MTH12A Algebra I

Course Description

First of a two-course sequence covering methods of simplifying formulas and expressions, solving equations and inequalities, operating with exponents, and translating statements to symbols. Calculator use is highly recommended. Grading is S or U only. (This course is remedial in nature and does not award collegiate credit)

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain a refresher in the basic number system.
  • Learn to solve equations and inequalities.
  • Develop the techniques of working with exponents and polynomials.
  • Learn to simplify equations by factoring.
  • Simplify rational expressions.
  • Solve standard word problems.