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# MATH 099X Accelerated Intermediate Algebra for STEM

5 credits
This course is a single-quarter refresher of both Elementary and Intermediate Algebra skills to prepare for STEM courses. Topics include solving and graphing linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical functions; roots and exponents; complex numbers; inequalities; and systems of equations.

Prerequisites: MATH 087  or placement into MATH 099X

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:

• 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
• Apply the rules of exponents
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials
• Use factoring to solve second degree equations
• Simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations, using factoring when necessary
• Identify functions and use functional notation and terminology
• 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
• Create linear and quadratic equation models and apply those equations to making predictions
• 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

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50