
Spring 2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 (NonSTEM 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.
Course Outcomes 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 slopeintercept form (pointslope 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.
Technology Objectives:
 use the arithmetic operations on the scientific calculator to solve algebraic and real world algebraic problems;
 demonstrate an understanding of the keys:
√n ,x^{2},y^{x},π,±,%, ( ) 2^{nd} 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.

