**DESCRIPTION:**

This course emphasizes the study of algebra. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 introduces and defines algebraic terms, the properties of zero and one, variables and constants, fractions, and factoring. It explains the use of powers, roots, and exponents as well as the order of operations. It demonstrates how to solve monomials and polynomials and whole number expressions.

Semester 2 defines, shows how to interpret, and translates equations as well as create and interpret graphs.

**CREDITS:**

1 Credit

**PREREQUISITES:**

Math I: General Math

Math II: Consumer Math

**STANDARDS:**

This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Florida Sunshine State Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project Network (ADP) standards.

**Math III Semester 1**

**MAT 301: Pretest - Algebra**

Introduction to Algebra

Signed Numbers, Number Line & Absolute Value

Powers, Exponents, and Square Roots

Order of Operations

Scientific Notation

Integers and Operations

Fractions-Least Common Denominator

Patterns and Functions

Monomials and Polynomials

Variables and Constants

Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties

Algebraic Expressions

Simplifying Expressions

Inequalities

Greatest Common Factor

Least Common Multiple

**MAT 301: Test - Algebra**

**Math III Semester 2**

Equations

Interpreting and Translating Equations

Simplifying Equations

Logical Sequence when Solving Equations and Like Terms

One-Step Equations

Two-Step Equations

Factoring Polynomials

Solving Fractional Equations

Coordinate Plane and Graphing Coordinates

Distance Between Points

Quadratic Equations

Slope of a Line

Slope-intercept Form

Point-slope Form

Radicals

Scatterplots

**MAT 302: Test - Algebra**