The first day of class (October 3 Monday), I'll discuss the administrative aspects of the course and give a brief introduction to the basic ideas of Intermediate Algebra. If you miss this day, then you shouldn't suffer too much for it, but you'll want to get the administrative information from me. The next day (October 5 Wednesday), the class will begin in earnest.

We cover the following sections of the textbook: 1.1, 6.1–6.7, 7.1&7.2, 7.5–7.8, 8.1, 8.3&8.4, 9.1–9.6, 9.8&9.9, 10.1–10.6. In other words, we cover Section 1.1 and Chapters 6–10, except for Sections 7.3&7.4, 8.2, 8.5–8.8, 9.7, and 10.7. It's a lot of material for 10 weeks, so the class has to move pretty fast; please talk to me early if you need help!

Our daily schedule will look something like this:

October 3 Wednesday: Introduction, §1.1;
October 5 Wednesday:§6.1;
October 7 Friday:§§6.1&6.2;
October 10 Monday:§§6.3&6.4;
October 12 Wednesday:§6.5;
October 14 Friday:§§6.6&6.7;
October 17 Monday:§7.1;
October 19 Wednesday:§7.2;
October 21 Friday:§7.5;
October 24 Monday:§7.6;
October 26 Wednesday:§7.7;
October 28 Friday:§7.8;
October 30 Monday:§8.1;
November 2 Wednesday:Review;
November 4 Friday:Exam 1;
November 7 Monday:§8.3;
November 9 Wednesday:§8.4;
November 11 Friday:§§9.1&9.2;
November 14 Monday:§§9.3&9.4;
November 16 Wednesday:§9.5;
November 18 Friday:§9.6;
November 21 Monday:§9.8;
November 28 Monday:§9.9;
November 30 Wednesday:§10.1;
December 2 Friday:Cancelled, sorry!;
December 5 Monday:§10.2;
December 7 Wednesday:§10.3;
December 9 Friday:Review;
December 12 Monday:Exam 2;
December 14 Wednesday: Final exam;
Never (out of time):§§10.4–10.6.
But this is a table of estimates, not promises! (I will update this table as time passes.)

The last day to drop the course with a full refund is October 10 Monday; the last day to drop at all is November 11 Friday. By November 8 Tuesday, your midterm grade estimates should be available on WebAdvisor; your final grades should be available on December 20 Tuesday.

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