MATH 71A - Intermediate Algebra - First Half

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 71A. 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 solve a wide variety of equations without being given the type of equation.
  2. Students will be able to factor a wide variety of polynomials.
  3. Students will be able to solve a wide variety of equations without being told what type of equation they are solving.

Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

  1. Solve the following types of equations in one variable: polynomial, absolute value, and rational. Solve applications involving polynomial and rational equations. Solve literal equations.
  2. Define a function and its domain and range, find the domain of a function involving rational expressions. Perform operations on functions.
  3. Solve linear inequalities. Solve compound inequalities.
  4. Solve linear in two variables; also, linear systems in three variables. Solve applications using linear systems.
  5. Construct, interpret and analyze graphs for the following: linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, and linear systems. Find the equation of a line given facts about the line.
  6. Use the rules for exponents to simplify expressions. 
  7. Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials. 
  8. Simplify and perform operations on rational expressions. Simplify complex fractions.