MATH233A: FIRST HALF INT ALG
Course Description
The course will start with a review of basic concepts and then cover the following topics with an emphasis on applications and problem solving strategies: solving linear and absolute value equations; solving linear and compound inequalities; equations and graphs of lines; functions and function notation including composition of functions; solving systems of linear equations and inequalities; operations with polynomials; factoring polynomials; and solving polynomial equations. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Mathematics 205 or the equivalent with a grade of 'C' or better.
Learning Outcomes
- Analyze a variety of problems involving contemporary applications of linear and quadratic functions and determine and implement an appropriate method of solution for these problems.
- Graph linear equations and inequalities and utilize the graphs in problem solving.
- Set up and solve linear and compound inequalities using algebra and graphs. Determine appropriate use of the algebra and graphs to solve applied problems.
- Analyze problems to determine the most appropriate method to use when solving a given system.
- Demonstrate proficiency with a scientific calculator and use the calculator in solving various problems.
- Use function operations and function notation to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and compose polynomials.