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MAT 097RQ  College Algebra Corequisite 2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours 2 lecture periods 0 lab periods Preparation for college algebra. Includes the definition of function and function notation, compound inequalities in one variable, graphs of linear inequalities in two variables, and absolute value equations and inequalities. Also includes rational and radical functions and equations, quadratic functions and their graphs, exponential functions and their graphs, and logarithms. Focus is on skills and topics that help students succeed in MAT 151RQ .
Prerequisite(s): MAT 092 with a grade of B or better or placement into MAT 097 . Corequisite(s): MAT 151RQ Information: This class is a supplement to MAT 151RQ for eligible precollege ready students.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Solve quadratic equations, rational equations that lead to linear or quadratic equations, and radical equations.
 Graph quadratic and elementary exponential functions.
 Solve problems involving real world applications.
 Model effective student success skills.
Performance Objectives:
 Define and identify a function and use function notation.
 Solve compound inequalities in one variable and graph linear inequalities in two variables.
 Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
 Simplify and perform operations on rational expressions and solve rational equations.
 Simplify radical expressions, convert between radical notation and rational exponents, and solve radical equations.
 Solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula.
 Graph quadratic functions.
 Solve applications including literal equations.
 Convert between exponential and logarithmic equations and evaluate exponential and logarithmic expressions.
 Graph elementary exponential functions.
 Model effective student success skills.
Outline:
 Functions
 Definition
 Identification
 Notation
 Inequalities
 Interval notation
 Compound
 Applications
 Absolute Value
 Equations
 Inequalities
 Rational Expressions and Equations
 Domain of rational functions
 Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational expressions
 Complex rational expressions
 Rational equations including those that result in quadratic equations
 Applications including literal equations
 Radical Expressions and Equations
 Domain of radical functions
 Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of radical expressions
 Rationalization of denominators or numerators
 Conversion between radical notation and rational exponents
 Radical equations
 Distance formula
 Applications including literal equations
 Quadratic Equations and Functions
 Solve equations by factoring
 Complete the square
 Quadratic formula and interpretation of the discriminant
 Graph quadratic functions
 Applications including literal equations
 Exponential Functions and Logarithms
 Convert between exponential and logarithmic equations
 Evaluate exponential and logarithmic expressions
 Graph elementary exponential functions
 Model effective student success skills.
 Model effective math study skills
i. Notetaking skills
ii. Testtaking skills
iii.Test review processes
B. Develop a growth mindset
i. Attributes of a growth vs fixed mindset
ii. Growth mindset behaviors and actions
C. Implement strategies to reduce math and test anxiety
i. Characteristics of anxiety
ii. Causes of anxiety
iii. Methods to reduce anxiety
D. Develop time management skills
Effective Term: Spring 2021
