Intermediate Algebra (MTH 103)

Spring 2016

Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Melton Hall Room 214
Office hours:   12:30-2:00 MW, 11:00-12:30 TR, 2:00-4:00 TR or by appointment
Class hours:   12:30PM to 1:50PM TR at Lybyer Enhanced Technology Ctr 0102

Course Basic Information, Resources and Downloads

Syllabus , Study Tips Tentative Schedule, Review Problems


If you need any technical support, then call 1-800-955-8275.

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
Jan 12(T) Introduction, 2.2. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Jan 14(R) 3.1. Solving Linear Equations, 3.2. Equations that reduce to linear form
Jan 19(T) 3.3. Problem Solving with Percent, 3.5. Geometric and Scientific Applications Openbook Quiz with #13, 14 in Sec 3.5.
Jan 21(R) 3.6. Linear Inequalities, 3.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Closedbook Quiz
Jan 26(T) 3.7. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities, 4.1. Ordered Pairs and Graphs Openbook quiz
Jan 28 (R) 4.3. Relations, Functions and Graphs, 4.4. Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations Closedbook Quiz
Feb 2(T) 4.4. Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations, 4.5. Equations of Lines and 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities(Except two word problems)
Feb 4(R) 4.6. Graphs of Linear Inequalities(last two word problems) and review for the exam Closedbook Quiz
Feb 9(T) Exam 1(2.2., Chap 3 and 4)
Feb 11(R) 5.1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Feb 16 (T) 5.2. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials, 5.3. Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
Feb 18(R) 5.4. Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division Closedbook Quiz
Feb 23(T) 6.1. Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors

6.2. Factoring Trinomials

Feb 25(R) 6.3. More About Factoring Trinomials

6.4. Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms

Mar 1(T) 6.5. Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring Openbook Quiz
Mar 3(R) Exam 2(Chap 5 and 6)
Mar 8(T) Spring Break
Mar 10(R) Spring Break
Mar 15(T) 7.1. Rational Expressions and Functions

7.3. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Mar 17(R) 7.5. Solving Rational Expressions Closedbook Quiz
Mar 22(T) 7.5. Solving Rational Expressions

8.1. Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution

Mar 24(R) No Class
Mar 29(T) 8.1. Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution

8.2. Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination

Mar 31(R) 9.1. Radicals and Rational Exponents

9.2. Simplifying Radical Expressions

Apr 5(T) 9.2. Simplifying Radical Expressions( rationalization )

9.3. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

9.4. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Apr 7(R) 9.5. Radical Equations and Applications Closedbook Quiz(Chapter 9)
Apr 12(T) 9.6. Complex Numbers
Apr 14(R) 9.6. Complex Numbers and review for the exam Closedbook quiz
Apr 19(T) Exam 3(Chap 7, 8 and 9)
Apr 21(R) 10.1. Solving Quadratic Equations

10.2. Completing the Square

Apr 26(T) 10.2. Completing the Square

10.3. The Quadratic Formula

10.5. Applications of Quadratic Equations

Apr 28(R) 10.5. Applications of Quadratic Equations and In-Class Activity openbook quiz
May 3(T) 10.6. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
May 5(R) Review for the final
Exam 1 (Solution ),Exam 2(Solution ), Exam 3(Solution ), Exam 4(Solution )
May 10(T) Comprehensive Final Exam(12:00 - 1:50)