Lesson Plan for Introductory Algebra
Textbook: either book listed below is suitable for this
course
• Introductory Algebra, Custom Edition for IUPUI, Bittinger, Ellenbogen &
Johnson
• Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications, 5th Ed; Bittinger,
Ellenbogen & Johnson
Week 
Topics 
1 
Introduction
1.1 Introduction to Algebra
1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
1.3 Fraction Notation
1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers 
2 
1.5 Addition of Real Numbers
1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers
1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
1.8 Exp onential Notation and Order of Operations 
3 
2.1 Solving Equations
2.2 Using the Principles Together
2.3 Formulas
2.4 Applications With Percents 
4 
Exam #1; Chapters 1 and 2 (2.1 – 2.4)
2.5 Problem Solving
2.6 Solving Inequalities
2.7 Solving Applications With Inequalities 
5 
3.1 Reading Graphs, Plotting Points ,
and Scaling Graphs
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
3.3 Graphing Intercepts
3.4 Rates 
6 
3.5 Slope
3.6 Slope – Intercept Form
3.7 Point – Slope Form 
7 
Exam #2; Chapters 2 (2.5 – 2.7) and 3
4.1 Exponents and Their Properties
4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 
8 
4.3 Polynomials
4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials
4.6 Special Products
4.7 Polynomials in Several Variables 
9 
4.8 Division of Polynomials
Exam #3; Chapter 4 
10 
5.1 Introduction to Factoring
5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x^{2} + bx + c
5.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax^{2} + bx + c
5.4 Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
5.5 Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes 
11 
5.6 Factoring: A General Strategy
5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
5.8 Solving Applications 
12 
Exam #4; Chapter 5
6.1 Rational Expressions
6.2 Multiplication and Division 
13 
6.3 Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common
Denominators
6.4 Addition and Subtraction with Un like Denominators
6.5 Complex Rational Expressions
6.6 Solving Rational Equations 
14 
6.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and
Proportions
Exam #5; Chapter 6 
15 
Review for the Final Exam 
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