SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2019 2:19:41 PMCSKLS 372 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 372Title:  PRE-ALGEBRA  
Full Title:  Pre-Algebra
Last Reviewed:3/10/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.50Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.50Lab Scheduled2.006 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 192.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CSKL 372

Catalog Description:
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This course covers operations with signed numbers, rules of powers and square roots applied to real numbers, using simplified, evaluated and scientific notation; geometric formulas to solve perimeters, areas, and volumes of figures; and algebraic expressions and linear equations. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and demonstrating strategies as well as finding solutions. Regularly scheduled computer-assisted lab assignments reinforce or supplement lecture topics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CSKLS 371 or CSKLS 368B or higher (V1); or Qualifying Placement from Math Assessment. See Student Success & Assessment Services (assessment.santarosa.edu) for more information about the assessment process.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course covers operations with signed numbers, rules of powers and square roots applied to real numbers, using simplified, evaluated, and scientific notation; geometric formulas to solve perimeters, areas, and volumes of figures; and algebraic expressions and linear equations. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and demonstrating strategies as well as finding solutions. Regularly scheduled computer-assisted lab assignments reinforce or supplement lecture topics.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CSKLS 371 or CSKLS 368B or higher (V1); or Qualifying Placement from Math Assessment. See Student Success & Assessment Services (assessment.santarosa.edu) for more information about the assessment process.
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1.  Simplify and evaluate arithmetic and algebraic expressions by using mathematical algorithms.
2.  Translate words and phrases into mathematical expressions and equations.
3.  Apply critical thinking strategies and math concepts to set up and solve pre-algebra and geometry problems.
4.  Demonstrate fluency with appropriate mathematical terminology and symbols.
5.  Solve linear equations with one variable.
6.  Use academic literacy skills to improve studying and learning.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Use advanced computation skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with real numbers.
2. Solve complex word problems involving multiple operations.
3. Solve pre-algebra problems including simple linear equations with real numbers.
4. Use formulas to solve problems with common geometric shapes (perimeter, circumference, area and volume).
5. Use a scientific calculator for multiple operations, including square roots and scientific notation.
6. Identify support services for math offered in College Skills labs,Tutorial Center, and
instructor's student consultation hours.
7. Apply study and test-taking techniques to course material and other college courses.

Topics and Scope
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I. Advanced arithmetic skills development without a calculator
  A. The four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) of positive whole numbers, fractions and decimals
  B. Order of operations (grouping symbols, exponents, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction)
  C. Conversions and comparisons of fractions, decimals, percents
  D. Translating words and phrases to set up and solve math expressions with positive numbers
 
II. Rational numbers
  A. Introduction to the number line, integers, rationals, absolute value, and inequalities
  B. Advanced skill development of the four basic operations as applied to the rational numbers without a calculator
  C. Order of operations
  D. Translating words and phrases to set up and solve math expressions with rational numbers
 
III. Exponents
  A. Rules of exponents: zero exponent, product rule, quotient rule, negative exponents, power rule
  B. Use of scientific calculator
  C. Scientific notation
  D. Square roots
      1. Rational and irrational solutions
      2. Application of the Pythagorean Theorem
  E. Word problems involving exponents (exponential growth and decay)
 
IV. Geometry
  A. Application of formulas to solve perimeter and area problems
      1. Four basic shapes (rectangle, square, triangle, and circle)
      2. Trapezoid and parallelogram
      3.  Composite figures made from these shapes
  B. Application of formulas to solve volume problems
      1. Prisms, cubes, cylinders, cones, pyramids, rectangular solids, spheres
      2. Composite figures made from these shapes
  C. Solving word problems involving perimeter, area, and volume
 
V. Algebra expressions and equations
  A. Introduction to algebraic vocabulary: variable, constant, term, coefficient, degree, expression, equation, polynomials
  B. Simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions
  C. Solving linear equations
      1. Single-step equations (addition/subtraction or multiplication/division)
      2. Multi-step equations (addition/subtraction and multiplication/division)
      3. Equations with variables on both sides
      4. Equations with fractions, decimals, and percents
 
VI. Lab work

Assignments:
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1.  25 - 35 homework assignments
2.  28-34 quizzes
3.  4 - 6 unit tests
4.  Computer lab and/or online assignments (30 - 60 problems per week)
5.  Comprehensive final exam

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
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Lab quizzes, unit tests, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Lecture and lab participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Prealgebra for College Students, 2nd edition, Matthew Greaney, Thomson Publishing, 2006 (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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