Math 100 syllabus

Essentials for Precalculus

Course description: This course covers the foundations required for success in Precalculus Algebra. This course will provide an introduction to manipulating and solving algebraic expression, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. Graphing functions, lines, piecewise functions, and quadratics will be explored. The algebraic manipulation of exponents, logarithms, rational and radical expressions, and polynomials will be discussed. Practical applications and problem solving are also included. Credit for more than one of MTH 100,  MTH 101 or MTH 105 is not allowed.

Co-requisite: MA112 – Precalculus Algebra

Prerequisites: Math Placement Exam score of 60 or above, ACT Math Score of 18 or above, SAT Math Score of 500 or above

Text: Precalculus: Concepts through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry, A Corequisite Solution, Fourth Edition, by Michael Sullivan, et al (2019) 

Coverage: Selected topics from Chapters R, F, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Calculator: A Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS scientific calculator is required.


Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of the course a student will be able to:
Solve  equations and inequalities, including ones involving rational expressions, radical expressions, absolute values, exponentials, and logarithms.
factor and algebraically manipulate polynomials, radical expressions, and complex expression.