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

MAT 153 - Elementary Algebra II

Lecture Hours: 5 Credits: 5

Description: This course is the study of the properties of numbers; fundamental operations with algebraic expressions; polynomials; systems of equations; ratio and proportion; factoring; functions; graphs; solutions of linear inequalities; and linear and quadratic equations.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032 , RDG 100  and (MAT 101  or MAT 152 ) with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Factoring Polynomials
  • Rational Expressions
  • Solving Systems of Linear Equations
  • Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
  • More Functions and Graphs
  • Quadratic Equations and Functions

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Scientific calculator.
  • 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. Factor different types of expressions by applying the appropriate factoring method.
  2. Solve linear system of equations using elimination, substitution, or graphing methods.
  3. Solve problems involving rational expressions using basic operations.
  4. Simplify radical expressions by utilizing appropriate properties.
  5. Manipulate quadratic functions using factoring, completing square, quadratic formula, or graphing.

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