MATH 1300 - Fundamentals of Mathematics - University of Houston
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MATH 1300 - Fundamentals of Mathematics

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***This is a course guideline. Students should contact instructor for the updated information on current course syllabus, textbooks, and course content***

Course Description:   A survey of pre-college algebra. Topics include signed numbers, operations with algebraic expressions, first degree equations and inequalities in one variable, factoring, the Cartesian coordinate system, systems of first degree equations in two variables solved by graphical and algebraic means, exponents and radicals, an introduction to quadratic equations, and stated problems. This course may not be used to satisfy any degree requirements.

Textbook: Available in electronic form (PDF) through CASA for all enrolled students via an Access Code. For more information regarding access to the book, please view your instructor's syllabus.

1.2 Integers
1.3 Fractions
1.4 Exponents and Radicals
1.5 Order of Operations
1.6 Solving Linear Equations
1.7 Interval Notation and Linear Inequalities
1.8 Absolute Value and Equations

Points, Lines, and Functions
2.1 An Introduction to the Coordinate Plane
2.2 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
2.3 Slope and Intercepts of Lines
2.4 Equations of Lines
2.5 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
2.6 An Introduction to Functions
2.7 Functions and Graphs

3.1 An Introduction to Polynomial Functions
3.2 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials
3.3 Dividing Polynomials
3.4 Quadratic Functions

4.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
4.2 Factoring Special Binomials and Trinomials
4.3 Factoring Polynomials
4.4 Using Factoring to Solve Equations

Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
5.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
5.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
5.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
5.4 Complex Fractions
5.5 Solving Rational Equations
5.6 Rational Functions


Grading: Please consult your instructor's syllabus regarding any and all grading guidelines.


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