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    May 25, 2018  
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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DMA 060 Polynomial/Quadratic Applications (1 Credit Hour)


Class Hours: .75
Lab Hours: .50
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: DMA 010  DMA 020  DMA 030  DMA 040  and DMA 050  or MAT 060  and MAT 070  or appropriate placement test scores.
Corequisites: None
This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of quadratics. 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 in tabular, graphic, and algebraic forms
  • Apply exponent rules
  • Solve application problems involving polynomial operations
  • Apply the principles of factoring when solving problems
  • Represent contextual applications using function notation
  • Analyze graphs of quadratic functions to solve problems

Student Learning Outcomes:

6.1 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
6.2 Add and subtract polynomials
6.3 Apply exponent rules
6.4 Multiply polynomials
6.5 Divide a polynomial by a monomial
6.6 Factor trinomials using multiple methods
6.7 Factor the difference of two squares
6.8 Solve quadratic applications using the zero product property and critique the reasonableness of solutions found
6.9 Graph quadratic functions using the graphing calculator to identify and interpret the maximum, minimum, and y-intercept values and the domain and range in terms of the problem



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