SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 6:53:59 PMMATH 150B Course Outline as of Fall 2006

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Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 150BTitle:  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 2  
Full Title:  Elementary Algebra 2
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 second half of a standard beginning algebra course, including rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, quadratic equations, and the graphs of parabolas.  The sequence MATH 150A/MATH 150B constitutes a complete course in beginning 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.

Completion of MATH 150A or higher (VE)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Second 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 algebra course.  Not open to students who have taken MATH 151 with a "C" or better.
(Grade Only)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: 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 systems of equations and inequalities in two variables and
   their applications.
2.  Perform operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
   division on rational expressions, and simplify.
3.  Evaluate rational exponents.
4.  Solve radical equations and their applications.
5.  Simplify and perform operations with rational expressions and
   complex fractions.
6.  Solve rational equations with applications.
7.  Solve quadratic equations by completing the square and quadratic

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.   Rational Expressions
    A. Simplification
    B. Operations
    C. Complex fractions
    D. Rational equations
    E. Applications
II.  Systems of Equations
    A. Solving systems of equations in two variables by graphing
    B. Solving systems of equations in two variables by elimination
    C. Solving systems of equations in two variables by substitution
    D. Applications of systems of equations in two variables
III. Radicals
    A. Square roots
    B. Simplification
    C. Sums and products of radicals
    D. Rationalizing denominators with square roots
    E. Higher-index radicals
    F. Rational exponents
    G. Pythagorean Theorem
    H. Radical equations
    I. Applications
IV.  Quadratic Equations
    A. Completing the square
    B. Quadratic formula
    C. Applications
V.   Quadratic Equations in Two Variables
    A. Graphing y = ax^2 + bx + c
        1. Intercepts
        2. Vertex

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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).

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%
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%
Homework problems
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%

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 (4th ed.).  Martin-Gay, Elayn.  Prentice-Hall:  2005.

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