This course develops the fundamental concepts of algebra with an emphasis on the classification and analysis of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications to the natural and social sciences are given throughout. It aims to provide insights into the nature and utility of mathematics, and helps students develop mathematical reasoning skills.
- Demonstrate sophisticated comprehension of the properties of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Recognize and utilize appropriate function models to abstractly represent and solve real-world problems involving polynomial, exponential or logarithmic patterns.
- Understand and utilize multiple representations of functions, including algebraic, geometric, and numeric.
- Understand concept of function and function notation.