ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA AND PRE-ALGEBRA (6 semester hours: no credit)

MAT* 085

This course addresses algebraic symbolism, properties of the real numbers,
operations on algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities,
operations on polynomials, laws of exponents, factoring, solving quadratic
equations by factoring, graphing equations, finding equations of lines, applying
algebra to geometry, introduction to metric system, converting between units of
measure, and scientific notation. Students will apply course topics to model and
solve real world problems in a participatory learning environment. Students are
expected to complete computer-based assignments in a computer lab for two
hours each week. This course requires the use of a scientific calculator.