# INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

PREREQUISITES:

A grade of C or better in MAT 050 - Basic Algebra or

demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment

(elementary algebra section - ASSET 40+), (algebra section

COMPASS 41-65).

DIVISION: General Education and Support Services

PROGRAM: General Education

CREDIT HOURS: 3

CONTACT HOURS: Lecture: 3

DATE OF LAST REVISION: 6/4/02

EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION: Fall, 2002

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Reviews basic operations of polynomials, scientific

notation, linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear

equations, and factoring algebraic expressions.

Concentrates on properties of integer and rational

exponents, rational expressions and equations, systems of

linear equations, radicals, radical equations, quadratic

equations, functions and their graphs, and applications.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this

course the student will be expected to:

1. Perform basic operations on polynomials and factor polynomials.

2. Use the properties of integer and rational exponents and scientific notation.

3. Solve linear equations and inequalities.

4. Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables.

5. Determine linear equations from geometric data.

6. Solve systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination.

7. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and by the quadratic formula.

8. Graph quadratic functions.

9. Simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations.

10. Solve literal equations.

11. Simplify radicals and solve radical equations.

12. Interpret functions algebraically, graphically, and numerically and use
function

notation.

13. Use relevant mathematical terminology, laws, and notation.

14. Solve a variety of application problems in the above areas.

15. Use a scientific and/or graphing calculator proficiently as related to
coursework.

16. Use computer technology which may include the Internet, the Web, email, or

computer tutorials to enhance the course objectives.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include –

Polynomial operations | Scientific notation |

Linear equations and inequalities | Graphs of linear equations and inequalities |

Factoring | Rational expressions and equations |

Integer and rational exponents | Radicals and radical equations |

Systems of linear equations | Functions and their graphs |

Quadratic equations | Applications |

TEXTS/CURRICULUM MATERIALS: (latest edition)

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, Jay Lehmann,

Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-014498-3, 2000

Supplies:

1) TI-83 graphing calculator

2) Ruler with centimeters

3) Graph paper

MINIMUM FACULTY CREDENTIALS:

A qualified faculty member in mathematics is one who has an earned master's or
higher degree,

from a regionally accredited institution, in mathematics; or a master's degree
with 18 graduate

semester credit hours in mathematics-related courses.

ACADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT:

The College is committed to academic integrity in all its practices. The faculty
value

intellectual integrity and a high standard of academic conduct. Activities that
violate

academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational

achievement.

Cheating on papers, tests or other academic works is a violation of College
rules. No

student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the instructor of the
class, may

be construed as cheating. This may include, but is not limited to, plagiarism or
other

forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests
or other

academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic
work. This

includes students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior.

ADA STATEMENT:

Ivy Tech State College seeks to provide effective services and accommodations
for qualified

individuals with documented disabilities. If you need an accommodation because
of a documented

disability, you are required to register with Disability Support Services at the
beginning of the

semester. If you will require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify
your instructor

immediately. Look for evacuation procedures posted in your classrooms.

METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY:

1. Teacher-whole class interactive discussion and explanation (50-70%)

2. Student-student small group interactive discussion and exploration (30-50%)