**Course Description:** Designed to provide students with the concepts and skills necessary for successful performance in college level mathematics. Assist students in passing state-required tests. Provides the academic foundation for success in Analytical Mathematics, MATH 131. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.

**Required reading/Textbook:** Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, 6/E by Elayn Martin-Gay Publisher: Pearson ISBN-10: 014193091

** Major Assignments/Exams**

- Homework
- Quizzes
- Exams
- Final Exam

**Course topics**

- Review of Real Numbers WKS 1-3
- Symbols and Sets of Numbers
- Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions and Equations
- Adding Real Numbers
- Subtracting Real Numbers
- Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
- Properties of Real Numbers

- Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving WKS 4-5
- Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
- The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
- Solving Linear Equations
- An Introduction to Problem Solving
- Formulas and Problem Solving
- Percent and Mixture Problem Solving
- Further Problem Solving
- Solving Linear Inequalities

- Graphing WKS 6-7
- Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System
- Graphing Linear Equations
- Intercepts
- Slope and Rate of Change

Integrated Review–Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations - Equation of Lines
- Functions

- Solving Systems of Linear Equations WKS 9-10
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
- Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving

- Exponents and Polynomials WKS 11-12
- Exponents
- Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
- Multiplying Polynomials
- Special Products
- Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
- Dividing Polynomials
- Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem

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