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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. You will 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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Description

College Algebra

Course Description
Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will 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.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • 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 non-linear equations

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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2452 Student Reviews
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by Melissa W. on September 25, 2020
This course explained everything so well with different instructor videos to suit your learning ability!
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by Maria M. on September 25, 2020
The notes are super helpful and I learned so much from this course, I am very grateful for this website.
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by Christina J. on September 24, 2020
To tackle College Algebra on your own is a scary thought. Sophia gives you 3 learning paths per unit so you can find what fits your style. It was great to have a milestone (quiz) at the end of each unit to test your knowledge. Excellent course and tutorials!
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by Jermaine C. on September 24, 2020
The challenges help me understand the Algebra. I would compare this course format to an university.
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by Radeshia A. on September 24, 2020
I appreciated the sample problems, it really helped me put the theory into practice
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by Jayzaliz M. on September 24, 2020
i love how easy and simple is was. i could do the work on my own time.
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by Dianne R. on September 24, 2020
Great Course
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by Abigail T. on September 24, 2020
Great course!

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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