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Foundations of College Algebra

Foundations of College Algebra

Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra course builds foundational algebraic and problem solving skills needed to succeed in a college-level algebra course. You will build your understanding of linear and quadratic relationships, and apply these concepts to real world situations through Sophia's scenario-based activities. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra course builds foundational algebraic and problem solving skills needed to succeed in a college-level algebra course.  You will build your understanding of linear and quadratic relationships, and apply these concepts to real world situations through Sophia's scenario-based activities.

In Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 6 Challenge assessments and 2 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:
Simplify and evaluate numerical expressions
Solve linear equations and inequalities
Interpret slope, intercepts, and graphs of lines
Simplify and multiply exponents and polynomials
Factor polynomial expressions
Solve quadratic equations
Perform operations on complex numbers


45 Student Reviews
by Heather G. on February 11, 2019
I loved this college algebra course. The proctor exam went well and I am pleased with this service.
by Shonae S. on February 7, 2019
Great class!
by Maria C. on January 27, 2019
This class was alright. The proctor process at the end was not clear and the associate I had was terrible. I was not able to use a page of notes with written formulas to help and she was snappy threwout with didn’t help with her constant interruptions to move my camera on screen which I never moved. The language barrier made the interruptions during the exit exam even more disruptive. I just prayed to end with a 50%
by Ginger G. on January 18, 2019
Overall this is an excellent set-up. A couple of areas I think needs improvement are; a) the graphs are hard to read and b) links within the tutorials for further explanations and or questions for clarification. Thank you.
by Katey Z. on January 12, 2019
by Abraham P. on January 3, 2019
Excellent help in furthering my education, going to reccomend this service to other classes mates.
by Amanda G. on December 31, 2018
This was a very well taught and organized class! I look forward to taking more. The professor was very easy to follow. There were only 6 challenges and 2 Milestones with a proctored Milestone that you have to schedule ahead of time. The only thing that kind of stunk was I am completing this in my own time so it would have been nice to not pay to move up my proctored milestone and completed everything sooner. You don't have to pay if you schedule it 72 hours ahead of time.
by tristin f. on December 6, 2018
Wonderful course and great content!


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