Master Course Outline
MATH 095
Intermediate Algebra

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

Description
The second of a twocourse series covering the basics of algebra (MATH 065/095). Topics include working with algebraic expressions (polynomial, algebraic fractions, radicals, exponential, logarithmic), solving equations and inequalities (polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic), solving systems of linear equations, an introduction to functions, and graphing functions/relations (linear, quadratic, simple conics, exponential, logarithmic). Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in MATH 065; or permission of the Mathematics Department. 
Intended Learning Outcomes
Add, subtract, multiply, factor and divide polynomial expressions.
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
Translate word problems into an algebraic sentence and solve.
Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.
Solve equations and inequalities, including word problems, involving rational expressions.
Simplify complex fractions.
Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide radical expressions.
Solve equations containing radicals.
Use properties of exponents with radical exponents.
Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers.
Solve quadratic equations by factoring, square root property, completing the square, and quadratic formula.
Solve quadratic inequalities.
Know and be able to use the midpoint and distance formulas as they relate to the Cartesian coordinate system.
Find the equation of a line given sufficient information.
Recognize when a relation is a function and use function notation.
Define the domain and range of given functions.
Be able to recognize and graph linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Solve word problems involving direct, inverse, and joint variation.
Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables using the substitution and the elimination (addition) methods.
Use systems of linear equations to solve word problems.
Solve systems of three linear equations in three variables.
Solve systems of linear inequalities in two variables.
Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and find the composition of functions.
Find and use inverse functions at an introductory level.
Solve exponential and logarithmic equations at an introductory level.
Be able to use the properties of logarithms at an introductory level.


Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
Course 
Year Quarter 
Item 
Instructor 

MATH 095 
Spring 2013 
0455 
Gary Owsley 

MATH 095 
Spring 2013 
8086 
William Gerke 

MATH 095 
Spring 2013 
1459 
Steve Schwartz 

MATH 095 
Spring 2013 
5728 
Jennifer Thonney 

MATH 095 
Spring 2013 
8031 
Chris Michels 


Two Year Projected Schedule
Year One* 
Year Two** 
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Winter 
Spring 
Summer 
Mini 
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Spring 
Summer 
Mini 
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*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.
