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MATH0090 – Introductory Algebra pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course is an introduction to basic algebraic concepts including the use of expressions, solving equations, manipulating and graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables, utilizing rules for exponents, performing operations on polynomials, factoring polynomials and solving equations using factoring. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 0052 with a grade of C or higher or by placement exam.
Prerequisites: MATH0052
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Evaluate, simplify, and translate algebraic expressions.
  2. Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
  3. Problem solve with linear equations.
  4. Find the slope of a line.
  5. Write the equation of a line in slope-intercept form.
  6. Graph two variable equations using a table of values and the slope-intercept form of the line.
  7. Utilize the rules of exponents including negative exponents.
  8. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and monomial division of polynomials.
  9. Factor the greatest common factor from a polynomial.
  10. Factor polynomials by grouping.
  11. Factor trinomials with a leading integer coefficient greater than or equal to one.
  12. Factor the difference of perfect squares.
  13. Solve equations using factoring.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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