Intermediate Algebra (MTH 103, Section 1)

Fall 2016

Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   1-4 (M & T), 1-3(W & R) or by appointment
Class hours:   11:00AM to 12:20PM MW at Melton Hall 0101

Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus , Study Tips Tentative Schedule, Review Problems


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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 )

Multi-Media Resources: Lecture Powerpoints and High Quality Video Lecture Clips

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 22(M) Introduction, 2.2. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Aug 24(W) 3.1. Solving Linear Equations, 3.2. Equations that reduce to linear form

To prepare for the next quiz, please watch the following video clips in the multi-media Resources in Learning Support site in this website because the quiz problems will be selected from those video clips:
In sec. 2.2, Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Combining Like Terms (ProfRobBob): up to 16:55
13- Introductory Algebra - Simplify Algebraic Expressions (vg1220)
In sec 3.1. and 3.2, Solving Linear Equations (ProfRobBob)

Aug 29(M) 3.3. Problem Solving with Percent, 3.5. Geometric and Scientific Applications, 3.6. Linear Inequalities Closedbook Quiz
Aug 31(W) 3.6. Linear Inequalities, 3.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Openbook Quiz
Sep 5(M) Labor Day Holiday
Sep 7(W) 3.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities(Example 9), 4.1 Ordered Pairs and Graphs, 4.3 Relations, Functions, and Graphs Openbook Quiz
Sep 12(M) 4.4. Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations, 4.5. Equations of Lines, 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Sep 14(W) 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities, Review for the Exam Openbook Quiz
Sep 19(M) Exam 1(2.2., Chap 3 and 4)
Sep 21(W) 5.1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation, 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Sep 26(M) 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials, 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
Sep 28(W) 5.4 Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division, 6.1 Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors Closedbook Quiz
Oct 3(M) 6.1 Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors, 6.2. Factoring Trinomials Openbook Quiz
Oct 5(W) 6.3. More About Factoring Trinomials, 6.4. Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms
Oct 10(M) 6.5 Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
Oct 12(W) Exam 2(Chap 5 and 6)
Oct 17(M) 7.1. Rational Expressions and Functions, 7.3. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Oct 19(W) 7.3. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions and WebAssign Openbook Quiz
Oct 24(M) 7.5. Solving Rational Expressions, 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution
Oct 26(W) 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution Closedbook Quiz
Oct 31(M) 8.2. Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination, 9.1. Radicals and Rational Exponents
Nov 2(W) 9.1. Radicals and Rational Exponents, 9.2. Simplifying Radical Expression, 9.3. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions Openbook Quiz
Nov 7(M) 9.4. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions, 9.5. Radical Equations and Applications, 9.6. Complex Numbers
Nov 9(W) 9.6. Complex Numbers Closedbook Quiz
Nov 14(M) Review for the exam
Please complete the review problems and turn that in on Wednesday. This review will be counted as an openbook quiz. You are also to complete the on-line review problems.
Nov 16(W) Exam 3 (Chap7, 8 and 9)
Nov 21(M) Thanks Giving Break
Nov 23(W) Thanks Giving Break
Nov 28(M) 10.1. Solving Quadratic Equations, 10.2. Completing the Square, 10.3. The Quadratic Formula
Nov 30(W) 10.5. Applications of Quadratic Equations, 10.6. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
Dec 5(M) Review for the final exam
Dec 7(W) Review for the final exam
Dec 14(W)
Comprehensive Final

Exam 1 (Solution ),Exam 2(Solution ), Exam 3(Solution ), Exam 4(Solution )