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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

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 equivalent placement score for MATH 098

Quarters Offered: All

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
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


Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50