1. COLLEGE: Pierce
2. COURSE STATUS:
A.
New Course *
Addition of Existing Course
Revision of Existing Course
Distance Education Course
B. Effective Semester/Year Spring 2002 Revised/Updated (date)
3. DESIGNATION:
Associate Degree Applicable
Non-Associate Degree Applicable *
4. COURSE INFORMATION:
A. Subject Code: 560 TOP Code: 4930.30 CAN Number
B. Subject Title and Number (not to exceed 40 spaces): Learning Skills 11
C. Course Title (not to exceed 40 spaces): Elementary Algebra
D. Units 5 hours/wk: lecture 0; hours/wk: laboratory 5 Total hours/wk 5
Based on an 18 week semester in which 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of homework = 1
unit
(Carnegie Rule and Title 5 section 55002)
E. Repetition(s): 3
5. DESCRIPTION: As it will appear in the college catalog. (Not to exceed 60 words)
Students will receive individualized algebra instruction. A placement test
will be
given to prescribe an appropriate algebra math course. Credit/No credit
enrollment
through 12^{th }week of the semester. This course is taught in modules.
6. TRANSFER STATUS: (Articulation)
• University of California Credit: Requested Approved
Date:
• California State University Credit: Requested Approved Date:
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8. COREQUISITE(S): | none | Approval Date | |||
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9. RECOMMENDED: | none | Approval Date | |||
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10. ENTRY SKILLS (Required for courses with prerequisites)
Content Knowledge – Upon entering this course the student
will have an understanding of, or be
able to apply, the following principles and concepts:
A.
Exit Skills of the prerequisite course:
A.
11. COURSE OBJECTIVES
Content Knowledge – Upon completion of this course the
student will have an understanding of,
or be able to apply, the following principles and concepts:
A. Understanding of Algebra and it's basic concepts.
Exit Skills – Upon completion of this course the student will have the following skills:
A. Identify four operations (add, subtract, multiply
and divide) on integers;
B. Evaluate literal expressions and formulas;
C. Solve: linear equations, formulas, inequalities, word problems, special
products,
algebraic fractions, systems of equations, quadratic equations;
D. Factor trinomials;
E. Simplify complex algebraic fractions;
F. Graph: linear equations, inequalities, quadratic equations;
G. Add, subtract, multiply and divide radical expressions.
12. SCANS Competencies (Recommended for all courses;
required for all Vocational Education
courses) Indicates the SCANS competencies developed in this course:
Resources (identifies, organizes, plans and allocates resources)
A. Time
B. Money
C. Material and Facilities
D. Human Resources
Information (acquires and uses information
A. Acquires/evaluates
B. Organizes/Maintains
C. Interprets/communicates
D. Uses computers
Technology (works with a variety of technologies)
A. Selects
B. Applies to tasks
C. Maintains and troubleshoots equipment
Thinking Skills
A. Creative Thinking
B. Decision Making
C. Problem Solving
D. Symbolic Thinking
E. Application of learning techniques
F. Reasoning
Interpersonal (works with others)
A. Serves as team member
B. Teaches others
C. Serves clients/customers
D. Exercises leadership
E. Negotiates F. Works with diversity
Systems (understands complex inter-relationships)
A. Understands systems
B. Monitors/corrects systems
C. Improves/designs systems
Fundamentals
A. Reading
B. Writing
C. Mathematics
D. Listening
E. Speaking
Personal
Qualities
A. Responsibility
B. Self Esteem
C. Sociability
D. Self Management
E. Integrity
13. ASSIGNMENTS THAT DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING
Check the Student activities involved in each of the Critical Thinking Forms
STUDENT ACTIVITIES | writing a research paper |
Solving computational problems |
conducting an experiment/ survey |
preparing/ presenting a talk or dramatic part |
participating in a field trip |
other (specify) | other (specify) |
Critical Thinking Forms | |||||||
Analyzing | * | ||||||
Deducing valid conclusions | * | ||||||
Identifying reliable conclusions | * | ||||||
Identifying, anticipating or posing problems | * | ||||||
Synthesizing | * | ||||||
Comparing and contrasting | * | ||||||
Justifying | * | ||||||
Applying principles | * | ||||||
Solving problems | * | ||||||
Other( describe): | |||||||
Comments: |
14. INSTRUCTIONAL MODES
Indicate the instructional modes that may be used in meeting the objective of
this course.
