Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 20, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 090A Introduction to Algebra, Part 1

2 credits
Introduction to Algebra covers basic algebraic concepts and operations, including solution of first and second degree equations, linear graphs, inequalities, systems of equations, exponents, polynomials, and factoring.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

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

  • Identify the basic properties of real numbers
  • Apply properties of the real number system to both numeric and algebraic problems
  • Solve first and second degree equations in symbolic and in word problems
  • Solve and graph inequalities
  • Solve formulas for a specified variable
  • Graph linear equations
  • Use the mathematical critical thinking skills of problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, and quantitative modeling to solve problems involving basic algebra