## MATH 126 ONLINE

PRECALCULUS I: COLLEGE ALGEBRA

## INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:

## Shannon Myers

*Phone:* (760) 757-2121 ext.
6306

*e—mail:* smyers@miracosta.edu

*web page:* www.mathchick.net

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## PREREQUISITES

The prerequisite for Math 126 is completion of Math
64 with a grade of “C” or better,

or a qualifying score on the Math Competency Exam (MCE).

## COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers advanced algebra topics including functions and their properties. Topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications, graphs of functions, inverse functions, and systems of equations and inequalities.

## STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of Math 126:

For a given set of problems the student will demonstrate quantitative reasoning by developing a problem-solving strategy, performing appropriate analysis and computation, and critically assessing the meaning of the conclusion or outcome.

## COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course you should be able to…

(1) evaluate and simplify algebraic expressions using the rules of exponents,
order of operations, combining like terms, and the distributive property

(2) add, subtract, multiply and divide using either monomials or polynomials;

(3) solve a linear equation or inequality and check the solution;

(4) analyze verbal problems, model with appropriate equations, substitute the
known values, solve the resulting equations, and interpret the result in the
context of the problem;

(5) factor polynomials;

(6) simplify, multiply and divide rational expressions;

(7) graph first degree equations in two variables;

(8) write an equation for a

given line, identify the slope of a line; and

(9) solve quadratic equations by factoring.

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