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01:640:025 - Elementary Algebra

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Course Description

Prerequisite:

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

SYLLABUS

 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 1 EXAM I 2 5.1 - 5.2 Graphing Straight Lines 2 6.1 - 6.4 Interpreting GraphsandSystems of Linear Equations 2 7.1 - 7.6 Exponents and Polynomials 2 8.1 - 8.5 Factoring Polynomials 1 EXAM II 3 9.1- 9.6 More Rational Expressions 2 10.1 - 10.4 Radical Expressions 2 11.1, 11.311.4 - 11.5 Solving quadratic equations by factoring, the square root method, and the quadratic formula 1 Catch Up and Review