Math 004

Intermediate Algebra

3 credits

Blue Book Description: Algebraic expressions; linear, absolute value equations and inequalities; lines; systems of linear equations; integral exponents; polynomials; factoring. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.

Pre-requisites: Basic arithmetic skills or satisfactory performance on the mathematics proficency examination.

Pre-requisite for: Math 022, Math 026

Suggested Textbook:
Intermediate Algebra, 2nd edition, Sullivan and Struve, Pearson Publishing , ISBN-10: 0-321-56752-8.
Check with your instructor to make sure this is the textbook used for your section.

Topics:
Review
R.1, R.2 Sets and Classification of Numbers
R.3, R.4 Operations on Signed Numbers, Order of Operations
R.5 Algebraic Expressions

Ch. 1
1.1 Linear Equations in One Variabl
1.2 Intro. To Problem Solving
1.3 Using Formulas
1.4 Linear Inequalities in One Variable
1.5 Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs of Equations
1.6 Linear Equations in Two Variables
1.7 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
1.8 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Ch. 2
2.1 Relations
2.2 Intro. To Functions
2.3 Functions and Their Graphs
2.4 Linear Functions and Models
2.5 Compound Inequalities 2.6 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Ch. 3
3.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.2 Problem Solving Involving Systems of Two Equations

Ch. 4
4.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
4.2 Multiplying Polynomials
4.3 Dividing Polynomials
4.4 Greatest Common Factor; Factor By Grouping
4.5 Factoring Trinomials
4.6 Factoring Special Products
4.7 Factoring: A General Strategy
4.8 Polynomial Equations