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