Math 005 is an introductory-level algebra course. It is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to be successful in college-level mathematics courses. Mathematical readiness, confidence, and productive study habits will be improved after completing this course.

  • The course presents the essential characteristics and basic processes of inquiry and analysis in the discipline.
  • The course encourages the development of critical thinking skills and requires students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate
  • The course considers its subjects in relation to other disciplines and to the human condition.
  • The course is not limited to majors in any discipline.
  • The course does not focus on professional skills.


  • Students will be able to understand and work with integer and rational-number arithmetic, and perform the same operations on
    expressions containing symbols as well as numbers.
  • Students will be able to use ratios and rates to solve problems involving fractions, proportions, and percents.
  • Students will have been introduced to exponent notation and polynomials, and to graphing on the xy plane.
  • Students will be able to solve linear equations and inequalities.
  • Students will be able to do all the above starting from English-language as well as symbolic problem descriptions.
For a complete syllabus, visit UA’s online syllabus management website.

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