# Algebra 1a Pathway –

### mat116p

(3 credits)

This course introduces basic algebra concepts and assists in building skills for performing specific mathematical operations and problem solving. Students will solve equations, evaluate algebraic expressions, solve and graph linear equations and linear inequalities, graph lines, and solve systems of linear equations and linear inequalities. These concepts and skills will serve as a foundation for subsequent business coursework. Applications to real-world problems are also explored throughout the course. This course is the first half of the college algebra sequence, which is completed in MAT 117P, Algebra 1B.
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

### Fundamentals of College Algebra Review

• Review All objectives from Weeks One through Eight.

### Exponents

• Apply exponential principles to scientific notation.
• Use exponents in algebraic expressions.

### Systems of Two-Variable Linear Equations (Part 2)

• Use systems of equations and inequalities in real-world applications.
• Solve systems of linear inequalities.

### Systems of Two-Variable Linear Equations (Part 1)

• Solve systems of linear equations algebraically.
• Solve systems of linear equations by graphing.

### Graphs and Linear Functions (Part 2)

• Use linear functions in real-world applications.
• Identify representations of functions.
• Create a linear equation using data.

### Graphs and Linear Functions (Part 1)

• Determine the slope of a linear function.
• Determine the intercepts of a linear function.
• Generate graphs.

### Linear Equations and Inequalities

• Use linear equations and inequalities in real-world applications.
• Solve linear inequalities.
• Solve equations using formulas.

### Linear Equations

• Solve linear equations.
• Evaluate linear equations.

### Fundamentals of Algebraic Expressions and Equations

• Translate English phrases into algebraic expressions.
• Apply properties of real numbers to algebraic expressions.
• Solve problems using order of operations.
• Evaluate expressions.
• Simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms.
• Identify variables, coefficients and constants.