Math 0310 39921
Intermediate Algebra
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Course
Requirements
Math
0310: Similar to Algebra II
in high school, this course is designed to prepare the student for college
algebra. You will need to know the material covered in Math 0308 at a
minimum.
Technical
Requirements
There are no special technical
skills required for any of the 0300 courses, except perhaps the use of
calculators. Math 0310 will be using both WebCT for content, quizzing, tests,
and grades. MathZone will be used as a tutorial for math skills and for completing required online
homework assignments.
Course
Materials
The books and calculator required for the
course can be purchased at the bookstores in the Tomball or Willowchase
campuses as well as online through Efolletts.

Textbook: Beginning
and Intermediate Algebra: The Language and Symbolism of
Mathematics, by Hall and Mercer.

MathZone webcode comes with a new text or can be purchased
separately at the bookstore or online.

Lab
Manual:
Intermediate
Algebra Calculator Laboratory Manual, Fifth Edition, by
Crider, Stone, and Pearce.

Texas
Instruments Graphing Calculator is required. (TI83 Plus
Recommended, TI84, TI83, TI82 acceptable).
All college level courses taught at Tomball College
require skill in using graphing calculators.
Basic
Calendar
We
will be covering the following sections in the text:
3.1 3.3, 3.6,
4.1 4.3, 4.5, 6.1 6.3, 6.7, 7.3 7.5, 8.1 8.7, 9.1 9.6
There is a full function calendar posted
in WebCT for your use, once you have access to the course I suggest you check
out the calendar as soon as possible. Since each of the courses can be started
after the beginning of the term, the calendar for each course is very
dependent on the individual student. On it I post a suggested schedule of
sections, homework and tests. If you keep up with my schedule, you will
finish the course on time.
Learning Outcomes
In completing
this course, you will be able to:

Sketch graphs
of linear relations and determine a linear equation in two variables given
pertinent information.

Solve
applications using systems of linear equations in two variables.

Solve linear
inequalities in one and two variables.

Recognize
functions defined by sets of ordered pairs, graphs, and equations, and
apply function notation to applications.

Factor higher
degree polynomials.

Perform
operations and solve equations and applications involving rational
expressions.

Perform
operations on expressions involving radicals, rational exponents, and
solve equations involving these expressions.

Perform
operations on complex numbers.

Solve
quadratic equations and applications using methods including the quadratic
formula, factoring, completing the square, and extracting roots.
