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# MATH 098 Essentials of Intermediate Algebra

5 credits
This course focuses on the intermediate algebra skills needed for students planning to take MATH& 107 , MATH& 146 , or MATH 147 . Emphasis is on data analysis, mathematical modeling, quantitative reasoning, and working with linear and exponential functions. Applications with quadratic, rational, and radical functions are also covered.

Prerequisites: MATH 087  (or placement into MATH 098)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Use dimensional analysis to make calculations
• Interpret and move flexibly between multiple formats, including graphs, tables, equations, and words
• Solve applied problems involving linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, and radical equations
• Calculate the slope of linear data and interpret slope within the context of the problem
• Distinguish between linear and exponential growth models
• Apply exponent rules to simplify expressions with exponents
• Solve formulas for a specified variable
• Use geometric concepts of area and volume in solving applied problems
• Create and use models (tables, words, graphs, equations) of real-world situations
• Analyze and use quantitative information to support an argument
• Communicate quantitative results both in writing and orally using appropriate language, symbolism, data, and graphs
• Demonstrate quantitative reasoning to analyze problems, critique arguments, and draw and justify conclusions
• Use technology appropriately as a tool for calculations and to gather, research, and analyze quantitative information

Global Outcomes
This course teaches to the global outcome of critical thinking.

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50