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"Co-Requisite (CoRe)" College Algebra combines two linked courses: Math 110 algebra course, paired with Math 010 support course, covers the same mathematics topics as College Algebra Math 111. The co-requisite design of 110 allows students who place near but not at college-level mathematics readiness to take college-level algebra without first having to take an additional sub-college level mathematics course. 110 also provides support for students who complete Math 096 (rather than Math 095) to change pathways or majors mid-degree. Note: Although this course is listed as 6-credits, you might find it more like an 8-credit course in terms of workload. It really depends how many concepts you personally need to learn/practice from precollege mathematics material while simultaneously learning the college-level concepts.
This precalculus course is a challenging technical course primarily intended for those in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors. Together with College Algebra it forms the preparatory courses for the four-term Calculus-for-STEM sequence. Only those needing to take Calculus I (MATH& 151) or specifically wanting to learn precalculus topics should enroll. If you are just needing to earn a college-level math credit 103, 110, and 111 are likely not the best courses to take (107 or 146 are good options). The goal of this course is not only to learn precalculus material, but also to provide student success and study skills, and to improve your critical thinking and problem solving abilities. The quantitative skills requirement [Q] of the general education distribution is met by this course. Applied Intermediate Algebra (Clark's Math 096) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test satisfies prerequisite to Math 110. Note: Earning a "C" or higher in both College Algebra (Math 110) and College Trigonometry (Math 103) will qualify you for Calculus, Math& 151. In other words the recommended order is to take 096 > 110/10 > 103 > 151 or 095 > 111 > 103 > 151. The Mathematics Department has identified the following course level outcomes for which you should be proficient upon successful completion of this course. College Algebra Outcomes - Connect functions and conics to their visual, verbal, or symbolic representation.
- Demonstrate understanding of the notation and algebra of functions.
- Provide a detailed analysis of the graph of a function.
- Solve polynomial, logarithmic and/or exponential equations, and interpret their solutions.
How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.
REQUIRED e-Textbook: The e-textbook is available for free. No reason to buy a physical copy of the textbook unless you feel you would learn better having it in your hands. - Read the e-textbook online in a browser (free!) This is good option if you use a screen reader.
- Download the PDF version (free!)
- Read in the OpenStax app, on a Kindle device, or in the Kindle app (See "home page" linked below for download info.)
- Purchase a physical textbook through the Clark College Bookstore or elsewhere ($40-$55 depending on used/new and source.)
- Print your own version of the PDF and have it bound (for a small fee) at the Clark College Bookstore, a print shop, or an office supply shop.
REQUIRED: Knewton Alta (KA) platform access is Knewton Alta Access Code can be purchased from the Clark College bookstore or directly through Knewton online. Cost is about $40/term. Registering KA Access Code: You will register your Knewton Alta access code inside our Canvas class (only!). For registration directions, please see the "Register in Knewton Alta" informational post provided on first day of class in Canvas. |