# MATH 115-F13.doc 75KB Mar 31 2014 02:12:38 PM ```Contra Costa College
Course Outline
Department &amp; Number
Course Title
Prerequisite
Challenge Policy
Co-requisite
Challenge Policy
Math 115
Pre-Algebra
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None
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Number of Weeks
Lecture Hours
Lab Hours
*Hours By Arrangement
Units
18
54
0
0
3
Hours per term.
*HOURS BY ARRANGEMENT:
ACTIVITIES: (Please provide a list of the activities students will perform in order to satisfy the HBA requirement):
COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION
This course presents percentages, metric system, powers and roots, measurement of plane and solid figures,
signed numbers, and the solution of linear equations of the first degree in one unknown. Also included will be
the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of algebraic polynomials. (Not open to students who have
completed Math 118.)
COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the completion of the course the student will be able to:
Perform the basic operations of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplying, dividing) and extend their
application to negative numbers.
Solve linear equations using the concepts of variables, like terms, and the distributive property.
Apply these algebraic concepts to practical word problems which emphasize rate/ratio proportion equations,
unit conversions, and percentage problems.
INTENDED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will be able to perform integer subtraction.
Students will be able to solve multistep equations.
Students will be able to graph linear equations of the form y = mx + b using a table.
COURSE CONTENT: (In detail; attach additional information as needed and include percentage breakdown)
Whole numbers and variable expressions
Operations with integers
Solving equations
Fractions and rational expressions
Decimals and real numbers
Ratios and proportions
Percentages
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Classroom lectures
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Textbook Title:
Author:
Publisher:
Edition/Date:
Pre-Algebra
Carson, T
Pearson
Fourth Edition/2013
COURSE EXPECTATIONS (Use applicable expectations)
Outside of Class Weekly Assignments
Hours per week
2
Weekly Writing Assignments
.5
Weekly Math Problems
3
Lab or Software Application Assignments
0
Other Performance Assignments
.5
STUDENT EVALUATION: (Show percentage breakdown for evaluation instruments)
35
15
25
25
%
%
%
%
Test and quizzes
Homework
Final exam
GRADING POLICY (Choose LG, P/NP, or SC)
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
Below 60% = F
Pass / No Pass
70% and above = Pass
Below 70% = No Pass
Prepared by: Sherry Sharufa
Content Review Date: Fall 2013
Revised 04/13
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Student Choice
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
Below 60% = F
or
70% and above = Pass
Below 70% = No Pass
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