Introduces algebraic concepts and algorithms with a comparison of arithmetic algorithms to associated algebraic algorithms. Topics include properties and operations on real numbers, simplifying expressions, order of operations, solving equations and inequalities, formulas, exponential scientific notation, and operations on polynomials. Carries institutional, nondegree credit. Attendance is required.
Prerequisite: A student may not register for this course after successfully completing any course offered by the mathematics department without written approval of the Development of Departmental Studies chairperson.