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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
    • Adding Real Numbers
    • 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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