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College Algebra

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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  • Category: Math and Science

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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.


211 Student Reviews
by Abad O. on March 26, 2018
Course was convenient and easy to complete.
by Brayden L. on March 26, 2018
I thought this was a great course that allowed me to finish a lot faster then other courses allowed. I wish some of the videos made a little more sense. I feel like sometimes the questions being asked were not answered in the videos. Other than that it was a great course.
by sylvia a. on March 23, 2018
Thank God for this course. I hate math. this course made it so very understandable. I took my Time to finish the course but I am so grateful that iw as able to be successful.i would like to thank Bethany coral her help in tutoring she was always available and helpful though chat to make me understand. I I I am so grateful to Sophia learning. If you are reading this as I read other reviews and wondering if you should take this course, I say take it. You will totally succeed with dedication. If I was able to do it anyone can. Thanks so much Sophia learning team and a Big thank you to Bethany!
by Genese W. on March 16, 2018
I am utterly grateful for Sophia Learning. This system allowed me to learn and understand the concept of my course. I will recommend Sophia Learning to anyone in college.
by Jason B. on February 15, 2018
This was a nice way to complete my math requirement. Setup time for the ID Verification Milestone took a lot longer than I expected. I should say allow 3 or 2.5 hours for the test instead of 2 hours to allow time for connecting to the proctor.
by Teresa H. on February 12, 2018
Tutoring staff was awesome
by Alexandria N. on January 22, 2018
It would be nice if the tests had more questions, that way getting one wrong isn't as devastating to the final score.
by Grant K. on January 19, 2018
This was a great option for someone who has a decent knowledge base of the subject. The tutorial videos were mostly good, but some didn't address the challenge questions very well. If I hadn't been practicing algebra for awhile, I think it would have been a big challenge.


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