MATH 130 - College Algebra

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 130. A Student Learning Outcome is a measurable outcome statement about what a student will think, know, or be able to do as a result of an educational experience. Course Measurable Objectives focus more on course content, and can be considered to be smaller pieces that build up to the SLOs.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Students will be able to simplify an expression that is either polynomial, rational, radical, exponential or logarithmic.
  2. Students will be able to solve an equations that is either polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, or literal.
  3. Students will be able to graph a function (or relation) that is either polynomial, rational, exponential or logarithmic.

Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

  1. Simplify expressions, including polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic.
  2. Solve equations and inequalities, including linear, higher-order polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic and literal.
  3. Perform operations with functions including composition and determine the domain, range and inverse of a function.
  4. Graph functions and relations, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions (using linear transformations when appropriate).
  5. Solve systems of equations (linear and non-linear) by methods of substitution, elimination, graphing and matrices.
  6. Analyze a variety of applied problems (including variation problems) and work with the resulting equation or function to respond to the problem, using complete sentence responses.
  7. Expand powers of binomials using the Binomial Theorem.
  8. Prove statements using mathematical induction.
  9. Recognize patterns in sequences and series (arithmetic and geometric) to determine terms and find sums, using sigma notation as appropriate.
  10. Demonstrate properties of matrices.