Intermediate Algebra (MTH 103 Sec 5)

Spring 2015


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   11:00 a.m 12:30 p.m and 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on MW and 12:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. on TR or By appointment
Class hours:   2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. TR, Melton 0205



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 )

Learning Support ( Lab Time Sheet )

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

Tutor Talk ( Tutoring and Assistance on the right column )

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 11th Edition,
by Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis,
Pearson Addison-Wesley Publishing,
ISBN-10: 0321715411, ISBN-13: 9780321715418
May 14(R), 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. (Comprehensive)


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
Jan 13 (T) 1.4. Properties of Real Numbers, in particular, Distribution and Like Terms, 2.1. Linear Equations in One Variable In-Class Activity. No HW will be collected.
Jan 15(R) 2.2. Formulas and Percent, 2.3. Applications of Linear Equations, 2.4. Further Applications of Linear Equations H.W. 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4
Jan 20 (T) 2.5. Linear Inequalities in One Variable In-Class Activity; HW 2.5.
Jan 22 (R) 2.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities And Problem Solving Activities with HW problems HW 2.7.
Jan 27(T) 5.1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.2. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials HW 5.1 and 5.2
Jan 29(R) 5.4. Multiplying Polynomials and Problem solving activity with HW HW 5.4.
Feb 3(T) 5.5. Dividing Polynomials, Review for the Exam Review
Feb 5(R) Exam 1 Exam 1 (Solution)
Feb 10 (T) 3.1. The Rectangular Coordinate System, 3.2. The Slope of a Line HW 3.1.
Feb 12 (R) 3.2. The Slope of a Line, 3.3. Linear Equations in Two Variables Mini-Make-Up Exam
Feb 17 (T) University Closed(Snow)
Feb 19 (R) 3.4. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Please watch video clips if you missed the class because of snow:
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Graphing System of Linear Inequalities

In-Class Activity 1; Activity 2, HW 3.4.
Feb 24(T) 4.1. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables, 4.3. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations H.W. 4.1 and 4.3
Feb 26(R) Review Review 1 (Solution ), Review 2
Mar 3(T) Exam 2 Exam 2 (Solution)
Mar 10(T), Mar 12(R) Spring Break
Mar 17(T) 6.1. Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping, 6.2. Factoring Trinomials, 6.3. Special Factoring HW 6.1 and 6.2
Mar 19(R) 6.3. Special Factoring; 6.4. A General Approach to Factoring HW 6.3 and 6.4, Mini-Make-Up Exam
Mar 24(T) 6.5. Solving Equations by Factoring; 7.1. Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing HW 6.5 and 7.1.
Mar 26(R) 7.2. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions, 7.4. Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs, 7.5. Applications of Rational Expressions, 9.7. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities HW 7.2. and 7.4
Mar 31(T) 9.7. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities and Review for the exam Review
Apr 2(R) Spring Holiday
Apr 7(T) Test 3 Exam 3 (Solution)
Apr 9(R) 8.1. Radical Expressions and Graphs; 8.2. Rational Exponents HW 8.1 and 8.2
Apr 14(T) 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
Apr 16(R) 8.6. Solving Equations with Radicals; 8.7. Complex Numbers Turn In: HW 8.6, Review problems 1-12, Back page of the In-Class Activity
Apr 21(T) 8.7. Complex Numbers, 9.1. The Square Root Property and Completing the Square, 9.2. The Quadratic Formula, 9.3. Equations Quadratic in Form In-Class Activity
H.W. Due on Thursday: Do review problems 13-18, HW 8.7., 9.1 and 9.2
Apr 23(R) 9.3. Equations Quadratic in Form; 9.4. Formulas and Further Applications In-Class Activity
HW 9.3 and 9.4, Review problems 19-the last problem
Apr 28(T) Review Review
Apr 30(R) Exam 4 Exam 4 (Solution)
May 5(T) Review for the Final
May 7(R) Review for the Final
May 12(T) 2 p.m.-3:50 p.m. (Comprehensive) Final Review