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MATH 0312 - Fundamentals of College Algebra

Greetings Fundamentals of College Algebra students! Here you will find a variety of information concerning your course. Feel free to bookmark this page as a future resource.


Course Description

This course is designed for students whose placement scores or life experience indicate that they may need additional preparation in order to take a college credit-bearing mathematics course. This course provides foundational preparation for MATH 1302 or MATH 1315. Topics include basic numeric and algebraic operations and expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, factoring, exponents and radicals, graphing, and quadratic equations. Students will use mathematical software to master targeted areas and progress through a modified self-paced environment in order to achieve college readiness. Immediately following the successful completion of this foundational course, students should register for a credit bearing mathematics course according to their degree plan, specifically MATH 1302 or MATH 1315. Credit in this course does not fulfill any degree requirements.


Midterm and Final Exam Schedules

Please visit the test schedule page to view your course's respective test schedule and the Math LRC final exam schedule.


Approved Calculators for Use

The list of approved calculators for use on exams is as follows:
  • Scientific Calculators
    • Canon
      • F-604
      • F-710
    • Casio
      • FX-82M-S
      • FX-85M-S
      • FX-260SLR
    • Sharp
      • EL-501X
      • EL-531X
    • Texas Instruments
      • TI-30X IIB
      • TI-30X IIS
      • TI-30Xa
      • TI-30XS
While the policy does not prohibit you from using an alternate calculator on homework and quizzes, the Math LRC highly recommends using on a regular basis the same calculator you will be utilizing on exams so as to increase your familiarity with its function.