This course is intended for all students-first-year students and upperclassmen-who want to strengthen their basic arithmetic and algebraic skills, and to understand the central concepts of elementary mathematics. Topics will include: signed numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, exponents, logarithms, scientific notation, polynomials, algebraic fractions, linear and quadratic equations, and graphing. Concepts will be stressed in classroom lectures and discussions; techniques will be developed through daily assignments.
Evaluation will be based primarily on performance on quizzes and exams.
Depending on his or her performance on the diagnostic test administered at the beginning of the academic year, a student may be required to take Mathematics 100 or Mathematics 101 as a prerequisite for Biology 101, Chemistry 101, 102, Computer Science 134, 135, Mathematics 102, 103, 140, or Physics 131. However a student need not be planning to take one of these additional courses in order to take Mathematics 100 or 101.