MA008 College Algebra

In this class, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of algebraic principles, many of which you may have seen before, and learn how to use them to solve problems that we encounter in everyday life. 

College Algebra will present the concepts in real life scenarios. You will learn about functions, polynomials, graphing, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic equations, and much more.

Course Announcements

June 1, 2013

We hope you’re enjoying the course so far, whether you’ve just started, nearly finished or somewhere inbetween.

We’d like to let you know of some changes to the structure of the course. We’ve rearranged the problem sets and added some more questions which we hope you’ll find useful. The new problem sets are named Problem Set 1, Problem Set 2 and so on.

We’ll be removing the old problem sets with names like this: Review 1 Problem Set. Your answers to the questions which you have answers in the old problem sets should be automatically transferred to the new problem sets.

Email Archive - All Students

Video downloads

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Course Notes

These notes contain a transcript of the videos in each lesson. 


Here you'll find a list of important terms and definitions for each lesson.

MathQuill Reference

Practice Question Solutions

The Practice Questions for some lessons in the course have detailed solutions available. We highly recommend trying the problems on your own before looking at these solutions. We hope they help deepen your learning!