Math Learning Center (MLC) Math 80
Math 80 Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite: MATH 60 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” or completion of the Math assessment/placement process with a score eligible for MATH 80.
This course explores the representation of functions and relations as graphs, formulas, and tables. The types of functions studied will include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational,
exponential, and logarithmic. These functions will be used in solving a variety of equations, systems of equations and application problems. Other topics include: the algebra of real and
complex numbers, inequalities, and an introduction to conic sections.
(This course is not open to students with credit in Math 80A or Math 80B)
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra Sixth Edition or Intermediate Algebra Second Custom Edition for Cerritos College.
Author: K. Elayn Martin-Gay
Material covered in the textbook:
Chapter 1 : Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 2 : Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Chapter 3 : Graphs and Functions
Chapter 4 : Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 5 : Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Chapter 6 : Rational Expressions
Chapter 7 : Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
Chapter 8 : Quadratic Equations and Functions
Chapter 9 : Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 10 :Parabolas, Circles, and Graphing Linear Inequalities