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Intermediate Mathematics


MATH 002, a second level algebra course, is the lowest level mathematics course offered at the University of Kansas. Students not prepared for MATH 101 will be permitted to enroll in MATH 002. However, before enrolling in MATH 002, such students are encouraged to prepare by self-study or by completing a beginning algebra course in high school, community college, or correspondence study.


Intermediate Algebra, By OpenStax, Xanedu, 2nd Edition.


Two years of high school college preparatory mathematics (algebra and geometry) and a score of 16 or more on Enhanced ACT mathematics; or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test.

Credit Hours: 
Unit Number Material
1 Sections 1.5-1.8, 3.2-3.5
Equations, Graphs and Functions
2 Sections 2.1-2.5, 4.1, 4.3
Equations, Inequalities, and Linear Systems
3 Sections 5.1-5.8
Exponentials, Polynomials and Factoring
4 Sections 6.1-6.7
Rational Expressions and Equations
5 Sections 7.1-7.7, 8.1-8.2
Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex numbers and Quadratic Equations

This course is taught in a small class setting with supportive resources for individualized instruction. Tutoring is provided by student assistants and taped lectures are available in a lab at least 60 hours per week. Students are responsible for reading and working assigned problems from the text prior to attending each of the three hours of required weekly class meetings. A computerized skills test must be passed prior to attempting each written exam. There are five unit exams and a comprehensive final.

(Peterson 2018 )

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