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Intermediate Algebra
Course: MAT121

First Term: 2017 Fall
Lecture   4 Credit(s)   4 Period(s)   4 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Analysis of rational, radical, quadratic and exponential equations, functions and applications; graphs of radical, quadratic and exponential functions; operations on polynomial, rational, and radical expressions.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Simplify expressions involving integer and rational exponents. (I, III)
2. Perform operations on polynomial, rational and radical expressions. (I, II, III)
3. Factor polynomials using multiple methods. (I)
4. Evaluate and analyze radical, quadratic and exponential functions. (III, IV, V)
5. Solve rational, radical and quadratic equations (including those with complex solutions) using multiple methods. (II, III, IV)
6. Solve quadratic inequalities. (IV)
7. Graph and determine the domain and range of radical, quadratic and exponential functions. (III, IV, V)
8. Determine the domain of rational functions. (II)
9. Demonstrate the proper use of function notation. (II, III, IV, V)
10. Model, analyze and interpret real-world problems using rational, radical, quadratic and exponential functions. (II, III, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Polynomials
   A. Operations
   B. Exponent properties
   C. Factorization
II. Rational Functions
   A. Operations
   B. Equations
   C. Applications
III. Radical Functions
   A. Operations
   B. Rational exponents
   C. Equations
   D. Graphs
   E. Applications
IV. Quadratic Functions
   A. Equations and Inequalities
   B. Graphs
   C. Applications
V. Exponential Functions
   A. Equations
   B. Graphs
   C. Applications

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 25, 2017

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