**41 83 PRE- ALGEBRA 3 CREDITS **

Section 1365 in Cumberland, 1366 in Bedford, and Section 1367 in Somerset

This course originates in Cumberland

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to prepare
students to be successful in

Beginning Algebra (Mathematics 90) or Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

(Mathematics 96). The emphasis of this course is on the understanding and
application of

the following topics: operations on signed numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios,

proportions , percents, and the English and Metric systems of measurement. This
course

will also include perimeter, area, and volume of geometric figures. The final
portion of

the course is an introduction to Beginning Algebra topics such as solving linear
equations

and an introduction to graphing.

This course does not meet associate degree graduation
requirements

**41 90 BEGINNING ALGEBRA 3 CREDITS**

Section 1473 in Cumberland, Section 1128 in Bedford and
Section 1148 in Somerset

This course originates in Somerset.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will perform operations with
signed numbers ,

evaluate algebraic expressions , solve and graph linear equations, solve literal
equations,

calculate slope , find equations of lines, and perform operations with exponents,
scientific

notation, and polynomials , including factoring . Students will also solve applied
problems

involving the previously mentioned topics.

This course does not meet AA, AS, or AAS degree
requirements.

**41 093 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 3 CREDITS**

Section 1404 in Cumberland, Section 1129 in Bedford and
Section 1149 in Somerset

This course originates in Bedford.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Begins with a review of beginning
algebra, and continues

with polynomials, factoring, linear and quadratic equations , graphs of
functions, systems

of equations integer and rational exponents, and radicals. Recommended for
students

whose placement test score indicates the need. Not designed as a first course in
Algebra.

Calculators or computers as computational aids will be used in this course. Open
to all

students who have passed Mathematics 90 with a grade of “C” or who have had a
“D” in

Mathematics 96, or whose placement test score indicates the need. A graphing
calculator

is required. TI-83 is strongly recommended. Approximate cost is between $80 and
$110

at the College Bookstore.

This course does not meet AA, AS, or AAS degree
requirements.