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This course provides a brief review of introductory algebra topics. Topics to be covered include integer operations, order of operations, perimeter and area, fractions and decimals, scientific notation, ratios and rates, conversions, percents, algebraic expressions, linear equations, the Pythagorean theorem, and graphing.
- Kelly Vetter - Kelly Vetter is an instructor at Wake Technical Community College. She has a B.S. in Mathematics Education and a Certificate in E-Learning from North Carolina State University. She has taught math for a total of 17 years and has been teaching developmental math for 12 of those years. She has taught in various formats including the classroom, online, and hybrid courses.
- Sue Ann Austin - Sue Ann Austin is an instructor at Wake Technical Community College. She has taught developmental math for 4 years and prior to that was a high school math teacher. She has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and completed the NC Teach program at North Carolina State University. She was a software engineer for 15 years prior to entering the field of education.
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