  # Introductory Algebra

 DATE & TEXT SECTION(S) WHAT YOU WILL LEARN (Specific Learning Outcomes) HW EXERCISES Due before the next class! Wed 10/28 WORKSHOP 10 REVIEW FOR TEST Class 19 Wed 10/28 Test 3: Test covers targets from Chapter 3 TEST 3 Class 20 Mon 11/2 3.6  Say whether an ordered pair solves a system of equations.  Solve a system of linear equations by graphing .  Given a problem situation, write a system of linear equations to describe the situation, and solve the problem by solving the system. Page 347: 9, 11, 19, 21, 23, 29a – 29f Wed 11/4 WORKSHOP 11 Class 21 Wed 11/43.7  Use the substitution or elimination method to solve a system of linear equations. Page 362: 1, 3, 5, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25 Class 22 Mon 11/9 Test 4: Mini - Test covers targets from 3.6 & 3.7 TEST 4 (50 pt) Wed 11/11 WORKSHOP 12 Class 23 Wed 11/11 5.1  Determine whether an expression is a polynomial.  Name the degree of each polynomial.  Write a given polynomial in descending order.  Given the value of a variable (s), evaluate a polynomial.  Simplify a polynomial expression by combining like terms .  Add or subtract two given polynomials.) Page 560: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 31, 33, 35, 43, 45, 53, 55 Class 24 Mon 11/16 4.5 & 5.2  Multiply two polynomials using, as appropriate, the laws of exponents , the associative property , and the distributive property.  Multiply binomials using the FOIL rule. Page 475: 31 – 41 odd, 53, 57, 59, 73, 75 Page 571: 1, 3, 5, 13, 15, 31, 33, 35, 41, 43, 45, 55 Wed 11/18 WORKSHOP 13 Class 25 Wed 11/18 4.8, 5.3 & 5.4 QUIZ # 5  Determine the quotient of two monomials .  Find and factor out the greatest common factor in a polynomial.  Factor polynomials completely.  Determine the square of a polynomial. Page 519: 7 – 19 odd, 31, 33 Page 582: 1, 3, 5, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 Page 589: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 37, 39 Class 26 Mon 11/23 5.6  Evaluate an algebraic fraction for a given value(s) of its variable(s).  Find the values for which a fraction is undefined.  Reduce an algebraic fraction to lowest terms. Page 613: 1, 3, 5, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 37 Wed 11/25 No Class Class 27 Mon 11/30 5.7  Multiply or divide two algebraic fractions .  Add or subtract two algebraic fractions with like denominators . Page 626: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45 Wed 12/2 WORKSHOP 14 REVIEW FOR TEST Class 28 Wed 12/2 5.9 QUIZ # 6  Solve equations containing algebraic fractions. Page 654: 1, 3, 5, 9 Class 29 Mon 12/7 Test 5 : Final Exam covers all MA 81 targets and emphasizes Chapter 5 TEST 5 Wed 12/9 WORKSHOP 15 Come to class for a conference to find out your grade in the course! Class 30 Wed 12/9 RETAKES of final (If necessary) TEST 5 Retakes HAVE A GREAT BREAK!

Test Dates and Scores
MA 81 Introductory Algebra
Fall 2008

 Grades Date Possible Score Student Score Workshop Activity # 1 Workshop Activity # 2 Workshop Activity # 3 Workshop Activity # 4 Workshop Activity # 5 Workshop Activity # 6 Workshop Activity # 7 Workshop Activity # 8 Workshop Activity # 9 Workshop Activity # 10 Workshop Activity # 11 Workshop Activity # 12 Workshop Activity # 13 Workshop Activity # 14 Workshop Activity # 15 (Top 12 scores counted!) Quiz # 1 20 Quiz # 2 20 Quiz # 3 20 Quiz # 4 20 Quiz # 5 20 Quiz # 6 20 (Top 5 scores counted!) Test # 1 100 Test # 1 (Retake) Test # 2 100 Test # 2 (Retake) Test # 3 100 Test # 3 (Retake) Test # 4 50 Test # 4 (Retake) Test # 5 (Final) 100 Test # 5 (Final - Retake) TOTAL 750
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