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MATH 060J - Introduction to Algebra



Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
Class covers basic operations on signed numbers, solution of linear equations, exponents and fractions. Includes review of some properties and operations of arithmetic. Intended for students who have had little or no algebra. Prerequisite
Ability to do basic arithmetic, or 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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