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MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Fall 2010

Instructor: Dr. Donald Bryant Phone: Main Campus 246-7594


E-mail: dwbryant@irsc.edu Office: Main Campus Bldg. W-212

Office hours: Posted outside office door

Text: Intermediate Algebra, by D. Franklin Wright; 6th Edition

Software: Intermediate Algebra, by Hawkes Publishing. (Note: You will need to save your password and
certificates.)

Course Description: Topics include solving linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, and radical equations
and inequalities, operations on polynomials including factoring, exponents, rational expressions and radical
expressions, and graphs of linear equations in two variables.

Content: We will cover topics from Chapters 1 - 8. The final exam will be comprehensive.

Calculators: You may use a calculator for each test. (Graphing calculators cannot be used for Test 1.)
Even though some have built-in calculators, cell phones cannot be used at all during tests and need to be turned
off before the test begins.

Grades: The final grade is the average of four tests(100 points each), computer certificates assigned in the
homework (150 points), and a cumulative final exam (350).

A - 90 - 100 I - An incomplete can be given if your grade is at least a “C” and


B - 80 - 89 for some good reason you are unable to complete the course.
C - 70 - 79
D - 60 - 69 W - If you withdraw from the course, you must do this on or before
F - 0 - 59 Monday, November 8, 2008.

Attendance: Everyone is expected to be present, on time, and prepared for each class meeting.

Make-up Tests: If you should happen to miss a test, a special (possibly more difficult) makeup test may be arranged (at
the discretion of the instructor) ONLY IN THE CASE WHERE the instructor is notified before the time/day of the test.
Only one makeup test is permitted per student, second one is a zero grade, NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Cheating/plagiarism: You will receive a grade of zero and/or will be taken before the Academic Review
Board for possible dismissal from school.

Extra Help: The ASC Lab (Academic Support Center) is available to you Monday – Saturday. In this lab you
may receive FREE tutoring and you may use the textbook, solutions guide and software for this course.

Outcomes of Course (MAT 1033) :


1. Make use of technology to organize, acquire, and convey information.

2. Apply critical thinking through problem solving.


Objectives for Course (MAT 1033) :
1. Review of algebraic techniques, order of operations, and properties.

2. Review and expand solving equations and inequalities (linear, rational, quadratic, and radical).

3. Review and expand the operations of polynomials.

4. Review and expand the techniques in simplifying rational expressions.

5. Review and expand the operations of expressions in radical or exponential form.

6. Review and expand the techniques in graphing linear equations and inequalities.
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
Homework Sheet

Thurs. 8 – 26– 10: Sec. 1.4: 19, 23, 27, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 49, 51, 53, 55, 61 – 73 odd, 79, 81, 83.
Computer Lesson 1.4 b) Solving Linear Equations.
Computer Lesson 1.4 c) Solving Absolute Value Expressions.

Thurs. 8 – 26 – 10: Sec. 1.5: 1, 5, 13, 19, 21, 29, 39, 41, 45.
Sec. 1.7: 3, 5, 9, 13, 19, 21, 25, 31, 37, 39, 41, 47, 57, 61, 63.
Sec. 1.2: 27 – 31 odd. (Note: There is no computer lesson on Sec. 1.2)
Computer Lesson 1.5 a) Solving Formulas.
Computer Lesson 1.5 b) Evaluating Formulas.
Computer Lesson 1.7 a) Solving Linear Inequalities.

Thurs. 9 – 02 – 10: Sec. 1.6: 1, 3, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 31, 33, 35, 39.
Sec. 2.1: 3, 7, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35, 37, 41.
Computer Lesson 1.6 Applications of Linear Equations.
Computer Lesson 2.1 b) Graphing Linear Equations by Plotting Points.

Thurs. 9 – 02 – 10: Sec. 2.2: 1, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 27, 39, 47, 57.
Sec. 2.3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 41, 45, 47.
Computer Lesson 2.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form.
Computer Lesson 2.3 a) Graphing Linear Equations in Point-Slope Form.

Thurs. 9 – 09 – 10 Sec. 2.4: 1, 3, 5, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 33, 35, 37.
Computer Lesson 2.3 b) Finding the Equation of a Line.
Computer Lesson 2.4 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation.

Thurs. 9 – 09 – 10: Sec. 2.5: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 29.


