# MATH 51 - Elementary Algebra

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 51. 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)

- Math 51 students will be able to solve a linear equation.
- Students will be able to solve a wide variety of equations without being given the type of equation.
- Students will be able to factor a wide variety of polynomials.

## Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

- Communicate effectively in mathematical language.
- Simplify algebraic expressions including linear, quadratic, rational, and radical.
- Solve linear equations and inequalities, rational equations, and equations involving radicals.
- Solve quadratic equations using the methods of factoring, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
- Graph solutions of linear equations in the Cartesian Coordinate System.
- Write equations of lines given specific information about the line.
- Solve and graph solutions of linear inequalities in one and two variables.
- Solve systems of linear equations.
- Perform operations with polynomials including adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and factoring.
- Develop problem-solving techniques by solving a wide variety of applications.