SRJC Course Outlines

3/30/2023 11:30:26 PMMATH 150A Course Outline as of Fall 1999

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 150ATitle:  ELEM ALGEBRA 1  
Full Title:  First Half of Elementary Algebra
Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

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

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
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.
(Grade Only)

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.
QUADRATIC EQUATIONS
  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.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 40%
Homework problems, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 75%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 25%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
WRITING ASSIGNMENTS


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Text(s) required of each student will be selected by the department,
a committee of the department, or the responsible instructor from the
books currently available. Choices in the past have included:
BEGINNING  ALGEBRA, (8th) by  Lial/Miller/Hornsby Harper Collins, 1998
 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA (6th) by McKeague, Saunders, 1998.

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