Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 05, 2020  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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)

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50