Computer Lesson 2.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities.
Review

Thurs. 9 – 16 – 10: Test 1 (Chapter 1 – 2 )


Computer Lessons 1.4b, 1.4c, 1.5a, 1.5b, 1.6, 1.7a, 2.1b, 2.2, 2.3a, 2.3b, 2.4, & 2.5 are
due on or before 9 – 14 – 10.

Thurs. 9 – 16 – 10: Sec. 3.1: 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 35, 41.
Computer Lesson 3.1 a) Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing.
Computer Lesson 3.1 b) Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution.
Computer Lesson 3.1 c) Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition.

Thurs. 9 – 23 – 10: Sec. 3.7: 3, 9, 13, 17, 21.


Sec. 3.2: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19.
Computer Lesson 3.7 Systems of Linear Inequalities.
Computer Lesson 3.2 Applications (Systems of Equations).
Thurs. 9 – 23 – 10: Sec. 4.1: 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 25, 31, 33, 35, 49, 51, 55, 57, 59, 63 – 81 odd.
Computer Lesson 4.1 b) Simplifying Integer Exponents II.
Computer Lesson 4.1 c) Scientific Notation.

Thurs. 9 – 30 – 10: Sec. 4.2: 1 – 13 odd, 21, 25, 27.


Sec. 4.3: 3, 7, 13, 17, 19, 23, 27, 31, 33, 41, 43, 65.
Computer Lesson 4.2 a) Identifying Polynomials.
Computer Lesson 4.3 a) Multiplying Polynomials.
Computer Lesson 4.4 a) Division by a Monomial.

Thurs. 9 – 30 – 10: Sec. 4.4: 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 43, 47, 51, 53.
Sec. A.2: 3 – 13 odd. (Appendix)
Computer Lesson 4.4 b) The Division Algorithm.
Computer Lesson A.2 Synthetic Division.

Thurs. 10 – 07 – 10: Sec. 4.5: 1 – 19 odd, 25, 29, 33.


Sec. 4.6: 1 – 29 odd.
Computer Lesson 4.5 a) GCF of a Polynomial.
Computer Lesson 4.5 b) Factoring Expressions by Grouping.
Computer Lesson 4.6 a) Factoring Trinomials by Trial and Error.
Computer Lesson 4.6 b) Factoring Trinomials by the ac-Method.

Thurs. 10 – 07 – 10: Sec. 4.7: 1 – 21 odd, 31 – 47 odd.


Computer Lesson 4.7 a) Special Factorization - Squares.
Computer Lesson 4.7 b) Special Factorization – Cubes.

Thurs. 10 – 14 – 10: Sec. 4.8: 1, 3, 7, 15, 19, 23, 25, 27, 35, 39, 43, 47, 59.
Computer Lesson 4.8 Solving Equations by Factoring.
Review

Thurs. 10 – 14 – 10: Test 2 (Chapters 3 – 4)


Computer Lessons 3.1a, 3.1b, 3.1c, 3.7, 3.2, 4.1b, 4.1c, 4.2a, 4.3a, 4.4 a, 4.4b, A.2,
4.5a, 4.5b, 4.6a, 4.6b, 4.7a, 4.7b, & 4.8 are due on or before 10 – 14 – 10.

Thurs. 10 – 21 – 10: Sec. 5.1: 1, 5, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 57, 65, 67, 71, 73.
Computer Lesson 5.1 a) Defining Rational Expressions.
Computer Lesson 5.1 b) Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions.

Thurs. 10 – 21 – 10: Sec. 5.2: 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 31, 33, 37, 45, 55.
Computer Lesson 5.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions.

Thurs. 10 – 28 – 10: Sec. 5.3: 5, 7, 9, 15, 19, 21, 33.


Sec. 5.4: 1, 21, 23, 25.
Computer Lesson 5.3 Complex Fractions.

Thurs. 10 – 28 – 10: Sec. 5.4: 3, 5, 27, 31, 33, 37, 41, 45, 47.
Computer Lesson 5.4 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions.
Review

Thurs. 11 – 04 – 10: Test 3 (Chapter 5)


Computer Lessons 5.1a, 5.1b, 5.2, 5.3, & 5.4 are due on or before 11 –02 – 10.
Thurs. 11 – 04 – 10: Sec. 6.1: 11 – 59 odd.
Computer Lesson 6.1 a.) Evaluating Radicals.
Computer Lesson 6.1 b.) Simplifying Radicals.

