  # Math 130: Fundamental Mathematics: (3)

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

1. Review of Real Numbers WKS 1-3
• Symbols and Sets of Numbers
• Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions and Equations
• Subtracting Real Numbers
• Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
• Properties of Real Numbers
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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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