Spring 2015
Instructor: Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
email: 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
Syllabus  Tentative Schedule 
HomeworkExercise 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: MondayThursday 8 a.m.9 p.m. Tutor Talk ( Tutoring and Assistance on the right column )

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 11th Edition, by Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis, Pearson AddisonWesley Publishing, ISBN10: 0321715411, ISBN13: 9780321715418 
May 14(R), 1:15 p.m.3:15 p.m. (Comprehensive) 
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 
Jan 13 (T)  1.4. Properties of Real Numbers, in particular, Distribution and Like Terms, 2.1. Linear Equations in One Variable  InClass 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  InClass 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  MiniMakeUp 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: 
InClass 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, MiniMakeUp 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  MiniMakeUp 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 112, Back page of the InClass 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  InClass Activity H.W. Due on Thursday: Do review problems 1318, HW 8.7., 9.1 and 9.2 
Apr 23(R)  9.3. Equations Quadratic in Form; 9.4. Formulas and Further Applications  InClass Activity HW 9.3 and 9.4, Review problems 19the 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 