Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 10th Edition.
Margaret Lial, John Hornsby, & Terry McGinnis.
Pearson / Addison Wesley: Boston, 2008.
Topics include factoring techniques, radicals, algebraic fractions , complex
numbers, graphing linear equations and inequalities , quadratic equations, systems of equations, an
introduction to functions, and
graphing quadratic functions. Emphasis is placed on the algebraic techniques
needed in order to
successfully complete Math 1314 College Algebra. A departmental final
examination must be passed
with a score of 60% or higher in order to pass the course.
Prerequisites: Math 0308 or MATH 0108: Pass with "C" or better
Suitable placement test score.
Course Intent & Audience:
This course is intended for students who require state mandated remediation. It
is the final course in the
developmental mathematics sequence, and its purpose is to prepare students for
Policy on Late As signments and Make –Up Exams: All
homework assignments will be due on the day
of each exam. Also, there will be NO makeup exams. If you miss an exam, the
final exam will count
twice. It will count once for the missed exam and again for the final exam
itself. If you know in
advance that you will be absent on an exam day, please let me know as soon as
Chapter 3 Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions 3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
3.2 The Slope of a Line
3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables (Omit compound inequalities.)
3.5 Introduction to Functions
Chapter 4 Systems of Linear Equations 4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Chapter 7 Rational Expressions and Functions 7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing
7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
7.3 Complex Fractions
7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs
7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions
Chapter 8 Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions 8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs (Omit graphs of radical expressions.)
8.2 Rational Exponents (Include a review of exponents.)
8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
8.5 Multiplying & Dividing Radical Expressions (Omit rationalizing cube & 4th
8.7 Complex Numbers
Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and
Functions 9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square
9.2 The Quadratic Formula
THE SECTIONS LISTED ABOVE UNDER COURSE SCHEDULE MUST BE
The content of the following sections include material
that is embedded in other sections of the
course or that was covered in the previous math course or that will be studied
in the next course MATH
1314. Based on this, the instructor may discuss the sections listed below if
2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable
2.3 Applications of Linear Equations
2.7 Absolute Value Equations
5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
9.6 More about Parabolas (omit horizontal parabolas and applications )
11.5 Second-Degree Inequalities (Example 1 only; omit systems of inequalities)
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to perform the
following mathematical skills:
1. multiply and divide polynomials.
2. factor polynomials.
3. add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.
4. simplify complex fractions.
5. solve equations involving rational expressions.
6. graph linear equations & linear inequalities in two variables.
7. find the slope of a line & its equation.
8. simplify rational exponents and radicals.
9. add, subtract, multiply, and divide expressions involving radicals.
10. add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers.
11. solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, using the
formula, and using the square root property.
12. solve systems of linear equations in two variables.
13. solve word problems.
14. recognize functional notation and evaluate functions.
15. graph quadratic functions.
Important Dates: Drop Deadline: Thursday, November 12, 2009 by 4:30pm
Final Exam: December 9th or 11th from 9-11am (Exact Day TBA)