Introduces algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on polynomials, exponents, roots, geometry, dimensional analysis, solving quadratic equations, and graphing parabolas. Emphasizes number-sense, applications, graphs, formulas, and proper mathematical notation. Lab time will be spent on activities that assist students in reviewing topics needed to be successful in the course.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

- Recognize and apply the operations necessary to simplify expressions and solve equations.
- Perform polynomial addition, subtraction, and multiplication and perform polynomial division by a monomial.
- Use exponent and radical properties to simplify expressions and solve radical and quadratic equations.
- Solve systems of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination and use systems in solving applications.