College Mathematics I –

mth208ca

(3 credits)

This course begins a demonstration and examination of various concepts of algebra. It assists in building skills for performing specific mathematical operations and problem solving. These concepts and skills serve as a foundation for subsequent quantitative business coursework. Applications to real-world problems are emphasized throughout the course. This course is the first half of the college mathematics sequence, which is completed in MTH 209: College Mathematics II.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Fundamentals of Expressions

  • Identify real and variable elements.
  • Classify real numbers.
  • Solve problems containing fractions.
  • Evaluate expressions.
  • Apply mathematical laws and order of operations principles to solve math problems.
  • Create expressions using real-world applications.

Linear Equations & Inequalities

  • Evaluate forms of linear equations.
  • Solve linear equations.
  • Use equations to solve word problems and formulas.
  • Solve linear inequalities.
  • Use linear equations and inequalities in real-world applications.

Linear Functions

  • Identify the domain and range of a function, as expressed per set theory.
  • Evaluate forms of linear functions.
  • Generate graphs.
  • Use the midpoint formula with linear segments.
  • Identify slope and intercept from a linear function.
  • Use linear functions in real-world applications.

Exponents & Polynomials

  • Use exponents in algebraic expressions.
  • Apply exponential principles to scientific notation.
  • Simplify polynomials.
  • Use the distribution property with polynomials.
  • Perform polynomial operations.
  • Use exponents and polynomials in real-world applications.

Fundamentals of College Algebra Review I

  • Review all objectives from Weeks One through Four.
  • Analyze applications of mathematics.

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