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MTH 075 - Applied Algebra for Technicians

4 Credit(s)

This is a first course in algebra skills needed for technical mathematics, which includes the following: signed numbers, positive and negative exponents, scientific notation, forming expressions and equations from real situations, ratio and proportion, the Cartesian coordinate systems, rates of change, slope, linear equations, linear systems, quadratic equations, graphs, tables, charts, data analysis and problem solving. The course will emphasize clear communication of mathematical results. Application problems are realistic with some data to be collected, analyzed and discussed in group setting with results submitted in written form.

Prerequisite:  MTH 020  completed with a grade of “C-” or better within the past two years or placement by the College’s Math Placement Process.
Learning Outcomes
Upon course completion, the student will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary for each of these areas: Signed Numbers; Integer Exponents; Multi-step Formulas (including Variation); Algebraic Expressions; Cartesian Coordinate System; Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations

2. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems using: Signed Numbers; Integer Exponents; Multi-step Formulas (including Variation); Algebraic Expressions; Cartesian Coordinate System; Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations

3. Analyze and solve problems using a variety of problem-solving techniques including patterns, tables, graphs and spreadsheets