This course includes a study of linear equations and their graphs, linear inequalities, an introduction to functions and their graphs, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of equations in 2 and 3 variables, operations with polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents, and an introduction to solving quadratic equations. A grade of C or better must be achieved in this class to use it as a prerequisite for a subsequent class. (Prerequisite: Competence as demonstrated on math placement exam.)