Course Summary
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Self-paced (52 weeks)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
This course is recommended for 3 semester hours at the developmental level in intermediate algebra.


The course objective is to study basic algebraic concepts; review the systems of equations, polynomials, and radicals; and learn how to factor polynomial expressions and simplify rational expressions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Multiply, divide, add, and subtract real numbers
  • Simplify algebraic expressions
  • Solve word problems involving consecutive integers, percentages, rates, principal, interest, and mixtures
  • Solve linear equations in one variable
  • Work with equations containing absolute values
  • Graph linear equations in two variable
  • Determine the equation of a line with a given slope
  • Find the domains and ranges of functions
  • Graph linear equations and nonlinear functions
  • Multiply, divide, add, and subtract functions
  • Solving systems of linear equations by the graphing, subtraction, addition, and substitution method
  • Find the greatest common factor of a polynomial
  • Solve equations by factoring
  • Simplify algebraic expressions with fractional exponents
  • Use radical equations to solve real-world problems.
  • Define a real number system and explain the properties of real numbers
  • Identify numbers in scientific notation
  • Evaluate exponential expressions
  • Solve word problems involving distance, rate, and time
  • Work with applications involving geometry and literal equations
  • Solve problems involving compound inequalities
  • Solve linear equations in two variable
  • Solving systems of linear equations in two and three variables
  • Work with applications involving cost, mixtures, principle, interest, uniform motion, and geometry
  • Apply the Gauss-Jordon method to systems of linear equations
  • Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials
  • Simplify rational expressions
  • Multiply, divide, add, and subtract rational expressions
  • Solve rational equations
  • Work with numbers in scientific notation
  • Multiply, divide, add, and subtract radical expressions
  • Rationalize the denominator of radical expressions

General Course Topics:

  • Basic algebraic concepts
  • Linear equations and inequalities
  • Relations, functions, and systems of linear equations
  • Polynomials, rational expressions, and equations
  • Radicals and complex numbers
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials