Intermediate Algebra (MTH 103, Section 3)

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:   9:30 AM - 10:50 AM TR at Melton Hall 0205

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

Prof. Towell's Video Lectures

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 23(T) Introduction, 2.2. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Aug 25(R) 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 30(T) 3.3. Problem Solving with Percent, 3.5. Geometric and Scientific Applications Closedbook Quiz
Sep 1(R) 3.6. Linear Inequalities, 3.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Sep 6(T) 3.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities, 4.1 Ordered Pairs and Graphs, 4.3 Relations, Functions, and Graphs
Sep 8(R) 4.3 Relations, Functions, and Graphs, 4.4. Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations, 4.5. Equations of Lines Openbook Quiz
Sep 13(T) 4.5. Equations of Lines, 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Sep 15(R) 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities, Review for the Exam Openbook Quiz
Sep 20(T) Exam 1(2.2., Chap 3 and 4)
Sep 22(R) 5.1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation, 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials (Definition of polynomials)
Sep 27(T) 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Sep 29(R) 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products, 5.4 Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division Closedbook Quiz
Oct 4(T) 6.1 Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors, 6.2. Factoring Trinomials Openbook Quiz
Oct 6(R) 6.3. More About Factoring Trinomials, 6.4. Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms Openbook Quiz
Oct 11(T) 6.5 Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring and Review for the Exam
Oct 13(R) Exam 2(Chap 5 and 6)
Oct 18(T) 7.1. Rational Expressions and Functions, 7.3. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Oct 20(R) Openbook Quiz and WebAssign activity
Oct 25(T) 7.5. Solving Rational Expressions, 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution
Oct 27(R) 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution Closedbook Quiz
Nov 1(T) 8.2. Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination, 9.1. Radicals and Rational Exponents
Nov 3(R) 9.1. Radicals and Rational Exponents, 9.2. Simplifying Radical Expressions, 9.3. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions Openbook Quiz
Nov 8(T) 9.4. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions, 9.5. Radical Equations and Applications, 9.6. Complex Numbers
Nov 10(R) 9.6. Complex Numbers Closedbook Quiz
Nov 15(T) 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 17(R) Exam 3 (Chap7, 8 and 9)
Nov 22(T) Thanks Giving Break
Nov 24(R) Thanks Giving Break
Nov 29(T) 10.1. Solving Quadratic Equations, 10.2. Completing the Square, 10.3. The Quadratic Formula
Dec 1(R) 10.5. Applications of Quadratic Equations, 10.6. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
Dec 6(T) Review for the final exam
Dec 8(R) Review for the final exam
Dec 13(T)
Comprehensive Final

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