Jun 14, 2021
MATH 097 - Intermediate Algebra Credits: 5
Study of the definition of a function; graphs and solutions of linear equations and inequalities; graphs and solutions of quadratic, rational, radical, and literal equations; complex numbers; radical expressions; variation; and applications. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MATH 072 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate math placement.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify and graph functions and interpret function notation.
- Solve rational, radical, and quadratic equations.
- Perform operations with rational, radical, and quadratic equations and expressions containing rational exponents.
- Derive linear and quadratic equations.
- Apply the mathematical techniques of the course to practical applications.
- Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
- Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
- Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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