2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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MATHC 098 Intermediate Algebra for Precalculus Corequisite 2 credits

Prerequisite MATH 077  or placement.

Course Description
This is a support class that is attached to a corequisite MATH 98 class for students who have not met the MATH 98 prerequisites.  Topics to be covered are those prerequisite skills necessary to learn the content of MATH 98, such as arithmetic with real numbers, order of operations, algebraic expressions, slope-intercept form of a linear equation, solving equations, graphing, exponents and radicals and skills for academic success.

Student Outcomes
Apply operations, arithmetic properties, and laws of exponents to simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions; and the properties of equality to solve linear, polynomial, rational and radical equations.
Graph linear, polynomial, rational and radical functions.
Employ strategies and study skills to comprehend, apply, and retain mathematical learning.

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