Dec 05, 2022  
2015-2016 Gaston College Catalog 
    
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DMA 060 Polynomial/Quadratic Applications (1 Credit Hour)


Class Hours: .75
Lab Hours: .50
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: Take One Set:
Set 1: DMA 010 DMA 020 DMA 030 DMA 040  and DMA 050 
Set 2: DMA 040 DMA 050 , and MAT 060 
Set 3: MAT 060  and MAT 070  
Corequisites: None
This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic equations. Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications.

Competencies
· Represent real-world applications as quadratic equations.
· Apply exponent rules.
· Solve application problems involving polynomial operations.
· Apply the principles of factoring when solving problems.
· Analyze the graph of a quadratic function.

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the use of a problem solving strategy to include multiple representations of the situation, organization of the information, and algebraic representation of quadratic equations.
2. Add and subtract polynomials.
3. Apply exponent rules.
4. Multiply polynomials.
5. Divide a polynomial by a monomial.
6. Factor trinomials using multiple methods.
7. Factor the difference of two squares.
8. Solve quadratic applications using the zero product property and critique the reasonableness of solutions found.
9. Given the graph of a parabola, identify the vertex and x-intercepts.



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