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MATH 060I - Introduction to Algebra

Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
Introduction to the concepts of algebra. Operations on signed numbers, solution of linear equations, exponents and algebraic fractions. Includes a review of some properties and operations of arithmetic. Intended for students who have had little or no algebra. Prerequisite
Appropriate score on math placement test or instructor permission. Corequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate a numerical expression by applying the order of operations.
  2. Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers.
  3. Simplify algebraic expressions by applying the commutative, associative and distributive properties.
  4. Factor algebraic expressions using prime factorization and the distributive property.
  5. Identify terms in an algebraic expression.
  6. Simplify rational expressions by factoring out common factors.
  7. Multiply and divide algebraic fractions with monomial denominators.
  8. Add and subtract algebraic fractions with monomial denominators.
  9. Solve linear equations of one variable.
  10. Solve simple literal equations for a given variable.
  11. Translate English sentences into equations and solve for the unknown.
  12. Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals.
  13. Round numbers.
  14. Convert numbers from one form to another, among percentage form, decimal form and fraction form.
  15. Solve percentage word problems.
  16. Evaluate expressions with exponents.
  17. Simplify algebraic expressions with exponents.

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