The purpose of this course is to prepare at-risk students for entry into and success in entry-level college math coursework. Emphasis will be on acquisition of foundational math skills via: (1) regular classroom instruction; and (2) completion of purpose-designed worksheets supplemented with computer-based talking textbooks. Talking textbooks provide the students with an “any-time” classroom in which each topic in the workbook is demonstrated in narrated, step-by-step detail. All class materials are tailored to English language learners (ELLs).

**Note:**:“Achieving College Excellence” is a sequence of course modules designed to assist transitional degree students who have not achieved full degree status, as determined by COMET scores, in preparing them for entry into a degree program. Upon passing all course modules, they shall be deemed minimally qualified to engage in degree coursework.

Campus Site: Pohnpei Campus

Course Type | Hrs/Week | No./Weeks | Total Hrs | Divisor | Semester Credits |

Lecture/Lab | 12 | 6 | 72 | /16 | 4 |

Total Semester Credits | 4 |

- This course also meets General Education Goals #(s): None

Prequisite Course(s): Placement according to COMET results.

__PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):__

The student will be able to:

- Demonstrate mastery in math and English skills to be able to complete successfully an introductory level course.
- Determine the value of lifelong learning and demonstrate the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic goals.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to analyze, interpret, evaluate, process, and apply academic content.
- Utilize and transfer knowledge of the foundations and concepts for math and English to the academic setting.

__STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): GENERAL__

The student will be able to:

- Apply computational knowledge, methods, and skills in the order of operations
- Simplify expressions
- Solve linear equations, word problems, and functions
- Graph linear equations and functions
- Apply the knowledge of the foundations and concepts for math to the academic setting

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M =- Mastered__STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): SPECIFIC__

The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Apply computational knowledge, methods, and skills in order of operations.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies 1.1 Master basic arithmetic skills. Basic arithmetic skills test. 1.2 Use order-of-operation agreements to simplify numerical expressions Order of Operation skills test General SLO 2: Simplify expressions.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies 2.1 Simplify algebraic expressions. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 2.2 Simplify formulas and equations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 2.3 Simplify exponents and polynomials In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 2.4 Factor monomial, binomial, & trinomial expressions In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 2.5 Simplify rational expressions In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. General SLO 3: Solve linear equations, word problems, and functions.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies 3.1 Use different methods to solve equations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 3.2 Identify functions and function notations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. General SLO 4: Graph linear equations and functions.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies 4.1 Use different methods to graph linear equations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 4.2 Graph inverse and exponential functions. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. 4.3 Find equation of a line In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test. __COURSE CONTENT__

The course will focus on reading strategies necessary for students to effectively process academic content materials and will be divided into academic themes. Themes must include a topic on valuing lifelong learning. Students will read, discuss, present orally and write about the academic themes. Study skills such as time management, decision making, and goal setting are emphasized in the process of writing and preparing assignments

- Solutions and graphing of linear equations
- Use of unit analysis in solutions of word problems that are described by linear equations
- Order of operations
- Rational expressions
- Percents and word problems
- Computer-based graphing and solutions of linear equations
- Ratios and proportions
- Factoring
- Function notation.

Lecture/discussion, group work, oral presentations, guest speakers, computer-assisted learning, collaborative learning, class assignments.__METHODS OF INSTRUCTION____REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS__

Wright, Franklin D.*Introductory & Intermediate Algebra.*1^{st}Hawkes Learning Systems (bundled with course software) (or most recent edition).

Wright, Franklin D. Teacher Reference: Instructor’s Annotated Edition of Introductory & Intermediate Algebra. Hawkes Learning Systems. (or most recent edition).__REFERENCE MATERIALS__

None__INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS__

Formative: Minimum 80% correct on quizzes, class assignments, worksheets, and test.__EVALUATION__

Summative: Minimum 80% correct on the COMET math test.

None__CREDIT BY EXAMINATION__

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