I. Catalog Course Description
Offers a first course in algebra. Topics include operations with signed numbers; algebraic symbols; evaluating formulas; operations with polynominal, radical and rational expressions; solving equations and application problems using algebra; and elementary graphing. Provides a foundation for the math used in business, science, engineering and related fields.
II: Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, successful students should be able to do the following:
- Work with signed numbers.
- Read, write and simplify algebraic expressions.
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide polynomial, radical and rational expressions.
- Solve linear equations.
- Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
- Graph linear functions.
- Solve applied problems.
III: Course Linkage
Although Math 95 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.