Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Math 101: Intermediate Algebra

This course will be last offered in the Fall 2017 semester.  Starting with the Fall 2017 semester a new course will be introduced: Math 96 - Preparatory Algebra. This course will replace Math 95 and Math 101 and cover the material contained in those courses. 
 
 
Student Body: 

Freshman math and non-math majors

Background and Goals: 

Math 101 covers the fundamental mathematics necessary both as survival skills in daily life and as tool for success in college. Includes algebraic procedures and their applications. Intended for students who will proceed to college level algebra.

Alternatives: 

n/a

Subsequent Courses: 

This course prepares students for Math 112 or Math 130.

Course Content: 
  • Real numbers; properties of real numbers
  • Solving linear equations; applications
  • Linear inequalities
  • Absolute value equations and inequalities
  • Rectangular coordinate system; slope
  • Equations of lines
  • Linear inequalities (two variables); variation
  • Systems of equations; applications
  • Properties of integer exponents
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Solving equations by factoring
  • Simplifying complicated fractions
  • Rational expressions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; graphs and equations
  • Rational exponents
  • Radical expressions; equations with radical expressions
  • Quadratic equations and quadratic formula; applications
  • Graphs of quadratic functions, parabolas, circles, ellipses, hyperbolas
credits: 
3 (E)
semester: 
FallSpring
prereqs: 
Minimum math comp (1 unit ea HS alg & geom) & satisfactory placement scores. Open to Fr. Closed to students with credit for Math 99 or 100.

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi  53706

(608) 263-3054

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