**Catalog Description:** (3) I, II, S. Preparatory
course for MATH 100. Includes arithmetic

(signed numbers, polynomials, algebraic fractions , exponents, and roots),
solutions to

equations (linear, quadratic, polynomial, root, and fractional), graphs (linear
and

quadratic), and geometry (area, perimeter, and the Pythagorean Theorem).

** Prerequisites :** Two units of mathematics in grades
9-12 and a College Algebra PROB ≥

C of 43 or more on the ACT assessment by K-State; or a score of at least 7 on
the

mathematics placement test ; or a score of at least 26 on the arithmetic
placement test .

**Textbooks:** Intermediate Algebra Manual, Dale
Hawkinson and Carol O'Neill, Varney's

Bookstore. College Algebra Primer, Dale Hawkinson, Kendall Hunt, 1st edition.
Steps in

Math Modules, Modules 1-5, Ablon et al, Varney's Bookstore, latest edition.

**Course Objectives:** Review basic arithmetic and
cover some very basic algebraic

concepts. The course is taught using a flexibly paced, mastery system. Students
test over

each unit of material until they achieve 80% proficiency.

**Sessions:** Two hours of lecture, two hour of
recitation, and one testing period per week.