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# MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra for STEM

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

Prerequisites: MATH 090  or placement in MATH 099

Course Outcomes
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, irrational, and complex numbers in problem solving
• Solve problems involving linear, quadratic, logarithmic,  and exponential equations and functions
• Differentiate among linear, quadratic, and exponential functions by emphasizing key characteristics and graphs
• Simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations, using factoring when necessary
• Identify functions and use functional notation and terminology
• Solve problems involving inequalities
• Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations
• 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 intermediate algebra

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50