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Course Description

Mathematics - MATH 53

Beginning Algebra (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course will explore the real number system, fundamental operations with real numbers, graphing, linear equations, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, quadratic equations, applications and introduction to the function concept.


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

  • MATH 47 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 75-CPT-Arithmetic, 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra, 260 NGA-Arithmetic or 230 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply properties of arithmetic and algebra to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of polynomials in simplest form.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of rational expressions in simplest form.
  • Solve linear equations in one variable.
  • Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
  • Factor polynomials.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
  • Solve rational equations.
  • Solve literal equations for a specified variable.
  • Solve applications using linear equations in one variable, quadratic equations or rational equations.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x and y intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write a linear equation in two variables using slope-intercept form, point-slope form or standard form.
  • Explore the function concept using the vertical line test, determining the domain and range from a graph or by evaluating functions.

Course Schedule

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

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

 053142449Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.002/31/1Open 
 053142453Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.003/31/0Open 
 053143012Beginning Algebra 4Street S$12.000/31/5ClosedM W  04:00 PM-06:26 PM BTC165
 053143051Beginning Algebra 4Ibrahim S$12.003/31/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-08:26 PM LA440
 053143137Beginning Algebra 4Gueorguiev E$12.002/31/0OpenM W  02:30 PM-04:54 PM LA470

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

 053142445Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.0015/31/0Open 
 053142943Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.005/31/0Open 
 053142944Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A$12.008/31/0Open 
 053143003Beginning Algebra 4Kuhs A$12.005/31/0OpenT R  02:30 PM-04:24 PM BTC100
 053143014Beginning Algebra 4Gerich R$12.004/28/0OpenM W  07:00 AM-08:54 AM LA100
 053143015Beginning Algebra 4Hu Z$12.008/28/0OpenT R  07:00 AM-08:54 AM LA100
 053143017Beginning Algebra 4Gerich R$12.001/28/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-10:54 AM LA100
 053143018Beginning Algebra 4Nicklaus R$12.000/28/0ClosedT R  11:00 AM-12:54 PM LA100
 053143021Beginning Algebra 4Nicklaus R$12.000/28/1ClosedT R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM LA100
 053143022Beginning Algebra 4Jadoun N$12.002/31/0OpenT R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA440
 053143024Beginning Algebra 4Maddox A$12.001/28/0OpenT R  02:30 PM-04:24 PM LA100
 053143025Beginning Algebra 4Ibrahim S$12.002/28/0OpenM W  03:00 PM-04:54 PM LA100
 053143026Beginning Algebra 4Iyer R$12.000/28/0ClosedT R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA110
 053143058Beginning Algebra 4Felton A$12.002/28/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA110
 053143060Beginning Algebra 4Maheshwari N$12.001/28/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA100
 053143063Beginning Algebra 4Maheshwari N$12.0016/28/0OpenT R  08:00 PM-09:54 PM LA100
 053143127Beginning Algebra 4Gerich R$12.001/28/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM LA100
 053143140Beginning Algebra 4Maheshwari N$12.005/31/0OpenT R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM BTC320
 053246020Beginning Algebra 4Street S$12.001/31/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM RC695
 053246119Beginning Algebra 4Carley D$12.005/31/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM RC695
 053246361Beginning Algebra 4Moran K$12.0027/31/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM RC430