MATH1500 Beginning Algebra

This course includes practical applications of basic algebra from signed numbers through solving and graphing equations plus solving systems of equations and formulas with applied problems.




Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1050 or MATH1060 with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Write and solve real-world problems using linear functions
Translate between graphs, tables, and symbolic representations
Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials
Factor polynomials
Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions
Simplify, add, subtract, multiply radical expressions
Evaluate polynomial, rational and radical expressions
Solve rational equations
Solve radical equations
Solve quadratic equations using factoring, square root property and quadratic formula
Use algebra to solve geometric problems of plane and solid geometric figures
Solve linear equations and inequalities
Solve systems of equations by the graphing, addition and substitution methods
Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing
Calculate the slope and intercepts of a line
Graph linear functions and inequalities by plotting points and using slope-intercept form
Graph non-linear equations
Apply laws of exponents

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details