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MATH 065
Introductory Algebra


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
The first of a two-course series covering the basics of algebra (MATH 065, 095). Topics include variables and their applications working with algebraic expressions, solving equations, and an introduction to graphing linear and quadratic functions. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C- or higher in MATH 050, or permission of Mathematics Department.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize and define real, rational, irrational, natural, and whole numbers and integers.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide numeric and algebraic expressions.
  • Use order of operations and properties of real numbers to simplify numeric and algebraic expressions.
  • Use the properties of integer exponents.
  • Define and use absolute value.
  • Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
  • Translate word problems into an algebraic sentence and solve: mixture, uniform motion, work, investment, number type, and right-triangle (Pythagorean Theorem) problems.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.
  • Graph a linear equation in two variables.
  • Be able to use the slope formula.
  • Know and use the slope/intercept form of a line.
  • Be able to solve a system of two linear equations with two variables by the graphing method, the substitution method, and the elimination method.
  • Simplify expressions containing radicals.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide expressions containing radicals.
  • Solve equations containing radicals.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring, square root property, and the quadratic formula.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MATH 065
    Spring 2013
    8079
    William Gerke
    MATH 065
    Spring 2013
    9602
    Cindi Garland
    MATH 065
    Spring 2013
    6561
    Paul Boyd
    MATH 065
    Spring 2013
    6563
    Paul Boyd
    MATH 065
    Spring 2013
    1658
    Jennifer Thonney


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.