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Intermediate Algebra

Major topics include linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, inequalities in two variables and their graphs, introduction to relations and functions, rational exponents, operations with rational expressions, complex fractions and rational equations, operations with radical expressions complex fractions and rational equations, operations with radical expressions and radical equations, and quadratic equations. Each section of this class will contain a computer component.
Trained tutors and a variety of resources are available in the Learning Commons to assist with these topics. Student should bring their notes, course handouts and assignments with them. Online homework can also be accessed in the LC.




 Textbook Information

​Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use at the Intermediate Algebra table in the Learning Commons.

MAT 1033

Intermediate Algebra with Applications and Visualization, 3e, Rockswold and Krieger




The Learning Commons offers handouts to help students understand important concepts in intermediate algebra.

General Resources

Graph paper - One large grid.pdf

Graph paper - One small grid with work space.pdf

Graph paper - Two grids per page with work space.pdf

Graph paper - Three grids per page with work space.pdf

Graph paper - Six grids per page.pdf

Algebra Basics and Functions

Common Errors in Algebra .pdf

Functions, Domain and Range Overview .pdf

The Set of Real Numbers .pdf

Laws of Exponents

Integer Exponents and Division of Monomials.pdf

Law of Exponents.pdf

Simplifying Rational Exponents.pdf

Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation.pdf

Evaluating functions

Evaluate functions with formula.pdf

Graphing linear functions

Graphing Linear Equations by plotting points.pdf
Finding x and y Intercepts.pdf
Equations of lines: slope intercept form & point slope form.pdf    

Solving linear equations

Solving Equations in the Form ax +b = c.pdf
Solving Equations in the Form ax +b = cx + d.pdf
Solving Equations With Parentheses.pdf
Solving Equations With Fractions.pdf
Literal Equations.pdf

Linear Inequalities

Systems of linear inequalities.pdf
Solving Inequalities in the Form x + a < b and ax < b.pdf
Solving General Inequalities
Solving Linear Inequalities and Compound Inequalities.pdf    

Linear Systems

Solutions of Linear Systems.pdf
Systems of linear equations.pdf
Systems of linear inequalities.pdf

Factoring polynomials

Monomial Factors.pdf
Factoring by Grouping.pdf
Factoring Trinomials in the Form x^2 + bx + c.pdf
Factoring Trinomials in the Form ax^2 + bx + c.pdf
Factoring Trinomials in the Form ax^2 + bx + c by Grouping.pdf
Special Factoring.pdf
Factoring Summary.pdf

Rational Expressions and Equations

Simplifying Algebraic Fractions.pdf
Simplifying Rational Expressions.pdf
Solving Rational Equations.pdf
Solving Equations with Fractions.pdf

Radical Expressions and Equations

Simplifying Radical Expressions (extended sq. root version).pdf
Simplifying Radical Expressions (short sq. root version).pdf
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions.pdf
Evaluating & Simplifying Radical Expressions with n th root.pdf
Solving Radical Equations.pdf
Radical Equations - additional practice.pdf


Quadratic Formula (CL #IC8)(with imaginary solutions).pdf

Exam Review

Final Exam Review.pdf




The Learning Commons offers videos and activities to help students understand important concepts in intermediate algebra.​

Professor Salak's 1033 videos on YouTube (under "1033teacher" click "Videos", scroll down and click "Load more") - TCC instructor John Salak presents over 120 problems and their solutions.​Note: Mr. Salak's class is structured for 3 Tests and a Final Exam. Check your instructor's syllabus to see how your class is structured.

Some other supportive links to assist with Algebra knowledge can be found at  Khan Academy


 Other Useful Links


These are additional resources that our staff and students have found helpful.​  

    • Order of Operations, Writing Equations, Writing Inequalities, Exponents, Evaluating Expressions, Like Terms, Solving Equations, Solving Inequalities, Graphing Equations and Inequalities, Slope and y-intercept. Unit quizzes and worksheets.  is a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist students and teachers of algebra.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Learning Commons by phone (850) 201-8193 or e-mail

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