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)

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

Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

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