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Course Description

Spring and Summer 2020 classes continue remotely and online. Fall 2020 traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and off-campus spring classes are being reviewed to provide students with effective learning options based on recent COVID-19 concerns. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Mathematics - MATH 126

College Algebra

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

The function concept, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, graphical analysis of functions, graphical solutions and business applications are the topics included in this course.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 23 ACT-Math, 29 SAT-Math, 63 CPT-College-Level Math or 230 NGA-Advanced Algebra and Functions.

Recommended

  • MATH 126 is recommended for business and social science majors.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve linear, radical and absolute value equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve polynomial and rational equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve exponential and logarithmic equations algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve linear and absolute value inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Solve polynomial and rational inequalities algebraically or graphically.
  • Sketch graphs of basic functions without the calculator (linear, square, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value and reciprocal) showing the basic shape of the graph and labeling several plot points to include any x and y intercepts.
  • Apply the standard geometric transformations of stretching, shrinking and translating to the basic functions.
  • Justify graphs as even or odd by equations and by the graph.
  • Determine the domain and range for graphs of functions.
  • Determine intervals where a graph for a function is increasing, decreasing or constant.
  • Identify local maxima and local minima from graphs of functions.
  • Calculate sum, difference, product, quotient and composition of functions including their domain.
  • Determine the inverse of a function numerically, algebraically and graphically.
  • Graph polynomial functions including the key characteristics.
  • Identify real and complex zeroes of a polynomial function by factoring and using synthetic division.
  • Graph rational functions including the key characteristics.
  • Graph exponential functions and logarithmic functions including the key characteristics.
  • Solve application problems using linear and non-linear models (nonlinear may include polynomial, rational, exponential or logarithmic models).
  • Construct mathematical models in equation or function form to solve a problem.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 08/31/2020

 126142951College AlgebraONL4McCoy M29/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 126142911College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L14/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 126142921College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L17/31/0Open$12.00 
 126143047College AlgebraRMT4Weyand G2/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 126143048College AlgebraRMT4Richards N15/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB

Spring; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2020

 126123004College AlgebraONL4House H15/31/0Open$12.00 

Spring; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 05/09/2020

 126122932College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L11/31/0Open$12.00 
 126122956College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L10/31/0Open$12.00 

Spring; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 06/01/2020

 126122957College AlgebraONL4Choraszewski L17/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday