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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 20, 2018
Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra for STEM

5 credits
This course covers the intermediate algebra skills and content needed for students going into STEM fields. It focuses on linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; rational and radical expressions and equations; roots and exponents; complex numbers; functions; and graphing.

Prerequisites: MATH 090  or equivalent placement score.
Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply the rules of algebra to solve algebraic problems
  • Demonstrate the use of rational and irrational numbers in problem solving
  • Solve problems involving linear, quadratic, logarithmic,  and exponential equations and functions
  • Graph linear, quadratic, and exponential functions
  • Apply the properties and laws of logarithms
  • Use factoring to simplify rational expressions and to solve rational equations
  • Identify functions and use functional notation and terminology
  • Solve problems involving inequalities
  • Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations
  • Solve problems involving complex numbers
  • Use technology appropriately as a tool for calculations and to gather, research, and analyze quantitative information
  • Use the mathematical critical thinking skills of problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, and quantitative modeling to solve problems involving intermediate algebra