About this Course

Throughout this course, we will use algebra to quantify and describe the world around us. Have you ever wondered how many songs can fit onto your flash drive? By the end of the course, you’ll have stronger skills for modeling problems, analyzing patterns, and using algebra to arrive at conclusions.

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Visualizing Algebra
Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 4 months
Skill Level
Beginner
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Visualizing Algebra

by San Jose State University

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

  • Sandra DeSousa
    Sandra DeSousa

    Instructor

  • Chris Saden
    Chris Saden

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Unit 1 - Review of Foundations

Unit 2 - Equations and Inequalities

Unit 3 - Graphs of Linear Equations

Unit 4 - Systems of Equations

Unit 5 - Exponents and Polynomials

Unit 6 - Factoring

Unit 7 - Rational Expressions

Unit 8 - Rational Exponents and Radicals

Unit 9 - Solving Quadratic Equations

Unit 10 - Quadratic Equations and Applications

Unit 11 - Conic Sections

Unit 12 - Inverses, Exponentials, and Logarithms

Prerequisites and Requirements

Almost nothing! Students should know their multiplication tables (1-12) and be proficient with adding and subtracting integers (for example, -7 - 16). A pencil and paper will be a student’s best aid rather than a calculator.

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Why Take This Course

Understand and develop the language, models, and tools for math reasoning.

Reason with numbers and units to solve problems.

Identify, analyze, extend, and create patterns and functions.

Make connections about relations and functions through multiple representations: graphs, charts, tables, equations.

Apply mathematical reasoning and logic to solve equations and write equivalent forms.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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