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[MUSIC PLAYING] Let's go over our objectives for today. We'll start by introducing our course goals for Jumpstart to College Algebra. We'll then go over what you can expect from me, the instructor. And finally, we'll look at what you can expect upon completion of this course.

Let's start by looking at our course goals. This course will provide fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a college algebra course. The content covered will be applied to everyday as well as professional and academic situations. The knowledge and skills you develop in this course will be helpful in a variety of fields, including science, economics, and business. Algebraic thinking is also used in everyday situations, such as when comparing different vehicles to purchase or whether or not you should refinance your home loan.

Now, let's talk about what you can expect from me, the instructor. I've been a teacher and a tutor of mathematics for 10 years. I've also created other online mathematics tutorial videos.

I will provide quality math instruction using short but direct tutorials. Some of the topics in these tutorials include finding a percentage to analyze survey data, solving linear inequalities to determine how much income you need to cover your bills, writing an equation to analyze a cellphone plan, and finding the intersection point of two lines to determine the optimal quantity and price for a certain product produced. The goal of these examples in each tutorial is that they are meaningful and relatable and will show you how to apply the content to different situations.

Finally, let's go over at the expectations for completing the course. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to apply problem-solving techniques to everyday and professional problems. You should also be able to perform algebraic processes and tasks. And finally, you should be able to confidently enter a credit-bearing college algebra course.

So I hope that this brief tutorial gave you a good idea of what to expect from Jumpstart College Algebra. When you watch each tutorial, make sure to take careful notes so that you can refer to them later. So again, welcome to the course, and thanks for watching.

00:00 – 00:35 Introduction

00:36 – 01:11 Course Goals

01:12 – 02:08 What to Expect from the Instructor

02:09 – 02:54 What to Expect Upon Completion of the Course and Recap