Topics include properties of functions and graphs, linear and quadratic equations, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications. Students are expected to have a graphing calculator. Except as per University policy on repeating a course, credit will not be given for this course if the student has credit in a higher level math course. Such students may be dropped from the course. Examinations are proctored.

Course Objectives:

  • To promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills through the application of algebraic concepts to common situations
  • To enhance the understanding of algebraic concepts through the integrated use of graphing technology in the curriculum
  • To utilize and promote the "Rule of Four" - every topic should be presented algebraically, graphically, numerically, and in context with applications
  • To incorporate writing into the curriculum
  • To provide a sufficient algebra background to prepare students for Math 113, Math 116, and Math 163/263
  • To help strengthen students' general academic skills
  • Note that more detailed objectives are listed in the Class Notes packet that can be obtained in the university bookstore

Concepts Covered:

  • The Concept of Function
  • Properties of Functions
  • Transformations of Functions
  • Combining Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Power & Polynomial Functions
  • Exponential Functions
  • Logarithmic Functions
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E
Enrollment Requirement: 
Appropriate Math Placement Level or Proctored/Prep for Calculus 45+ or Proctored/Prep for College Algebra 55+. (rg:015028).