#### Description

A review of Intermediate High School Algebra intended for students preparing for one of the credit bearing Fundamental Studies Math Courses. It is taught in special computer labs using a self-paced computer program. The curriculum will be geared toward the student's level of algebra skills and eventual goals. There is a special fee for the course that may be applied in addition to the regular tuition charge. Students should refer to the schedule of classes for details on fees as they apply to a particular semester. The course does not carry any credit toward any degree at the University. The course is repeatable. Topics will be chosen from exponents, polynomials, linear equations, quadratic equations as well as polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithm functions and elementary probability or statistics, depending on the student. Students must pay a special math fee.

#### Prerequisites

Qualifying score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

**Topics**

**Real Numbers**

Basic Operations

Percents and ratios

Exponents

**Types of Functions Covered:**

Linear - including systems of linear equations

Absolute Value

Quadratic

Polynomial

Square Root

Rational

Exponential

Logarithmic

**The following topics are addressed for each of the preceding functions:**

Function notation

Evaluating functions at particular values

Simplification of expressions

Solving equations

Graphs - including cartesian coordinate system, slope

Vertices and other special points

Shifts and reflections

Intercepts

Asymptotes

Applications

**Additional topics covered for appropriate function types:**

Factoring - including the quadratic formula, difference of squares, trinomials

Completing the square technique

Positive and negative rational exponents

Combinations and compositions

Linear Inequalities - including solving Linear inequalities and graphing systems of inequalities

Problem solving