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MAT 092 Introductory Algebra
 Credit Hours:  3 Effective Term: Fall 2016 SUN#: None AGEC: None Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures Times for Credit: 1 Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F Cross-Listed:

Description: A review of the basic skills of arithmetic and algebra, with the emphasis on developing sound algebraic and problem solving skills. Prerequisite: MAT086. Recommended: RDG091.

Prerequisites: MAT086

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: RDG091

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Perform the basic operations with polynomials, including add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
2. (Application Level) Apply the laws of exponents, such as squared, cubed, to the power of X based on nested or compound operations, to simplify problems involving the product and/or quotient of expressions with exponents and to express answers without any negative exponents.
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate problems involving scientific notation, including converting numbers expressed as scientific notation to standard notation and vice versa.
4. (Application Level) Apply variation formulas to set up and solve direct and inverse variation problems.
5. (Application Level) Use various factoring techniques to completely factor polynomials, incorporating mathematical concepts such as the Greatest Common Factor and grouping techniques.
6. (Application Level) Solve quadratic equations using factoring and the Zero-factor property.
7. (Application Level) Perform the basic operations with rational expressions, including determining the domain and range of rational expressions.
8. (Application Level) Construct linear models and graphs given multiple representations of the function and describe trends and predictions for a given data set.
9. (Comprehension Level) Describe the rate of change of a linear function.
10. (Application Level) Solve systems of linear equations by using graphing, substitution and elimination methods.
11. (Application Level) Graph linear equations and inequalities in the Cartesian Coordinate Plane.
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