Course at a Glance
There are two main topics covered in college algebra:
- Review Material: real numbers and their arithmetic, powers and roots, complex numbers, and working with polynomial and rational expressions.
- New Material: lines and circles, quadratic equations, general functions, inverse functions, roots of polynomials, theory of equations, the exponential and logarithm functions, systems of equations, systems of inequalities, conic sections, sequences and series, and the Binomial Theorem.
- Sets, Properties of Real Numbers and Exponents
- Complex Numbers, Polynomials, Factoring and Rational Expressions
- Linear Equations in One Unknown, Word Problems
- Cartesian Coordinates, Lines and Circles
- Quadratic Equations and Linear Inequalities
- Functions, Relations and Graphs
- Examination I
- Symmetry, Function Arithmetic and Inverses
- Roots of Polynomials
- Fancier Equations and Graphing Polynomials
- Exponentials and Logarithms
- Systems of Linear Equations
- Conic Sections
- Examination II
- Non-Linear Systems
- More About Inequalities
- Counting and The Binomial Theorem
- Examination III
Required Textbooks & Materials
None. All materials are included in the course.
While the course materials cover everything needed to pass the course, you may find them brief in places, especially topics that may be challenging to you. If you discover that is the case, you may want to purchase an additional text to refer to to for explanations and examples beyond those provided in the course materials.
Virtually any text with College Algebra in the title will discuss this same list of topics (possibly in a slightly different order) and would be a suitable reference. Older, inexpensive editions of textbooks can be found in the used book market. Other inexpensive options are Schaum’s Outline of College Algebra and similar texts from other companies. You can also find a lot of information and examples by doing a search on the Internet.
Lessons & Exams
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 18 Lessons
- 3 Proctored Exams
For students living outside of the United States, exams conducted in other countries must be administered ONLY at an English-speaking testing center or learning center.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams, is subject to change without notice.
• $289.42 per Credit
• Independent Study
• 3 to 9 Months to Complete