MAT 116

Algebra 1A

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MAT 116

MAT 116 Algebra 1A

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Course Syllabus

MAT 116

MAT 116 Algebra 1A

Course Syllabus

Course Title: MAT 116—Algebra 1A

Required Texts rd Bittenger, M. L. & Beecher, J. A. (2007). Introductory and intermediate algebra (3 ed.). Boston: PearsonAddison Wesley.

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MAT 116 Algebra 1A

Course Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces basic algebra concepts and assists in building skills for performing specific mathematical operations and problem solving. Students solve equations, evaluate algebraic expressions, solve and graph linear equations and linear inequalities, graph lines, and solve systems of linear equations and linear inequalities. These concepts and skills serve as a foundation for subsequent coursework. Applications to real-world problems are integrated throughout the course. This course is the first half of the college algebra sequence, which is completed in Algebra 1B.

TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES

Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

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Compare the values of integers.

Simplify expressions using the order of operations and properties of real numbers.

Translate phrases into mathematical expressions.

Use substitution to evaluate algebraic expressions.

Solving Algebraic Equations and Inequalities

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Solve one-variable equations using the addition and multiplication principles.

Determine whether a given point is a solution for a linear equation.

Solve a formula for a variable.

More on Solving Equations and Inequalities

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Solve one-variable inequalities using the addition and multiplication principles.

Graph one-variable inequalities.

Determine whether a given point is a solution for a linear inequality.

Translate sentences into inequalities.

Graphing Linear Equations

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Graph points from ordered pairs in an (x,y) coordinate system.

Determine whether a given point is a solution for a linear equation.

Graph a linear equation using tables and intercepts.

Find the slope of a line given two points or the equation of a line.

Functions

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Differentiate between functions and equations.

Find function values for specific domain values.

Determine the domain and range of a function.

Graphs of Functions

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Graph linear equations using slope and y-intercepts or