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

MAT 152 - Elementary Algebra

Lecture Hours: 5 Credits: 5

Description: This course includes the following topics: operations with signed numbers and algebraic expression; solving linear equations; factoring; and an introduction to graphing.

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C. 
Course Topics:
  • Performing operations with signed numbers
  • 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 without the use of a calculator.
  2. Solve linear equations using operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or 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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