**Description** | Introductory algebra is the second of three classes in the developmental mathematics sequence. It provides a development of concepts of variables, expressions, and equations using symbolic algebra to represent primarily linear relationships both graphically and analytically. The concept of function will be developed for the application of linear equations and concepts of dependent and independent variable. Students will also learn to solve simultaneous linear equations as well as how to construct linear equations from slope and point information. Application problems will include geometric figure quantities, ratio and proportion, direct and indirect variation, and conversion of units. Finding the greatest common factor of a polynomial will also be included. The emphasis of the three semester sequence is fortification of mental calculation power with minimum reliance on digital calculation.
Prerequisite: MA 090 or placement through placement testing. |