# SRJC Course Outlines

10/20/2021 9:48:58 AM | MATH 150 Course Outline as of Summer 2019
| New Course (First Version) |

CATALOG INFORMATION |
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Discipline and Nbr: MATH 150 | Title: ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA | |

Full Title: Elementary Algebra | ||

Last Reviewed:10/22/2018 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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Maximum | 4.00 | Lecture Scheduled | 4.00 | 17.5 max. | Lecture Scheduled | 70.00 | |

Minimum | 4.00 | Lab Scheduled | 0 | 6 min. | Lab Scheduled | 0 | |

Contact DHR | 0 | Contact DHR | 0 | ||||

Contact Total | 4.00 | Contact Total | 70.00 | ||||

Non-contact DHR | 0 | Non-contact DHR Total | 0 |

Total Out of Class Hours: 140.00 | Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 |

Grading: Grade Only

Repeatability: 00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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**Catalog Description:**

Beginning algebra topics, including equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, equations and inequalities in two variables, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, and quadratic equations.

**Prerequisites/Corequisites:**

CSKLS 373 or CSKLS 372 or AB705 placement into Math Tier 1 or higher

**Recommended Preparation:**

**Limits on Enrollment:**

**Schedule of Classes Information**

Description:

Beginning algebra topics, including equations and inequalities in one variable, integer exponents, polynomials, equations and inequalities in two variables, rational expressions, radicals and rational exponents, and quadratic equations.

(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:CSKLS 373 or CSKLS 372 or AB705 placement into Math Tier 1 or higher

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: | |||

UC Transfer: | Effective: | Inactive: | |||

C-ID: |

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable

__COURSE CONTENT__**Student Learning Outcomes:**

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Solve linear equations, linear inequalities in one variable, polynomial equations by factoring,

radical equations, and systems of two linear equations.

2. Simplify and perform operations on expressions involving radicals, exponents, and

polynomials.

3. Graph and formulate linear equations in two variables.

4. Identify and use appropriate algebraic methods to solve application problems.

**Objectives:**

During this course, students will:

1. Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.

2. Solve quadratic equations by factoring.

3. Evaluate and solve formulas.

4. Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables, including the slope-intercept

method.

5. Find the equation of a line given information about the line.

6. Define a polynomial, and perform the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication,

division, and factoring of polynomials.

7. Use the laws of exponents and manipulate expressions involving rational exponents.

8. Solve linear systems of equations in two variables using the methods of substitution,

addition, and graphing.

9. Simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide radical expressions, and solve radical equations.

10. Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.

11. Identify and use appropriate algebraic methods to solve application problems.

**Topics and Scope**

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 in two variables

E. Systems of equations in two variables

1. Solving by graphing

2. Solving by elimination (addition)

3. Solving by substitution

4. Applications

III. Integer Exponents and Laws of Exponents

IV. Polynomials

A. Definition

B. Operations

C. Factoring

1. Common factors

2. Grouping

3. Trinomials

4. Difference of squares

5. Sum and difference of cubes

D. Solving quadratic equations by factoring

E. Applications

V. Introduction to Rational Expressions

A. Simplification

B. Operations

VI. Radicals

A. Square roots

B. Simplification

C. Sums and products of radicals

D. Rationalizing denominators of square roots

E. Higher-index radicals

F. Pythagorean Theorem

G. Radical equations

H. Rational exponents

I. Applications

**Assignments:**

1. Reading outside of class (0-60 pages per week)

2. Problem sets (1-4 per week)

3. Quizzes (0-4 per week)

4. Projects (0-10)

5. Exams (2-6)

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% |
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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% |
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Problem sets | |||

Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams. | Skill Demonstrations 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams. | Exams 70 - 95% |
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Exams and quizzes | |||

Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories. | Other Category 0 - 10% |
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Projects |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

Beginning Algebra. 5th ed. Miller, Julie and O'Neill, Molly and Hyde, Nancy. McGraw Hill Publishing. 2018

Beginning Algebra. 7th ed. Martin-Gay, Elayn. Pearson Publishing. 2017