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# MATH 0084 - Introductory and Intermediate Algebra

Liberal Arts

Mathematics

Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
5 Credit(s)
The course consists of a brief review of arithmetic concepts, signed numbers, fractions and decimals. It also includes linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, coordinate graphing, systems of linear equations, simplification of radicals, functions (including linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic), exponents and complex numbers. UG
5 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): MATH 0072  or MATH 0073  (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test scores.

College Wide Outcomes
 College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met Communication – Written Communication – Speech Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Critical Thinking Information Literacy Quantitative Literacy

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
 Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, decimals and integers. Homework – Week 1 Test 1 – Week 4 Final Exam – Week 16 Perform calculations involving percents. Homework – Week 1 Test 1 – Week 4 Final Exam – Week 16 Evaluate exponential expressions and simplify expressions using the order of operations. Homework – Week 1 Test 1 – Week 4 Final Exam – Week 16 Solve linear equations, inequalities and formulas. Homework – Weeks 2 and 3 Test 1 – Week 4 Final Exam – Week 16 Graph linear equations in two variables. Determine the slope of a line as well as write the equation of a line. Homework – Week 3 Test 1 – Week 4 Final Exam – Week 16 Solve systems of linear equations using graphing, substitution and elimination methods. Homework – Week 4 Test 1 – Week 4 Final Exam – Week 16 Add, subtract, multiply and divide monomials and polynomials. Homework – Week 5 Test 2 – Week 8 Final Exam – Week 16 Factor polynomials. Solve polynomial equations by factoring. Homework – Week 6 Test 2 – Week 8 Final Exam – Week 16 Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational expressions. Solve rational equations. Homework – Week 7 Test 2 – Week 8 Final Exam – Week 16 Graph functions. Solve compound inequalities, absolute value equations and absolute value inequalities. Solve equations involving variation. Homework – Week 9 Test 3 – Week 12 Final Exam – Week 16 Evaluate roots and rational exponents. Simplify expressions using laws of exponents and properties of radicals. Add, subtract and multiply radical expressions and complex numbers. Rationalize radical expressions. Solve radical equations. Homework – Weeks 10 and 11 Test 3 – Week 12 Final Exam – Week 16 Solve quadratic equations and polynomial inequalities. Graph quadratic equations. Homework – Week 13 Final Exam – Week 16 Identify composite, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions. Use properties of logarithms to solve equations. Homework – Week 14 Final Exam – Week 16 Identify arithmetic and geometric sequences. Compute the general term formula for arithmetic and geometric sequences. Use the binomial theorem to expand expressions. Homework – Week 15 Final Exam – Week 16

93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal.

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation,

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

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