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Math 090: Intermediate Algebra

Course Prerequisites:

One of:

Course Description

The course covers the following topics: Linear equations and inequalities, linear graphs and modeling, systems of equations, functions, quadratic equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring, and rational expressions.

Credit Awarded

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.  No credit toward graduation is awarded.

Course Materials:


There is no textbook required for this course. All materials will be distributed to students by their instructor.


Though not required, it is recommended for students to purchase a TI-30 or below graphing calculator. You will be allowed to use your calculators during class, on quizzes, and on exams. No graphing calculators are permitted.

List of Topics Heading link

The following topics are covered in Math 090.
Section Topic
Exam 1
Objective 1: Combining Like Terms
Objective 2: Solving Linear Equations
Objective 3: x and y intercepts
Objective 4: Slope
Objective 5: Graphing lines (include vertical and horizontal)
Objective 6: Writing equations of lines (include vertical and horizontal)
Objective 7: Functions and function notation
Objective 8: Solutions of systems of linear equations (slope and y int and pictures)
Objective 9: Solving systems of linear equations by graphing
Objective 10: Solving Systems of linear equations by substitution
Objective 11: Solving systems of linear equations by elimination
Objective 12: Solving and graphing solutions of linear inequalities
Exam 2
Objective 13: Rules of exponents
Objective 14: Combining functions
Objective 15: Composing functions
Objective 16: Factoring: Greatest Common Factor
Objective 17: Factoring: Grouping
Objective 18: Factoring: ax2 + bx + c
Objective 19: Factoring: Difference of Squares
Objective 20: Factoring: Sum and Difference of Cubes
Objective 21: Quadratic Functions
Objective 22: Graphing Quadratic Functions
Objective 23: Writing equations of Quadratic Graphs
Objective 24: Solving Quadratics by Square Roots
Objective 25: Solving Quadratics by Factoring
Objective 26: Solving Quadratics by Quadratic Formula
Exam 3
Objective 27: Direct and Inverse Variation
Objective 28: Simplifying Rational Expressions
Objective 29: Multiplying Rational Expressions
Objective 30: Dividing Rational Expressions
Objective 31: Adding Rational Expressions
Objective 32: Subtracting Rational Expressions
Objective 33: Domain and Range