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Course Information

Math 105: Intermediate Algebra

Course Description

Quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and expressions with an emphasis on graphing and applications.

Co-requisite Description: None

Units: 5

Course Outcomes

Students will

  • Solve problems involving applications of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic growth.
  • Develop conceptual understanding of the relationship between a function and its graph. They will demonstrate and communicate this understanding in a variety of ways, such as: reasoning with definitions, connecting concepts, and connecting multiple representations, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to simplify linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and solve equations.

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass

Hours: 5 hours per week

Intended Majors/Careers: This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a degree in STEM or a business-related field.

Transferable to:  Course is not transferrable.  Meets the minimum mathematics competency requirement for the Foothill Associate's degree.

Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249. Not open to students with credit in MATH 108.

Prerequisite Skills: Appropriate placement

Sample Syllabus: Math 105 Intermediate Algebra varies by instructor

Sample homework assignments and quizzes: Varies by instructor

Hours of homework/night: Approximately 10 hours per week

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