# MATH 105: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

## Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Heading | Value |
---|---|

Units: |
5 |

Hours: |
5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter) |

Advisory: |
Not open to students with credit in MATH 108. |

Degree & Credit Status: |
Degree-Applicable Credit Course |

Foothill GE: |
Non-GE |

Transferable: |
None |

Grade Type: |
Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass) |

Repeatability: |
Not Repeatable |

## Student Learning Outcomes

- Students will solve problems involving applications of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic growth.
- Students will develop conceptual understanding of the relationship between a function and its graph. They will demonstrate and communicate this understanding in a variety of ways, such as: reasoning with definitions, connecting concepts, and connecting multiple representations, as appropriate.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to simplify linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and solve equations.

## Description

## Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

A. Identify and graph inequalities, absolute value, rational, radical, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions

B. Simplify rational, radical, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic expressions

C. Solve both analytically and graphically inequalities, absolute value, rational, radical, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations

D. Use technology such as graphing calculators and/or computer algebra system to assist in solving problems involving any of the topics in (A) through (C)

E. Discuss mathematical problems and write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation

F. Interpret mathematical solutions

## Course Content

A. Identify and graph

1. visually identify graphs of different functions

2. inequalities

a. Inequality notation

b. Interval notation

c. graphical notation

3. absolute value

a. domain and range

b. notation

4. rational functions

a. domain and range

5. radical function

a. domain and range

6. polynomials functions

a. domain and range

b. quadratic

1) standard form

2) vertex form

7. exponential functions

a. domain and range

b. growth rate

8. logarithmic function

a. domain and range

b. inverse function

B. Simplify

1. rational expressions

a. factoring

b. long division

c. operations (add, subtract, multiple, and divide) on rational

2. radical expressions

a. conjugate

b. properties of radical

c. operations on radical

3. polynomial expressions

a. factoring

b. completing the square

c. operations on polynomials

4. exponential expressions

a. properties of exponents

b. operations on exponents

5. logarithmic expressions

a. properties of logarithmic

b. operations on logarithmic

C. Solve both analytically and graphically

1. linear inequalities

a. single inequalities

b. compound inequalities

2. absolute value equations

3. rational equations

a. least common denominator

4. radical equations

a. power rule

5. polynomial equations

a. zero product rule

b. quadratic formula

6. exponential equations

a. similar bases

b. inverse

c. logarithmic properties

7. logarithmic equations

a. inverse

b. converting to exponential

c. logarithmic property of equality

D. Use technology such as graphing calculators and/or computer software to assist in solving problems involving any of the topics in (A) through (C) above, such as:

1. calculator/computer utilities for evaluating problems involving optimization

2. calculator/computer utilities for determining mathematical models using regression

3. calculator/computer utilities for finding intersection points for graphs of two functions

4. calculator/computer utilities for finding zeros or roots of functions

E. Discuss mathematical problems and write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation

1. application problems from other disciplines

2. proper notation

F. Interpret mathematical solutions

1. explain the significance of solutions to application problems

## Lab Content

Not applicable.

## Special Facilities and/or Equipment

B. When taught online or hybrid:

1. Internet access

2. Course management system

3. Specific software related to the course

## Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Homework

B. Quizzes

C. Hour Exams

D. Proctored Comprehensive Final Exam

E. Class Participation

F. Project

G. Class Activities

## Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture

B. Discussion

C. Cooperative learning exercises

## Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Bittinger, Marvin. Elementary and Intermediate Algebra + MyMathLab Package. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2012.

Beoga.net Inc. Intermediate Algebra V4. 2014.

When taught on Foothill Global Access: lectures, handouts, and assignments are delivered via email and/or the world wide web.

## Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 30-60 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.

B. Lecture: Five hours per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.

C. Projects: Student projects covering subject matter from textbook and related materials. Projects will require students to discuss mathematical problems, write solutions in accurate mathematical language and notation and interpret mathematical solutions. Projects may require the use of a computer algebra system such as Mathematica or MATLAB.

D. Worksheets: Problems and activities covering the subject matter. Such problems and activities will require students to think critically. Such worksheets may be completed inside and/or outside of class.