Math 099 – Algebra Essentials

MAT 099 – Algebra Essentials Resources Page

MAT 099 Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students in both non-STEM and STEM disciplines for further study in math. Students will cover topics from Elementary through Intermediate Algebra. Use of a graphing calculator is required.

Course Pre-requisite: Placement at this level

Credits: 3 (none of which count towards graduation)

MAT 099 Textbook

MAT 099 Online Textbook

MAT 099 Chapter Summaries for Textbook

The chapter summaries are intended to make you aware of definitions you should know and the mathematical skills you should be able to perform and apply.

Chapter 1 Foundations
Chapter 2 Solving Linear Equations
Chapter 3 Graphs and Functions
Chapter 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Chapter 6 Factoring
Chapter 7 Rational Expressions and Functions
Chapter 8 Roots and Radicals
Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations and Functions
Chapter 10 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

MAT 099 Common Formulas

MAT 099 Common Formulas

Homework Assistance

The first link below leads to a list of selected exercises from the textbook for each section in every chapter that this course will cover. The second link leads to instructions for requesting a student account and enrolling in your course in the MyOpenMath system.  The third link is to the online homework system for the textbook. The fourth link is a list of practice sheets available in the MAC for MAT 099.

  1. MAT 099 Summary Exercises
  2. Student Instructions for MyOpenMath Account and Course Enrollment
  4. List of Available Mathematical Concept Practice Sheets located in the MAC

Links to Videos, Online Worksheets, Study Sheets and Notes

  1. is a comprehensive library of online video support that includes videos by topic and tutorials for every example in the textbook. Videos are mobile phone ready, many are closed captioned and all feature both instructor and student presenters.
  2. PreAlgebra and Algebra videos all stored on youtube and are approximately five minutes long.
  3. Hippocampus provides videos, animations, and simulations.
  4. Khan Academy Arithmetic and PreAlgebra provides videos.
  5. Khan Academy Algebra provides videos.
  6. multipurpose math help providing lessons, videos and worksheets by grades and topics.
  7. Pauls Online Math Notes provides online math tutorials, study sheets and notes.
  8. Middlesex Community College provides videos.
  9. Mathispower 4u Tutorials provides videos.
  10. OpenAlgebra provides worksheets, videos and interactives.
  11. SheLovesMath  provides notes and examples from basic math through Calculus.

Websites Below Have Limited Access to Free Videos

  1. Basic Math provides videos.
  2. PreAlgebra provides videos.
  3. Algebra 1 provides videos.
  4. Algebra 2 provides videos.

Graphing Calculator Information

This area provides you with assistance with using your graphing calculator.

  1. TI-83/84 Tutorial
  2. TI-84 Plus Tutorial
  3. Online Graphing Calculator

Math in the Real World

Math is used throughout the world in both STEM and non-STEM disciplines. The following are links to formulas used in various disciplines.

  1. Accounting Formulas 1
  2. Accounting Formulas 2
  3. Biology
  4. Business
  5. Chemistry
  6. Communications
  7. Economics Formulas 1
  8. Economics Formulas 2
  9. Mathematics in Sports
  10. Nursing 1
  11. Nursing 2
  12. Physical Science Tables Formulas and Equations
  13. Physics Formulas
  14. The Social Security Benefit Formula
  15. We Use Math

Free Software

  1. GeoGebra is an interactive algebra, geometry and calculus application.
  2. Maxima is a computer algebra system.
  3. WolframAlpha is an online service that answers factual inquiries directly by computing the answer.

MAT 099 Instructor Resources

Fall 2018 Departmental Mathematics Achievement Center Participation Policy Deadlines
Students are required to complete the first 9 hours by the close of the MAC on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and the remaining 9 hours by the closing of the MAC on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Note that students will receive credit for a maximum of 3 hours per day in the MAC. Students are welcome to stay as long as they wish, but they will only receive credit for 3 hours.