Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 52
Full Course Title:
Intermediate Algebra
Short Title:
Interm Algebra
Effective Term:
Fall 2012
Course Standards
Lecture Hours:
72.000
Total Units:
4.000
Total Hours:
72.00
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade Only
Course Description
Fundamental operations of algebra; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; exponents and polynomials; rational expressions; radicals and fractional exponents; graph of a straight line; linear and quadratic system of equations; conic sections; exponential and logarithmic functions. (L,M)Conditions of Enrollment
Completion with a C or better in: MATH 50
Advisories

Language  recommended eligibility for English 1A

Mathematics  recommended eligibility for Math 52
Content
Course Lecture Content
 Introduction
 Set of numbers
 Exponents and polynomials.
 Rational expressions.
 Radical expressions.
 Solving equations and inequalities.
 Solve quadratic equations.
 Solve rational equations.
 Solve exponential and logarithm equations.
 Solve systems of linear and quadratic equations.
 Solve quadratic and rational inequalities.
 Applications
 Conic sections (parabola and circle). (Optional: ellipse and hyperbola.)
 Exponential growth and decay.
Objectives

Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions containing fractions, integral and fractional exponents, and radicals.

Simplify and manipulate complex numbers and solve equations with complex roots.

Solve linear, quadratic, and rational equations and inequalities.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Graph papabolas and circles. (Optional: Graph ellipses an hyperbolas.)

Use a calculator to evaluate the exponential and logarithm functions.

Solve exponential and logarithm equations, and applications using these functions.
**Requires Critical Thinking**
Student Learning Outcomes
 Computation – Solve rational equations.
 Computation – Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion
Distance Education
Delivery Methods
 Online
 Broadcast Education
Assignments
Hours per week on assignments outside of the class:
Methods of Evaluation
 Exams
 Homework
 Oral Tests/Class Performance
 Quizzes

OtherSkills test
Course Materials
Textbooks:

Elayn MartinGay. Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4th ed. Prentice Hall, 2009, ISBN: 13: 9780136007319
Other:
 Scientific calculator: Texas Instruments TI30X IIS