Intermediate Algebra Course Syllabus
Day  Sections  Topic 
1/12  1.1 1.2 1.3 
Using Qualitative Graphs to Describe Situations Graphing Linear Equations Slope of a Line 
1/14  1.3 1.4 1.5 
Slope of a Line Meaning of Slope for Equations, Graphs, and Tables Finding Linear Equations 
1/21  1.6 2.1 2.2 
Functions Using Lines to Model Data Finding Equations for Linear Models 
1/26  2.2 2.3 2.4 
Finding Equations for Linear Models Function Notation and Making Predictions Slope is a Rate of Change 
1/28  3.1 3.2 3.3 
Using Graphs and Tables to Solve Systems Using Elimination and Substitution to Solve Systems Using Systems to Model Data 
2/02  3.3 3.4 
Using Systems to Model Data Value, Interest, and Mixture Problems 
2/04  Using Linear Inequalities in One Variable to Make Predictions Review for Exam 1 

2/09  CBR Activity Exam 1 

2/11  4.1 4.2 
Properties of Exponents Rational Exponents 
2/16  4.3 4.4 
Graphing Exponential Functions Finding Equations for Exponential Models 
2/18  4.5 5.1 
Using Exponential Functions to Model Data Inverse Functions 
2/23  5.1 5.2 
Inverse Functions Logarithmic Functions 
2/25  5.2 5.3 
Logarithmic Functions Properties of Logarithms 
3/02  5.4 5.5 
Using the Power Property with Exponential Models
to Make Predictions More Properties of Logarithms 
3/04  5.6 6.1 
Natural Logarithms Adding and Subtracting Polynomial Expressions and Functions 
3/16  Review for Exam 2 Exam 2 

3/18  6.2 6.3 
Multiplying Polynomial Expressions and Functions Factoring Trinomials of the Form ; Factoring out the GCF 
3/23  6.4 6.5 
Factoring Polynomials Factoring Special Binomials; A Factoring Strategy 
3/25  6.6 7.1 
Using Factoring to Solve Polynomial Equations Graphing Quadratic Functions in Vertex Form 
3/30  7.2 7.3 
Graphing Quadratic Functions in Standard Form Solving Quadratic Equations by Extracting Square Roots 
4/01  7.4 7.5 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the
Square Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Quadratic Equations 
4/06  7.6 7.7 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three
Variables; Finding Quadratic Functions1 Finding Quadratic Models Pass out ADO Assignment (Applications of Modeling Lab) 
4/08  7.8 8.1 8.2 
Modeling with Quadratic Functions Finding the Domains of Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 
4/13  8.2 8.3 
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 
4/15  8.4 8.5 
Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations 
4/20  8.6 9.1 
Modeling with Rational Functions Simplifying Radical Expressions 
4/22  Review for Exam 3 Exam 3 

4/27  9.2 9.3 
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical
Expressions Rationalizing Denominators and Simplifying Quotients of Radical Expressions 
4/29  9.4 9.5 
Graphing and Combining Square Root Functions Solving Radical Equations 
5/04  9.6 11.1 
Modeling Using Square Root Functions Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Review for Exam 4 
5/06  Exam 4 Review for Final Exam 

5/11  Final Exam 