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MATH 043 - Intermediate Algebra

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated math competency through appropriate assessment, and

Demonstrated reading competency through appropriate assessment or successful completion of ENGL 083 Reading Strategies for College or ENGL 095 Integrated Reading and Writing, or ENGL 075 Co-Requisite Integrated Reading and Writing, or

A grade of “C” or better in MATH 023 - Essentials of Algebra  

and IVYT 111 - Student Success in University Transfer  
COREQUISITES: IVYT 111 - Student Success in University Transfer  

Reviews linear equations, inequalities, graphing, and factoring algebraic expressions. Concentrates on properties of integer and rational exponents, systems of linear equations, radicals, radical equations, quadratic equations, functions including their graphs, and applications.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be expected to:

  1. Solve compound inequalities and absolute value equations and inequalities and express inequality solutions in interval notation.
  2. Graph linear equations and inequalities.
  3. Determine linear equations from geometric data.
  4. Interpret functions algebraically, graphically, and numerically.
  5. Solve 2 x 2 systems of equations graphically and by substitution and elimination.
  6. Divide a polynomial by a binomial.
  7. Solve quadratic equations by the square root property, factoring and the quadratic formula.
  8. Graph quadratic functions and find the vertex and intercepts of quadratic functions.
  9. Perform basic operations with complex numbers.
  10. Simplify rational expressions, including complex fractions, and solve rational equations.
  11. Use the properties of rational exponents.
  12. Simplify radicals and solve radical equations.
  13. Use relevant mathematical language, laws, and notations appropriately.
  14. Solve a variety of application problems.
  15. Use a scientific calculator proficiently as related to coursework.
  16. Use computer technology which may include the Internet, email, or computer software to enhance the course objectives

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • A brief review of graphing, writing, and solving linear equations
  • Review polynomial operations and factoring
  • Solving absolute value equations, inequalities and compound inequalities
  • Integer and rational exponents
  • Rational expressions and equations
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Radicals and radical equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Complex numbers
  • Functions and their graphs
  • Applications

A course grade of C or higher is required for successful completion of MATH 043.

90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
0-59% F

The final exam must count 20% - 25% of the final grade.

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)