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Intermediate Algebra

Daily Topic Outline/Class Schedule (Subject to change)

Wednesday, Jan 21
Friday, Jan 23
Monday, Jan 26
Wednesday, Jan 28

Course Introduction

Appendix A-Reviewing Prerequisite Material
A.1 Plotting Points
A.2 Identifying Types of Numbers
A.3 Absolute Value
A.4 Performing Operations with Real Numbers
A.5 Exponents
A.6 Order of Operations
A.7 Constants, Variables, Expressions, and Equations
A.8 Distributive Law
A.9 Combining Like Terms
A.10 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
A.11 Solving Equations in Two or More Variables
A.12 Equivalent Expressions and Equivalent Equations

Friday, Jan 30
Monday, Feb 2
Wednesday, Feb 4
Friday, Feb 6
Monday, Feb 9

Chapter 1: Linear Equations and Linear Functions

1.1 Using Qualitative Graphs to Describe Situations
1.2 Graphing Linear Equations
1.3 Slope of a Line
1.4 Meaning of Slope for Equations, Graphs, and Tables
1.5 Finding Linear Equations
1.6 Functions

Wednesday, Feb 11
Friday, Feb 13
 Monday, Feb 16—
  Presidents Day

Wednesday, Feb 18

Chapter 2: Modeling with Linear Functions

2.1 Using Lines to Model Data
2.2 Finding Equations of Linear Models
2.3 Function Notation and Making Predictions
2.4 Slope Is a Rate of Change

Friday, Feb 20
Monday Feb 23
Wednesday, Feb 25
Friday, Feb 27

Chapter 3: Systems of Linear Equations

3.1 Using Graphs and Tables to Solve Systems
3.2 Using Substitution and Elimination to Solve Systems
3.3 Using Systems to Model Data
3.4 Value, Interest, and Mixture Problems
3.5 Using Linear Inequalities in One Variable to Make Predictions

Monday, Mar 2
Wednesday, Mar 4
Friday, Mar 6
Monday, Mar 9
Wednesday, Mar 11

Chapter 4: Exponential Functions

4.1 Properties of Exponents
4.2 Rational Exponents
4.3 Graphing Exponential Functions
4.4 Finding Equations of Exponential Functions
4.5 Using Exponential Functions to Model Data

Friday, Mar 13 Validation Paper and Pencil Midterm
March 16-20—Spring Break
Monday, Mar 23
Wednesday, Mar 25
Friday, Mar 27
Monday, Mar 30
Wednesday, Apr 1

Chapter 5: Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Inverse Functions
5.2 Logarithmic Functions
5.3 Properties of Logarithms
5.4 Using the Power Property with Exponential Models to Make Predictions
5.5 More Properties of Logarithms
5.6 Natural Logarithms

Friday, Apr 3
Monday, Apr 6
Wednesday, Apr 8
Friday, Apr 10
Monday, Apr 13
Wednesday, Apr 15

Chapter 6: Polynomial Functions

6.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomial Expressions and
6.2 Multiplying Polynomial Expressions and Functions
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2 + bx + c; Factoring Out the GCF
6.4 Factoring Polynomials
6.5 Factoring Special Binomials; A Factoring Strategy
6.6 Using Factoring to Solve Polynomial Equations

Friday, Apr 17
Monday, Apr 20
Wednesday, Apr 22
Friday, Apr 24
Monday, Apr 27
Wednesday, Apr 29
Friday, May 1

Chapter 7: Quadratic Functions

7.1 Graphing Quadratic Functions in Vertex Form
7.2 Graphing Quadratic Functions in Standard Form
7.3 Using the Square Root Property to Solve Quadratic Equations
7.4 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
7.5 Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Quadratic Equations
7.6 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables; Finding Quadratic Functions
7.7 Finding Quadratic Models
7.8 Modeling with Quadratic Functions

Monday, May 4
Wednesday, May 6

FINAL Review

TBD Comprehensive FINAL Exam

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