Introductory Algebra

Course: MAT091First Term: 2015 Fall
Final Term:
Current
Final Term:
2016 Summer |
Lecture 4 Credit(s) 4 Period(s) 4 Load
Credit(s) Period(s)
Load
AcademicLoad Formula: S - Standard Load |

MAT102, completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to Fall 2015, meets course prerequisite.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies | |||
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1. Solve linear equations. (I)
2. Graph linear functions given data tables or an equation. (I, II) 3. Determine and interpret the domain and range of a function given its graph. (II) 4. Determine and interpret the slope and intercepts of a linear equation or function. (I, II) 5. Determine and explain the relationship between the slopes of perpendicular and parallel lines. (I, II) 6. Given sufficient information or data, write a linear equation. (I, II) 7. Use function notation to represent and evaluate linear relationships. (II) 8. Solve linear inequalities and graph solutions on the real number line and on the coordinate plane. (I) 9. Solve linear systems in two variables by graphing, substitution, and elimination methods. (I) 10. Simplify polynomial expressions. (III) 11. Perform operations on polynomials (add, subtract, multiply, divide, powers). (III) 12. Model and solve real-world problems using linear equations, proportions and systems of linear equations. (I, II) 13. Explain and practice techniques for coping with math anxiety, including study skills and test-taking strategies. (XI) | |||

MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves
one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content
sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including
specific course requirements.
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MCCCD Official Course Outline | |||

I. Linear Behavior
A. Equations B. Proportions C. Inequalities in one and two variables D. Graphs E. Systems in two variables F. Applications II. Functions A. Notation B. Graphs C. Data tables III. Polynomials A. Operations B. Exponent properties B. Algebraic operations of polynomials IV. Factoring Polynomials A. Factoring polynomials: monomial factors B. Factoring polynomials: factoring by grouping C. Factoring trinomials D. Factoring: special cases E. Solving equations V. Fractions of Algebra A. Simplify rational expressions B. Algebraic operations of rational expressions C. Solve equations and applied problems VI. Linear Equations in Two Variables A. Graph linear equations 1. Use intercepts 2. Use slope/intercept B. Solve systems of linear equations 1. Graphically 2. Addition/elimination 3. Substitution C. Solve applied problems VII. Radical Expressions A. Define B. Simplify numerical and variable radical expressions VIII. What is Math Anxiety? A. The physiology of anxiety B. Relationship of anxiety to cognitive processes C. Disabling effects of math anxiety IX. What Causes Math Anxiety? A. Math myths B. Former experiences with math C. Self-defeating beliefs D. Self-fulfilling prophecies X. How Does Math Anxiety Limit People? A. Career choices B. Analysis of mathematical requirements of students` career choices C. Long-term effects of math avoidance on academic and career choices XI. How Do People Overcome Math Anxiety? A. Interaction of cognitive processes and emotion B. Self-talk exercise C. Relaxation and desensitization D. Study skills E. Test-taking strategies | |||

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 26, 2015 |

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