SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 7:25:23 PMMATH 156 Course Outline as of Summer 2019

Reinstated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 156Title:  INT ALGEBRA B-STEM  
Full Title:  Intermediate Algebra for Business and STEM Majors
Last Reviewed:10/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled5.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled87.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  175.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MATH 56

Catalog Description:
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An intermediate algebra course that incorporates the use of graphing technology. Topics include functions and their graphs, equations and inequalities in one variable, systems of equations in two and three variables, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, and conic sections.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of MATH 150 or MATH 150B or MATH 151 or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An intermediate algebra course that incorporates the use of graphing technology. Topics include functions and their graphs, equations and inequalities in one variable, systems of equations in two and three variables, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, and conic sections.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of MATH 150 or MATH 150B or MATH 151 or appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates
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:Summer 2019
Inactive: 
 Area:B
MC
Communication and Analytical Thinking
Math Competency
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B4Math/Quantitative ReasoningFall 1981Fall 1988
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Analyze functions and solve equations and inequalities using graphing technology and
    algebraic methods.
2.  Create mathematical models and solve applications of linear and nonlinear functions.
3.  Solve systems of linear equations using matrix methods and graphing technology.
4.  Graph conic sections, including parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas.
 

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During this course, students will:
1.   Define function, domain, and range, and use function notation.
2.   Identify basic features of the graphs of polynomial, radical, absolute value, exponential and
      logarithmic functions.
3.   Use graphing technology to construct graphs, to solve nonlinear equations and inequalities in
      one variable, and to locate roots, intersection points, and extrema.
4.   Use algebraic methods to solve equations that involve polynomial, radical, absolute value,
      rational, exponential and logarithmic expressions.
5.   Find algebraic solutions to literal equations.
6.   Apply algebraic or graphical methods, as appropriate, to solve application problems
      involving polynomial, radical, absolute value, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.
7.   Apply properties of exponents and logarithms.
8.   Express an understanding of the number e.
9.   Graph conic sections, including parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas.
10. Use algebraic and graphical methods to solve linear and nonlinear systems in two variables,
      and use Reduced Row Echelon Form (RREF) to solve systems of linear equations in three
      variables.
11. Solve application and modeling problems that require the use of a system of linear equations.
12. Find graphical solutions to systems of linear inequalities.

Topics and Scope
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I. Use of Technology
    A. Evaluate and graph functions
    B. Solve equations and inequalities graphically
    C. Matrices and RREF
II. Functions
    A. Definition of relation, function, domain, and range
    B. Function notation and evaluation
     C. Interval notation, intersection and union
    D. Analyze graphs of polynomial, absolute value, radical, exponential, and logarithmic
         functions with and without graphing technology
     E. Mathematical models and other applications of linear and nonlinear functions
III. Equations and Inequalities
    A. Equations
          1. Solutions of literal equations
         2. Algebraic and graphical solutions of linear, quadratic, radical, rational, absolute value,
              exponential, and logarithmic equations
    B. Inequalities
         1. Algebraic solutions to absolute value inequalities
         2. Graphical solutions of linear and nonlinear inequalities using graphing technology
IV. Quadratic Functions
    A. Vertex and general forms
    B. Discriminant
    C. Solutions to quadratic equations using factoring, quadratic formula, and completing the
         square
    D. Applications and modeling
V. Rational Expressions and Equations
    A. Simplification of rational expressions, including complex fractions
    B. Operations on rational expressions
    C. Solving rational equations
    D. Applications and modeling
VI. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    A. The number e
    B. Common and natural logarithms
    C. Laws of logarithms
    D. Applications and modeling
VII. Introduction to Conic Sections
     A. Midpoint and Distance Formulas, Circles
    B. Parabolas
    C. Ellipses
    D. Hyperbolas
VIII. Systems of Equations/Inequalities
    A. Linear and nonlinear systems of equations
    B. Matrices and RREF
    C. Systems of linear inequalities
    D. Applications and modeling

Assignments:
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1. Reading outside of class (0-60 pages per week)
2. Problem sets (1-8 per week)
3. Quizzes (0-4 per week)
4. Projects (0-10)
5. Exams (3-8)
6. 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
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%
Problem sets
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%
Exams and 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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Intermediate Algebra: A STEM Approach. Woodbury, George. Pearson. 2019
Beginning Algebra. 5th ed.  Miller, Julie and O'Neill, Molly and Hyde, Nancy. McGraw Hill Publishing. 2017

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