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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Mathematics - MATH 53

Beginning Algebra

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 053142449Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A6/31/0Open$12.00 
 053142453Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A10/31/0Open$12.00 
 053143012Beginning AlgebraRMT4Carley D3/24/0Open$12.00M W  04:00 PM-06:26 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 053142943Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A8/31/0Open$12.00 
 053142944Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A13/31/0Open$12.00 
 053143003Beginning AlgebraRMT4Ibrahim S5/24/0Open$12.00T R  03:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143018Beginning AlgebraRMT4Shields K4/24/0Open$12.00T R  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143021Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N14/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 053143022Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maddox A5/24/0Open$12.00T R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143025Beginning AlgebraRMT4House H4/24/0Open$12.00M W  03:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143026Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maddox A4/24/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 053143060Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N16/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 053143127Beginning AlgebraRMT4Shields K6/24/0Open$12.00M W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 053246119Beginning AlgebraRMT4Ibrahim S4/24/0Open$12.00T R  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/11/2021

 053113012Beginning AlgebraMC4Staff5/10/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-02:26 PM LA110

Winter; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 053112425Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A30/31/0Open$12.00 
 053112763Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A29/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113103Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maddox A20/24/0Open$12.00T R  02:00 PM-04:26 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 053112922Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A9/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113008Beginning AlgebraRMT4Ibrahim S16/24/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 053113009Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N19/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
 053113011Beginning AlgebraRMT4Shields K10/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 053113015Beginning AlgebraRMT4Ibrahim S17/24/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 053113054Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maddox A19/24/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 053113055Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maheshwari N21/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 053113117Beginning AlgebraRMT4Maddox A23/24/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 053113123Beginning AlgebraRMT4House H7/24/0Open$12.00T R  03:30 PM-05:24 PM WEBWEB
 053216027Beginning AlgebraRMT4Ibrahim S23/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday