MATH 71 - Intermediate Algebra

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs) for MATH 71. 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 told what type of equation they are solving.
  2. Students will be able to graph a wide variety of functions and conic sections.

Course Measurable Objectives (CMOs)

  1. Solve the following types of equations in one variable: polynomial, absolute value, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic.
  2. Solve applications using equations in one variable.
  3. Use the square root property, completing the square, quadratic formula, and factoring methods to solve quadratic equations and others that are quadratic in form.
  4. Solve applications involving the quadratic equations.
  5. Solve literal equations.
  6. Define a function and its domain and range.
  7. Find the domain of a function involving rational or radical expressions.
  8. Perform operations on functions.
  9. Solve polynomial and rational inequalities.
  10. Solve compound inequalities.
  11. Solve non-linear systems in two variables.
  12. Solve linear systems in two and three variables.
  13. Solve applications using linear systems.
  14. Construct, interpret and analyze graphs for the following: linear and quadratic equations, conic sections, linear inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, and both linear and non-linear systems.
  15. Find the equation of a line given facts about the line.
  16. Use the rules for exponents to simplify expressions. 
  17. Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and factor polynomials. 
  18. Simplify and perform operations on rational expressions.
  19. Simplify complex fractions.
  20. Evaluate and perform operations on radical terms, expressions containing rational exponents, and complex numbers.
  21. Rationalize denominators. 
  22. Evaluate and perform operations on exponential and logarithmic functions.
  23. Find the inverse of a function.
  24. Find the values of a sequence.
  25. Evaluate series.
  26. Apply the binomial theorem.