SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2019 2:01:47 AMMATH 150A Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 150ATitle:  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 1  
Full Title:  Elementary Algebra 1
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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The first half of a beginning algebra course, including equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, and equations and inequalities in two variables.  The combination of MATH 150A and MATH 150B is equivalent to MATH 151.  Not open to those who have taken MATH 151 with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of CSKLS 372 or higher (VE) or Course Completion of DRD 382


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The first half of a beginning algebra course, including equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, and equations and inequalities in two variables.  The combination of MATH 150A and MATH 150B is equivalent to MATH 151.  Not open to those who have taken MATH 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of CSKLS 372 or higher (VE) or Course Completion of DRD 382
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:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Graph linear equations in two variables.
2. Perform operations on polynomial expressions.
3. Solve linear and quadratic equations and solve linear inequalities.
4. Use algebraic problem solving methods in a variety of applications.

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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 related applications.
2. Evaluate and solve formulas.
3. Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables, including the slope-intercept method,
    and find 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
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I. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
    A. Linear equations
    B. Applications of linear equations
    C. Linear inequalities
    D. Formulas
II. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
    A. Cartesian coordinate system
    B. Graphing linear equations, including the slope-intercept method
    C. Finding the equation of a line
    D. Graphing linear inequalities
III. Integer Exponents and Laws of Exponents
IV. Polynomials
    A. Definition
    B. Operations
    C. Factoring
         1. Common factors
         2. Trinomials
         3. Difference of squares
         4. Sum and difference of cubes
         5. Grouping
V. Quadratic Equations
    A. Solution by factoring
    B. Applications

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading outside of class (0-50 pages)
2. Homework problem sets (5-30)
3. Exams (3-6) and quizzes (0-20)
4. Projects (for example, calculator explorations and activities) (0-1)

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
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%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 95%
Objective examinations (multiple choice, free response exams, quizzes)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Projects


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Beginning Algebra. 7th ed. Martin-Gay, Elayn. Prentice-Hall. 2016

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