The course is designed as a three trimester of the study of Algebra. The course provides a balance between theory and practice in presenting algebraic concepts. Instruction focuses on the properties of real numbers and their use in solving equations of various types as well as applications of these equations. Other topics covered include
sets, graphing, polynomials, rational expressions and radicals. Students are expected to complete individual and collaborative assignments/projects. A calculator is required. The math faculty recommends the TI 34 Series calculator.