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Our popular College Algebra course provides a working knowledge of collegelevel algebra and its applications. Emphasis is placed upon the solution and the application of linear and quadratic equations, word problems, polynomials, and rational and radical equations. Students perform operations on real numbers and polynomials and simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
Arithmetic and geometric sequences are examined, and linear equations and inequalities are discussed. Students learn to graph linear, quadratic, absolute value, and piecewisedefined functions and solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations. Other topics include solving applications using linear systems as well as evaluating and finding partial sums of a series.
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This course breaks things down and is way more comprehensive than my schools's Algebra course. Its harder in a way but you learn more and it helps you understand the material better.
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Being able to review college algebra after not taking it for several years was perfect. Having the option to choose or not choose a professor was great. However teaching myself all over again was a bit difficult. I would choose a professor in the future.
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1. Assignments and answer key is cumbersome. The student has to write (or print) the assignment page, then find the assignmentno links, then go back to find the answer key...really?
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Thought it was great that the additionl resources were provided so if you wanted more info about a specific subject, you could easily find it. I was unable to navigate through the different frames of a slide in the lessons, not sure if it was my end or straighterline's end. (using Mozilla Firefox).
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This is a solid crash course in Algebra. However, it is surely easier if you are good and familiar with math. If you're brushing up, it is a little difficult to catch up before the material gets very difficult (I'm not the best at math, so the first quiz was manageable, and the rest were a lot harder for me.) Still, if you don't want to spend your evenings in a classroom for hours on end, Straighterline is the way to go!
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This course breaks things down and is way more comprehensive than my schools's Algebra course. Its harder in a way but you learn more and it helps you understand the material better.
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Self paced
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this was a terrible course. i have taken other online and this is the worst one yet
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this was a terrible course. i have taken other online and this is the worst one yet
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Nice well rounded course.
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Nice well rounded course.
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enjoyed this course
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enjoyed this course
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Make sure to use the final exam study guide
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Make sure to use the final exam study guide
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This was my first time taking a course on StraighterLine, so I have to admit I was a bit nervous at first. Those nerves were quickly overcome, however, as I began to acclimate myself with the course tools. StraighterLine provides so much course material within the lesson that I'm not even sure I needed the textbook (I do recommend the textbook though). Overall, I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to take College Algebra in an online setting.
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its very bassic
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very well organized, easy to navigate, online help was extremely helpful
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very well organized, easy to navigate, online help was extremely helpful
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this course was really good
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this course was really good
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Not a bad class but the tests didn't always seem to follow what was taught for the section. If you don't have any algebra background it will be difficult to keep up and follow what is being taught with just the book and lectures. The final is closed book, which is different from the rest of the tests and most other classes so be aware of this prior to taking the final. This was a surprise to me because I went over the review but didn't read through the overview prior to doing the questions.
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Not a bad class but the tests didn't always seem to follow what was taught for the section. If you don't have any algebra background it will be difficult to keep up and follow what is being taught with just the book and lectures. The final is closed book, which is different from the rest of the tests and most other classes so be aware of this prior to taking the final. This was a surprise to me because I went over the review but didn't read through the overview prior to doing the questions.
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This course was ridiculous. I would complete all the assignments and videos and everything along with it and go to the quiz and the test and feel like I had no idea what was going on. I felt like I understood the material going through the lessons until I would get to the test. Also, I don't feel like you allowed enough time on the tests because the problems were long. Further, not being able to use your notes or book on a comprehensive final for an online class is asking quite a bit considering I am having to teach myself how to do everything and math doesn't come easily for everyone.
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This course was ridiculous. I would complete all the assignments and videos and everything along with it and go to the quiz and the test and feel like I had no idea what was going on. I felt like I understood the material going through the lessons until I would get to the test. Also, I don't feel like you allowed enough time on the tests because the problems were long. Further, not being able to use your notes or book on a comprehensive final for an online class is asking quite a bit considering I am having to teach myself how to do everything and math doesn't come easily for everyone.
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The quizzes did not focus on everything that the lessons did. But i did feel the final focused on mostly everything the lessons focused on. I used the textbook alot for practice questions and it was very helpful
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The quizzes did not focus on everything that the lessons did. But i did feel the final focused on mostly everything the lessons focused on. I used the textbook alot for practice questions and it was very helpful
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It's a fast way to get you college credits
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It's a fast way to get you college credits
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the course was helpful and the content was compreshensive
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This course covers the basics of college algebra level math or algebra 2 in high school.
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It's quick as well as simple.
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You do not have long enough for the final exam. There were questions and examples that had incorrect answers throughout the entire course.
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You do not have long enough for the final exam. There were questions and examples that had incorrect answers throughout the entire course.
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The course has spelling and logistical errors sprinkled throughout the Straighterline lessons, which is something to be aware of.
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The course has spelling and logistical errors sprinkled throughout the Straighterline lessons, which is something to be aware of.
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Basic preCalculus
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Basic preCalculus
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It was good. Pay a lot of attention to the powerpoints.
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It was good. Pay a lot of attention to the powerpoints.
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This was my first time taking a course on StraighterLine, so I have to admit I was a bit nervous at first. Those nerves were quickly overcome, however, as I began to acclimate myself with the course tools. StraighterLine provides so much course material within the lesson that I'm not even sure I needed the textbook (I do recommend the textbook though). Overall, I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to take College Algebra in an online setting.
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It was ok is just that the time for the exam is too short to complete 65 question of math.
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It was ok is just that the time for the exam is too short to complete 65 question of math.
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the course was helpful and the content was compreshensive
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I do not recommend the SL College Algebra course. The textbook is hard to find and expensive and it doesn't explain things well. You end up floundering. I was unable to finish it because of this.
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its very bassic
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This course covers the basics of college algebra level math or algebra 2 in high school.
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I do not recommend the SL College Algebra course. The textbook is hard to find and expensive and it doesn't explain things well. You end up floundering. I was unable to finish it because of this.
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Self paced
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It's quick as well as simple.
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:
 Identify and then calculate perimeter, area, surface area, and volume for standard geometric figures
 Perform operations on real numbers and polynomials.
 Simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
 Solve both linear and quadratic equations and inequalities.
 Solve word problems involving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities.
 Solve polynomial, rational, and radical equations and applications.
 Solve and graph linear, quadratic, absolute value, and piecewisedefined functions.
 Perform operations with functions as well as find composition and inverse functions.
 Graph quadratic, square root, cubic, and cube root functions.
 Graph and find zeroes of polynomial functions.
 Perform vertical and horizontal shifts and reflections of a basic graph.
 Perform stretches and compressions on a basic graph.
 Transform the graph of a general function.
 Graph quadratic functions by completing the square, using the vertex formula, and using transformations.
 Solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations.
 Solve systems of linear equations and inequalities.
 Model and solve applications using linear systems.
 Evaluate and find partial sums of a series.
 Evaluate and find sums of arithmetic and geometric sequences.
 Solve application problems involving arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
 Solve applications involving the various types of equations and inequalities.
Topic  Lesson  Subtopics  Objectives 
1  Geometry and Measurement 


