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    Sep 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

MAT 097 - Intermediate Algebra


Description: Simplifying polynomial, rational and radical expressions; solving quadratic, rational and radical equations; introducing functions and their representations; applying mathematics in real-world contexts; and using appropriate technology. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended).

Prerequisites: MAT 092  or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Factoring
  2. Rational expressions and equations
  3. Functions
  4. Radical expressions and equations
  5. Quadratic functions and equations
  6. Inequalities
  7. Technology

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Factor binomials, trinomials and other polynomials using various methods. (1)
  2. Perform basic operations with, and reduce, rational expressions. (1,2)
  3. Perform basic operations with, and simplify, radical expressions. (4)
  4. Interpret functional relationships in various forms (numeric, algebraic, graphic). (2-5)
  5. Solve rational, radical, and quadratic equations algebraically or graphically. (1, 2, 4, 5)
  6. Solve inequalities algebraically or graphically. (6)
  7. Apply mathematics in real world contexts. (2-5)
  8. Use technology to analyze graphs of functions. (3, 5, 7)