**Course description** (as it will appear in the RIT
Catalog, including pre- and corequisites, quarters offered)

An algebra course including such topics as operations involving polynomials,
algebraic fractions, factoring, exponents and radicals, solution of linear and
quadratic equations, and graphing linear equations.(High school algebra and
geometry) Class 4, Credit 4 (F, W, S)

**Topics (outline):**

**6.1 Fundamental Concepts**

6.1.1 Addition and Subtraction of Signed Numbers

6.1.2 Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers

6.1.3 Positive Integer Exponents

6.1.3 Literal Expressions and Combining Similar Terms

6.1.5 Product of a Monomial and Polynomial

6.1.6 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols

6.1.7 Evaluating Literal Expressions

**6.2 First Degree Equations**

6.2.1 Conditional Equations

6.2.2 Solving First Degree Equations

6.2.3 Literal Equations

6.2.4 First Degree Inequalities

6.2.5 Absolute Value

6.2.6 Solving Verbal Problems

**6.3 Products and Factoring**

6.3.1 Common Factors

6.3.2 Product of Binomials

6.3.3 Factoring: Difference of Two Squares ; Trinomials

6.3.4 Factoring Completely

**6.4 Algebraic Fractions**

6.4.1 Simplifying Fractions

6.4.2 Multiplication of Algebraic Fractions

6.4.3 Division of Algebraic Fractions

6.4.4 Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions

6.4.5 Simplifying Complex Fractions

6.4.6 Solving Fractional Equations

**6.5 Exponents and Radicals**

6.5.1 Law of Exponents

6.5.2 Negative and Zero Exponents

6.5.3 Radicals

6.5.4 Fractional Exponents

6.5.5 Simplification of Radicals

6.5.6 Operations with Radicals

6.5.7 Simplifying Radical Expressions

**6.6 Quadratic Equations**

6.6.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

6.6.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Formula

6.6.3 Solving Equations Quadratic in Form

6.6.7 Verbal Problems Involving Quadratic Equations

**6.7 Functions and Systems of Equations**

6.7.1 Functions

6.7.2 Graphing Equations in Two Variables

6.7.3 Solving System to Two Linear Equations

**Intended learning outcomes and associated assessment
methods of those outcomes**

7.1 Simplify algebraic expressions and equations

7.2 Solve elementary equations

7.3 Graph elementary equations

7.4. Assessment Methods for 7.1 - 7.3:

• Homework Assignments

• Quizzes

• Exams