# SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2021 4:38:11 PM | CSKLS 372 Course Outline as of Fall 2021
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CATALOG INFORMATION |
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Discipline and Nbr: CSKLS 372 | Title: PRE-ALGEBRA | |

Full Title: Pre-Algebra | ||

Last Reviewed:1/25/2021 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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Maximum | 3.50 | Lecture Scheduled | 3.00 | 17.5 max. | Lecture Scheduled | 52.50 | |

Minimum | 3.50 | Lab Scheduled | 2.00 | 6 min. | Lab Scheduled | 35.00 | |

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

Contact Total | 5.00 | Contact Total | 87.50 | ||||

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

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

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:**

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:**

**Recommended Preparation:**

**Limits on Enrollment:**

**Schedule of Classes Information**

Description:

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:

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: | |||

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Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable

__COURSE CONTENT__**Student Learning Outcomes:**

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

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.

**Objectives:**

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**

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

All sections are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

**Assignments:**

Lecture-Related Assignments:

1. Homework assignments (20 - 30)

2. Quizzes (15 - 25)

3. Unit tests (4 - 6)

4. Final exam

Lab-Related Assignments:

1. Lab and/or online assignments (30 - 60 problems per week)

**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 | |||

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills. | Problem Solving 20 - 40% |
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Homework assignments, lab and/or online assignments | |||

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 50 - 70% |
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Quizzes, unit tests, final exam | |||

Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories. | Other Category 0 - 20% |
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Lecture and lab participation |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

Pre-algebra for College Students. 2nd ed. Greaney, Matthew. Thomson Publishing. 2006 (classic)

Instructor prepared materials