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# PCADA 072 Beginning Algebra (ABE) (5 credits)

Prerequisite Placement or completion of PCADA 071

Course Description
Operations with fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers. Simplify algebraic expressions. Solve linear equations. Solve a variety of application problems by using common formulas.

Student Outcomes
1. Perform the four basic operations in multi-step calculations with positive and negative rational numbers, and percents expressed in fractional notation and decimal form (with and without calculators) in order to develop math fluency.
2. Interpret the meaning of mathematical expressions and solutions in order to develop problem-solving capability.
3. Simplify, evaluate, and transform basic algebraic expressions and equations in order to develop problem-solving capability.
4. Estimate and solve a variety of arithmetic and geometric application problems and one-variable linear equations in order to apply mathematical solutions to problems.
5. Analyze word expressions and translate them into algebraic expressions in order to develop the ability to translate real-world problems into mathematically solvable form.
6. Interpret and present data through a variety of means (e.g. creating graphs, visualizations, tables), in order to develop the ability to analyze data.

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