater, and Jamie Blair.

Hand- held Calculator : TI-83 + or 84+ required

**Learning Outcomes:**

General Education

Evaluate arguments in a logical fashion.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform these
competencies:

1. Factor.

2. Work complex fractions .

3. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide radicals.

4. Simplify radicals and exponential expressions.

5. Work with complex numbers .

6. Solve the quadratic equation by factoring, formula, and by calculator

7. Work word problems that involve quadratic equations and inequalities.

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8. Understand the concept of relations and functions, functional notation, and
inverse relation

and functions.

9. Work problems involving direct, inverse, and joint variation.

10. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions.

11. Know the properties of logarithms (natural and common).

12. Work exponential and logarithmic equations.

**Assessment of Student Learning:**

This course may include a project that is one of several that will be used by
faculty to assess student

academic performance in the program. A panel of faculty will review all
(projects or whatever

assessment activity you are doing), then assess and summarize the academic
performance of students

at this point in the program. The results of this assessment will be shared
among the department

faculty, used to identify needed changes or improvements, and submitted to the
Student Academic

Assessment Committee as part of the college’s overall student academic
assessment effort.

**Course Requirements:**

There will be an assignment given each class period. This should be completed by
the next class

meeting, at which time it will be discussed.

**Grading:**

The final course grade will be determined as follows:

Daily Grades (quizzes, homework, class participation, etc.) 25%

Tests 50%

Comprehensive Final Exam 25%

Grading Scale is as follows:

90 – 100 = A

80 – 89 = B

70 – 79 = C

60 – 69 = D

0 – 59 = F

**Policies:**

The schedule of tests will be followed as closely as possible. Not all of the
course work is in the text.

It is important to be in class and to take notes. Students are expected to read
the text before class

discussion.

Tests must be taken on the scheduled day. Failure to do so
will result in a ten percent (10%) penalty.

Make-up tests must be taken within one (1) week of the date that the test is
given in class.

**Final Exam Policy:**

The final exam is comprehensive. All students, regardless of grade average, must
take the

comprehensive final exam for this course

**MTH 1310 Topical Outline:**

Session | Course Content | Reading Assignment | Activity |

1 | Course Introduction 6.1 Removing a Common Factor 6.2 Factoring by Grouping |
pp. 376 – 380 pp. 381 – 385 |
p. 379 – 1-49 odd p. 384 – 1-27 odd |

2 | 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form
x^2 + bx + c 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c |
pp. 386 – 392 pp. 393 – 298 |
p. 391 – 1-57 odd p. 397 – 1-55 odd |

3 | 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form
ax^2 + bx + c (continued) 6.5 Special Cases of Factoring |
pp. 393 – 298 pp. 400 – 405 |
p. 397 – 1-55 odd p. 404 – 1-75 odd |

4 | 6.6 A Brief Review of Factoring 6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring |
pp. 406 – 409 pp. 410 – 418 |
p. 408 – 1-43 odd p. 416 – 1-41 odd |

5 | TEST I (Chapter Six) |
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6 | 7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions | pp. 428 – 433 | p. 432 – 1-33 odd |

7 | 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions | pp. 434 – 438 | p. 437 – 1-21 odd |

8 | 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions | pp. 439 – 446 | p. 444 – 1-47 odd |

9 | 7.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions | pp. 448 – 452 | p. 452 – 1-19 odd |

10 | 7.5 Solving Equations Involving
Rational Expressions |
pp. 453 – 457 | p. 456 – 1-29 odd |

11 | 7.6 Ratio, Proportion , and Other Applied Problems | pp. 458 – 466 | p. 463 – 1-27 odd |

12 | TEST II (Chapter Seven) |
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13 | 8.1 Rational Exponents 8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions |
pp. 478– 484 pp. 485 – 492 |
p. 482 – 1-71 odd p. 491 – 1-93 every other odd (1, 5, 9, etc.) |

14 | 8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions
(continued) 8.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals |
pp. 485 – 492 pp. 493 – 498 |
p. 491 – 1-93 every other odd (1, 5,
9, etc.) p. 496 – 1-57 every other odd |

15 | 8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals 8.5 Radical Equations |
pp. 499 – 508 pp. 510 – 515 |
p. 505 – 1-71 odd p. 513 – 1-37 odd |

