Math 125 - Intermediate Algebra with Applications
This course is designed for the intermediate algebra student who plans to continue on to MATH 300, 310, 320, 325, STAT 300, 301, or complete an associate degree. It does not fulfill the prerequisite for MATH 315, 330, or higher numbered math courses. Topics include linear functions, models, systems, and graphs, as well as polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic functions. The course emphasizes authentic applications and mathematical models using real-world data.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify and solve various types of equations and systems of equations.
- factor a variety of polynomials.
- collect like terms in simplifying polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
- sketch graphs of lines, parabolas, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
- associate equations and information from tables or charts with their corresponding graphs.
- explain the concept of a mathematical function/relation and use functional notation appropriately to formulate solutions.
- construct and compare inverse functions with their original functions.
- explain what a logarithm is and solve logarithmic equations and applications.