MATH 1150: Basic and Intermediate Algebra

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

A one-term course in algebra, covering most topics introduced in high school courses up to and including Principles of Mathematics 11. Content includes real number concepts, algebraic operations, linear equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational expressions, exponents, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, equations in two variables and their graphs. This course is not tied to the high school curriculum, but is designed to be a fast-paced review of many topics encountered at high school. The material is covered in greater depth, with an emphasis on speed and proficiency of algebraic manipulation, problem-solving and practical applications. The objective is to up-grade existing knowledge to the level required for college algebra.

May not be used as credit towards a Langara College credential.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum "C" grade in Precalculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12, a minimum "C-" grade in Precalculus 12, an "S" grade in MATH 1101, or permission of the department (based on the Mathematics Diagnostic Test). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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