# SRJC Course Outlines

 11/28/2023 12:46:26 PM MATH 151 Course Outline as of Fall 2006 Changed Course CATALOG INFORMATION Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 151 Title:  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA Full Title:  Elementary Algebra Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

 Units Course Hours per Week Nbr of Weeks Course Hours Total Maximum 5.00 Lecture Scheduled 5.00 17.5 max. Lecture Scheduled 87.50 Minimum 5.00 Lab Scheduled 0 6 min. Lab Scheduled 0 Contact DHR 0 Contact DHR 0 Contact Total 5.00 Contact Total 87.50 Non-contact DHR 0 Non-contact DHR Total 0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  175.00 Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course is a standard beginning algebra course, including equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, equations and inequalities in two variables, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations, and the graphs of parabolas.  Not open to those who have taken MATH 150B with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of MATH 150A or higher (VE) OR Course Completion of CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372) OR Course Completion of CSKL 382

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is a standard beginning algebra course.  Not open to students who have taken MATH 150B with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites:Completion of MATH 150A or higher (VE) OR Course Completion of CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372) OR Course Completion of CSKL 382
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

 Associate Degree: Effective: Inactive: Area: CSU GE: Transfer Area Effective: Inactive: IGETC: Transfer Area Effective: Inactive: CSU Transfer: Effective: Inactive: UC Transfer: Effective: Inactive: C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Solve advanced linear equations and inequalities in one variable and
their applications.
2.  Evaluate and solve formulas.
3.  Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables, including
the slope-intercept method and finding the equation of a line.
4.  Solve systems of equations and inequalities in two variables and
their applications.
5.  Define a polynomial and perform the operations of addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division and factoring of polynomials.
6.  Apply the laws of exponents to algebraic expressions.
7.  Simplify and perform operations with rational expressions and
complex fractions.
8.  Use integer exponents, determine square roots, simplify
rationalizing the denominators.
9.  Solve rational equations with applications.

Topics and Scope
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Instructional methodology may include, but is not limited to:  lecture,
demonstrations, oral recitation, discussion, supervised practice,
independent study, outside project or other assignments.
I.    Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
A. Linear equations
B. Applications of linear equations
C. Linear inequalities
II.   Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
A. Cartesian coordinate system
B. Graphing linear equations
1. Slope-intercept method
2. Finding the equation of a line
C. Graphing linear inequalities
D. Systems of equations in two variables
1. Solving systems by graphing
2. Solving systems by elimination
3. Solving systems by substitution
4. Applications
E. Introduction to function notation
III.  Polynomials
A. Definition
B. Operations
C. Factoring
1. Common factors
2. Trinomials
3. Difference of squares
4. Sum and difference of cubes
5. Grouping
IV.   Rational Expressions
A. Simplification
B. Operations
C. Complex fractions
D. Rational equations
E. Applications
V.    Exponents
A. Natural number exponents
B. Laws of exponents
C. Integer exponents
D. Rational exponents
A. Square roots
B. Simplification
C. Sums and products of radicals
D. Rationalizing denominators of square roots
F. Pythagorean theorem
H. Applications
A. Solution by factoring
B. Completing the square
D. Applications
VIII. Quadratic Equations in Two Variables
A. Graphing y = ax^2 + bx + c
1. Intercepts
2. Vertex

Assignments:
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1. Daily reading outside of class (approximately 0-50 pages per week).
2. Problem set assignments from required text(s)or supplementary materials
chosen by the instructor.
3. Exams and quizzes.
4. Projects (for example, calculator explorations and activities).