BEGINNING ALGEBRA

  • Program: Math
  • Course: Beginning Algebra
  • Course #: MATH1500
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes practical applications of basic algebra from signed numbers through solving and graphing equations plus solving systems of equations and formulas with applied problems.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Write and solve real-world problems using linear functions
Translate between graphs, tables, and symbolic representations
Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials
Factor polynomials
Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions
Simplify, add, subtract, multiply radical expressions
Evaluate polynomial, rational and radical expressions
Solve rational equations
Solve radical equations
Solve quadratic equations using factoring, square root property and quadratic formula
Use algebra to solve geometric problems of plane and solid geometric figures
Solve linear equations and inequalities
Solve systems of equations by the graphing, addition and substitution methods
Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing
Calculate the slope and intercepts of a line
Graph linear functions and inequalities by plotting points and using slope-intercept form
Graph non-linear equations
Apply laws of exponents

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test OR Grade of `C` or better in either MATH1050 or MATH1060
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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