**ESSENTIAL ALGEBRA SKILLS**

**Simplifying expressions**

Polynomial expressions

Rational expressions

Expressions involving exponents and radicals

Logarithmic expressions

Rational expressions

Expressions involving exponents and radicals

Logarithmic expressions

**Solving equations**

linear equations

quadratic equations

radical equations

exponential equations

logarithmic equations

quadratic equations

radical equations

exponential equations

logarithmic equations

**Solving inequalities**

linear inequalities

polynomial and rational inequalities

absolute value inequalities

polynomial and rational inequalities

absolute value inequalities

**Functions**

functions and function evaluation

functions and their graphs

functions as tables

common functions that you should know

inverse functions

functions and their graphs

functions as tables

common functions that you should know

inverse functions

**Factoring**

why factor?

factoring out the greatest common factor

factoring trinomials with leading coefficient of one

factoring trinomials with leading coefficient not equal to one

factoring higher order polynomials by grouping

factoring out the greatest common factor

factoring trinomials with leading coefficient of one

factoring trinomials with leading coefficient not equal to one

factoring higher order polynomials by grouping