MATH112 - College Algebra

General

Prefix
MATH
Course Number
112
Course ID
00001820
Course Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
Lecture
Department(s)
Mathematics & Statistics
Description
Functions and graphs; polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions; equations, inequalities, systems of equations; applications. No more than 6 credits from MATH 112, 113, and 115 may be counted toward graduation. Prereq.: MATH 072 or high school advanced algebra with satisfactory math placement score.
Notes
Go to www.stcloudstate.edu/mathplacement Placement req prior to Registration
Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

Credits

Min
3
Max
3
Repeatable
No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course
Yes
MN Goal Designation(s)
04
Cultural Diversity
No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome
Apply algebraic, graphical, numerical, and verbal skills to a variety of types of functions: linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Outcome
Analyze behaviors of functions considering domain and range, transformations of familiar functions, intercepts, symmetry, increasing and decreasing intervals, asymptotes, and relative minimum and maximum function values.
Outcome
Find real and nonreal complex solutions to quadratic and polynomial equations using factoring, the Rational Zero Theorem, synthetic division, the quadratic formula, and other techniques.
Outcome
Use logarithms to solve exponential equations, in the creation of exponential models, and to expand and condense logarithmic expressions.
Outcome
Use the difference quotient or two points on the graph to determine the average rate of change of a function.
Outcome
Solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations.
Outcome
Communicate their knowledge of functions, equations, and inequalities, both orally (e.g. class discussions) and in writing (e.g. written assessments).

Dependencies

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