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MTH 05, Elementary Algebra
Fall 2018, Section D04

Instructor: Cormac O'Sullivan
Meets: 10-11:50 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in NI 400B
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 BCC Office:  CP 317 Office Phone: (718) 289 5413
Office Hours for Fall 2018 at BCC:
 Monday 4 - 5 Wednesday 4 - 5

Class Information, Textbook

Go here for the syllabus, sample finals, review sheets and more.
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MTH 05 Class Calendar (reload page for latest)

 Date Day Sections covered 1 Aug 27 Mon Introduction, Chapter 1 - fractions 2 Aug 28 Tue Fractions, 2.1-2.3 Adding, subtracting signed numbers 3 Aug 29 Wed 2.4-2.6 Multiplying, dividing signed numbers, powers, roots Homework #1 Sept 3 Mon No Class 4 Sept 4 Tue 3.1-3.3 Order of operations, Algebraic expressions 5 Sept 5 Wed 3.3-3.4 Evaluating, translating algebraic expressions Homework #2 Sept 10 Mon No Class Sept 11 Tue No Class 6 Sept 12 Wed Review of Chapters 1, 2 Homework #3 7 Sept 17 Mon Quiz #1 on Chapters 1,2. Then 4.1-4.2 Solving linear equations Sept 18 Tue No Class Sept 19 Wed No Class 8 Sept 24 Mon 4.2  Solving linear equations  (1 variable) 9 Sept 25 Tue 4.2 - 4.3  Linear equations, word problems, literal equations Homework #4 10 Sept 26 Wed 4.4-4.5  Solving linear inequalities (1 variable) 11 Oct 1 Mon 4.4, 5.1-5.2 Linear equations (2 variables) 12 Oct 2 Tue 5.2 Slope Homework #5 13 Oct 3 Wed 5.2 Equation of a line, Review for Quiz #2 Oct 8 Mon No Class 14 Oct 9 Tue Quiz #2 on Chapters 3,4. Section 5.2 More on lines 15 Oct 10 Wed 5.2 Lines, 5.3 Linear inequalities (2 var) Homework #6 16 Oct 15 Mon 5.4-5.5 Solving linear systems 17 Oct 16 Tue 5.4 Linear systems, 6.1-6.2 Polynomials, adding and subtracting 18 Oct 17 Wed 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 Properties of exponents Homework #7 19 Oct 22 Mon 6.4-6.7 Exponents, multiplying, dividing polynomials 20 Oct 23 Tue Review for Quiz #3: lines, polynomials 21 Oct 24 Wed Quiz #3 on Chapter 5 and 6.1-6.2. Then 6.5-6.7 Multiplying, dividing polynomials Homework #8 22 Oct 29 Mon Section 7.1-7.3 Factoring 23 Oct 30 Tue 7.3, 7.4 Factoring monic trinomials Homework #9 24 Oct 31 Wed 7.5-7.6 The ac-method, factoring by grouping 25 Nov 5 Mon 7.7 Factoring review, 8.1-8.2 Radicals 26 Nov 6 Tue 8.2-8.3 Radicals, complex numbers Homework #10 27 Nov 7 Wed 8.4-8.5 Operations with radicals, 9.1 Pythagorean Theorem 28 Nov 12 Mon Review for quiz 29 Nov 13 Tue Quiz #4 on Chapters 6, 7. Then 9.1-9.2 Completing the square Homework #11 30 Nov 14 Wed 9.2 - 9.3 Completing the square, the quadratic formula 31 Nov 19 Mon 9.4-9.5 Solving quadratic equations with the quadratic formula and factoring 32 Nov 20 Tue 9.5-9.7 Applications, introduction to parabolas Homework #12 33 Nov 21 Wed Review of Chapters 8, 9 Radicals practice 34 Nov 26 Mon Quiz #5 on Chapters 8, 9. Review of Chapters 1,2,3 Basics worksheet 35 Nov 27 Tue Review: Chapter 4 - linear equations, inequalities Linear equations 36 Nov 28 Wed Review: Chapter 5 - lines, slopes, solving systems Lines 37 Dec 3 Mon Review: Chapter 6 - polynomials, exponents Polynomials 38 Dec 4 Tue Practice final in Computer Lab: NI 101, Practice web page 39 Dec 5 Wed Review: Chapters 7, 8, 9Factoring, radicals, quadratic equations Factoring 40 Dec 10 Mon Practice Final in class Review sheet 41 Dec 11 Tue Review: Factoring, solving, lines 42 Dec 12 Wed Review: Radicals, lines... Dec 17 Mon Final Exam is 10 - 11:50 in NI 200A