Meets MN Transfer Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. The course is designed for students who have sound algebra skills. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills of college algebra and to show how college algebra can be used to model and solve authentic real-world problems. Course topics include an introduction to functions and graphs; linear, quadratic and nonlinear functions with an emphasis on rational expressions, roots and exponents; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; conic sections; sequences and series; and counting and probability.
Student Learning Outcomes
- apply the basic mathematical concepts that form the foundation of algebra
- utilize procedures for manipulating algebraic expressions and equations
- demonstrate and apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems
- apply algebraic principles appropriately to applications
- utilize a systematic approach to problem solving which incorporates verbal, numeric, visual and symbolic strategies
- communicate mathematical understanding to others verbally and in written form
- expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.