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|Discipline and Nbr:
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 2||
Elementary Algebra 2
|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 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)
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Prerequisites:Completion of MATH 150A or higher (VE)
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:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Solve systems of equations and inequalities in two variables and
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
6. Solve rational equations with applications.
7. Solve quadratic equations by completing the square and quadratic
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. Rational Expressions
C. Complex fractions
D. Rational equations
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
A. Square roots
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
IV. Quadratic Equations
A. Completing the square
B. Quadratic formula
V. Quadratic Equations in Two Variables
A. Graphing y = ax^2 + bx + c
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.