MATH 92: Applied Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
This course emphasizes real world applications of beginning and intermediate algebra. Topics include a review of fractions, decimals and percents, and the development of linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions. This course is designed for those students whose major and transfer institution requires only statistics or math for liberal arts as the transfer level math course for the degree. This course does not meet the prerequisite for trigonometry, college algebra or any other transfer level math course.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge related to the interrelatedness of the equation of a quadratic function with its graph, including the vertex and x and y intercepts. Additionally, specific course objectives include:
1. Perform the basic arithmetic operations with real numbers, exponents and the order of operations.
2. Apply properties of equality to solve linear equations and related application problems.
3. Determine the equation for a linear function and graph it.
4. Perform the basic arithmetic operations with polynomials.
5. Factor polynomial expressions using a variety of methods.
6. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and use of the quadratic formula.
7. Graph quadratic functions.
8. Identify functions from their equations and graphs and use appropriate functional notation.
9. Perform the basic arithmetic operations with rational expressions.
10. Solve systems of linear equations in two variables graphically and algebraically.
11. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and applications.
12. Use correct notation to identify, simplify and use arithmetic and geometric sequence and series.
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