College Algebra and Problem Solving

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In this college level Algebra course, you will learn to apply algebraic reasoning to solve problems effectively. You’ll develop skills in linear and quadratic functions, general polynomial functions, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. You will also study systems of linear equations. This course will emphasize problem-solving techniques, specifically by means of discussing concepts in each of these topics.

Content in this course will be adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. Utilizing the ALEKS learning system, students in this personalized, self-paced course will be instructed on the topics they are most ready to learn while also providing individualized coaching as you move through each topic.

This is a 3-credit hour course at Arizona State University (MAT 117 College Algebra) and satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requiremen...

In this college level Algebra course, you will learn to apply algebraic reasoning to solve problems effectively. You’ll develop skills in linear and quadratic functions, general polynomial functions, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. You will also study systems of linear equations. This course will emphasize problem-solving techniques, specifically by means of discussing concepts in each of these topics.

Content in this course will be adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. Utilizing the ALEKS learning system, students in this personalized, self-paced course will be instructed on the topics they are most ready to learn while also providing individualized coaching as you move through each topic.

This is a 3-credit hour course at Arizona State University (MAT 117 College Algebra) and satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

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Silina Ma

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course! I really like all the metrics shown: learning progress, topics, time spent with so much detail and options. Information about student learning is well presented - and that is encouraging and makes learning more fun. I love also the pages with encouraging phrases and nice designs shown when you master a topic. Those help me to stay motivated and to be happy about progressing in the course :-)
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Aloolon Graar

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3 years, 3 months ago
This course uses a very interesting approach using ALEKS training system that divides learning in small chunks/topics. I find that this works great - you can study whenever you have some time without setting a lot of time aside. There is no required textbook but videos in the course and materials on the web seem to be enough. At times I find that example exercises are a little too easy to really master the topics well. In addition, during initial evaluation at course start, you are encouraged to try to answer as many questions as possible. It's unfortunate that if you manage to answer a question correctly without fully understanding the topic, then the topic seems to count as learned and you are not given a chance to properly learn it later. However, I am only half way through the course and have yet to see the rest of the course. Overall, it is quite good so far!
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Cecilia Alegria

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3 years, 3 months ago
The course content and absolutely EVERYTHING is amazing! I graduated high school hanging on by a thread because of algebra despite excelling in all other classes! I love the "why" bubble if you want to gain a better understanding of a problem and the option to explain the answers in different ways! I like the constant reviews that are prompted and the option to review the topics that needed to be revisited! I need that! I never thought I would know how it is to understand algebra and now I do!
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Padraig Fagan

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3 years, 3 months ago
It's been thirteen years since I've had to deal with any math problem more complicated than basic arithmetic. I'm planning on returning to full-time education next year, to study science. An instructor on a course I was looking at told me that the hardest part for almost every returning student is the math, so I opted for this course. I'm just a few weeks in, and still on the 'Algebra & Geometry Review' section, but so far it's going very well. My joining the course a bit late means I have to blast through 12 topics a week if I'm going to sit the final exam in time, but so far I haven't come across anything that's really stumped me for more than a few moments. The explanations are clear and concise, and the ALEKS program is very easy to use. Problems that would have completely flummoxed me a month ago - and back in school, for that matter - are easily solved, and the methods easily remembered. I cover 2/3 topics every weekday eveni... It's been thirteen years since I've had to deal with any math problem more complicated than basic arithmetic. I'm planning on returning to full-time education next year, to study science. An instructor on a course I was looking at told me that the hardest part for almost every returning student is the math, so I opted for this course. I'm just a few weeks in, and still on the 'Algebra & Geometry Review' section, but so far it's going very well. My joining the course a bit late means I have to blast through 12 topics a week if I'm going to sit the final exam in time, but so far I haven't come across anything that's really stumped me for more than a few moments. The explanations are clear and concise, and the ALEKS program is very easy to use. Problems that would have completely flummoxed me a month ago - and back in school, for that matter - are easily solved, and the methods easily remembered. I cover 2/3 topics every weekday evening, then at the weekends I rewrite my notes (during which I do three more sample questions on each topic) and make flashcards (three more questions). The only question is will I be able to keep up this pace and get through the final exam? Wish me luck!
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JULIO ERNESTO OCHOA HERNANDEZ

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3 years, 3 months ago
I consider that the content, instructor and provider are excellent, in spite of the fact that I saw many years ago algebra course, the methodology, study material and technical support were well thought and done. As I told in a previous e-mail, I took this course due to I began last year a Master Of Economics in Andes University here in Colombia and I had to lay off, my math bases were deficient and the Master of Economics really needs a strong knowledge in math and calculus, I know I really need to take a calculus course, this algebra course has allowed me to recover and deepen my knowledge in algebra, I know I can take my calculus course now. Thanks a lot for your help. Best regards
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