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QEP Student Learning Outcomes

LCCC’s goal and objectives for the QEP are
Table 7 - QEP Goals and Objectives

QEP Goal – Increase student success in our targeted mathematics courses by
spring, 2014.
Objectives
1. Maintain or exceed pass and success rates for MAT 0002.
2. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 0024.
3. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 1033.
4. Increase pass and success rates in MAC 1105

To meet these goals and objectives and for the purpose of this QEP, student
learning is defined as the measurable improvement in skill level of students in targeted
mathematics courses relevant to continued success within the mathematics sequence.
A Student Learning Outcomes subcommittee defined the list of outcomes for the four-
course sequence. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of the following
student learning outcomes by the end of the four course sequence.

QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

1. Ability to solve absolute value, rational, and radical equations and graph their
functions
2. Ability to solve quadratic equations by factoring, using the square root
property, and completing the square and the quadratic formula
3. Ability to solve and graph linear equations , polynomial equations, inequalities,
and linear systems
4. Ability to simplify and perform operations on rational and radical expressions
and graph their functions
5. Ability to understand basic elements of functions including identification,
domain and range, function notation, and function algebra
6. Ability to solve logarithmic and exponential equations and graph their functions

Learning outcomes were developed for each course to support the achievement
of the QEP goal and objectives. These course-level SLOs show a logical progression
through the four course sequence. The course-level SLOs are defined in the body of
the cross-referencing table below. These outcomes will be assessed in the evaluation of
the QEP.

Table 8 – Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

QEP Goal: Increase student success in our targeted mathematics courses by spring, 2014.
QEP Student Learning Outcomes
QEP Objective 1. Ability to
solve absolute
value, rational,
and radical
equations and
graph their
functions
 
2. Ability to solve
quadratic equations
by factoring, using
the square root property, and completing the square and the quadratic formula
3. Ability to solve and
graph linear equations, polynomial equations, inequalities, and linear systems


 

4. Ability to simplify
and perform operations on
rational and radical expressions and graph their
functions
 
5. Ability to
understand basic
elements of
functions including identification,
domain and range, notation, and function algebra
6. Ability to solve
logarithmic and
exponential
equations and
graph their
functions

 

1. Maintain or exceed pass and success rates for MAT 0002.


 

1.1.1 Simplify absolute value expressions

1.1.2 Use order of operations to
simplify expressions
    1.4.1 Simplify square root expressions
1.4.2 Add, subtract, multiply , and divide fractions

 
   
2. Increase pass and success rates in MAT 0024

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1.1 Simplify absolute value expressions

2.1.2 Solve
equations involving square roots

2.1.3 Solve
equations involving numerical fractions

 

 

2.2.1 Factor trinomials of the form x2+bx+c

2.2.2 Factor trinomials of the form ax2+bx+c

2.2.3 Factor by grouping

2.2.4 Solve a quadratic equation by factoring

 


 

2.3.1 Solve linear equations

2.3.2 Find and identify the slope of a line

2.3.3 Graph a linear equation

2.3.4 Find and identify x- and y-intercepts

 


 

2.4.1 Simplify a rational expression in lowest terms

2.4.2 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions

2.4.3 Simplify square root expressions

2.4.4 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide expression involving a square root
  2.6.1 Use the product
rule for exponents

2.6.2 Use the power
rules for products and quotients

2.6.3 Simplify
expressions involving exponents

 


 

3. Increase
pass and
success rates in MAT 1033

 

 



 

3.1.1 Solve and
graph absolute value equations

3.1.2 Solve rational equations

3.1.3 Solve radical equations


 

3.2.1 Solve quadratic equations by factoring

3.2.2 Solve quadratic equations using the square root property

3.2.3 Use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations

 

3.3.1 Solve and graph linear equations

3.3.2Solve two-variable
systems of equation by using substitution

3.3.3 Solve two-variable
systems of equations by graphing

3.3.4 Solve two-variable
systems of equations using the addition method

3.3.5 Ability to work with
vertical, horizontal, parallel
and perpendicular lines

3.3.6 Solve and graph linear inequalities

3.3.7 Use formulas and find
the equations for lines, including the slope, point-slope, slope-intercept, and standard forms

3.3.8 Solve absolute value inequalities
3.4.1 Simplify and perform operations on rational expressions

3.4.2 Simplify and perform operations on radical expressions

 


 

3.5.1 Identify the basic elements of functions
including identification
3.5.2 Evaluate a function for a given x-value
3.5.3 Find domain and range
3.5.4 Use function notation appropriately
3.5.5 Use function algebra
 
         
4. Increase
pass and
success rates in MAC 1105

 

 

 

 


 

4.1.1 Identify and
graph vertical and horizontal
asymptotes

4.1.2 Use algebraic techniques to solve absolute value,
rational, and radical equations.

4.1.3 Graph polynomials of degree 2 and 3
 
4.2.1 Solve quadratic equations by factoring

4.2.2 Solve quadratic equations by the square root property

4.2.3 Solve quadratic equations by completing the square

4.2.4 Use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations
 
4.3.1 Solve systems of linear equations in two or three variables

4.3.2 Solve a systems of linear inequalities

4.3.3 Solve a polynomial equation of degree 3
4.3.4 Use algebraic techniques to solve polynomial, rational, and absolute value inequalities

 
4.4.1 Graph rational function

4.4.2 Identify the horizontal and vertical asymptotes

4.4.3 Find and identify the x and y intercepts

 

 

 

4.5.1 Demonstrate an understanding of functions

4.5.2 Identify the domain and range of a function

4.5.3 Compute composition of two functions

 

 

4.6.1 Graph exponential functions using transformations of basic exponential functions

4.6.2 Graph logarithmic functions using transformations of basic logarithmic functions

4.6.3 Solve logarithmic equations

4.6.4 Solve exponential equations

*To illustrate how to interpret the cross-referencing number scheme : 1.4.2 refers to the 2nd course level SLO associated with QEP Objective 1 and QEP SLO 4.

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