# (MATH 101) Intermediate Algebra

## Sets, real number system, functions, graphs, algebraic manipulations, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, word problems. Approximately equivalent to second year high school algebra.

Credit Hours | 3.0 |

Prerequisites | None |

Offered | F, W, S |

Programs | Elementary Education (BS), Biology Education (BS), Chemistry Education (BS), Physical Science Education (BS), Physics Education (BS), Computer Science (BS), Biochemistry (BS), Biology (BS), Exercise and Sport Science (BS), Introduction to Nutritional Science Minor, Introduction to Chemistry Minor, Chemistry Minor, Biochemistry Minor |

## Course Learning Outcomes

Deals with sets, the real number system, graphs, algebraic manipulations, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, and word problems. Approximately equivalent to 2nd-year high school algebra. Course goals (gain a good understanding of the following concepts):

- Properties of real numbers; operations on real numbers; fractions; order of operations.
- Linear equations and inequalities in one variable; applications.
- Linear equations in two variables.
- Systems of linear equations and applications in two variables.
- Exponents and polynomials: add, subtract, multiply, divide.
- Factoring of polynomials rational expressions—add, subtract, multiply, divide; variation [applications].
- Roots, radical expressions: add, subtract, multiply, divide; rational exponents.
- Quadratic equations: the square root property; the Quadratic Formula.