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MAT 092RQ  Topics in College Mathematics Corequisite 2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours 2 lecture periods 0 lab periods Preparation for Topics in College Mathematics. Includes translating written statements into algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and graphing linear equations. Also includes integer exponents, scientific notation, math study skills, test taking strategies, and growth mindset behavior. Focus will be on skills and topics that help students succeed in MAT 142RQ .
Prerequisite(s): ICS 081 with a grade of C or better, or placement into MAT 092
Corequisite(s): MAT 142RQ Information: This class is a supplement to MAT 142RQ for eligible precollege ready students.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Solve linear equations.
 Graph linear equations using a variety of techniques.
 Translate written Statement into algebraic expressions.
Performance Objectives:
 Express written statements algebraically.
 Determine the percent increase and percent decrease between different values.
 Use percentage in applications.
 Solve linear equations.
 Graph linear equations.
 Apply the laws of exponents to expressions with integer exponents
 Use order of operations to simplify complex expressions
 Simplify expressions involving factorials
 Use a spreadsheet to do mathematical calculation.
 Solve equations using the nth root.
 Identify and demonstrate effective math study techniques.
 Identify and demonstrate growth mindset behaviors.
 Identify and apply testtaking strategies.
Outline:
 Translate Written Statements Into Algebraic Expressions
 Words including “and”, “or”, “at least”, “greater than”, “at most”, “less than”
 Percents
 Calculate Percent Increase
 Calculate Percent Decrease
 Calculate Sales Tax
 Linear Equations
 Simplify and solve algebraically
 Solve multiple step equations
 Applications
 Lines
 Cartesian coordinate system
 Slope and intercepts
 Equations
 Vertical and horizontal
 Standard form
 Slopeintercept form
 Pointslope form
 Exponents
 Laws of exponents
 Negative and rational exponents
 Scientific notation using technology
 Simplify Complex Expression
 Order of operations
 Fractions with exponents
 Distributive property
 Factorial
 Definition
 Simplify
 Technology
 Scientific calculator
 Spreadsheets such as Excel or Google Sheets
 Nth Roots
 Approximate with calculator
 Solve radical equations with nth roots
 Effective Math Study Skills
 Not taking skills
 Test taking skills
 Growth Mindset
 Attributes of a growth vs fixed mindset
 Growth mindset behaviors
Effective Term: Full Academic Year 2021/2022
