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Course Plan for MDE 10 Introduction to Algebra

Course Plan for MDE 60 Intermediate Algebra

Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s):

Qualifying placement score indicating the need for MTE units 1 – 5.

Description:

Covers all mathematics topics in MTE units 1 – 5 in a lecture format. Includes operations and problem-solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator; operations and problem-solving with positive decimals and percents; basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers. Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credits not applicable toward graduation. (See unit descriptions below.)

Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s):

Qualifying placement score indicating the need for MTE units 1 – 5.

Description:

Techniques of factoring polynomials and using these techniques to solve polynomial equations. Simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations and solving applications that use rational algebraic equations. Simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations and solving applications using radical equations. Introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs.

Includes operations and problem solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers with emphasis on applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and using them to solve application problems. Emphasizes applications and problem solving. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes techniques of factoring polynomials and using these techniques to solve polynomial equations. Emphasizes applications using polynomial equations solved by factoring. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations and solving applications that use rational algebraic equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations and solving applications using radical equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Includes an introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

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Instructor of Mathematics

- kcantrell-mccowan@nr.edu
- Telephone ext: 4405
- Office: Godbey 51

Professor of Mathematics / Department Head

- pchalmeta@nr.edu
- Telephone ext: 4266
- Website: http://www.nr.edu/chalmeta/
- Office: Godbey 48

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

- cmurphy@nr.edu
- Telephone ext: 4386
- Office: Godbey 49, Christiansburg site 115A

Adjunct Instructor

- roderwald@nr.edu
- Telephone ext: 3610
- Office: Christiansburg site 125B