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 Course Descriptions

division signMTH 0900- Pre-Algebra -- This course is designed for those students who would like a review of arithmetic before beginning the Basic Algebra course or for those who would like to improve their arithmetic skills. Topics to be studied include numeration, whole numbers, fractions, decimal numerals, percents, exponents, ratio and proportion. A problem based approach will be used in a traditional classroom.

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  Basic Algebra -- This course is the first course in a 2 semester developmental algebra sequence. Topics of study include: numbers of arithmetic, real numbers, order of operations, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, graphing linear equations and inequalities in 2 variables, solving systems of equations in 2 variables and 3 variables, solving application problems in 1 and 2 variables, polynomials, and rules of exponents. Mathematical study skills will be studied and applied throughout the course. This course is offered in a combined lecture/computer lab or in the Math Learning Center in an individualized lab/computer lab format. The grade in this course is not computed in G. P. A. nor applicable to any degree or certificate program for graduation. This course is a prerequisite for Mth 0907.

MTH 0906 Syllabus on campus DAY and NIGHT
 MTH 0906 Syllabus - Streator Princeton HS and Ottawa Center DAY and NIGHT  

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Intermediate Algebra --
This is the second course in a 2 semester developmental algebra sequence. Topics to be studied include: algebraic operations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, and quadratic functions. This course is offered in combined lecture/computer lab format or the Math Learning Center in an individualized lab/computer lab format. The grade in this course is not computed in G. P. A. nor applicable to any degree or certificate program for graduation. This course is a prerequisite for Mth 0908 and transfer level math courses.

 MTH 0907 Syllabus on campus DAY and NIGHT 
 MTH 0907 Syllabus - Streator Princeton HS and Ottawa Center DAY and NIGHT  

Basic Geometry -- This is the beginning course in geometry. Topics to be studied include: algebraic and geometric sets, angles, triangles, surface area and volumes of selected solids, quadrilaterals, circles, congruence, similarity, basic construction and area. Emphasis is on applying knowledge of geometry relations to solve problems rather than on rigorous development of geometric relations. An individualized study approach is used. Completion of this course satisfies the geometry prerequisite for any other course.

 MTH 0908 Syllabus on campus   
 MTH 0908 Syllabus - Ottawa Center DAY   

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Technical Mathematics I --
This is the first course in technical mathematics. It includes topics in arithmetic, the metric system, selected topics in basic algebra, practical geometry and trigonometry. Emphasis is on the use of mathematics to solve typical job problems. An individualize study approach is used.

 MTH 1206 Syllabus on campus DAY and NIGHT 
 MTH 1206 Syllabus - Streator Princeton HS and Ottawa Center DAY and NIGHT
   
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Technical Mathematics II -- This is the second course in the technical math sequence. Topics include: polynomials, equations with applications, graphing linear equations, systems of equations, factoring and quadratic equations. An individualized study approach is used
   MTH 1216 Syllabus on campus