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Prerequisite Materials for CSCI 150


The brush-up materials for CSCI 150 are in three parts:


(1) The document "Problems for CSCI 150" below comes from the Coordinator and gives a very detailed description of the types of problems you should be able to solve in this course: Problems for CSCI 150

(2) The PDFs below include some brush-up skills on selected topics.

Solving Quadratic Equations
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations
Combining Rational Expressions
Comparing and Ordering Fractions, Mixed Numbers and Decimals
Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percents
Factoring Polynomials
Finding Prime Factorization, Greatest Common Factor, and Least Common Multiple
Introduction to Exponents and Logrithms
Raising Positive Decimals Smaller than One to Nonnegative Integer Exponents
Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals
Solving Linear Equations
Solving Mixture and Solution Verbal Problems
Solving Problems Involving Percents
Solving Simple Rational Equations
Understanding Graphs of Linear Equations
Understanding Mean, Median, and Mode
Using Order of Operations
Using Basic Operations on Sets
Working With Proportions
Working with Decimals
Working with Exponents
Working with Complex Fractions
Working with Fractions
Working with Formulas
Working with Integers
Working with Interval Notation
Working with Rational Numbers
Working with Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Numbers in Scientific Notation
Troubleshooting Common Errors in Algebra

(3) The multi-media materials in the Dolciani Math Center encompasses review and practice problems on all of the prerequisite skills neccessary namely:
          a. Basic Algebraic Skills
          b. Polynomials
          c. Linear and Literal Equations and Inequalities
          d. Factoring and Using the Binomial Theorem
          e. Quadratic Equations
          f. Rational Expressions
          g. Rational Exponents and Radicals
          h. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
          i. Functions, Sequencesand Series
          j. Scientific Notation

Come to the Dolciani Math Center in the 7th floor of the library, receive a brief orientation and then you are set to use these materials either in the Center or at home.


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