# Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
ICS-0254
Organization Course Number:
MAT115
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
Self-paced (52 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
This course is recommended for 3 semester hours at the developmental level in intermediate algebra.
Description

## Objective:

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
• 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
Instruction & Assessment

## Instructional Strategies:

• Practical Exercises

• Examinations
• Quizzes

## Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

(ICS-0146)
(ICS-0042)
(ICS-0043)