MTH 111Z: Precalculus I: Functions

Credits 4
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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.

Course Outcomes

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).

Grading Options
Letter Grades
Additional Information

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.