2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
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PREP 074 - Introductory Algebra 4

1 Credits
This course is the fifth credit of a five-credit sequence of courses that comprises Introductory Algebra. Introduction to the concepts of algebra. Operations on signed numbers, solution of linear equations, exponents and algebraic fractions, and 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 (six in summer) as space is available. MATH 071/072/073/074 must all be completed with a 2.0 within a 12-month period.
Prerequisite MATH 073 with a minimum grade of 2.0 OR concurrent enrollment in MATH 073 or PREP 073.
Dual Listed as MATH 074

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. Demonstrate mathematical solutions to problems and interpret results.

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