May 25, 2018
MT 006 - Basic Algebra Review
Credit Hours: 3 Not for degree credit
MT006 is intended for students who need a formal review of basic algebraic concepts and whose required mathematics course for their degree is MT111, MT112, or MT116 (Non-STEM majors). By studying the following topics, students will develop, refine, and strengthen problem solving skills and be able to: perform operations on real numbers and algebraic expressions including polynomials; solve linear equations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, define and apply the properties of exponents; define and evaluate functions; graph linear equations with emphasis on slope as a rate of change and intercepts. Real world applications will be introduced throughout the course.
Upon completion of MT006, the student will be able to:
- perform fundamental operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) with real numbers;
- demonstrate an understanding of absolute value, inequalities, additive and multiplicative inverse, associate, commutative distributive properties, and order of operations;
- evaluate formulas; solve linear equations, linear inequalities, and ratio proportion problems;
- apply the properties of exponents;
- perform fundamental operations with polynomials;
- interpret graphs such as bar graphs, histograms, and scatter plots
- define a function; use function notation to represent a function numerically and graphically
- sketch and interpret the graphs of linear equations
- determine the equation of a line using slope-intercept form (point-slope form is optional)
- solve systems of linear equations by graphing, addition and substitution methods
- solve basic square root equations (optional)
- solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula (optional)
- demonstrate a "sense of numbers" by determining if a mathematical solution is "reasonable;"
- present organized written work and show a check to avoid careless mistakes;
- perform mental arithmetic, use a calculator effectively to solve and check mathematical calculations and determine when each is appropriate; and
- read critically and think logically when solving application problems.
- use the arithmetic operations on the scientific calculator to solve algebraic and real world algebraic problems;
- demonstrate an understanding of the keys:
√n ,x2,yx,π,±,%, ( ) 2nd key/ inv key; and
- demonstrate an understanding of order of operations on the scientific calculator.
Prerequisites: MT 003 or appropriate college equivalent, and/or appropriate mathematics level code.*
F/S (C, N, S)
*Level code is determined by Mathematics Department placement test and/or successful completion of math courses.
This course does not apply toward an associate's degree.