May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

MAT 101 - Beginning Algebra

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course includes the study of rational numbers and their applications, operations with algebraic expressions, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, graphs of linear equations, operations with exponents and polynomials, and factoring.

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Perform operations with signed numbers using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division without the use of a calculator.
  • Solving linear equations
  • Graphing linear equations
  • Completing operations with powers
  • Factoring algebraic expressions

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Scientific calculator may be used beginning with Chapter 2.
  • Any other device must be approved by the instructor of the course.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform operations with signed numbers using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
  2. Solve linear equations and inequalities using operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  3. Graph linear equations by plotting points or using slope/intercept.
  4. Complete operations with powers using rules for exponents.
  5. Factor polynomials using the most appropriate factoring strategy.

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