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 Course Title:   CCB Beginning Algebra

 Title Abbreviation:   CCB BEGINNING ALGEBRA

 Department:    CCB

 Course #:    43

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320240

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

A non-transfer credit beginning course in algebra, building on topics introduced in ABE 042. Topics include algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities, mathematical modeling, and functions.


Prerequisite: CCB 042 or CASAS math score 246 or above

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure of the real number system.
  2. Use sets and set notation when appropriate.
  3. Solve linear equations containing integers, decimals and/or fractions.
  4. Solve linear inequalities containing integers, decimals and/or fractions.
    • State solutions using interval and set notations.
    • Graph solutions on a number line.
  5. Work with linear equations in two variables by
    • graphing linear equations.
    • determining the slope.
    • finding the intercepts.
    • finding equations of lines.
  6. Solve systems of linear equations by
    • graphing.
    • using the elimination method.
    • using the substitution method.
  7. Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical modeling by
    • Creating scatter plots.
    • Determining an exact linear relationship.
    • Determining an approximate linear relationship.
  9. Simplify expressions.
  10. Apply the commutative, associative, distributive properties.
  11. Determine if a relation is a function.
  12. Use function notation.
  13. Solve applications relevant to course content.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

Course Contents

  1. See Learning Outcomes