Precalculus

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In this college-level Precalculus course, you will prepare for calculus by focusing on quantitative reasoning and functions. You’ll develop the skills to describe the behavior and properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions.

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.

Before taking this course, you should already have a strong understanding of algebraic skills such as factoring, basic equation solving, and the rules of exponents and radicals.

This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This cour...

In this college-level Precalculus course, you will prepare for calculus by focusing on quantitative reasoning and functions. You’ll develop the skills to describe the behavior and properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions.

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.

Before taking this course, you should already have a strong understanding of algebraic skills such as factoring, basic equation solving, and the rules of exponents and radicals.

This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. 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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7/10 starsDropped
1 year, 8 months ago
What instructor? The aleks format is frustrating to the extreme. Missed questions are assessed as unlearned, when a submission has dropped (note that, has DROPPED) the minus sign. So, more and more problems of the same boring type. Really frustrating working with machine graded stuff. REALLY FRUSTRATING.
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Eijaz Ahmed

9/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 9 months ago
The course was well-designed and I didn't feel the need of an instructor if there is a good tool like ALEKS available. Thanks ASU for such a nice MOOC.
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Tejus Penkar

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 10 months ago
4 stars on Content and 5 on Instruction, 0.5 stars because I could not give 0 stars in the Provider category. A student I tutored in Pre-Calculus over the summer encountered difficulty when it came to certain questions that were marked wrong on the practice testing software that is also used when taking the exam that is to be proctored online. Certain questions were incorrectly marked wrong, and the issues regarding those questions were never resolved. This also happened on his final with respect to at least two questions in particular according to his report. He consequently got a 76% on the final with no ability to see his mistakes or the ability to question the problems he thought he got correct. Instead of this being a convenient online method to build up course credit, it has become anything but that! Buyer BE WARE!!
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Mikael K

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 11 months ago
Can really recommend this course. ALEKS is almost addictive, and you'll have a solid ground for understanding calculus.
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Kate

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 11 months ago
The course was perfectly designed into an online tool with an assessment to see where you should start, great explanations of the topics and magnificent review techniques to ensure a thorough understanding.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years ago
Easily the best course of its kind I've seen on edX or anywhere else. Hands down. The videos are clear, the examples and problems are challenging but explained that the information is very much locked in (you have quite a few 'aha!' moments), and the ALEKS system is fun to use.
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