Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 101A
Full Course Title:
Elementary Algebra First Half
Short Title:
Elem Alg First Half
TOP Code:
1701.00  Mathematics, General
Effective Term:
Fall 2016
Course Standards
Course Type:
Credit  Not Degree Applicable
Units: 3.0
Lecture hours: 54.0
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Minimum Qualifications for Instructors
 Mathematics (Masters Required)
Course Description
Together with Math 101B, to prepare students to take Intermediate Algebra. Topics include: real numbers; algebraic expressions; linear equations and systems of linear equations (graphical); linear inequalities in one variable (simple); graphs and equations of lines in the Cartesian plane; introduction to functions and their graphs; application problems. Designed for a variety of students, especially those who are math anxious or require a slowerpaced, yearlong version of Math 101. Math 101A and Math 101B must both be completed successfully to be equivalent to Math 101 as a prerequisite or to meet degree requirements.Conditions of Enrollment
Satisfactory completion of: MATH 111 or (Placement Exam Score)Qualifying score on the mathematics placement test.
To allow students who are prepared to take Math 101A not to take the prerequisite course.
Advisories

Language  recommended eligibility for English 1ATo be able to read and understand the textbook. To be able to read and understand word problems.
Content
Course Lecture Content
 Basic operations
 Addition and subtraction
 Multiplication and division
 Powers (nonnegative integer exponents)
 Square roots of real numbers
 The order of operations
 Axioms
 Addition and multiplication
 The distributive law
 Algebraic expressions
 Add and subtract
 Multiply and divide
 Evaluate equations
 Linear equations in one variable with rationalnumber coefficients
 Linear inequalities in one variable with rationalnumber coefficients
 Introduction to the Cartesian coordinate system
 Lines
 Graphing
 Intercepts
 Slope
 Equations
 Systems of two linear equations: solve by graphing
 Introduction to functions and function notation: linear and nonlinear functions and their graphs
 Applications, including:
 Formulas
 Perimeter and area
 Distanceratetime
 Mixture
 The Pythagorean theorem
Objectives

Perform the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, powers (nonnegative integer exponents), and square roots of real numbers using the order of operations.

Recognize the correct axiom for addition and multiplication, and the distributive law.

Manipulate algebraic expressions: add, subtract, and multiply; evaluate.

Solve linear equations in one variable with rationalnumber coefficients.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve linear inequalities in one variable with rationalnumber coefficients.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Graph linear equations in the Cartesian plane, identify slopes and intercepts, find equations, determine if lines are parallel or perpendicular.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve systems of two linear equations by graphing.

Evaluate function notation; graph nonlinear functions.

Solve application problems including formulas, perimeter, area, distanceratetime, mixture, applications of the Pythagorean theorem.
**Requires Critical Thinking**
Student Learning Outcomes
 Derive the equation of a line.
 Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
 Graph and analyze linear equations.
 Translate an application problem into a linear equation.
 Simplify an expression involving rational numbers using order of operations.
Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion
Assignments
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Other Assignments
A selection of problems from each section of the textbook.
Methods of Evaluation
 Exams
 Homework
 Oral Tests/Class Performance
 Participation
 Quizzes

OtherSkills test
Course Materials
Textbooks:

MartinGay, Elayn. Beginning & Intermediate Algebra – A Custom Edition for the Yuba Community College District, 1st custom ed ed. Pearson Learning Solutions, 2012, ISBN: 1256811173Equivalent text is acceptable
Other:
 Scientific calculator: Texas Instruments TI30XIIS or equivalent