Master Course Outline
MATH 065
Introductory Algebra

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours:50

Description
The first of a twocourse 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 righttriangle (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 
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X

X

X


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X

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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.
