2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
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PREP 081 - Essentials of Intermediate Algebra 1

2 Credits
This course is the first two credits of a five-credit sequence of courses that comprises Essentials of Intermediate Algebra. Introduction to the concepts of linear, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Operations on polynomials, solutions to linear and polynomial equations, and rules of exponents. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. MATH 081/082/083/084 must all be completed with a 2.0 within a 12-month period.
Prerequisite MATH 074, MATH 077, or PREP 077 with a minimum grade of 2.0 OR  PREP 87, ABE 087, or HSC 087 with a minimum grade of 3.0 OR appropriate score on math placement test.
Dual Listed as MATH 081

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

  1. Graph linear equations in two variables using point-plotting, slope and a point, intercepts, and technology, and interpret the slope as a rate of change in the context of an applied problem.
  2. Simplify expressions and solve linear equations, inequalities, and formulas, including applications 
  3. Construct linear models using point-slope and slope-intercept methods, and use technology to find a linear regression equation.
  4. Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables (including systems generated from an application) by graphing, elimination, and substitution.
  5. Perform operations with polynomial expressions.
  6. Apply rules of exponents to simplify expressions involving integer exponents.
  7. Demonstrate solutions to problems and interpret results.

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