(Note: November 8, 2010 is the last day to withdraw from a class.)

Tues. 11 – 09 – 10: Sec. 6.2: 1 – 19 odd, 25, 41 – 65 odd, 69, 75, 79, 81, 85.
Computer Lesson 6.2 Rational Exponents.

Thurs. 11 – 11 – 10: Veteran’s Day Holiday! No classes.

Thurs. 11 – 18 – 10: Sec. 6.3: 1 – 35 odd, 41, 43, 47 – 71 odd.


Computer Lesson 6.3 a) Addition and Subtraction of Radicals.
Computer Lesson 6.3 b) Multiplication of Radicals.
Computer Lesson 6.3 c.) Division of Radicals.

Thurs. 11 – 18 – 10: Sec. 6.6: 1, 5 – 23 odd, 39 – 47 odd, 53 – 59 odd.


Sec. 6.7: 1 – 19 odd, 23, 29 – 45 odd, 51, 53, 61.
Sec. 6.4: 1 – 15 odd, 19, 37, 39, 41, 43.
Computer Lesson 6.4 Solving Radical Equations.
Computer Lesson 6.6 Complex Numbers.
Computer Lesson 6.7 Multiplication and Division of Complex Numbers
Review.
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Thurs. 11 – 25 – 10: Computer Lessons 6.1a, 6.1b, 6.2, 6.3a, 6.3b, 6.3c, 6.6, & 6.7 are due on or
before 11 – 25 – 10.

Thurs. 11 – 25 – 10: Thanksgiving Holiday. No classes.

Thurs. 12 – 02 – 10: Test 4 (Chapter 6)


Sec. 7.1: 1 – 5 odd, 11, 13, 21 – 45 odd, 51, 53, 63.
Sec. 7.2: 13, 15, 19, 23 – 33 odd, 37, 39 – 45 odd, 51, 53, 57.
Computer Lesson 7.1 a.) SQE: The Square Root Method.
Computer Lesson 7.1b.) SQE: Completing the Square.
Computer Lesson 7.2 SQE: The Quadratic Formula.

Tues. 12 – 09 – 10: Sec. 7.5: 1, 5, 9, 13, 15.


Computer Lesson 7.5 Graphing Parabolas.

Thurs. 12 – 09 – 10: Review for Final Exam.


Computer Lessons 6.4, 7.1a, 7.1b, 7.2, & 7.5 are due on or before 12 – 09 – 10.

Final Exam (Cumulative): December 16th , 2010 1:15 – 3:45


MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Software
Hawkes Learning Systems
Get your access code:
1. There are two ways to get your access code. On the internet, go to www.hawkeslearning.com and click on
“get your access code” or click on the “I need an access code” link from the software. Either option will
direct you to the website to request an access code.
2. Fill out the form (including your 15-digit license number from the yellow sticker on the CD sleeve). Click
on the submit button.
3. Your personalized access code will be displayed on the screen. (You will also receive an email with the
code as an attachment called “access.cod”.) Write this code down somewhere safe, where you will be
able to retrieve it. From the email, copy and save it to your hard drive and to a floppy disc.

Enroll in your course:


1. Go to
http://www.hawkeslearning.com/irscima.

2. You will be asked to enter your access code.


You can either type it or open it from a file
(floppy or hard drive).

3. Choose your instructor (i.e. Bryant) and the


correct section from the drop down menu .
You have now enrolled in your class.

Install your software:


(You do not have to do this, you may use the CPI lab; the software is loaded on the computers in the lab).

1. Place CD #1 in the CD-ROM drive.


2. If icon does not appear, double click “my computer”, then double click CD-ROM drive
3. Double Click “Setup.exe”
4. You will be prompted for a Course ID.
-If you have internet access, select “Yes, the Course ID is:” and enter IRSCIMA in the box provided.
-If you do not have internet access, select the option that says “No, I will not be accessing an online
progress report from this computer.”

Opening the Program:


1. Double-click on the diamond icon called Intermediate Algebra. Intermediate Algebra.

2. Once it opens, the student must enter the program using an access code. The student must type it in the
space provided and click OK.

At this time, the student will have the opportunity to save the access code on a diskette, or other storage
device, such as a jump drive or flash drive. From then on, the student will enter their access code by
clicking “Load from Disk” and browse for the access code file.
Loading the IRSC curriculum:` (You may skip this page if you have high-speed internet access
because the curriculum will automatically be updated for you. Do not skip this page if you have
dial up internet access.)

