Course Abstract Details

MAT-099, Intermediate Algebra

Credits: 0

Course Description

MAT-099, Intermediate Algebra, is a four billable hour, full-term course. Students will master the solution of absolute value equations, compound inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, rational exponents and radical expressions, solution and graphs of quadratic functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: successful completion of MAT-097 or a satisfactory score on the placement exam, and exemption/concurrent enrollment in READ-099. A TI-83/84 graphing calculator is required. Four hours lecture each week. 0 credits. Four billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: 

1. Solve linear inequalities and compound inequalities. (GE3, PG1) 

2. Solve absolute value equations and inequalities. (GE3, PG1) 

3. Solve systems of linear equations and inequalities. (GE3, PG1) 

4. Solve equations containing rational expressions. (GE3, PG1) 

5. Simplify, add, subtract, and multiply radical expressions. (GE3, PG1) 

6. Solve equations containing radical expressions. (GE3, PG1) 

7. Solve and graph quadratic equations. (GE3, PG1, PG4) 

8. Solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations. (GE3, PG1, PG4) 

9. Solve problems that can be modeled by linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, radical equations, quadratic equations and exponential functions. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG3, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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