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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

Fall; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 047142447PrealgebraOnline3Stetson B$17.0026/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 047142450PrealgebraOnline3Stetson B$17.0030/31/0Open 
 047143002Prealgebra 3Schmansky P$12.0019/28/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-02:20 PM BTC170
 047143010Prealgebra 3Schmansky P$12.0026/28/0OpenM W  02:30 PM-03:50 PM BTC165
 047143013Prealgebra 3Rainey A$12.0012/28/0OpenM W  12:30 PM-01:50 PM LA110
 047143016Prealgebra 3Johnson D$12.0025/28/0OpenM W  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA110
 047143056Prealgebra 3Meehan G$12.0027/28/0OpenM W  07:30 PM-08:50 PM LA100
 047246009Prealgebra 3Shields K$12.0027/30/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-10:20 AM RC680
 047246112Prealgebra 3Carley D$12.0030/31/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM RC685

Spring; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/07/2018

 047122954PrealgebraOnline3Lazarski A$12.0013/31/0Open 
 047123017Prealgebra 3Rainey A$12.0021/28/0OpenM T W R  08:25 AM-09:51 AM LA110
 047226059Prealgebra 3Gueorguiev E$12.0017/31/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-09:10 PM RC695

Summer; 2018; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/02/2018

 047236161Prealgebra 3Lai H$12.0014/31/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-09:10 PM RC675