College Algebra

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Course Number: MAT101
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College Algebra covers quadratic equations, graph transformation, combinations of functions, and inverses. The course also provides students with a strong foundation in polynomial and rational functions,exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, and sequences and series.

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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 piecewise-defined 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 Topic Title Module
1
Learning Strategies
  • Learning Strategies
2 Quadratic Equations
  • Module 1: Quadratic Equations: Getting Ready
  • Module 2: The Big Picture of College Algebra
  • Module 3: Quadratic Equations Introduction
  • Module 4: Analyzing Quadratic Equations
  • Module 5: Parabolas
  • Module 6: Radical Equations
3 Graph Transformation, Combinations of Functions, and Inverses
  • Module 7: Graph Transformation, Combinations of Functions, and Inverses: Getting Ready
  • Module 8: Functions and Graphs
  • Module 9: Graphing Functions Using Graph Transformations
  • Module 10: Combining Functions
  • Module 11: Finding Inverses of Functions
  • Graph Transformation, Combinations of Functions, and Inverses Summary
4 Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Module 12: Polynomial and Rational Functions: Getting Ready
  • Module 13: Polynomial and Rational Functions Introduction
  • Module 14: Analyzing Polynomials
  • Module 15: Analyzing the Domain of Rational Functions
  • