Course Abstract Details
MAT-098, Math Review: Arithmetic and Algebra
MAT-098, Math Review: Arithmetic and Algebra is a review of basic mathematics and algebra. Topics included are operations with Real Numbers, solutions of equations and inequalities, solution of systems of equations, operations with polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, radical expressions, and quadratic equations. This is a review of previously-learned concepts and is not intended as initial instruction. Classroom activities include but are not limited to instructor presentations and independent practice using text and computer tutorials. Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra and exemption/completion of ASE Reading. This course is not open to students that have failed a developmental math course at Carroll Community College. One and one-half lecture hours each week. No credit. One and one-half billable hours. Audit only.
Course Objectives and Grading Information
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate their knowledge of the following topics on the Accuplacer Mathematics Placement Test:
1. Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers and rational algebraic expressions.
2. Evaluate and/or simplify variable expressions.
3. Solve applications involving ratios, rates, proportions, and percent equations.
4. Solve linear, rational, radical, and quadratic equations in one variable.
5. Solve systems of equations in two variables.
6. Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables.
7. Solve applications involving linear and quadratic equations.
8. Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
9. Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials.
10. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide radical expressions.
The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study: