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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. 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

Fall; 2017; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 047142447PrealgebraOnline3Kavanaugh E$12.006/31/0Open 

Fall; 2017; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 047142450PrealgebraOnline3Kerr S$17.0013/31/0Open 
 047143002Prealgebra 3Schmansky P$12.001/28/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:20 PM BTC170
 047143010Prealgebra 3Schmansky P$12.003/28/0OpenM W  02:30 PM-03:50 PM BTC165
 047143013Prealgebra 3Carley D$12.002/28/0OpenM W  12:30 PM-01:50 PM LA110
 047143016Prealgebra 3Carley D$12.0010/28/0OpenM W  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA110
 047143054Prealgebra 3Boysen T$12.007/28/0OpenT R  07:30 PM-08:50 PM LA110
 047143056Prealgebra 3Meehan G$12.0015/28/0OpenM W  07:30 PM-08:50 PM LA100
 047246009Prealgebra 3Street S$12.0011/30/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-10:20 AM RC680
 047246112Prealgebra 3Ryall L$12.0014/31/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM RC685

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

 047112373PrealgebraOnline3Kerr S$17.0029/31/0Open 

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

 047112971PrealgebraOnline3Stetson B$17.0023/31/0Open 
 047112974PrealgebraOnline3Kerr S$17.0028/31/0Open 
 047113004Prealgebra 3Joshi R$12.0019/31/0OpenT R  08:30 AM-09:50 AM LA440
 047113005Prealgebra 3Gerich R$12.007/28/0OpenM W  12:00 PM-01:20 PM LA110
 047113006Prealgebra 3Gerich R$12.0016/28/0OpenM W  01:30 PM-02:50 PM LA110
 047113007Prealgebra 3Rainey A$12.007/28/0OpenT R  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA110
 047113086Prealgebra 3Meehan G$12.0012/28/0OpenM W  05:30 PM-06:50 PM LA110
 047113108Prealgebra 3Weyand G$12.0024/31/0OpenM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM BTC200
 047216142Prealgebra 3Carley D$12.0027/31/0OpenM  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC670
 047216259Prealgebra 3Rothstein C$12.0022/31/0OpenW  07:00 PM-09:54 PM RC675