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College Algebra

College Algebra

Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non­-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario­-based activities designed around real world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Thomas Edison State University
  • 3 semester credits at Thomas Edison State University
  • Thomas Edison State University Equivalency: College Algebra (MAT-121)

Category: Math and Science

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Description

College Algebra

Course Description
Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario-based activities designed around real-world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 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:

  • Perform mathematical functions involving real numbers
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear equations, inequalities, and series/sequences
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear representations and systems of linear equations and inequalities
  • Apply mathematical concepts to algebraic expressions and quadratic equations.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to functions and non-linear equations

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.

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2403 Student Reviews
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by Desmond O. on September 18, 2020
It was helpful
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by Karen S. on September 17, 2020
I think there should be more help for the final milestone, I think the problems were hard and you gave less time for this milestone.
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by Vanessa R. on September 17, 2020
Amazing! I never thought I could pass math but sophia tutorials made it possible, thank you sophia
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by Heidi C. on September 17, 2020
I have struggled with the material in this course for soooo long. It was such a relief to find a course that broke everything down to its absolute basics and taught from there. Might be a little over simplified for someone with a solid background. However, excellent tutorials and problem examples. Also breaks down solutions to challenges and milestones. Very thorough!
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by nathan g. on September 17, 2020
Good course overall, especially nice if you do it fresh out of high school since the content is the same as what you should have been taught.
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by Dylan P. on September 17, 2020
a hard class indeed I was sweating LOL
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by Donna P. on September 17, 2020
This has been a very good but tough course; I wish in some ways I'd taken advantage of the tutorials
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by Hannah J. on September 17, 2020
I was very impressed with this course!! I thought it was really great.

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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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