16 | 8.6 Complex Numbers 8.7 Variation |
pp. 516 – 523 pp. 524 – 530 |
p. 521 – 1-81 odd p. 528 – 1-21 odd |

17 | TEST III (Chapter Eight) |
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18 | 9.1 Quadratic Equations Solving Quadratics by Calculator |
pp. 544 – 550 | p. 548 – 1-53 odd |

19 | 9.2 The Quadratic Formula and
Solutions to Quadratic Equations 9.3 Equations of Quadratic Form |
pp. 551 - 559 pp. 560 – 566 |
p. 557 – 1-47 odd p. 563 – 1-31 odd |

20 | 9.3 Equations of Quadratic Form
(continued) 9.4 Formulas and Applications |
pp. 560 – 566 pp. 568 – 578 |
p. 563 – 1-31 odd p. 575 – 1-25 every other odd, 29-43 odd |

21 | 9.5 Quadratic Functions 9.6 Compound Inequalities |
pp. 579 – 587 pp. 588 – 599 |
p. 583 – 1-29 odd p. 596 – 1-19 odd, 29-43 odd |

22 | 9.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities | pp. 600 – 610 | p. 607 – 1-69 odd |

23 | TEST IV (Chapter Nine) |
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24 | 11.1 Function Notation 11.2 Graphing Functions (also with calculator) |
pp. 680 – 685 pp. 686 – 693 |
p. 683 – 1-41 every other odd, 43, 45 p. 691 – 1-29 odd |

25 | 11.3 Algebraic Operations on
Functions 11.4 Inverse of a Function |
pp. 695 – 701 pp. 702 – 710 |
p. 699– 1-51 odd p. 708 – 1-33 odd |

26 | 11.4 Inverse of a Function
(continued) 12.1 The Exponential Function |
pp. 702 – 710 pp. 724– 732 |
p. 708 – 1-33 odd p. 729 – 1-49 every other odd |

27 | 12.2 The Logarithmic Function 12. 3 Properties of Logarithms TEST V (Chapter 11) |
pp. 733 – 739 pp. 740 – 746 |
p. 737 – 1-25 odd, 27-63 every other
odd p. 744 – 1-17 odd, 27-57 odd |

28 | 12.4 Common Logarithms, Natural
Logarithms, and Change of Base of Logarithms 12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations |
pp. 748 – 755 pp. 756 – 766 |
p. 753 – 1-59 odd p. 762 – 1-53 odd |

29 | Course Review | ||

30 | COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM |

**Policies**

**Course Withdrawing:** If for any reason you need to
withdraw from this course, be certain that you do

so according to College procedure. It is your responsibility to know and follow
this procedure. If you

simply stop coming to class, without officially withdrawing from the course,
your grade is an

automatic “F.” Please follow official College procedure for withdrawing from
this or any course.

College Academic Policies are located in the College
Catalog. A copy of the current catalog may be

picked up in any of the division offices or admissions. The list of college
policies is also available

online at
https://www.terra.edu/register/Collegecat/policies.asp.

**Support Services:** The College offers a number of
support services to assist in your success in this

course and all courses. Among these services are the Writing & Math Center in
B105, the Office of

Learning Support Services, which coordinates the campus disability services and
tutoring programs,

the computer labs, and the computers in the atriums.

Any student who feels he/she may need an accommodation
based on the documentation of a disability

should contact the Office of Learning Support Services privately to discuss
his/her specific issues.

Please contact the OLSS at (419) 334-8400 X 208 or visit 100 Roy Klay Hall
(Building A) to

coordinate reasonable accommodations.

**If you have a documented disability and are receiving
academic accommodations through the
Office of Learning Support Services, please schedule a meeting with your
instructor in a timely
manner so that we may discuss how these services will be arranged.**

Tutoring services are available to students beginning the
second week of every quarter. Students

requesting tutoring services should obtain a tutor request form from the OLSS in
100 Roy Klay Hall

(Building A) or online at the Terra website. Please note that instructor
verification and acceptance of

the Student Learner Agreement is necessary for all tutoring requests. All
requests should be submitted

to 100 Roy Klay Hall (Building A).

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