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MAT 095 - Foundations for College Mathematics

Number of Credits: 0
Foundations for College Mathematics includes: converting between units of measure; calculating measures of center; reading and interpreting graphs; writing linear equations; solving and applying linear equations; solving systems of linear equations; rules of exponents; scientific notation; operations with polynomials; factoring basic polynomials; solving proportions; simplifying expressions containing radicals; evaluating exponential functions; graphing box-and-whisker plots, histograms, ogives, linear equations and exponential functions. (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Four hours lecture each week. Zero credits. Four billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): MAT 091  or a satisfactory score on the placement exam; exemption/concurrent enrollment in ENG 001 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Convert between units of measure.
2. Convert between scientifc notation and standard form.
3. Calculate measures of center.
4. Read and interpret graphs.
5. Create box-and whisker plots, histograms, and ogives.
6. Translate, solve, and graph linear equations.
7. Simplify an expression using rules of exponents.
8. Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.
9. Completely factor basic polynomials.
10. Solve systems of linear equations by graphing and substitution.
11. Simplify basic radical expressions.
12. Evaluate and graph exponential functions.
13. Solve applications that can be modeled by linear equations, formulas, exponential functions, and or proportions.

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