**DESCRIPTION:**

This course emphasizes the study of algebra. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 introduces and defines algebraic terms, the properties of zero and one, variables and constants, fractions, and factoring. It explains the use of powers, roots, and exponents as well as the order of operations. It demonstrates how to solve monomials and polynomials and whole number expressions.

Semester 2 defines, shows how to interpret, and translates equations as well as create and interpret graphs.

**CREDITS:**

1 Credit

**PREREQUISITES:**

Math 1: General Math

Math 2: Consumer Math

**STANDARDS:**

This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Florida Sunshine State Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project Network (ADP) standards.

**Semester 1**

MAT 301: Pretest — Algebra

- Introduction to Algebra
- Signed Numbers, Number Line & Absolute Value
- Powers, Exponents, and Square Roots
- Order of Operations
- Scientific Notation
- Integers and Operations
- Fractions – Least Common Denominator
- Patterns and Functions
- Monomials and Polynomials
- Variables and Constants
- Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties
- Algebraic Expressions
- Simplifying Expressions
- Inequalities
- Greatest Common Factor
- Least Common Multiple

MAT 301: Test — Algebra

**Semester 2**

MAT 302: Pretest—Algebra

- Equations
- Interpreting and Translating Equations
- Simplifying Equations
- Logical Sequence when Solving Equations and Like Terms
- One-Step Equations
- Two-Step Equations
- Factoring Polynomials
- Solving Fractional Equations
- Coordinate Plane and Graphing Coordinates
- Distance Between Points
- Quadratic Equations
- Slope of a Line
- Slope-intercept Form
- Point-slope Form
- Radicals
- Scatterplots

MAT 302: Test — Algebra