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Course Description

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 TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2020

 053112425Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A10/31/0Open$12.00 
 053112763Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A14/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2020

 053112424Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A21/31/0Open$12.00 
 053112922Beginning AlgebraOnline4Mingela A5/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113008Beginning Algebra 4Shields K2/30/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA100
 053113009Beginning Algebra 4Shalan S21/31/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM BTC165
 053113011Beginning Algebra 4Shields K0/31/0Closed$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC165
 053113012Beginning Algebra 4Shalan S8/28/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM LA110
 053113014Beginning Algebra 4Gerich R15/31/0Open$12.00M W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM BTC165
 053113015Beginning Algebra 4Nicklaus R7/30/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM LA100
 053113054Beginning Algebra 4Hu Z10/28/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA300
 053113055Beginning Algebra 4Maheshwari N25/30/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA100
 053113103Beginning Algebra 4House H0/31/0Closed$12.00T R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM BTC160
 053113117Beginning Algebra 4Gerich R7/30/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA100
 053113123Beginning Algebra 4Maheshwari N12/28/0Open$12.00T R  03:30 PM-05:24 PM LA110
 053216027Beginning Algebra 4Miller M26/30/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM RC270
 053216144Beginning Algebra 4Iyer R29/31/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM RC670
 053216262Beginning Algebra 4Maddox A20/31/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM RC680

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