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MATH 047 - Prealgebra

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: Topics covered in this course include an introduction to variables, integers and algebraic expressions; simplifying algebraic expressions involving integers, fractions and decimals; solving algebraic equations involving integers, fractions, decimals and percents; ratio and proportions; applications using basic concepts from geometry; and introduction to graphing via point-plotting.

Prerequisites: MATH 045  with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 60 CPT-Arithmetic, 240 NGA-Arithmetic or 220 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics. Competence in arithmetic without the aid of a calculator.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Mathematics
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Calculate sums, differences, products and quotients involving integers.
  2. Apply order of operations to mathematical problems.
  3. Solve linear equations involving integers, fractions and decimals.
  4. Solve percentage problems.
  5. Solve proportion problems.
  6. Solve problems involving perimeter, area, volume and the Pythagorean theorem.
  7. Translate English expressions into mathematical expressions.
  8. Graph linear equations by plotting points.
  9. Simplify expressions using properties of exponents.
  10. Simplify fractional expressions.
  11. Evaluate algebraic expressions.
  12. Factor the greatest common factor (GCF) from a polynomial expression.
  13. Apply the prime factorization method to greatest common factor (GCF) or least common multiple (LCM) problems.

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