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

Syllabus | Tentative Schedule |

## Homework
Exercise problems up to 2.7, Chapter 5 and Appendix B ( |
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. |

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;

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 |