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We live in a world of numbers. You see them every day: on clocks, in the stock market, in sports, and all over the news. Algebra is all about figuring out the numbers you don't see. You might know how fast you can throw a ball, but can you use this number to determine how far you can throw it? You might keep track of stock prices, but how can you figure out how much money you've made (or lost) in the market? And you may already know how to tell time, but can you calculate at what times a clock's hour and minute hands are exactly aligned? With algebra, you can answer all of these questions, using the numbers you already know to solve for the unknown. Algebra is an essential tool for all of high school and college-level math, science, and engineering. So if you're starting out in one of these fields and you haven't yet mastered algebra, then this is the course for you!
 
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We live in a world of numbers. You see them every day: on clocks, in the stock market, in sports, and all over the news. Algebra is all about figuring out the numbers you don't see. You might know how fast you can throw a ball, but can you use this number to determine how far you can throw it? You might keep track of stock prices, but how can you figure out how much money you've made (or lost) in the market? And you may already know how to tell time, but can you calculate at what times a clock's hour and minute hands are exactly aligned? With algebra, you can answer all of these questions, using the numbers you already know to solve for the unknown. Algebra is an essential tool for all of high school and college-level math, science, and engineering. So if you're starting out in one of these fields and you haven't yet mastered algebra, then this is the course for you!
 
In this course, you'll be able to choose your own path within each lesson, and you can jump between lessons to quickly review earlier material. AlgebraX covers a standard curriculum in high school Algebra I, and CCSS (common core) alignment is indicated where applicable.