2  Basic Algebraic Operations 


3  Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable 


4  Quadratic Equations 


5  Polynomial and Other Equations 


6  Functions and Graphs 


7  Operations and Functions 


8  Analyzing Graphs 


9  Graphing Polynomial Functions 


10  Graphing Rational Functions 


11  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 


12  Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 


13  Systems of Equations and Inequalities 


14  Solving Linear Systems Using Augmented Matrices 


15  Sequences and Series 


16  Review and Graded Final Exam 


StraighterLine suggests, though does not require, that students take Introductory Algebra or its equivalent before enrolling in College Algebra.
The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost. More information on StraighterLine eTextbooks
Prefer hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook retailer; you will still get the eTextbook for free.
The Barnett/Ziegler/Byleen College Algebra series is designed to give students a solid grounding in precalculus topics in a userfriendly manner. The series emphasizes computational skills, ideas, and problem solving rather than theory. Explore/Discuss boxes integrated throughout each text encourage students to think critically about mathematical concepts. All worked examples are followed by Matched Problems that reinforce the concepts being taught. New to these editions, Technology Connections illustrate how concepts that were previously explained in an algebraic context may also be solved using a graphing calculator. Students are always shown the underlying algebraic methods first so that they do not become calculatordependent. In addition, each text in the series contains an abundance of exercises  including numerous calculatorbased and reasoning and writing exercises  and a wide variety of realworld applications illustrating how math is useful.
Barnett, Raymond A., Michael R. Ziegler, and Karl E. Byleen. College Algebra, 8th edition, McGrawHill, 2008, ISBN: 9780072867381
StraighterLine does not apply letter grades. Students earn a percentage score. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.
If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.
There are a total of 1000 points in the course:
Assessment  Points Available 

Exam #1  125 points 
Exam #2  125 points 
Exam #3  125 points 
Exam #4  125 points 
Final Exam  500 points 
Final Proctored Exam
The final exam is developed to assess the knowledge you learned taking this course. All students are required to take an online proctored final exam in order complete the course and be eligible for transfer credit.
Our popular College Algebra course provides a working knowledge of collegelevel algebra and its applications. Emphasis is placed upon the solution and the application of linear and quadratic equations, word problems, polynomials, and rational and radical equations. Students perform operations on real numbers and polynomials and simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
Arithmetic and geometric sequences are examined, and linear equations and inequalities are discussed. Students learn to graph linear, quadratic, absolute value, and piecewisedefined functions and solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations. Other topics include solving applications using linear systems as well as evaluating and finding partial sums of a series.