A course primarily designed for students preparing for trigonometry or calculus. This course focuses on functions and their properties, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise-defined, and inverse functions. These topics will be explored symbolically, numerically, and graphically in real-life applications and interpreted in context. This course emphasizes skill building, problem solving, modeling, reasoning, communication, connections with other disciplines, and the appropriate use of present-day technology.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

- Explore the concept of a function numerically, symbolically, verbally, and graphically and identify properties of functions both with and without technology.
- Analyze polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, as well as piecewise-defined functions, in both algebraic and graphical contexts, and solve equations involving these function types.
- Demonstrate algebraic and graphical competence in the use and application of functions including notation, evaluation, domain/range, algebraic operations & composition, inverses, transformations, symmetry, rate of change, extrema, intercepts, asymptotes, and other behavior.
- Use variables and functions to represent unknown quantities, create models, find solutions, and communicate an interpretation of the results.
- Determine the reasonableness and implications of mathematical methods, solutions, and approximations in context.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. IRW115 may be taken in place of (WR115 and RD115).

Recommended: MTH 95 taken within the past 4 terms.

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.