MATH 099: Fundamentals of Algebra
Review of properties, and operations on real numbers, fractions, decimals and a clear demonstration of proficiency using percents and percentages, introduction to variable expressions and equations, simplifying expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations graphically and by substitution, exponents, and operations on polynomials. Placement into 099 is determined by an algorithm based on SAT (or equivalent ACT) math scores and high school GPA. This course does not fulfill mathematics requirements. A student in Mathematics 099 must earn a grade of at least C- in order to take Mathematics 121.
The course counts as three semester hours toward financial aid and eligibility standards but does not count as credit earned toward graduation or enter into a student’s GPA.