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Mathematics
MATH 47
Prealgebra
Course Description
Topics covered in this course include an introduction to variables, integers and algebraic expressions; simplifying algebraic expressions involving integers, fractions and decimals; solving algebraic equations involving integers, fractions, decimals and percents; ratio and proportions; applications using basic concepts from geometry; and introduction to graphing via point-plotting.
Prerequisites
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
- Competence in arithmetic without using a calculator OR
- MATH 45 or equivalent with grade of 2.0 or better.
Course Competencies
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Calculate sums, differences, products and quotients involving integers.
- Apply order of operations to mathematical problems.
- Solve linear equations involving integers, fractions and decimals.
- Solve percentage problems.
- Solve proportion problems.
- Solve problems involving perimeter, area, volume and the Pythagorean theorem.
- Translate English expressions into mathematical expressions.
- Graph linear equations by plotting points.
- Simplify expressions using properties of exponents.
- Simplify fractional expressions.
- Simplify expressions by removing parentheses and combining like terms.
- Simplify polynomial expressions.
- Factor Greatest Common Factors from polynomial expression.
- Apply the prime factorization method to Greatest Common Factor or Least Common Multiple problems.
Course Schedule
| 047 | 112373 | Prealgebra | Online | 3 | Bearden L | $30.00 | 10/31/0 | Open | |
| 047 | 112778 | Prealgebra | Online | 3 | Kerr S | $30.00 | 6/31/0 | Open | |