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University of the Visayas

College of Arts and Sciences


DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
3/F, Administration Bldg., University of the Visayas-Main Campus, Corner Jakosalem& Colon Streets, Cebu City, 6000

Course Code: GEC 06 Semester: 1st sem


Course Title: ADVANCED ALGEBRA Year Level: 1st year
Units :3 Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Course Pre-requisite: None

Course Description: This course is specifically designed for the students as a preparation in their new
Math General Education subject Mathematics in the Modern World on the next semester. This course
can gain a thorough understanding and knowledge of advanced topics in algebra. All students will be
actively engaged in problem solving, reasoning, connecting and communicating mathematically as they
study the following topics: Linear Equations, Inequalities, graphs, Matrices, Polynomials, Radical
expressions, Quadratic Equations, Functions, Exponential, Logarithmic expression, Progressions,
Sequences, Series, Permutation and Combination.
General Objectives:
1. Algebraically perform operations with matrices, rational expressions and function.
2. Perform certain problems in real life situation.
3. Develop Critical thinking skills in solving problems which can be apply in real life situation

Course Content:

PRELIM
Topics Time Frame
1. Higher Degree Polynomials 3 hrs.
1.1 Addition
1.2 Subtraction
1.3 Multiplication
1.4 Division

2. Special Product and Factoring 5.5hrs.


2.1 Product of the Sum and Difference of
the same two terms
2.2 Square of a binomials
2.3 Product of the sum and Difference of
Cubes
2.4 General method of Special Product
2.5 Factoring of Polynomials having a
common factor
2.6 Factoring difference of two squares
2.7 Factoring perfect trinomial squares
2.8 Factoring General Quadratic
Trinomials
2.9 Factoring Sum and difference of two
cubes
2.10 Factoring by grouping
3. Exponents and Radicals 3hrs.
3.1 Laws of Exponents
3.2 Simplification of radical
3.3 Addition and Subtraction of Radical
3.4 Multiplication and division of radical
4. Linear Equations 4hrs.
4.1 Simple Linear Equations
4.2 Fractional Equations
4.3 Word Problems involving Simple
Linear equation
MIDTERM
University of the Visayas
College of Arts and Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
3/F, Administration Bldg., University of the Visayas-Main Campus, Corner Jakosalem& Colon Streets, Cebu City, 6000

1. Functions and Graphs 3 hrs.


1.1 Evaluating functions
1.2 Rectangular coordinate system
1.3 Graph of a function
2. Systems of Linear Equations 1.5 hrs.
2.1 Solution by Addition and Subtraction
2.2 Solution by Determinants
3. Quadratic Equations 6 hrs.
3.1 Solution of incomplete or Pure
Quadratic Equations
3.2 Solution by Factoring
3.3 Solution by completing the square
3.4 Solution by Formula
4. Problem Solving 3 hrs.
4.1 Word Problems involving quadratic
equations
SEMI FINAL
1. Logarithmic Equations 3 hrs.
2. Linear Inequalities
2.1 Laws of Inequalities 5 hrs.
2.2 Graph of Linear Inequalities in One
unknown
2.3 Graph of Linear Inequalities in two
unknown
2.4 Graph of systems of Linear
Inequalities
2.5 Finding the Maximum and Minimum
Values of a given function
3. Matrices 3 hrs.
3.1 Matrix Operations
3.2 Adding and Subtracting Matrices
3.3 Multiplying Matrices
3.4 Identity and inverse Matrices
FINAL
1. Arithmetic Progression 5 hrs.
1.1 Finding the elements of Arithmetic
Progressions
1.2 Arithmetic Means
1.3 Geometric Progression
2. Number Series 1.5 hrs.
3. Sequence 1.5 hrs.
4. Permutation 3 hrs.
5. Combination 3 hrs.
Total 54 hrs.

Prepared by: Reviewed by:

CAS, MATH FACULTY MRS. CELESTE L. MAGHUYOP


Department Head, Math and Science Department
University of the Visayas
College of Arts and Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
3/F, Administration Bldg., University of the Visayas-Main Campus, Corner Jakosalem& Colon Streets, Cebu City, 6000

Approved by:

DR. ANNA LOU C. CABUENAS


Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

PRELIM TOPICS
HIGHER DEGREE POLYNOMIALS
SPECIAL PRODUCTS AND FACTORING
EXPONENTS AND RADICALS
LINEAR EQUATIONS
MIDTERM TOPICS
FUNCTIONS
GRAPHS
QUADRATIC EQUATIONS
PROBLEM SOLVING
SEMI FINAL TOPICS
LOGARITHMIC EQUATION
LINEAR INEQUALITIES
MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS
ARITHMETIC PROGRESSION
FINAL TOPICS
SERIES
SEQUENCE
PERMUTATION
COMBINATION