Intermediate Algebra (MTH 103 Sec 3)

Fall 2015


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   11:00-12:30 MTWR,2:00-4:00 MW or by appointment
Class hours:   4:00 PM 5:20 PM MW at Melton Hall 0205



Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus Tentative Schedule

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Learning Support

Tutoring Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tutor Talk (On-line Math Tutoring)

Video Resources

Prof. Towell's Video Lectures

Textbook: You are to purchase at the Drago college bookstore. Further information is written in our syllabus.


In-Class Lecture Note:

2.1 to 3.5 , 3.6, 3.7 and 4.1 , 4.3 to 4.6 , 5.1 to 5.4 , 6.1 to 6.5 , 7.1 to 7.5 , 8.1 to 8.2 , 9.1 to 9.5 , 9.6 , 10.1 to 10.6



Progress, Problems and Solutions

Word Problems Presented During Class Hours

Quiz Problems, Exam Problems

Date Progress Problems, Solutions
Aug 17 (M) Introduction
2.2. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
3.1. Solving Linear Equations
3.2. Equations that reduce to linear form
Aug 19(W) 3.3. Problem Solving with Percent
3.5. Geometric and Scientific Applications
Openbook Quiz (#11, 12, 13, 14 in Sec 3.5)
Aug 24(M) 3.6. Linear Inequalities, 3.7. Absolute Value Equations (and Inequalities) Closedbook Quiz(2.2 ~3.5)
Aug 26 (W) 3.7. (Absolute Value Equations and) Inequalities, 4.1. Ordered Pairs and Graphs and 30 minutes of Lab Hour
Aug 31(M) 4.3. Relations, Functions and Graphs
4.4. Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Sep 2(W) 4.4. Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations( Parallel and Perpendicular lines)
4.5. Equations of Lines and Lab Hour
Closedbook Quiz( 3.6-4.4 except parallel and perpendicular lines )
Sep 9(W) 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities and about 45 minutes of lab hour
Sep 14(M) 5.1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation and 50 minutes of lab hour
Sep 16(W) 5.2. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
5.3. Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products and 25 minutes of lab hour
Sep 21 (M) 5.3. Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
5.4. Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division and about 25 minutes of lab hour
Sep 23(W) Closed book quiz (4.6 and Chap5) and Review for the Exam Closed book quiz (4.6 and Chap5)
Sep 28(M) Exam 1 Solution
Sep 30(W) 6.1. Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors
6.2. Factoring Trinomials
Oct 5(M) 6.3. More About Factoring Trinomials
6.4. Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms
Oct 7(W) 6.5. Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
7.1. Rational Expressions and Functions
Oct 12(M) 7.3. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Oct 14(W) 7.5. Solving Rational Expressions Quiz (Sec. 7.1 and 7.3)
Oct 19(M) 8.1. Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution
8.2. Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Quiz(Sec 7.5)
Oct 21(W) 9.1. Radicals and Rational Exponents
9.2. Simplifying Radical Expressions
Quiz (Sec 8.1 and 8.2)
Oct 26(M) 9.2. Simplifying Radical Expressions
9.3. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
9.4. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Quiz (sec 9.1 and 9.2)
Oct 28(W) 9.5. Radical Equations and Applications Quiz (sec 9.2.-9.4)
Nov 2(M) 9.6. Complex Numbers
Nov 4(W) Review for the Exam Review , Quiz (sec 9.5 and 9.6)
Nov 9 (M) Exam 2(Chap 6 - Chap 9) Solution
Nov 11(W) 10.1. Solving Quadratic Equations
10.2. Completing the Square
Nov 16(M) 10.3. The Quadratic Formula
10.5. Applications of Quadratic Equations
Openbook Quiz(about Quadratic Formula)
Nov 18(W) 10.6. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities Openbook Quiz
Nov 30(M) Review for the Final
Exam 1 (Solution ),Exam 2(Solution ), Exam 3(Solution ), Exam 4(Solution )
Dec 2(W) Review for the Final
Dec 7(M) Final Exam (4:00-5:50)