Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on factoring, functions, rational expressions, solving equations (quadratic, rational, radical, absolute value), and solving inequalities. Emphasizes number-sense, applications, graphs, formulas, and proper mathematical notation.
Access to a graphing utility will be required and a scientific calculator may be required.
Students are no longer required to have physical graphing calculators in MTH 60, 65, 70, 95, 111, or 112. Where physically possible instructors will demonstrate using Desmos, GeoGebra, or other online programs in class. Assessments requiring the use of a graphing utility may be done outside of the proctored exams.
Or placement into WR 115 also accepted. Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Factor expressions and use factoring to simplify rational expressions and solve quadratic equations.
- Solve absolute value, quadratic, rational, radical equations, and compound inequalities both symbolically and graphically.
- Understand the definition of a function and use it to distinguish between function and non-function relationships.
- Interpret information provided in function notation given a function expressed in graphical, symbolic, numeric, or verbal form.
- Use variables to represent unknown quantities, create a function to model a situation, and use algebra and/or technology to find and interpret a result.
- Interpret properties of functions and relations, such as the meaning of ordered pairs, domain and range, maximum and minimum values, and intercepts.