MATH 51A - Elementary Algebra - First Half

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 51A. 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. Math 51 students will be able to solve a linear equation.

Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

  1. Communicate effectively in mathematical language. 
  2. Simplify algebraic expressions, including linear and rational.
  3. Solve linear equations and inequalities. 
  4. Perform operations with polynomials, including adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and factoring. 
  5. Solve rational equations. 
  6. Develop problem solving skills.