Intermediate Algebra Course Outline
Text: Intermediate Algebra, by George Woodbury,
Pearson, Addison Wesley with MyMathLab Student
Access Kit; Pearson Custom Publishing (Available only in the CSI
Campus Bookstore)
Calculator (No Graphing or Programmable Calculators)
Week  Lecture  Section  Topics  Homework Problems 
I  1  1.3  Solving Linear Equations  All Homework is to be done on line using MyMathLab software and access code that was packaged with the course textbook 
2  1.3  Equations in Fractional Form and Literal Equations 

3  1.3  Solving Absolute Value Equations 

4  1.4  Problem Solving – Applications of Linear Equations 

II  5  1.5  Solving Linear Inequalities  
6  1.5  Solving Absolute Value Inequalities 

7  2.1  Rectangular Coordinate System Graphing using the Table method. Graphing Linear Equations in One Variable 

8  2.1  Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables by using Intercept method. 

III  9  2.2  Slope Formula Slopes of Horizontal and Vertical Lines 

10  2.2  Equation of a Line  Slope Intercept Form Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 

11  2.2  Equation of a Line – Slope Intercept Form  Graphing 

12  2.3  Equation of a Line  Point Slope Form 

IV  13  2.3  Equation of a Line – Point Slope Form – Graphing Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 

14  2.4  Graphing Linear Inequalities  
15  Review  Review Sheet Handout  
16  Exam #1  
V  17  3.1  Solving a System of Two Linear Equations by Graphing 

18  3.1  Solving a System of Two Linear Equations by Substitution Method 

19  3.1  Solving a System of Two Linear Equations using Elimination – byAddition Method 

20  4.1 4.3 
ReviewExponentsProduct Rule Polynomials  Addition and Subtraction 

VI  21  4.3  Multiplying Polynomials  
22  4.4  Factoring  Common Factor  
23  4.5  Factoring Trinomials – a = 1  
24  4.5 4.6 
Factoring Trinomials  a > 1 Factoring Difference of Squares 

VII  25  4.8  Solving Equations and Problem Solving 

26  4.8  Solving Equations and Problem Solving 

27  Review  Review Sheet Handout  
28  Exam #2  
VIII  29  5.1  Simplifying Rational Expressions 

30  5.2  Rational Expressions  Multiply and Divide 

31  5.3  Rational Expressions  Addition and Subtraction 

32  5.3  More Rational Expressions  Addition and Subtraction Unlike Denominators 

IX  33  5.4  Complex Fractions  
34  5.5  Rational Equations  
35  5.7  Division of Polynomials  
36  4.1  Exponents  
X  37  4.2  Negative Exponents  
38  6.1  Roots and Radicals  Simplify  
39  6.2  Rational Exponents  
40  6.3  Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radical Expression 

XI  41  6.4  Multiply and Divide Radical Expressions 

42  6.5  Solving Radical Equations  
43  Review  Review Sheet Handout  
44  Exam #3  
XII  45  6.6  Complex Numbers ( no Division ) 

46  7.1  Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring and Square Roots 

47  7.1  Solving Quadratic Equations using Completing the Square 

48  7.2  Quadratic Formula  
XIII  49  7.4  Graphing a Parabola by plotting points & symmetry 

50  7.4  Graphing a Parabola using y = (x h)^{2} + k or y − k = (x − h )^{2} 

51  9.2  Graphing the Circle  
52  Review  Review Sheet Handout  
XIV  53  Exam #4  
54  Final Exam Review  
55  Final Exam Review  
56  Final Exam Review 