Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

 Courses General Description Course Goals – What Teachers Do: Course Outcomes – What Students will do by the End of the Semester: Student Outcomes - How do we know if they are successful? MAT 920 Designed for students requiring basic math review. Reviews basic operations with whole numbers and fractions. Topics of study include basic operations involving decimals, percentages, ratios, rates, and basic operations involving physical measurements. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of basic operations. Students should know at least 70% of the content objectives to proceed to the next course. Departmental Final Exam MAT 950 Designed for students requiring basic math and pre-algebra instruction. Covers basic operations for number systems up to and including real numbers. Includes fractions, ratios, proportions, decimals, exponents, roots, linear equations, and polynomial expressions. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of basic math and pre-algebra. Students should know at least 70% of the content objectives to proceed to the next course. Departmental Final Exam MAT 980 An accelerated preparatory class for MAT 1010, Intermediate Algebra, covering Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra in one semester. Topics of study include real numbers, algebraic expressions, polynomials, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, factoring, quadratic equations, rational expressions and equations, ratios, percentages, systems of linear equations, roots and radicals, and an introduction to complex numbers. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of pre- and beginning algebra in an accelerated program. Students should know at least 70% of the content objectives to proceed to the next course. Departmental Final Exam MAT 990 For students who have completed a minimum of one year of high school algebra or who lack a thorough understanding of basic algebra principles. Teaches integers, solving equations, polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, systems of equations and graphs, rational expressions, roots, radicals, complex numbers, quadratic equations and the quadratic formula. Prepares students for MAT 1010, Intermediate Algebra. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of intermediate algebra. Students should know at least 70% of the content objectives to proceed to the next course. Departmental Final Exam MAT 1000 Teaches Beginning and Intermediate Algebra in one semester. Includes linear, quadratic, and rational expressions, equations, and functions; systems of equations; logarithms; exponents; graphing; and problem solving. Prepares students for MATH 1030, 1040, and 1050. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of beginning and intermediate algebra in an accelerated program to prepare them for a credit-bearing course. Students should know at least 73% of the content objectives to proceed to the next course. Departmental Final Exam MAT 1010 Expands and covers in more depth basic algebra concepts introduced in Beginning Algebra. Topics of study include linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, polynomials and rational expressions, radical and exponential expressions and equations, complex numbers, systems of linear and nonlinear equations, functions, conic sections, and real world applications of algebra. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of intermediate algebra to prepare them for a credit-bearing course. Students should know at least 73% of the content objectives to proceed to the next course. Departmental Final Exam MAT 1030 How do I tell fact from fiction on the Internet? How will I pay off my student loans? Should I rent or buy a home?  Will I ever be able to retire?  These and other real-life questions are addressed in this course about quantitative reasoning.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to communicate, interpret, and analyze quantitative information found in the media and in everyday life to make sound personal, professional, and civic decisions. Provide students with an inclusive, engaged learning experience to gain an understanding of qualitative reasoning. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to communicate, interpret, and analyze quantitative information found in the media and in everyday life to make sound personal, professional, and civic decisions. Common Final Exam Rubric