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MATH 098 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

This course prepares students for college-level mathematics. Within a comprehensive conceptual framework, it refreshes students on fundamental arithmetic, and focuses on the numerical, algebraic, geometric and verbal representations of functions and algebraic equations. Important topics of this course include rates of change, linear equations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, quadratic equations and functions, and their applications.

Special information

Prerequisite: For information on math placement and assessment visit, www.metrostate.edu/placement-assessment.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 11, 2010 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Perform operations on polynomial, rational, and radical expressions.
  • Factor polynomials using a variety of methods
  • Translate between graphical, tabular, verbal, and symbolic representations of functions and relations
  • Analyze graphs of a variety of functions
  • Solve a variety of equations and linear inequalities.
  • Solve systems of equations using algebraic and graphical methods.
  • Use numerical, symbolic, and graphical methods to model, solve, and interpret the results of application problems.
  • Determine if a relation is a function and use function notation appropriately.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Anderson, Laurel Lee Books for MATH-098-50 Spring 2024 Course details for MATH-098-50 Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Anderson, Laurel Lee Books for MATH-098-01 Summer 2024 Course details for MATH-098-01 Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Rud, Linda Christine Ander Books for MATH-098-01 Fall 2024 Course details for MATH-098-01 Fall 2024
50 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Anderson, Laurel Lee Books for MATH-098-50 Fall 2024 Course details for MATH-098-50 Fall 2024