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Course Description

Mathematics - MATH 47

Prealgebra (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 45 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math or 60 CPT-Arithmetic.
  • Competence in arithmetic without the aid of a calculator.

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.
  • Evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Factor the greatest common factor (GCF) from a polynomial expression.
  • Apply the prime factorization method to greatest common factor (GCF) or least common multiple (LCM) problems.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Spring; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/7/2018

 047122954PrealgebraOnline3Lazarski A$12.0031/31/0Open 
 047123017Prealgebra 3Yemets A$12.0028/28/0OpenM T W R  08:25 AM-09:51 AM LA110
 047226059Prealgebra 3Gueorguiev E$12.0031/31/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-09:10 PM RC695

Summer; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/2/2018

 047236161Prealgebra 3Lai H$12.0031/31/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-09:10 PM RC675

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 047112373PrealgebraOnline3Kerr S$17.0012/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 047112971PrealgebraOnline3Stetson B$17.0012/31/0Open 
 047112974PrealgebraOnline3Kerr S$17.0026/31/0Open 
 047113004Prealgebra 3Joshi R$12.0015/31/0OpenT R  08:30 AM-09:50 AM LA440
 047113005Prealgebra 3Gerich R$12.001/28/0OpenM W  12:00 PM-01:20 PM LA110
 047113006Prealgebra 3Gerich R$12.004/28/0OpenM W  01:30 PM-02:50 PM LA110
 047113007Prealgebra 3Rainey A$12.000/28/0ClosedT R  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA110
 047113086Prealgebra 3Meehan G$12.009/28/0OpenM W  05:30 PM-06:50 PM LA110
 047113108Prealgebra 3Weyand G$12.0011/31/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM BTC200
 047216142Prealgebra 3Carley D$12.0012/31/0OpenM  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC670
 047216259Prealgebra 3Massarelli N$12.0018/31/0OpenW  07:00 PM-09:54 PM RC675