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MATH 080 - Fundamentals of Algebra



5.0 Credits
Extends the material of MATH 060. Covers linear equations, graphing linear equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and quadratic equations. Intended to prepare students who have some background in algebra for MATH 090. These classes (except for online sections) meet in computer labs. Prerequisite: MATH 060 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate score on math placement test.

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate a numerical expression by applying the order of operations. [REASON]
  2. Recognize and apply the commutative, associative, distributive, identity, and inverse properties. [REASON]
  3. Simplify a linear expression by distributing and combining like terms. [REASON]
  4. Solve a linear equation in one variable. [REASON]
  5. Solve a formula for a specified variable when the formula is linear in that variable. [REASON]
  6. Use a linear equation to model and solve an application problem. [REASON]
  7. Graph a linear equation in two variables using point-plotting, intercepts, and the slope. [REASON]
  8. Determine the slope of a line. [REASON]
  9. Write the equation of a line in slope-intercept form. [REASON]
  10. Solve a system of two linear equations in two variables using the graphing method, the elimination (or addition) method, and the substitution method. [REASON]
  11. Use a system of two linear equations in two variables to model and solve an application problem. [REASON]
  12. Identify terms, coefficients, and degrees of polynomial expressions. [REASON]
  13. Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [REASON]
  14. Square a binomial. [REASON]
  15. Factor a polynomial using the greatest common factor, factoring by grouping, factoring trinomials, and factoring the difference of squares. [REASON]
  16. Solve a polynomial equation by factoring. [REASON]



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