This is the first half of the beginning algebra course for both
the baccalaureateprep and careertechnical student emphasizing problemsolving
and practical applications using numerical, algebraic and graphical models. The
topics covered include the real number system, positive integer exponents, unit
conversions and dimensional analysis, simplifying algebraic expressions,
modeling and solving problem situations with linear equations and formulas, the
Cartesian plane and applications which require the Pythagorean Theorem. A
graphing calculator is required and its use is fully integrated in the course.
