SRJC Course Outlines

11/23/2020 2:03:41 PMMATH 150 Course Outline as of Summer 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MATH 150Title:  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA  
Full Title:  Elementary Algebra
Last Reviewed:10/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

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

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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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 appropriate placement based on AB 705 mandates


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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 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: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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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.
 

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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
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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 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:
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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%
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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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

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