Description:
This is the first course in a sequence of two courses which will prepare you to take calculus. You will learn about many topics: functions-graphing and properties; polynomial and rational functions; modeling; fundamental theorem of algebra; exponential and logarithmic functions; solving systems of linear equations with matrices; solving systems of nonlinear equations; partial fraction decomposition; and conics.

Topical Outline:
1. Functions (polynomial, rational, root, logarithmic, exponential), and their graphs
2. Inequalities, Complex Numbers
3. The fundamental theorem of algebra
4. Linear and quadratic modeling
5. Solving systems of linear equations with matrices and solving systems of nonlinear equations
6. Partial fraction decomposition, Conics

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate mastery of polynomial functions
2. Demonstrate mastery of rational functions
3. Demonstrate mastery of exponential and logarithmic functions
4. Demonstrate mastery of solving systems using matrices