Intermediate Algebra (MATH 103 Sec 3)
Fall 2014


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   2:00 pm 5:00 pm on MW and 2:00 pm 4:00 pm on TR or By appointment
Class hours:   12:30 PM - 1:50 PM MW, Looney Hall 0305



Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus Tentative Schedule

Homework

Exercise problems up to 2.7, Chapter 5 and Appendix B ( for students who didn't purchase the book yet )

Tutoring Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 11th Edition,
by Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis,
Pearson Addison-Wesley Publishing,
ISBN-10: 0321715411, ISBN-13: 9780321715418
Final Exam: December 8(M)
12:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.


In-Class Lecture Note:

Sec 1.4. to 2.5; Sec 2.7; Sec 5.1. to 5.5; Sec 3.1. to 3.4; Sec 4.1. to 4.3; Sec 6.1. to 6.2; Sec 6.3. to 6.5; Sec 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 9.7; Sec 8.1 to 8.3; Sec 8.4 to 8.7; Sec 9.1 to 9.4;



Progress, Problems and Solutions

Word Problems Presented During Class Hours

Date Progress Problems, Solutions
Aug 18(M) 1.4. Properties of Real Numbers, in particular, Distribution and Like Terms, 2.1. Linear Equations in One Variable In-Class Activity
Aug 20(W) 2.2. Formulas and Percent, 2.3. Applications of Linear Equations, 2.4. Further Applications of Linear Equations HW: 2.1., 2.2, 2.3
Aug 25(M) 2.4. Further Applications of Linear Equations (last 2 problems), 2.5. Linear Inequalities in One Variable H.W. 2.4.
Aug 27(W) 2.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities And Problem Solving Activities H.W. 2.5., 2.7, In-Class Activity (Solution)
Sep 1(M) Labor Day( No Class )
Sep 3(W) 5.1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.2. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials H.W. 5.1.
Sep 8(M) 5.2. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials, 5.4. Multiplying Polynomials, 5.5. Dividing Polynomials H.W. 5.2., 5.4.
Sep 10(W) 5.5. Dividing Polynomials; App. B Synthetic Division, Review for the exam No HW will be collected on Monday.
Sep 15(M) 3.1. The Rectangular Coordinate System, 3.2. The Slope of a Line
Sep 17(W) Exam 1: Sec 1.4 - Sec 5.5: Review Problems ( Please turn this in on the exam day to get extra credits. ). In addition to this, you need to review two in-class activities. Review ; Exam 1( Solution )
Sep 22(M) 3.3. Linear Equations in Two Variables and In-Class Problem Solving Activity In-Class Problem Solving Activity; HW 3.1 and 3.2. due on Sep 24(W)
Sep 24(W) 3.4. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables In-Class Problem Solving Activity; Mini-Make-Up Exam; HW 3.3. and 3.4.
Sep 29 (M) 4.1. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables, 4.3. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations HW: 4.1 and 4.3
Oct 1 (W) 4.3. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations, Review In-Class Review (Version A: Solution)
Oct 6 (M) 6.1. Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping, 6.2. Factoring Trinomials, 6.3. Special Factoring
Oct 8 (W) Exam 2 ( Range: 3.1 - 4.3 ): Please turn in the Review version B on the exam day for extra credits. In addition to this, you are to review in-class activity and in-class review problems. Review Version B; Exam 2( Solution )
Oct 13 (M) Mid-Term Grade Viewable on-line after 1 p.m.
Oct 13 (M) 6.2. Factoring Trinomials; 6.3. Special Factoring HW 6.1 and 6.2
Oct 15(W) 6.3. Special Factoring; 6.4. A General Approach to Factoring HW 6.3 and 6.4
Oct 20(M) 6.5. Solving Equations by Factoring; 7.1. Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing HW: 6.5 and 7.1
Oct 22(W) 7.2. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions, 7.4. Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs, 9.7. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities HW 7.2, 7.4 and 9.7; In-Class Problem Solving Activity
Oct 27(M) Review for the Exam
Oct 29(W) Exam 3 (Range: 6.1-6.5, 7.1,7.2, 7.4, 7.5 and 9.7 ) Review; Exam 3( Solution )
Nov 3(M) 8.1. Radical Expressions and Graphs; 8.2. Rational Exponents; 8.3. Simplifying Radical Expressions HW 8.1. and 8.2.
Nov 5(W) 8.3. Simplifying Radical Expressions; 8.4. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions; 8.5. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions Mini-Make-Up Exam, HW 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5
Nov 10(M) 8.6. Solving Equations with Radicals; 8.7. Complex Numbers HW 8.6 and 8.7
Nov 12(W) 9.1. The Square Root Property and Completing the Square; 9.2. The Quadratic Formula In-Class Problem Solving Activity; HW 9.1 and 9.2
Nov 17(M) 9.3. Equations Quadratic in Form; 9.4. Formulas and Further Applications
Nov 19(W) Review for the test
Nov 24(M) Exam 4 (Range: Chapter 8 and 9) Review for the exam;
Nov 26(W) Thanks Giving Break
Dec 1(M) Review for the Final
Dec 3(W) Review for the Final
Dec 8(M) Final Exam (12 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.) Review for the Final