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College Algebra

Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non­-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. Demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario­-based activities designed around real world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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Using problem­-based learning and real­-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's College Algebra Course helps you build mastery around linear, non­-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. Demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario­-based activities designed around real world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings.

In Sophia's College Algebra Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 15 Challenge assessments and 5 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Perform mathematical functions involving real numbers.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear equations, inequalities, and series/sequences.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear representations and systems of linear equations and inequalities.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to algebraic expressions and quadratic equations.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to functions and non­linear equations.

Reviews

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141 Student Reviews
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by Dana B. on September 19, 2016
It is not your fault I hate, loath, despise, and detest Algebra. Thank you for your time and have a great day.
Sophia replied on September 20, 2016

Hi Dana - Despite your dislike for the subject matter, you are to be commended for your successful completion of this rigorous, college-level Algebra course. Best wishes for your continued studies!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Savannah P. on September 14, 2016
Wonderful, inexpensive way for me to get lower level credit.
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by Ashley S. on September 12, 2016
It would be nice to be able to see how the answer was obtained in the challenges portion of the course. I would have liked to see how I could work the problem correctly.
Sophia replied on September 13, 2016

Hi Ashley -- our Learning Coach team can provide that feedback to you if you want to review a problem and ensure you understand the process and steps. Congratulations on your successful course completion! We hope to see you in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Amy G. on September 9, 2016
Some of the tutorials did not seem to be in line with the questions.
Sophia replied on September 13, 2016

Hi Amy, Our team is here to help if you run into a situation like that. Keep in mind that for each concept, you have multiple tutorials, including a written tutorial. Often, it is helpful to learn the concept from different approaches. Congratulations on your successful course completion.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Rita K. on August 31, 2016
Excellent
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by Halley H. on August 23, 2016
This course was extremely difficult. Especially if you do not have a math background. They use very simple examples in their tutorials and then the questions on the challenges and tests are extremely difficult. You also are not given ample room to practice the concepts you learn.
Sophia replied on August 23, 2016

Halley - congratulations on your successful course completion! Yes, this is a rigorous college level Algebra course. Each concept in the course is taught by multiple instructors. There is even a written tutorial for each concept. So students have an opportunity to learn these challenging concepts through multiple teachers, not just one. Each tutorial has a practice quiz to help reinforce the learning. As always, our Learning Coaches are here to help you along the way. Congratulations again on your achievement!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by John Z. on August 21, 2016
Great
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by Kristin K. on August 16, 2016
There a lot of material and pretty intense.

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