Math-120 Introductory College Mathematics I

Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department

COURSE NO./TITLE: MATH-120 (355-120) Introductory College Mathematics I

CREDITS: 4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Review of basic algebra, solving equations and inequalities, applications of equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, polynomial equations, and systems of equations.

Prerequisite: MATH-110 or demonstrated proficiency on math placement test.

TEXTBOOK:

  • Adopted F08: Algebra & Trigonometry, 3rd Ed. by Robert Blitzer
  • (Adopted F04: Algebra & Trigonometry, 2nd Ed. by Robert Blitzer)
  • (Adopted F01: Algebra & Trigonometry, 1st Ed. by Robert Blitzer)
    (Previously used Dwyer & Gruenwald College Algebra & Trigonometry, 1st Ed.)
  • (Adopted 8/94: Larson, Hostetler & Edwards Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach &Levy, Graphing Technical Guide)
    (Previously Aufmann, Barker & Nation Algebra and Trigonometry)

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the student shall:

  1. Understand the basic concepts and procedures of college algebra.
  2. Gain further insight into problem solving.
  3. Adequately be prepared to pursue additional courses in mathematics.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  1. Review of Basic Algebra
  2. Equations, Inequalities and Applications
  3. Functions and Their Graphs
  4. Polynomial Equations and Synthetic Long Division
  5. Zeros and Graphs of Polynomial Functions
  6. Systems of Equations

Revised 6/08