# Syllabus for Intermediate Algebra

**Introduction**

MAT 1033, Intermediate Algebra, is a transition course, required of students who
scored within a certain range in

the CPT placement test. All students are required to take a diagnostic test to
confirm appropriate placement. The

competencies acquired in MAT 1033 will prepare students for College Algebra (MAC
1105), Mathematics for

Liberal Arts I (MGF 1106) or Mathematics for Liberal Arts II (MGF 1107).
Students must pass MAT 1033 with a

grade of C or higher to be allowed to move on to MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or MGF 1107.
Students may take any two

of these courses during the same term . Please check with an advisor or with the
institution to which you plan to

transfer to determine the appropriate math courses to take after MAT 1033. Be
sure to take your mathematics

courses in consecutive terms.

**Course Description and Objectives
**

Through this course you will develop an understanding for various concepts of algebra. You will solve linear ,

quadratic, rational, and radical equations ; graph linear equations and inequalities in one variable; graph linear

equations in two variables; solve and graph systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables ;

simplify rational expressions; simplify expressions containing rational exponents; simplify complex numbers;

solve related applications.

**Goals**

The goals of this course are to provide the student with an understanding of

how to solve quadratic equations;

operations and equations with algebraic fractions ;

graphs of linear equations with two variables;

the slopes of lines and the different forms of a linear equation with two variables;

systems of linear equations with two variables;

operations with radicals, rational exponents and equations with radicals.

MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Tentative Course Outline

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, E. Martin-Gay, Fourth Edition

Summer B Term 2008-3

Week |
Date |
Topics |
Recommended Additional Exercises |

1 |
6/22 |
Rectangular Coordinate System Graphing Linear Equations Graphing Using Intercepts |
3.1 1 – 10 all, 17-35 odd, 39-65 odd 3.2 1 – 53 odd 3.3 1 – 51 odd |

1 |
6/24 |
Slope and Rate of Change Equations of Lines |
3.4 1 – 69 odd & p. 213, 1 – 15 all 3.5 1 – 73 odd |

1 |
6/26 |
Systems of equations - Solving by Graphing Review for Exam 1 |
Online Quiz 1 (Review for Exam 1)4.1 1 – 51 odd |

2 |
6/29 |
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution Exam 1 |
4.2 1 – 35 odd |

2 |
7/1 |
Solving by Addition & Applications; Graphing Linear Inequalities |
4.3 1 – 51 odd 4.5 1 – 21 odd 9.4 1 – 6 all, 7 – 25 odd, 85, 89 |

3 |
7/6 |
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities; Review |
9.4 49 – 71 odd Online Quiz 2 (Review for Exam 2) |

3 |
7/8 |
Radical Expressions; Rational Exponents Exam 2 |
10.1 1 – 75 odd 10.2 1 – 97 odd |

3 |
7/10 |
Multiplying, Dividing, Adding, Subtracting & Simplifying Radical Expressions |
10.3 1 – 71 odd 10.4 1 – 71 odd |

4 |
7/13 |
Rationalizing Denominators & Numerators ; Radical Equations |
10.5 1–34 alternate odd, 35–47 odd Integrated Review, p.615, # 1 – 37 all 10.6 1 – 61 odd |

4 |
7/15 |
Intro to Complex Numbers ; Review of Factoring ; Review for Exam 3 |
10.7 1 – 15 oddOnline Quiz 3 (Review for Exam 3)Integrated Review, pp. 402-405, # 1 – 99 odd |

4 |
7/17 |
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring; Simplifying Rational Expressions Exam 3 |
6.6 1 – 75 oddOnline Quiz 4 (Chapter 6)7.1 1 – 55 odd |

5 |
7/20 |
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions; Long Division of Polynomials; Adding, Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators |
7.2 1 – 57 odd 5.6 1 – 27 odd 7.3 1 – 19 odd |

5 |
7/22 |
Adding, Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators; Complex Fractions; Equations containing Rational Expressions |
7.3 21 – 35 odd 7.4 1 – 67 odd 7.5 1 – 53 odd 7.6 17 – 35 odd |

5 |
7/24 |
Problem Solving and Variation; Review for Exam 4 |
7.7 1 – 33 odd 8.4 1 – 25 odd Online Quiz 5 |

6 |
7/27 |
Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula Exam 4 |
11.1 1 – 47 odd 11.2 1 – 19 odd Online Quiz 6 |

6 |
7/29 |
Group Quiz /review onchapter 11; Cumulative Review for the Final |
Final Exam Review |

6 | 7/31 | FINAL EXAM |

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