MAT222 – Intermediate Algebra
Week One Guidance
Hello everyone and welcome to
MAT222 - Intermediate Algebra
. I hope you are as excited as I
am about the journey we are about to embark upon. Over the next five weeks, we will have the
opportunity to learn about college mathematics. Some of the subjects that will be covered in this
course are rational expressions, Algebraic terminologies and vocabulary, systems of equations,
operations with radicals and quadratic equations.
During week one we will learn to perform basic math operations on rational expressions, solve
proportion problems using extremes and means and utilize rational formulas in real-world
Please start your week by posting your introduction.
A. Required Reading
Text book for this course is
Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
ed.) by M. Dugopolski,
published by McGraw-Hill Publishing.
It is available as an eBook in your online classroom and
through the ALEKS Math Lab.
In addition please download ALEKS Math Lab from
I cannot emphasis how important it is to review your text book, both
before and during your use of ALEKS.
Please read Chapter 6 – Rational Expressions
6.1 – 6.4
6.6 – 6.8
B. ALEKS Labs and Homework
must be completed on Day 7 by
. Although all other assignments and discussions can be completed by 11:59pm in the
student’s own time zone, ALEKS deadlines are set to Mountain Time and cannot be adjusted.
Late work will not receive credit.
The document “Weekly ALEKS Assignments” contains all of the information you need to get
started with ALEKS.
If you have not already referenced this document, you should do so now.
You may want to print it out for future reference.
You should also watch the “Introduction to
ALEKS” video using the link under Course Home.
I will repeat some of the important aspects of
ALEKS here to help you during the first week.
The first thing you should do in week one is to log in to the ALEKS site and take your diagnostic
You must take this exam very seriously because the ALEKS program will create an
individual plan for you based on your performance on the diagnostic exam.
The amount of time