# 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)**

- 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.
- 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)**

- Solve the following types of equations in one variable: polynomial, absolute value, and rational. Solve applications involving polynomial and rational equations. Solve literal equations.
- Define a function and its domain and range, find the domain of a function involving rational expressions. Perform operations on functions.
- Solve linear inequalities. Solve compound inequalities.
- Solve linear in two variables; also, linear systems in three variables. Solve applications using linear systems.
- 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.
- Use the rules for exponents to simplify expressions.
- Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials.
- Simplify and perform operations on rational expressions. Simplify complex fractions.