Lecture
Lecture/Laboratory
Demonstration*
one-on-one Conference*
Work Experience
Audio Visual*
Field Experience
Small Group Experience*
Collaboration
Lecture/Discussion
Laboratory*
Seminar
Oral Drills
Computer Interactive Assignment*
Guest Speakers
Independent/Directed Studies*
Dialog
Other (specify):
15. EVALUATION
METHODS
Indicate the methods that may be used to determine the
student’s final grade which are consistent with
the course objectives, content and scope of the course. (Note: Title 5, section
55002 (a)(2)(A) requires
that evaluation must be “at least in part, by means of essays, or, in courses
where the curriculum
committee deems them to be appropriate, by problem-solving exercises or skills
demonstrations by
students.”)
Standardized Tests*
Observation Record of Student Performance
Essays/Essay Tests
Quizzes, Unit Tests, Midterms*
Laboratory Reports
Term Papers, Projects, Reports
Problem-Solving Exercises*
Criterion Reference Tests*
Homework*
Written Compositions
Oral Presentations
Class Participation*
Skills Demonstration*
Final Exam
16. TEXTBOOK(S):
List representative* publications, non-print media,
software, recommended readings including those materials to be
put in the Library/LRC. *Refer to syllabus for current textbook and materials.
(Use additional pages if necessary)
Authors | Titles | Publishers | Edition/Dates |
Sher, Laurence | Basic Algebra | MBJ Media System Corp | latest |
Non-print media, software and recommended readings: |
17. SUPPLIES:
List materials and supplies that students may be required to purchase or use for this course:
18. COURSE CONTENT:
In order to assist with the application of this course by
faculty and/or with articulation activities with other
institutions, please list major areas of course content using an 15-week
semester format that preserves
Carnegie hours.
Total Time: 15 weeks
Time Allocated | Topics or Activities (Please be detailed and descriptive. Use additional pages if necessary) |
Module A | |
one week | Four Operations on Integers |
one week | Order of Operations |
one week | Evaluating Literal Expressions and Formulas |
one week | Solving Linear Equations |
Module B | |
one week | Solving Formulas |
one week | Solving Inequalities |
one week | Solving Word Problems |
Module C | |
one week | Factoring Trinomials |
one week | Special Products |
one week | Algebraic Fractions |
one week | Simplifying Complex Algebraic Fractions |
Module D | |
one week | Graphic Linear Equations |
one week | Graphing Inequalities |
one week | Solving Systems of Equations |
Module E | |
two weeks | Introduction to Radical Expressions Properties of Radical Expressions |
two weeks | Solving Quadratic Equations Graphic Quadratic Equations |
Subject: Learning Skills
Number: 11
Course Title: Basic Algebra
Using the Official Course Outline, please determine
whether or not the above listed credit course meets the
following standards and criteria required in Title V, Part VI of the California
Administration Code, and which
has been designated as appropriate to the Associate Degree. Place a (x) in the
appropriate box.
CRITERIA AND STANDARDS | RATING CRITERION | |
Section 55002 | Met | Not Met |
Is recommended by the responsible college
officials, and the academic senate or other appropriate faculty body as meeting the requirements of this subsection and has been approved by the local governing board as a course meeting the needs of the students for admission. |
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Is taught by a credentialed instructor in the discipline. | * | |
Is offered as described in an outline in official
college files. That the outline shall specify the unit value, scope, objectives, content in terms of a specific body of knowledge, appropriate reading and writing assignments, outside of class assignments, instructional methodology and methods of evaluation for determining whether the stated objectives have been met by students. |
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Is taught in accordance with a set of instructional objectives common to all students. | * | |
Provides for measurement of students performance
in terms of the stated course objectives and culminates in a formal recorded grade based upon uniform standards in accordance with Section 55578 of Title 5, which is permanently recorded as an evaluation of student performance; bases grades on demonstrated proficiency in subject matter determined by multiple measurement for evaluation; and has examinations, including essays and/or, where appropriate, uses appropriate symbol systems and/or skills demonstrations by students. |
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Grants units of credit based upon a specified
relationship between the number of lecture and/or laboratory hours or performance criteria specified in the course outline; and requires a minimum of three hours of work per week including class time for each unit of credit, prorated for short-term, lab and activity course. |
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Treats subject matter with a scope and intensity
which requires students to study independently outside of class time. |
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Requires, when appropriate, entrance skills and
consequent prerequisites for the course before students are enrolled. |
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Requires the ability to think critically and to
understand and apply concepts in order to participate in the course. |
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Requires learning skills and a vocabulary appropriate for a college course. | * | |
Requires the use of college level educational materials. | * |