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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|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
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 140.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00||
This course is an intermediate algebra course which incorporates the use of technology. The topics in this course include functions, equations and inequalities in one variable, systems of linear equations in two or three variables, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, and discrete topics. Graphing calculators and/or computer algebra systems will be incorporated into the above, as appropriate.
MATH 151 or MATH 150B.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Standard intermediate algebra course.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:MATH 151 or MATH 150B.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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|Communication and Analytical Thinking
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|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
To be successful, students should be able to:
1. Solve linear, quadratic, and radical equations in one variable.
2. Apply elementary methods and theory in solving higher-degree
3. Define function, domain, and range, and perform operations with
functions using functional notation.
4. Graph linear and quadratic equations.
5. Solve systems of linear equations.
6. Simplify expressions involving rational expressions.
7. Simplify expressions involving rational exponents.
8. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations, including those with
common and natural logarithms.
9. Apply properties of exponents and logarithms in simplifying
expressions and solving equations.
10. Apply topics to modeling and applications.
11. Incorporate use of technology, as appropriate, to the above topics.
Topics and Scope
USE OF TECHNOLOGY
Emphasis of the course is on graphing technology to demonstrate algebric
concepts and to observe and predict the behavior of functions, process
information, and manipulate structures such as matrices and summations.
FUNCTIONS AND EQUATIONS
Definition of function, function notation, evaluation, domain, and range.
Graphs of functions to include polynomial, radical, and absolute value.
Graphical and algebraic solutions to equations and inequalities that
involve these functions. Solution of literal equations. Applications to
emphasize mathematical models that use polynomial, rational, and radical
SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS/INEQUALITIES
Solution of linear systems, Matrices and RREF Form, Systems of linear
inequalities, Applications and modeling.
EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS AND EQUATIONS
Common and natural logarithms, Graphs, the number e, Laws of logarithms,
Solving exponential and logarithmic equations. Applications and modeling
Introduction to sequences and series, Summation notation, Fatorial
notation, Pascal's Triangle, Binomial Coefficients, and Binomial
expansion. Applications and modeling.
1. The student will have daily outside reading, problem set assignments
from required text(s), or instructor chosen supplementary materials.
2. Instructional methodology may include, but not limited to: lecture,
demonstrations, oral recitation, discussion, supervised practice,
independent study, outside project or other assignments.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations 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
15 - 40%
|Homework problems, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
50 - 75%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
5 - 25%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
Text(s) required of each student will be selected by the department,
a committee of the department, or the responsible instructor from the
books currently available. Choices in the past have included:
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS (5th) by Marvin L
Bittinger Mervin L. Keedy, & David Ellenbogen, Massachusetts:
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (2nd), Martin-Gay, Houghton-Mufflin, 1997.