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Course Description

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Mathematics - MATH 47


3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

Topics covered in this course include an introduction to variables, integers and algebraic expressions; simplifying algebraic expressions involving integers, fractions and decimals; solving algebraic equations involving integers, fractions, decimals and percents; ratio and proportions; applications using basic concepts from geometry; and introduction to graphing via point-plotting.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 45 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 60 CPT-Arithmetic, 240 NGA-Arithmetic or 220 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.
  • Competence in arithmetic without the aid of a calculator.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Calculate sums, differences, products and quotients involving integers.
  • Apply order of operations to mathematical problems.
  • Solve linear equations involving integers, fractions and decimals.
  • Solve percentage problems.
  • Solve proportion problems.
  • Solve problems involving perimeter, area, volume and the Pythagorean theorem.
  • Translate English expressions into mathematical expressions.
  • Graph linear equations by plotting points.
  • Simplify expressions using properties of exponents.
  • Simplify fractional expressions.
  • Evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Factor the greatest common factor (GCF) from a polynomial expression.
  • Apply the prime factorization method to greatest common factor (GCF) or least common multiple (LCM) problems.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 047142446PrealgebraONL3House H6/31/0Open$12.00 
 047142447PrealgebraONL3House H10/31/0Open$12.00 
 047143013PrealgebraMC3Abney L4/28/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:46 PM BTC165
 047143056PrealgebraMC3Shields K4/28/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:46 PM BTC160

Fall; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 047142450PrealgebraONL3House H8/31/0Open$12.00 
 047143016PrealgebraRMT3Gerich R7/31/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-03:20 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 047112373PrealgebraONL3Mingela A6/31/0Open$12.00 
 047112443PrealgebraONL3Mingela A0/31/1Closed$12.00 
 047113005PrealgebraMC3Staff18/20/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:40 PM LA100
 047113108PrealgebraMC3Street S0/24/9Closed$12.00M W  11:30 AM-01:10 PM LA440

Winter; 2022; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 047112971PrealgebraONL3House H0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 047113004PrealgebraMC3Staff18/20/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC350

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday