# Chabot MTH 65A - Course Outline (2 pages)

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Chabot College Fall 2011 Course Outline for Mathematics 65A ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA A Catalog Description 65A Elementary Algebra A 3 units Concepts covered in the first half of Mathematics 65 including signed numbers linear equations and inequalities introduction to graphs set theory Designed for those with no previous algebra background Prerequisite Mathematics 104 completed with a grade of C or higher or an appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Mathematics Assessment process May not receive credit if Mathematics 65 or 65L has been completed 3 hours lecture 0 1 hour laboratory Typical contact hours lecture 52 5 laboratory 0 17 5 Prerequisite Skills Upon completion of the course the students should be able to 1 apply the commutative associative and distributive laws 2 perform computations with signed numbers without a calculator 3 apply order of operations in evaluating algebraic expressions 4 simplify exponential expressions with whole number exponents 5 create interpret and solve simple linear equations 6 find area circumference diameter and radius of a circle 7 solve a right triangle using Pythagorean Theorem 8 simplify square roots of perfect squares 9 solve problems using percents 10 find the areas perimeters and volumes of geometric figures and objects 11 translate between words and the mathematical symbols for variables and operations 12 interpret operations and variables in algebraic expressions 13 graph simple relationships between two variables 14 solve word problems including those using formulas and linear equations Expected Outcome for Students Upon completion of the course the student should be able to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 write using set theory notation apply order of operations to simplify algebraic expressions solve linear equations in one variable solve and graph linear inequalities in one variable graph linear equations in two variables by various methods apply algebraic methods to solve word problems solve formulas for any given variable find the slope of a line from the graph and from the definition find the slope of a line from the slope intercept equation of the line find the equation of the line using the point slope equation solve a system of equations in two variables Course Content 1 Set theory notation 2 Real number system a Properties of addition and multiplication b Absolute value c Order of operations d Graphing on the number line 3 Algebraic expressions 4 Linear equations a Solving Chabot College Course Outline for Mathematics 65A page 2 Fall 2011 5 6 7 8 9 10 b Applications c Formulas Linear inequalities on one variable a Solving b Graphing on the number line c Applications Finding linear equations given the graph of the line of information about the line Finding slope from the slope intercept equation Graphing linear equations in two variables a Plotting points b Plotting intercepts c The slope intercept method Finding slope a From the graph b From two points Introduction to systems of linear equations a Graphing method b Elimination method c Substitution method d Applications Methods of Presentation 1 Informal lectures 2 Class discussion of problems solutions and student s questions 3 Audio visual materials Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress 1 Typical Assignments a Exercises from the textbook The balance in Wills Mastercard account grew 2 to 870 in one month What was his balance at the beginning of the month b Collaboratives Work together to solve four application problems 2 Methods of Evaluating Student Progress a Homework b Quizzes c Class participation d Midterms e Final exam Textbook s Typical Elementary Algebra Concepts and Applications Bittenger and Ellenbogen 7th ed Addison Wesley 2006 Special Student Materials None DH al Revised 10 28 05

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