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# 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 scenario-based activities. Full Description

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Category: Math

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## Description

Course Description
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 scenario-based activities.

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 6 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 2 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:

• 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
• Perform operations on complex numbers

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

by Samaria Y. on April 19, 2021
Math has never been my favorite subject but the tutorials made it easy to learn and follow along.
by Hisham M. on April 15, 2021
The instructor clearly showed the fundamentals of algebra.
by Sunraheyes J. on April 4, 2021
This class was so helpful and easy to follow along. Thank you!
by Angelene T. on April 2, 2021
This being my first math class after 35 years was nice. Easy to follow.
by Harley H. on April 1, 2021
easy course
by Benjamin O. on March 15, 2021
This course and this website are very helpful. I really enjoyed it and I feel an immense sense of satisfaction.
by Elizabeth H. on March 12, 2021
Great review: clear explanations.
by Huy L. on March 6, 2021
easy and basic

## FAQ

A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

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: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

• Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

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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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