C. Course Topical Outline 1. Introduction.
a. Set of numbers.
b. Exponents and polynomials.
c. Rational expressions.
d. Radical expressions.
1. Solving equations and inequalities.
a. Solve quadratic equations.
b. Solve rational equations.
c. Solve exponential and logarithm equations.
d. Solve systems of linear and quadratic equations.
e. Solve quadratic and rational inequalities.
a. Conic sections (parabola and circle). (Optional: ellipse and hyperbola .)
b. Exponential growth and decay.
D. Critical Thinking Activities that require critical thinking include:
Complete math problems.
• Recognize patterns
• Define problems
• Reason deductively
• Gauge the reasonableness of answers
III. GENERAL METHODS OF INSTRUCTION Please indicate all appropriate methods of instruction
IV. METHODS OF ASSESSMENT Please indicate all methods of assessment
May include objective tests, quizzes, written homework, class performance,
skills test, and attendance.
V. MATERIALS OF INSTRUCTION
K. Elayn Martin-Gay, Intermediate Algebra, Prentice Hall.
B. Other Material (if applicable)
Scientific calculator: Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS or equivalent.