Course Abstract Details

MAT-097, Introductory Algebra

Credits: 0

Course Description

MAT-097, Introductory Algebra, is a non-credit full term course. Students will master the solution of equations and inequalities with applications, operations with polynomials, scientific notation, factoring polynomials, operations with rational expressions, and graphing linear equations. Prerequisite: successful completion of MAT-091 or a satisfactory score on the placement exam, and exemption/completion of ASE Reading.  No credit. 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 equations including fractions, decimals, and percents. (GE3, PG1) 

2. Solve and graph linear inequalities in one and two variables. (GE3, PG1, PG2) 

3. Translate a problem into an equation, and use the equation to solve the problem. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG3) 

4. Solve problems using formulas. (GE2, GE3, PG1) 

5. Simplify an expression using rules of exponents. (GE3, PG1) 

6. Convert between Scientific Notation and Standard Form. (GE3, PG1) 

7. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials. (GE3, PG1) 

8. Factor a polynomial completely. (GE3, PG1) 

9. Solve quadratic equations by factoring. (GE3, PG1) 

10. Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational algebraic expressions. (GE3, PG1) 

11. Graph a linear equation in two variables. (GE3, PG1)

Learning Goals

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

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