Catalog 2021-2022 
    May 19, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra

5 credits
This course serves as an overview of algebra, covering the intermediate algebra skills and content needed for students going into STEM fields. Topics include solving and graphing linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and radical functions; roots and exponents; complex numbers; inequalities; and systems of equations.  Students completing this course will be prepared to take MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I .

Prerequisites: MATH 087  or MATH 090  (or placement into MATH 099)

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

  • Demonstrate the use of integers, rational, irrational, and complex numbers in problem solving
  • Solve problems involving linear, quadratic, logarithmic, and exponential equations and functions
  • Differentiate between linear, quadratic, and exponential functions by emphasizing key characteristics and graphs
  • Create linear and quadratic equation models and apply those equations to making predictions
  • Simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations, using factoring when necessary
  • Identify functions and use functional notation and terminology
  • Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations
  • Compare and contrast methods to solve and graph equations with methods needed to solve and graph inequalities
  • Solve formulas for a specified variable
  • Solve systems of equations with two variables
  • Apply technology appropriately as a tool for calculations
  • Research and analyze quantitative information using technology
  • Use the mathematical critical thinking skills of problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, and quantitative modeling to solve problems involving basic and intermediate algebra

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

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50