# SRJC Course Outlines

 3/30/2023 11:30:26 PM MATH 150A Course Outline as of Fall 1999 Changed Course CATALOG INFORMATION Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 150A Title:  ELEM ALGEBRA 1 Full Title:  First Half of Elementary Algebra Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

 Units Course Hours per Week Nbr of Weeks Course Hours Total Maximum 3.00 Lecture Scheduled 3.00 17.5 max. Lecture Scheduled 52.50 Minimum 3.00 Lab Scheduled 0 6 min. Lab Scheduled 0 Contact DHR 0 Contact DHR 0 Contact Total 3.00 Contact Total 52.50 Non-contact DHR 0 Non-contact DHR Total 0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00 Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50

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 the first half of a standard beginning algebra course, including equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, and equations and inequalities in two variables.  The sequence MATH 150A/MATH 150B constitutes a complete course in beginning elementary algebra equivalent to a standard first year high school algebra course.  Not open to those who have taken MATH 151 within the past 3 years with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
CSKL 372.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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First half of a standard beginning algebra course. The sequence MATH 150A/150B constitutes a complete course in beginning algebra, equivalent to a standard first year high school course. Not open to students who have taken MATH 151 within the past 3 years with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites:CSKL 372.
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable

COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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To be successful, students should 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, includ ing
the slope-intercept method and finding the equation of a line.
4. Define a polynomial, and perform the operations of addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, and factoring of polynomials.
5. Apply the laws of exponents to algebraic expressions.

Topics and Scope
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LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN ONE VARIABLE
Linear equations and Applications, Inequalities.
LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES.
Cartesian coordinate system, Graphing linear equations and
inequalities, Slope-intercept method. Finding the equation of
a line.  Introduction to function notation.
POLYNOMIALS
Definition and operations, Factoring (common factors, trinomials,
difference of squares, sum and difference of cubes, grouping).
EXPONENTS
Natural number  exponents, Law of exponents, Integer exponents.
Solution by factoring, Applications.

Assignments:
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1.  The student will have daily outside reading, problem set assignments
from required text(s), or instructor chosen supplementary materials.
2.  Instructional methodology may include, but not limited to: lecture,
demonstrations, oral recitation, discussion, supervised practice,
independent study, outside project or other assignments.