**Description** | Intermediate Algebra is the last of three classes in the developmental mathematics sequence. It provides a development of primarily non-linear function, specifically quadratic, radical, and rational. Students will learn to apply concepts of like terms, using the distributive property, and factoring quadratic expressions. Students will also learn to understand and apply algebraic methods to solve literal equations, applications of Pythagorean Theorem, and geometric problems of perimeter, area, and volume. The emphasis of the three semester sequence is fortification of mental calculation power with minimum reliance on digital calculation. Prerequisite: MA 095 or placement through placement testing. |