MATH 13  Support Topics for College Algebra
The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 13. 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 (SLO)

Students feel that Math 13 has improved their overall mathematical understanding and ability in Math 130. (measured by survey provided by corequisite committee)

Math 13 students will improve their ability to solve polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations.

Math 13 students will improve their ability to graph linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Math 13 students will improve their understanding of functions, function notation, and relations at the college algebra level.
Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs Effective through Summer 2024)
 Use integer exponent rules and rational exponents to simplify expressions.
 Write equations of lines.
 Simplify and perform operations on polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions.
 Solve a variety of linear and nonlinear equations, inequalities, and systems.
 Factor polynomials.
 Construct, interpret, and analyze graphs.
 Demonstrate understanding of functions, function notation, and relations.
 Expand powers of binomials using the Binomial Theorem.
 Solve applications algebraically.
 Communicate effectively in mathematical language.
Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs Effective Beginning Fall 2024)
 Simplify expressions, including polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic.
 Solve equations and inequalities, including linear, higherorder polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic and literal.
 Perform operations with functions including composition and determine the domain, range and inverse of a function.
 Graph functions and relations, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions (using linear transformations when appropriate).
 Solve systems of equations (linear and nonlinear) by methods of substitution, elimination, and graphing.
 Analyze a variety of applied problems (including variation problems) and work with the resulting equation or function to respond to the problem, using complete sentence responses.
 Use the rules of exponents to simplify expressions.
 Factor polynomials.
 Apply techniques for finding zeros of polynomials and roots of equations.
 Apply transformations to the graphs of quadratic, absolute value, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions.