# SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 10:24:26 AM | MATH 150A Course Outline as of Fall 2006
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CATALOG INFORMATION |
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Discipline and Nbr: MATH 150A | Title: ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 1 | |

Full Title: Elementary Algebra 1 | ||

Last Reviewed:4/8/2013 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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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 |

Grading: Grade Only

Repeatability: 00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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**Catalog Description:**

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.

**Prerequisites/Corequisites:**

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)

**Recommended Preparation:**

**Limits on Enrollment:**

**Schedule of Classes Information**

Description:

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.

(Grade Only)

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)

Recommended:

Limits on Enrollment:

Transfer Credit:

Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

__COURSE CONTENT__**Outcomes and Objectives:**

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

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

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. Exponents

A. Natural number exponents

B. Laws of exponents

C. Integer exponents

V. Quadratic Equations

A. Solution by factoring

B. Applications

**Assignments:**

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.**

Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing. | Writing 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

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% |
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Homework problems | |||

Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams. | Skill Demonstrations 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams. | Exams 70 - 95% |
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Multiple choice, Free response exams, quizzes | |||

Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories. | Other Category 0 - 10% |
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Projects |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

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.