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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.
Completion of MATH 150B or higher (V1) OR Course Completion of MATH 151
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Completion of MATH 150B or higher (V1) OR Course Completion of MATH 151
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and 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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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Define function, domain and range and use function notation
2. Identify basic features of the graphs of polynomial, radical, absolute
value, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.
3. Use a graphing calculator to construct graphs, locate roots,
intersection points, maximum and minimum values.
4. Find algebraic and graphical solutions to equations that involve
polynomial, radical, absolute value, rational, exponential and
5. Find graphical solutions to nonlinear inequalities in one variable.
6. Find algebraic solutions to literal equations.
7. Solve, either graphically or algebraically, application and modeling
problems that use polynomial, radical, absolute value, rational,
exponential and logarithmic functions.
8. Solve linear systems in two and three variables with algebraic
9. Express a system of linear equations as an augmented matrix, transform
the matrix with a graphing calculator to its Reduced Row Echelon Form,
and interpret the solution set of the system from the RREF.
10. Solve application and modeling problems that require the use of a
system of linear equations.
11. Find a graphical solution to a system of linear inequalities.
12. Use the basic properties of exponents and the common and natural
logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations.
13. Express an understanding of the number e.
14. Evaluate sequence and series expressions, by hand and with a
15. Use factorial notation and find binomial coefficients by hand and with
Topics and Scope
Instructional methodology may include, but is not limited to: lecture,
demonstrations, oral recitation, discussion, supervised practice,
independent study, outside project or other assignments.
I. Use of Technology
A. Demonstrate algebraic concepts
B. Observe and predict behavior of functions
C. Process information
D. Manipulate structures such as matrices
E. Perform summations
II. Functions and Equations
2. Function notation
B. Graphs of functions
3. Absolute value
C. Graphical and algebraic solutions to equations and inequalities
3. Absolute value
D. Solution of literal equations
E. Applications to emphasize mathematical models that use polynomial,
rational, and radical functions
III. Systems of Equations/Inequalities
A. Solution of linear systems
B. Matrices and RREF
C. Systems of linear inequalities
D. Applications and modeling
IV. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations
A. Common and natural logarithms
C. The number e
D. Laws of logarithms
E. Solving exponential and logarithmic equations
F. Applications and modeling
V. Discrete Topics
A. Introduction to sequences and series
B. Summation notation
C. Factorial notation
D. Pascal's triangle
E. Binomial coefficients
F. Binomial expansion
G. Applications and modeling
1. Daily reading outside of class (approximately 0-50 pages per week).
2. Problem set assignments from required text(s) or supplementary
materials chosen by the instructor.
3. Exams and quizzes.
4. Projects (for example, calculator explorations and activities).
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 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%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
70 - 95%
|Multiple choice, Quizzes, free response exams||
|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 and Applications (7th ed.). Bittinger,
Marvin; Keedy, Mervin; Ellenbogen, David. Addison-Wesley: 2006.
Intermediate Algebra (4th ed.). Martin-Gay, Elayn. Prentice Hall,