If your instructor has edited the Hawkes homework lessons (the Certify mode) and you cannot connect to the
internet, you will need to load these lesson changes from a file.
To do this:
1. Go to the IRCC webpage www.irsc.edu. Select the “Staff/Faculty” option at the top; Choose “Faculty
Websites” and select “Mathematics”; On the Mathematics Department webpage, select “Resources”
and “MAT 1033 Software Updates”. Follow the directions in step 1 to save the “Curriculum.HCF” file on
your computer and then disconnect the internet.

2. Log into the Intermediate Algebra software using your access code.

3. Select Tools, then Load Curriculum.

4. Next, browse to the location where you saved the Curriculum.HCF file. Select the file and click Open.

5. The following message will appear to inform you that the file was loaded successfully.

6. Once complete, your lessons will be automatically updated for the entire semester. (You will not need
to repeat steps 1-5 again unless your instructor tells you otherwise.)
Completing Assignments:
1. Once entered into the program, the student needs to click on the chapter and lesson which was assigned.

2. The student should always begin by clicking “Practice,” so they can practice the
assigned problems. In this mode, the student may choose the level of difficulty of the
problems. Once the student types the answer, he/she must click the S button, or submit,
in the bottom right hand corner.

The T, or tutor, button is available at the bottom right hand corner of the screen, if the student would like
help on how to solve the problem.

(Practicing is important, as the student can only make so many mistakes during the Certify mode
until he/she gets kicked out of the assignment and must start the assignment over.)

3. In order to complete assignments in the program, the student must be in the “Certify”
mode. When the student successfully completes the assignment, a certificate of
completion should appear on the screen.

At this time, the program will give the student the option to Print and/or Save. A student should ALWAYS
SAVE the completed certificate onto the computer’s hard drive and a diskette, or other storage device.
Printing the certificate is also suggested. If there is an internet glitch and the certificate is not saved, your
assignment will be lost.
4. If the student is working on a computer with high-speed internet access, the certificate should automatically
appear in the instructor’s online grade book. (This may or may not happen with dial-up internet service.)
The student should verify this by pressing progress report at the bottom of the opening screen. This will
take them to his/her progress report online, which shows assignment due dates, completion dates, etc.

If the student is working on a


computer without high-speed internet
access, or for some reason, the
certificate did not automatically
appear in the progress report, the
student should continue to the
directions for “registering completed
certificates.”

It is the student’s responsibility to


make sure that the assignments
appear in the gradebook. There
have been occasions that the software
states that the certificate was
successfully registered, but it has not.
YOU MUST CHECK YOUR
PROGRESS REPORT.

Registering Completed Certificates:


1. Once a student has certified a lesson, he/she may register the certificate online at
http://www.hawkeslearning.com/irscima. (This only needs to be done if the student is using the program on a
computer that does not have high-speed internet access. Otherwise, registration should happen automatically.)

The student will need to enter the site using his/her access code, which can be entered one of the following
ways:
a. From a disk, or other storage device – click on file. Browse for the access code file and click OK.
b. By typing it in – click on typing. Type the access code and click OK.
c. By copying and pasting – click on pasting. Paste the access code in the box provided and click OK.
Note: The first time that a student logs on to register a certificate, they will need to choose their instructor and their section.
2. The student will then see his/her
progress report.

Click on “Register Certificates” in the


upper left hand corner.

3. If the student wishes to register just one


certificate, then he/she must select the
certificate that is completed from the
pull down menu. Then browse for the
file that was saved and click submit.

If the student wishes to register more


than one certificate at the same time,
then he/she must click on “Register
Multiple Lesson Certificates.” A
browse button will appear to allow the
student to browse for the folder that
contains the saved certificates.

Once he/she highlights the appropriate folder, then click OK. A list of all certificates saved in the chosen
folder will appear. The student must then click submit.
At this time the certificates should be registered.

The student should go back to the progress report and verify whether or not he/she successfully registered
the completed certificates.

Note: * Be sure you submit your Certification Code ON or BEFORE the due date to get credit for the
assignment. If it is posted after the deadline, it will appear as Late no matter what the completion
date is.

Technical Support: techsupport@hawkeslearning.com


Toll Free (800) 426-9538 or Long Distance (843) 571-2825
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