MATH 122 Math in Modern Society Prep*

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and support for Math 123. It covers arithmetic operations on integers and rational numbers, simplifying variable expressions, solving linear equations, applications of linear equations, order of operations, exponents, scientific notation, radicals, ratios, percentages, polynomials, factoring, linear functions, graphing, and applications to real-world problems.

2 Credits

Prerequisite

Math 023 or placement score

MATH 123A

MATH 122Math in Modern Society Prep*

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I. General Information

Department

Mathematics & Engineering

II. Course Specification

Other

2 Credits

30

Prerequisite Narrative

Math 023 or placement score

MATH 123A

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and support for Math 123. It covers arithmetic operations on integers and rational numbers, simplifying variable expressions, solving linear equations, applications of linear equations, order of operations, exponents, scientific notation, radicals, ratios, percentages, polynomials, factoring, linear functions, graphing, and applications to real-world problems.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand algebraic, geometric, and statistical concepts necessary to successfully complete Math 123. Use study and time management strategies to be successful in college courses.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the following processes and concepts: Whole numbers (rounding, prime factorization) Integers (adding, subtracting, multiplying dividing) Rational Numbers (GCF, LCM, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, converting between fractions and decimals) Variable Expressions (evaluating, combining like terms, using the distributive property) Solving Linear Equations (general first-order linear equations, mixture problems, uniform motion problems) Proportion and Percent (ratios, writing percents as decimals or fractions, use the basic percent equation, simple interest, percent increase and decrease, markup and discount) Polynomials (adding, subtracting, multiplying) Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation Factoring (GCF, trinomials, quadratic equations) Linear Equations in Two Variables (rectangular coordinate system, graphing points, x- and y-intercepts, slope, applications) Functions (function notation, linear functions) Radical Expressions (simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, irrational numbers, real numbers) Measurements (metric system, conversions) Geometry (perimeter, area, volume) Statistics (graphs, mean, median, mode) Critical thinking (inductive, deductive reasoning) Problem Solving (understand the problem, devise a plan, carry out the plan, and check the answer) Systems of linear equations (solve systems with two variables) Consumer mathematics and financial management (percents, interest, mortgages)