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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
Great course for anyone who needs to improve their maths skills. Starts very basic level, and gradually increases in difficulty. Great interactive format, and very clear examples. Highly recommended.
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6 months, 2 weeks ago
Laid out in an efficient, accessible manner that limits the information covered by the video lectures to easily digestible pieces of information. I could fit in one of the sub sections of a lesson (ex: slope formula, from the section on Slopes) into any free time I had which was important because I am working but would like to go back to school soon. The way the interactive component is setup within the lesson kept me engaged with the material. Additional features like "hints" and the review links that would pop up when applicable made it convenient and simple to navigate through the material. I have almost completed the Algebra course and look forward to taking the other ones offered. I am so thankful for the math programs created by SchoolYourself. The creators of these classes have no idea how much their work has changed my outlook on math.
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9 months, 3 weeks ago
Best online course you'll find on fundamental algebra topics. The course is amazingly well structured with highly interactive lessons that keep the student engaged and attentive all the time. Also the course focuses on developing the fundamental concepts from intuition, which is a great approach to learning because you understand the ideas rather than memorize steps and formulas that you'll forget, as it sadly happens with most math-related courses, including schools and many universities. Also it provides a lot of varied exercises that keep you warmed-up and allow you to absorb ideas that you only learn on your own when you practice. The course teaches you the "why" rather than the "how to". Mathematics exists because the people who have developed it throughout the centuries studied it through a insightful approach, understanding the fundamentals instead of memorizing formulas without a background comprehension. I totally recommend ... Best online course you'll find on fundamental algebra topics. The course is amazingly well structured with highly interactive lessons that keep the student engaged and attentive all the time. Also the course focuses on developing the fundamental concepts from intuition, which is a great approach to learning because you understand the ideas rather than memorize steps and formulas that you'll forget, as it sadly happens with most math-related courses, including schools and many universities. Also it provides a lot of varied exercises that keep you warmed-up and allow you to absorb ideas that you only learn on your own when you practice. The course teaches you the "why" rather than the "how to". Mathematics exists because the people who have developed it throughout the centuries studied it through a insightful approach, understanding the fundamentals instead of memorizing formulas without a background comprehension. I totally recommend this course for people who want to fill gaps or have a basic level of arithmetic and want to get a fundamental understanding of algebra, the pillar of modern mathematics. It'd be awesome if a course on more advance algebra or pre-calculus was open.
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8 months, 4 weeks ago
Amazingly interactive step by step intro to Algebra 1. My daughter in 8th grade started using this course to understand Algebra 1 concepts for the class she is taking at school, and the progress has been amazing. I looked at so many other online materials and this IS THE BEST! Thank you guys, you are making algebra possible for anyone!
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8/10 starsCompleted
9 months ago
Everything good, but i dont get passing grade and certificates like i finished introduction to geometry on other subject from school yourself.
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1 year ago
It was great. I knew nothing and now I know every thing.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
11 months, 1 week ago
The first and only time I've been able to learn and grasp this topic. My fear of math is over! The lesson plans, the reinforced learning exercises, the instructor make this course superior to all other ways to learn Algebra in my opinion. i had tried everything prior to this, text books, YouTube videos, other online platform like Aleks (which is probably send best), but none come close to this. Thank you School Yourself!
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1 year, 4 months ago
Very good, pretty sure its a robot talking but its very easy to understand and the lessons are amazing. These people should write all the courses for everything!
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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
My 3rd grade son and I completed this course for the span of a year period. We did daily one lesson and repeated tough subject over and over... It was truly amazing experience and now we are doing geometry. Truly game changer in math education...
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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 6 months ago
This is the first course I take on edX. I like the Instructor. He is very awesome. Slow, but solid sentences. This course covers the Algebra generally. It helps me a lot.
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1 year, 6 months ago
A well structured introduction which makes this subject interesting and consequently spur the students
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1 year, 8 months ago
Great learning tool, keeps your attention and explains the concepts very well. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn at their own pace.
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1 year, 9 months ago
I was overall satisfied with the content and provider, the instructors were very patient in explaining questions I didn't understand to me when asked. I'm taking it a second time around to brush up my rusty skills, and feel confident to do so knowing there is good help.
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1 year, 10 months ago
This was the best math course I've ever taken. I also took the geometry course. The lessons are interactive and well explained. If you have trouble understanding a concept or problem, a moderator will answer your questions promptly with a thorough explanation. LOVED it and wished it was longer. I had forgotten the math I took in school (many years ago) and the way it was taught was not as thorough as this.
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2 years, 2 months ago
Great course! It is better than taking it in school because you can review it over and over until you get it. The test won't let you complete it until you reach mastery so it forces you to keep trying. I'm taking geometry now and it is equally challenging and well done.
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2 years, 2 months ago
Best maths course ever.tricky questions which would test your iq.A few of them.
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2 years, 2 months ago
One of the best courses I've taken so far. Everything is clear and neat! I recommend this course to everyone wanting to excel in Algebra. I really wish to see more courses from SchoolYourself, especially in pre-calculus.
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2 years, 5 months ago
A great course! Clear, and with assessmentes related to what is taught. I´m looking forward for more courses like this!
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2 years, 5 months ago
Introduction to Algebra is a great course and I thoroughly recommend it. The course starts from basics with very clear explanations with relevant and achievable practice examples. Staff are available through the discussion sites to respond to students' questions. I do hope that Edx offers further courses in Algebra so that I can continue with this fascinating topic.
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2 years, 5 months ago
i enjoy this algebra course enormously!!! They realy explain things in chunks and in a neat way and also the format is very pleasing to the eye
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2 years, 5 months ago
This course has set the new quality standard for online math education. The personalised tutoring is brilliant! Highly recommended!
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Fantastic course all around
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2 years, 5 months ago
This course is a great review for algebra courses I took in school in the past. I taken many online classes, but never seen/taken a Mooc this interactive. I really recommend anyone who is struggling in Algebra or just want to review algebra topics to take this class. Work at your own pace!
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2 years, 5 months ago
I am thrilled with this course. I am taking both the Algebra and Geometry courses simultaneously. SchoolYourself courses are exactly what I have been looking for! They are a great review of math I had in high school over four decades ago. Thank you so much, SchoolYourself! These courses are brilliant and serve a need.
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2 years, 5 months ago
A great way of revising stuff learned in school many years ago and filling in those gaps. I look forward to taking it further with Algebra 2. Thank you.
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2 years, 5 months ago
Great way to get up and running with basic algebra review. I had algebra years ago and am finding this course a great way to review and fill in all the holes. Please offer Algebra 2 !!!! etc.
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2 years, 5 months ago
Wonderful course. I didn't realize how much I have forgotten over the years. I'm trying to help my kids with math. This course is so helpful
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2 years, 5 months ago
i love this course', i'd like to take more courses like this on maths, economics and finance.
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2 years, 5 months ago
I am learning so much in this course! I love that there are simple ways to go back and review and then continue on. I love the school yourself idea of learning. I hope that there are more classes like this. As one who has always thought that I cannot do math, I am amazed at what I am learning, and doing! Thanks so much.
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2 years, 5 months ago
This is the most amazing course that I took in all my life. Congratulations for offer a course of great quality. I would like to see other subjects like Calculus, Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or advanced subjects.
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