College Algebra with Daniel Gryboski
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Make efficient use of your time with my guided instruction in this College Algebra course. I will help you with:
 Timely review materials aimed directly at the concepts of each exam.
 Office hours and individualized video tutorials.
 Feedback on what you are doing correctly or incorrectly.
 Suggestions on how you might use the concepts in your daily life.
This College Algebra online course provides students with a working knowledge of collegelevel algebra and its applications, emphasizing methods for solving linear and quadratic equations, word problems, and polynomial, rational, and radical equations and applications.
Students perform operations on real numbers and polynomials, and simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
Like other online College Algebra courses, course material also examines arithmetic and geometric sequences and discusses linear equations and inequalities.
Students learn to graph linear, quadratic, and absolute value, and piecewisedefined functions. They solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations. Other College Algebra online topics include solving applications using linear systems, and evaluating and finding partial sums of a series.
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Very difficult class
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Easy to follow course.
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Easy to follow course.
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The exams are tricky.
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The exams are tricky.
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It was good
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The course was easy to complete and had great notes
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This course was intimidating, however, the video courses really helped!
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I liked the course, especially prof. Gryboski's video tutorials.
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Very well designed
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good course, great examples and walkthrough problems for students to view.
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Dan Gryboski has been teaching math and statistics online and in the classroom since 2002. Throughout his teaching career, Dan has been recognized as a teacher who meets the students’ different learning needs. In his very first year of teaching, he was selected as the Master Teacher out of 250 other faculty members. He was nominated by his students specifically for his ability to help students apply mathematical concepts in their daily lives.
Dan made 600 tutorial videos for McGrawHill publishers and most recently created over 300 tutorial videos for StraighterLine. He continues making videos, as he routinely responds to students’ questions by creating tutorials that answer their specific questions.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Colorado College. He earned his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before entering the teaching profession, he worked as an engineer modeling the passenger capacities of automated transportation systems. He was invited to present his paper, “Using a Simple Linear Regression Model to Predict the Outcome of Collegiate Football Game,” at the Hawaii International Conference on Statistics in 2004. He has presented at numerous local educational forums promoting the use of real applications in teaching mathematics and, thereby, selfreliance.
Dan enjoys spending time outside with his wife and three children, as well as riding his mountain bike and golfing.
Course Objectives
After completing this College Algebra course, students will be able to:
 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.
Required Textbook: This course has assigned reading.
Title: College Algebra eTextbook
ISBN: 9780072867381
Our Price: $82.70
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 provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. 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 500 points in the course:
Assessment  Points Available 

Exam #1  75 points 
Exam #2  75 points 
Exam #3  75 points 
Exam #4  75 points 
Final Exam  200 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.
Make efficient use of your time with my guided instruction in this College Algebra course. I will help you with:
 Timely review materials aimed directly at the concepts of each exam.
 Office hours and individualized video tutorials.
 Feedback on what you are doing correctly or incorrectly.
 Suggestions on how you might use the concepts in your daily life.
This College Algebra online course provides students with a working knowledge of collegelevel algebra and its applications, emphasizing methods for solving linear and quadratic equations, word problems, and polynomial, rational, and radical equations and applications.
Students perform operations on real numbers and polynomials, and simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
Like other online College Algebra courses, course material also examines arithmetic and geometric sequences and discusses linear equations and inequalities.
Students learn to graph linear, quadratic, and absolute value, and piecewisedefined functions. They solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations. Other College Algebra online topics include solving applications using linear systems, and evaluating and finding partial sums of a series.