Course: Math 120 (Beginning Algebra)
Text: Beginning Algebra, 10^{th} edition
Author: Lial/Hornsby/McGinnis
Publisher: Pearson
Day | Sections | Topic |
1 | 1.1 | Fractions |
2 | 1.1 | Fractions |
3 | 1.2 | Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality |
4 | 1.3 1.4 |
Variables, Expressions, and Equations Real numbers and the Number Line |
5 | 1.5 1.6 1.7 |
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers Properties of Real Numbers |
6 | 1.8 | Simplifying Expressions |
7 | 2.1 2.2 |
The Addition Property of Equality The Multiplication Property of Equality |
8 | 2.3 | More on Solving Linear Equations |
9 | 2.4 | An Introduction to Applications of Linear Equations |
10 | 2.5 | Formulas and Applications from Geometry |
11 | 2.6 | Ratios and Proportions |
12 | 2.8 | Solving Linear Inequalities |
13 | Review for Exam #1 | |
14 | Exam #1 on Chapters 1&2 | |
15 | 3.1 | Reading Graphs: Linear Equation in Two Variables |
16 | 3.2 | Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables |
17 | 3.2 | Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables |
18 | 3.3 | The Slope of a Line |
19 | 3.3 3.4 |
The Slope of a Line Equations of a Line |
20 | 3.4 | Equations of a Line |
21 | 3.6 | Functions |
22 | 4.1 4.2 |
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution |
23 | 4.3 | Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition |
24 | 4.4 | Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving |
25 | Review for Exam #2 | |
26 | Exam #2 on Chapters 3&4 | |
27 | 5.1 | The Product and Power Rules for Exponents |
28 | 5.2 | Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule |
29 | 5.3 5.4 |
An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation Adding and Subtracting Polynomials |
30 | 5.5 | Multiplying Polynomials |
31 | 5.6 | Special Products |
32 | 5.7 | Dividing Polynomials |
33 | 6.1 | The Greatest Common Factor: Factoring by Grouping |
34 | 6.2 | Factoring Trinomials |
35 | 6.3 | More on Factoring Trinomials |
36 | 6.4 | Special Factoring Techniques |
37 | 6.5 | Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring |
38 | 6.6 | Applications of Quadratic Equations |
39 | Review for Exam #3 | |
40 | Exam #3 on Chapters 5&6 | |
41 | 7.1 | The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions |
42 | 7.2 | Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions |
43 | 7.3 | Least Common Denominators |
44 | 7.4 | Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions |
45 | 7.5 | Complex Fractions |
46 | 7.6 | Solving Equations with Rational Expressions |
47 | 7.7 | Applications of Rational Expressions |
48 | Review for Exam #4 | |
49 | Exam #4 on Chapter 7 | |
50 | 8.1 | Evaluating Roots |
51 | 8.2 | Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals |
52 | 8.3 | Adding and Subtracting Radicals |
53 | 8.4 | Rationalizing the Denominator |
54 | 8.5 | More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals |
55 | 8.6 | Solving Equations with Radicals |
56 | 8.7 | Using Rational Numbers as Exponents |
57 | 9.1 | Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property |
58 | 9.2 | Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square |
59 | 9.3 | Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula |
60 | Review for Exam #5 | |
61 | Exam #5 on Chapter 8&9 | |
62 | Comprehensive Review | |
63 | Final Exam | |
64 | Final Exam |
The syllabus above is designed for a class that meets 4
times per week. We will only meet twice
per week, and as such, we will be covering two days worth of work on each day.