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|Discipline and Nbr:
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 1||
Elementary Algebra 1
|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
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Completion of CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372) OR Course Completion of CSKL 382 OR Completion of CSKLS 372 or higher (VE) OR Course Completion of DRD 382 ( or LMATH 381)
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course is the first half of a standard beginning algebra course. The sequence MATH 150A/150B constitutes a complete course in beginning elementary algebra equivalent to a standard first year high school algebra course. Not open to students who have taken MATH 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372) OR Course Completion of CSKL 382 OR Completion of CSKLS 372 or higher (VE) OR Course Completion of DRD 382 ( or LMATH 381)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
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. 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
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. Introduction to function notation
1. Common factors
3. Difference of squares
4. Sum and difference of cubes
A. Natural number exponents
B. Laws of exponents
C. Integer exponents
V. Quadratic Equations
A. Solution by factoring
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).
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments 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
5 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
70 - 95%
|Multiple choice, Free response exams, quizzes||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
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 (4th ed.). Martin-Gay, Elayn. Prentice-Hall: 2005.