Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 101B
Full Course Title:
Elementary Algebra Second Half
Short Title:
Elem Alg Sec Half
Effective Term:
Fall 2016
Course Standards
Lecture Hours:
54.000
Total Units:
3.000
Total Hours:
54.00
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Minimum Qualifications
 Mathematics (Masters Required)
Course Description
Together with Math 101A, to prepare students to take Intermediate Algebra. Topics include: real numbers; algebraic expressions; systems of linear equations (algebraic); linear inequalities in one and two variables (compound, system); scientific notation; absolute value function and equations; 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 101B, if taken sequentially, can substitute for Math 101 as a prerequisite or to meet degree requirements.Conditions of Enrollment
Completion with a C or better in: MATH 101A
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 with powers (all integer exponents)
 Introduction to scientific notation
 Polynomial division
 Systems of two linear equations: solving algebraically
 Compound linear inequalities in one variable with rationalnumber coefficients
 Linear inequalities in two variables with rationalnumber coefficients, and systems of two linear inequalities in two variables with rationalnumber coefficients
 Equations in one variable that contain absolute value function
 Applications that require one equation or a system of two equations, including
 Perimeter and area
 Distanceratetime
 Mixture
 Applications of the Pythagorean theorem
 OPTIONAL: Factor polynomials
Objectives

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

Translate between standard notation and scientific notation.

Perform polynomial division.

Solve systems of two linear equations algebraically.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

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

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

Solve linear inequalities in two variables with rationalnumber coefficients, and systems of two linear inequalities in two variables with rationalnumber coefficients.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve equations in one variable that contain absolute value function.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Solve applications that require one equation or a system of two equations, including perimeter, area, distanceratetime, mixture, applications of the Pythagorean theorem.
**Requires Critical Thinking**
Student Learning Outcomes
 Perform arithmetic operations on polynomial expressions.
 Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
 Apply the properties of integer exponents.
 Solve systems of linear equations.
 Translate an application problem into a system of linear equations.
Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion
Assignments
Hours per week on assignments outside of the class:
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 TI30X IIS or equivalent.