Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

MATH 096: Intermediate Algebra

General Information

  • Name: Intermediate Algebra
  • Discipline: Mathematics (MATH)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers below 100: This course is a developmental course that does not apply toward a WNC degree or honors designation and normally does not transfer to a university. Please see a counselor for more information.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: MATH 095 or one unit of high school algebra and one unit of high school geometry, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Offers a second course in algebra. Studies polynomial, rational and radical expressions; linear, quadratic and polynomial equations; linear and absolute value inequalities; relations, functions and their graphs; systems of linear equations; and applications.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students should be able to do the following:

  • Read, write simplify and manipulate polynomial, rational and radical expressions.
  • Solve linear equations.
  • Solve quadratic equations using factoring and the quadratic formula.
  • Solve simple polynomial equations.
  • Solve linear and absolute value inequalities.
  • Identify functions.
  • Graph, find slope and equation of linear functions.
  • Graph simple quadratic functions.
  • Use Pythagorean and distance formulas.
  • Solve a system of linear equations.
  • Solve application problems.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

Although Math 96 does not fulfill any general education or degree program requirements, it will assist students toward developing appropriate college-level mathematical skills and problem solving skills and prepare them to succeed in college-level courses.



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