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Prerequisite Materials for URB 403

URB 403 assumes proficiency in the topics listed below. If you need a review of this material, read the model problems for the topic and then answer the corresponding practice exercises. Make sure to check your answers. If you have problems with any of these and need assistance, check for the hours that the Dolciani Math Learning Center is open for support in advance of or at the beginning of the semester.

The brush-up materials for URB 403 are in two parts:


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

Solving Quadratic Equations
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations
Calculating Variance and Standard Deviation
Combining Rational Expressions
Comparing and Ordering Fractions, Mixed Numbers and Decimals
Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percents
Dividing Polynomials Using Long Division
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
Reading Points on a Coordinate Plane
Recognizing Some Functions and Their Graphs
Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals
Solving Basic Word Problems
Solving Linear Equations
Solving Problems Involving Percents
Solving Simple Rational Equations
Understanding Graphs of Linear Equations
Understanding How to Read Graphs
Understanding Mean, Median, and Mode
Using Order of Operations
Working with Integers
Working with Fractions
Working with Formulas
Working with Exponents
Working with Decimals
Working With Proportions
Working with Rational Numbers

(2) The multi-media materials in the Dolciani Math Center encompass reviews and practice problems on all of the prerequisite skills necessary to be successful in your course.


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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