MTH 60 : Introductory Algebra - First Term

Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations, linear inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Emphasizes number-sense, applications, graphs, formulas, and proper mathematical notation.

A scientific calculator and access to a graphing utility may be required.

Students are no longer required to have physical graphing calculators in MTH 60, 65, 70, 95, 111, and 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 proctored exams.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify the differences between an expression and an equation.
  • Simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, and linear systems in two variables.
  • Identify and interpret the slope as a rate of change in linear relationships.
  • Create linear equations, inequalities, and systems that model contextual situations and use the model to make predictions.
  • Represent linear relationships between two variables using a graph, table, verbal description, and algebraic formula.

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Grading Options

Letter Grades


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