# 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.