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M 065 Prealgebra

[formerly M 061 Basic Mathematics]

3 cr.  Covers pre-algebra concepts involving terminology, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, measurement, geometry, and statistics.  Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements nor fulfill General Education requirements.  However, the credits do count towards enrollment status for financial aid.

 

M 088 Mathematical Literacy

4 cr.  (4 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  M 065 or equivalent placement.  (F, Sp)

Develops mathematical literacy through peer collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, writing, and communicating mathematics.  Students represent and solve relevant, real-world problems using various forms of numbers, equations, and graphs.  Topics include proportional reasoning, algebra, introductory statistical formulas, geometry, and measurement.

 

M 090 Introductory Algebra

[formerly MATH 101 Introductory Algebra]

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  M 065 or equivalent.

Covers basic algebra concepts including terminology, operations on rational numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, determining equations of lines, and polynomial and function operations.  Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements and do not fulfill General Education requirements.  However, the credits do count towards enrollment status for financial aid.

M 095 Intermediate Algebra

[formerly MATH 105 Algebra for College Students]

4 cr. Prerequisite: M 090 or equivalent.  Reviews basic algebra concepts including terminology, operations on rational numbers, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, determining equations of lines, and polynomial operations.  Covers function operations; operations on exponential and radical expressions; factoring; solving rational, absolute value, radical, and systems of equations; and solving and graphing quadratic equations.  Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements and do not fulfill General Education requirements.  However, the credits do count towards enrollment status for financial aid.

 

M 098 Introductory & Intermediate Algebra

5 cr. Prerequisites: M 065 or equivalent COMPASS score. (F, Sp, Su)  Covers basic algebra concepts including terminology; operations on rational numbers; solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables; determining equations of lines; polynomial and function operations; operations on exponential and radical expressions; factoring; solving rational, absolute value, radical, and systems of equations; solving and graphing quadratic equations.  This is a modularized course based on mastery learning in which students will earn credit for each module (A, B, C, D, E) by examination.