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Course Description: MS 096 deals extensively with the fundamentals of algebra. Topics include the traditional arithmetic areas: fundamental operations of real numbers, polynomials, exponents, factoring, ratio, proportion, linear expressions, solving quadratic equations by factoring, and introduction to graphing.

- This course also meets PLO #(s) 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3 of General Education program.
- Prerequisite Courses: A grade of "C" or better in MS 095, by placement, or permission of instructor.

**A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): **

The student will be able to:

- Demonstrate understanding and apply mathematical concepts in problem solving and in day to day activities.
- Present and interpret numeric information in graphic forms.
- Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively using proper mathematical terms.

**B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): GENERAL**

The student will be able to:

- Perform arithmetic operations on numbers, terms, expressions, equations and inequalities.
- Solve and graph linear equations and inequalities.
- Solve problems involving ratios, proportions, rates, mixtures and multiple unknowns.
- Perform arithmetic operations on monomials, binomials and polynomials, and be able to factor and graph polynomial expressions

SLO |
PLO1 |
PL02 |
PLO3 |

1 |
ID |
ID |
ID |

2 |
ID |
ID |
ID |

3 |
I |
I |
I |

4 |
ID |
I |
I |

I = Introduced

D = Demonstrated

M = Mastered

**C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): SPECIFIC**

The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Perform arithmetic operations on numbers, terms, expressions, equations and inequalities.

Student Learning Outcomes |
Assessment Strategies |

1.1 Graph numbers on a number line. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

1.2 Factor numbers and terms. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

1.3 Add, Subtract, multiply, divide, and exponentiate integers, rational numbers, and expressions. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

1.4 Calculate inverses. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

1.5 Simplify, rationalize, and evaluate expressions with radicals. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

1.6 translate and evaluate word phrases to expressions and equations. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

General SLO 2. Solve and graph linear equations and inequalities.

2.1 Solve linear equations, application problems, inequalities and functions. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

2.2 Graph coordinates, linear equations, linear inequalities and functions. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

2.3 Calculate slope and intercept from coordinate pairs. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

2.4 Analyze a graph of a line to determine the slope and intercept. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

2.5 Identify the domain and range a function. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

2.6 Find the value of a function. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

General SLO 3. Solve problems involving ratios, proportions, rates, mixtures and multiple unknowns.

3.1 Solve ratio, proportion, percentage, rate, and mixture problems. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

3.2 Translate and solve problems involving percentages. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

3.3 Solve problems involving two and more unknowns. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

General SLO 4. Perform arithmetic operations on monomials, binomials and polynomials, and be able to factor and graph polynomial expressions

4.1 Perform arithmetic operations on monomials, binomials, trinomials and polynomials. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

4.2 Factor monomial, binomial, trinomial, and polynomial expression. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

4.3 Solve quadratic equations by factoring. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

4.4 Graph quadratic equations and functions. |
Homework and/or quizzes, and/or exams |

**D.** __COURSE CONTENT__

- Arithmetic operations of real numbers
- Exponents, roots and order of operations
- Translating word phrases or sentences to expressions or equations
- Fractions
- Arithmetic operations of integers
- Linear equations and inequalities
- Composite functions
- Ratios, proportions and applications
- Graphing linear equations and inequalities
- Polynomials
- Factoring

**E.** __METHODS OF INSTRUCTION__

The course will involve the use of lectures, class discussions and worksheets during lab time. Small groups of cooperative teaching/learning can be utilized**. **Quizzes, tests, worksheets and a final examination will provide measurement of achievement of course objectives. Grading is as per the policy in the current college catalog.

**F.** __REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS__

Carson, Tom, Ellyn Gillespei, and Bill Jordan. (2007). *Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. *Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. (or most recent edition).

Scientific calculator.

**G.** __REFERENCE MATERIALS__

None

**H.** __INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS__

None

**I. EVALUATION**

Students must score at least 70% to receive a passing grade of “C”.

**J.** __CREDIT BY EXAMINATION__

None

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