2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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MATH 077 - Introductory Algebra

5.0 Credits
Introduction to the concepts of algebra. Operations on signed numbers, solution of linear equations, exponents and algebraic fractions, basic operations on polynomials. Includes a review of some properties and operations of arithmetic. Intended for students who have had little or no algebra recently. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space as available. Prerequisite
MATH 040 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate score on Math Placement Test. Corequisite

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

  1. Perform operations with fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers, and use these operations to solve applied problems.
  2. Apply the order of operations to evaluate and simplify mathematical expressions with and without variables.
  3. Solve formulas and linear equations in one variable and use them to solve applied problems.
  4. Convert units including those from the metric system.
  5. Graph linear equations in two variables using intercepts and use those graphs to solve equations and applied problems.
  6. Apply rules of exponents to simplify expressions and solve problems involving integer exponents.
  7. Perform operations on monomials and polynomials to simplify algebraic expressions and solve applied problems.
  8. Present solutions to problems and interpret results.

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