Math 101

College Algebra

Math 101 is a first-level course in the fulfillment of the mathematics requirement for graduation at the University of Kansas. Success in College Algebra fulfills one unit of the Critical Thinking & Quantitative Literacy General Education Goal for the KU Core and prepares students for subsequent work in a second-level mathematics course (i.e. calculus sequence or statistics). The course is designed to reinforce basic skills and deepen conceptual understanding of the algebraic principles fundamental to mathematical reasoning.

The course will focus on the study of functions through multiple representations - verbal, graphic, symbolic, and numeric. Using the basic function families: linear, absolute value, polynomial (square, square root, cube, cube root, higher degree), rational, exponential, and logarithmic, we will analyze relationships among the representations. Additional topics studied include linear systems of equations and matrices. Students will make connections between the graphs of functions, their associated equations and inequalities, and related applications.

Current students should log in to My KAP Info for the following course information:

  • TA Contact Information
  • Homework Policy
  • Access to MyMathLab online assignments
  • Check your Grade
  • Final Exam Sign-Up (available after the 2nd drop period)

Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.