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Course Description

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Mathematics - MATH 53

Beginning Algebra

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course will explore the real number system, fundamental operations with real numbers, graphing, linear equations, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, quadratic equations, applications and introduction to the function concept.


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

  • MATH 47 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 75-CPT-Arithmetic, 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra, 260 NGA-Arithmetic or 230 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

Course Competencies

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

  • Apply properties of arithmetic and algebra to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of polynomials in simplest form.
  • Express the sums, differences, products and quotients of rational expressions in simplest form.
  • Solve linear equations in one variable.
  • Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
  • Factor polynomials.
  • Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
  • Solve rational equations.
  • Solve literal equations for a specified variable.
  • Solve applications using linear equations in one variable, quadratic equations or rational equations.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x and y intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write a linear equation in two variables using slope-intercept form, point-slope form or standard form.
  • Explore the function concept using the vertical line test, determining the domain and range from a graph or by evaluating functions.

Course Schedule

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

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

 053112425Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 053112763Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A1/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113012Beginning AlgebraMC4Maddox A9/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-02:26 PM BTC200
 053113103Beginning AlgebraMC4Capps D7/24/0Open$12.00T R  02:00 PM-04:26 PM BTC165

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

 053112922Beginning AlgebraONL4Mingela A3/31/0Open$12.00 
 053113008Beginning AlgebraMC4Wiedenfeld J7/24/0Open$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA100
 053113009Beginning AlgebraMC4Gerich R10/24/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM BTC165
 053113011Beginning AlgebraMC4Miller M14/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC165
 053113015Beginning AlgebraMC4Carley D6/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM LA100
 053113054Beginning AlgebraMC4Katula G9/24/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA300
 053113055Beginning AlgebraMC4Maddox A21/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA100
 053113117Beginning AlgebraMC4House H7/24/0Open$12.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA100
 053113123Beginning AlgebraMC4Maddox A15/24/0Open$12.00T R  03:30 PM-05:24 PM LA110

Key: Day of the Week

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