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01:640:025 - Elementary Algebra

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Course Description

01:640:025 Math 025 EAL Elementary Algebra (E3)


  • Demonstrated proficiency in computational skills.
  • Operations with polynomials, rational and square root expressions, exponents, solving linear equations and quadratic equations, basic applications and graphing.


Text: Hirsch/Goodman, Understanding Elementary Algebra, 6th Ed., 2006: Thomson Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
(ISBN: 0-534-999727; ISBN13: 9780534999728)
Periods Sections Topic
2 1.1 - 1.6 The Integers
2 2.1 - 2.5 Algebraic Expressions
3 3.1 - 3.5 First-Degree Equations and Inequalities
3 4.1 - 4.6 Rational Expressions
2 5.1 - 5.2 Graphing Straight Lines
2 6.1 - 6.4 Interpreting Graphs
Systems of Linear Equations
2 7.1 - 7.6 Exponents and Polynomials
2 8.1 - 8.5 Factoring Polynomials
3 9.1- 9.6 More Rational Expressions
2 10.1 - 10.4 Radical Expressions
2 11.1, 11.3
11.4 - 11.5
Solving quadratic equations by factoring, the square root method, and the quadratic formula
1 Catch Up and Review

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