Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown Algebra Student Web Page. This is where you can find additional resources and links to help you succeed in Math 0300, 1300, 1301, and other courses too. Use the following anchor links to quickly navigate to the appropriate section of this web page:
Watch streaming video of a Math 0300 Final Review Session. Click here.
Watch streaming video of a Math 1300 Final Review Session. Click here.
Watch streaming video of a Math 1301 Final Review Session. Click here.
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Math 0300: Beginning Algebra
Prerequisite: Students are placed in MATH 0300 based on an Accuplacer score of less than 53, or a THEA Math score of less than 230.
Catalog Description:This course is intended to build and reinforce the essential geometry, arithmetic and algebra skills needed for Intermediate Algebra (MATH 1300). Topics include real numbers and their properties, order of operations and simplifying real-valued expressions, simplifying algebraic expressions, integer exponents, solving linear equations and inequalities, an introduction to the Cartesian coordinate system, systems of first degree equations in two variables solved by graphical and algebraic methods and word problems. This course may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Math 1300: Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 0300 (Beginning Algebra), an Accuplacer score of 53-72, or a THEA Math score of 230-269.
Catalog Description:A survey of pre-college algebra intended to build and reinforce the essential algebra skills needed for College Algebra (MATH 1301) or College Mathematics for Liberal Arts (MATH 1310). Topics include operations with algebraic expressions, factoring, the Cartesian coordinate system, lines, slope and distance formulas, integer and rational exponents, radicals, an introduction to quadratic equations, an introduction to functions and word problems. This course may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Math 1301: College Algebra
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 1300, an Accuplacer score of 73, or a THEA Math score of 270.
Catalog Description: College-level topics in algebra including variation, systems of equations, nonlinear inequalities, functions and their graphs, lines, quadratic equations and functions, complex numbers, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, the algebra of functions, and applications related to these topics.
Algebra Preliminaries for Calculus
The following videos show the solutions to the problems contained in the two Algebra Preliminaries for Calculus review worksheets, which you can download here. Experience has shown that many students in Calculus may have trouble because their algebra skills have gotten rusty. The purpose of these worksheets and videos is to help you review the algebra skills needed for Calculus. You should download and print these worksheets prior to looking at the videos. The videos require RealPlayer. You can request a copy of the videos on CD in the CMS Department Office located in S705.
Algebra Preliminaries for Math 1305-Finite Math
This section contains the Algebra Preliminaries for Finite Math review worksheet, which you can download here. Experience has shown that many students in Math 1305-Finite Math may have trouble because their algebra skills have gotten rusty. The purpose of this worksheet is to help you review the algebra skills needed for Math 1305.
Trig Preliminaries for Calculus
This section contains the Trigonometry Preliminaries for Calculus review worksheet, which you can download here. Experience has shown that many students in Calculus may have trouble because their trigonometry skills have gotten rusty. The purpose of this worksheet is to help you review the trigonometry skills needed for Calculus.
How to Get the Most Out of Studying
The following series of five short videos show how to study effectively in college.
More Useful Links
|● Online lectures on algebra topics|
|● Math 0300 and 1300 Online Homework Site
||● Math Tools (many lessons and activities for learning math, including algebra)|
|● Ask Dr. Math (answers to frequently asked math questions)|
|● UHD Center for Math & Statistics Support (math tutoring, N-925)
||● S.O.S. Mathematics (carefully worked out examples of many algebra topics)|
Last updated on 4/15/2013