MA 15300 is intended for students who have successfully completed at least two years of high school algebra. Students who are unsuccessful in passing this course typically are those who are unable to do the basic skills shown below. Take a look at the following kinds of problems. If these problems are challenging for you or do not look familiar, discuss your options with your instructor. Based on your major, you may be able to take a course with less prerequisites and higher success rates, such as STAT 12500 or MA 14000. For free electronic practice of these skills click on GO PRACTICE. These links will also lead to related videos from Khan Academy.
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Set up and solve linear equations and inequalities. 
Solve Basic Linear Equations Go PRACTICE Solve MultiStep Linear Equations Go PRACTICE 
Use function notation. Find the domain and range from a graph. 
Use Function Notation Go PRACTICE Find Domain and Range from a Graph Go PRACTICE 
Know your Lines 
Select the graph that represents a given slope. Go PRACTICE Find the slope from a graph using a grid. Go PRACTICE Find the slope from two points. Go PRACTICE Slope intuition. Go PRACTICE Find x and yintercepts from a linear graph. Go PRACTICE Slopeintercept equation from two points. Go PRACTICE Write the equation of a line (vertical, horizontal, and otherwise) in any form. Go PRACTICE Graph lines (vertical, horizontal, and otherwise). Go PRACTICE 1 / Go PRACTICE 2 Find and interpret the rate of change of linear functions. Go PRACTICE 1 / GO PRACTICE 2 Point‐Slope Form to Slope‐Intercept Form. Go PRACTICE Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines. Go PRACTICE 
Solve a systems of two linear equations (having no, one, or many solutions) by graphing, substitution, or elimination. 
Solve Systems of Equations by Graphing Go PRACTICE 
Simplify expressions with positive integer exponents 
Use Properties of Exponents Go PRACTICE 
Simplify expressions with negative integer and fractional exponents 
Simplify Expressions With Negative Exponents Go PRACTICE 1 / Go PRACTICE 2 
Simplify radicals, multiply/divide radicals, and solve radical equations. 
Simplify Radicals Go PRACTICE Multiply Radicals Go PRACTICE 
Use the Distributive Property of multiplication over addition to expand a polynomial. Reverse the process by factoring. Solve quadratic equations by factoring or taking square roots of both sides of the equation or using the quadratic formula. 
Multiply Polynomials Go PRACTICE Find the Intercepts of a Quadratic Function Go PRACTICE 
Simplify rational expressions and find values for which the expression is zero or undefined. Solve rational equations. 
Simplify Rational Expressions by ... canceling binomial factors. Determine values for which it is undefined. Go PRACTICE

Rounding Numbers 
Round Decimals Go PRACTICE 
Work the above suggested problems to make sure you have the tools you need to succeed.