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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: College Algebra
Course Number: Math 130
Course Objectives:
  • Math students feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education
  • Simplify expressions, including polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic.
  • Solve equations and inequalities, including linear, higher-order polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic and literal.
  • Perform operations with functions including composition and determine the domain, range and inverse of a function.
  • Graph functions and relations, including polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions (using transformations when appropriate).
  • Solve systems of equations (linear and non-linear) by methods of substitution, elimination, graphing and matrices.
  • Analyze a variety of applied problems (including variation problems) and work with the resulting equation or function to respond to the problem, using complete sentence responses.
  • Expand powers of binomials using the Binomial Theorem.
  • Prove statements using mathematical induction.
  • Recognize patterns in sequences and series (arithmetic and geometric) to determine terms and find sums, using sigma notation as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate properties of matrices.