Beginning and Intermediate Algebra Syllabus
Text: Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Gustafson/Frisk
WEEK 
DATES 
SECTIONS 
TOPICS 
1 
Aug. 25  29 
Introduction, 1.1 
Overview of course 
1.1 
Real Numbers 
1.2 
Fractions 
1.2 

2 
Sept. 1  Sept. 5 
OFF 

Worksheet #1 
Multiplication and Division 
1.2 
Decimals 
1.3 
Exp onents and Order of Ope rations 
3 
Sept. 8  12 
1.4 
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers 
1.5 
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers, 
Review (in class activity) 
Misc. Problems 
Basic Skills Test 

4 
Sept. 15  19 
1.7 
Properties of Real Numbers 
2.1 
Solving Basic Equations 
2.2 (in class activity) 
Solving More Equations 
2.3 
Simplifying Expressions 
5 
Sept. 22  26 
2.3 
to Solve Equations 
2.4, Exam I (Retake) 
Introduction to Problem Solving 
2.4,2.5 
Motion and Mixture Problems 
2.5 

6 
Sept. 29  Oct. 3 
2.6, Worksheet #5 
Formulas, Graphing Inequalities 
2.7 
Solving Inequalities 
Review (in class activity) 

Exam II 

7 
Oct. 6  10 
3.1,3.2 
The Rectangular Coordinate System 
3.2 
Graphing Linear Equations 
3.3 (in class activity) 
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing 
3.4 
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution 
8 
Oct. 13  17 
3.4 

3.5 
Solving Systems of Equations by Addition 
3.5 (in class activity) 

3.6 
Applications of Systems of Equations 
9 
Oct. 20  24 
3.6 

3.6 (in class activity) 

4.1 
Natural Number Exponents 
4.2 
Zero and Negative Integer Exponents 
10 
Oct. 27  31 
4.2 

4.3 
Scientific Notation 
Review (in class activity) 

Exam III 

11 
Nov. 3  Nov. 7 
4.4,4.5 
Polynomials 
4.5,4.6 
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 
4.6 (in class activity) 
Multiplying Polynomials 
4.8 
Quotients of Polynomials 
12 
Nov. 10  14 
4.8 

5.1 
Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor 
5.1 (in class activity) 

5.1 
Factoring by Grouping 
13 
Nov. 17  21 
5.1,5.2 
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares 
5.2 

5.3 (in class activity) 
Factoring Trinomials with Lead Coefficients of 1 
5.3 

14 
Nov. 24  28 
REVIEW 

Exam IV 

OFF 

OFF 

15 
Dec. 1  Dec. 5 
5.4 
Factoring General Trinomials 
5.4 

Review for Final Exam 

Review for Final Exam 

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