Dec 08, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

MATH-145 Pre-Calculus

Credits 5 / 5 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0; Pre-requisite: MATH-120  or MATH-123 with a 3.0 or higher. NOTE: Students that have completed MATH-130 or MATH-140 do not need to take MATH-145. Students that have completed MATH-120 or MATH-123 have the option of either taking two classes, MATH-130 & MATH-140 (two-semester approach) or one class, MATH-145 (accelerated one-semester approach). 
This course will incorporate all of the objectives in MATH-130  and MATH-140  into one course. Students will study the algebraic techniques necessary to solve problems of polynomial rational radical exponential logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Students will also study sequences and series and solving systems of equations. Other relations will be studied through parametric equations polar equations and conic sections. This course will be an effective preparation for calculus science courses and other advanced mathematics courses.

Course Outcomes
1. Demonstrate skills in the study of functions and their graphs 2. Solve equations of functions 3. Develop and demonstrate operations of functions 4. Develop topics related to specific functions that are not related for all functions 5. Solve systems of equations and inequalities 6. Demonstrate skills in the study of sequences and series 7. Develop parametric equations and their relation to conic sections.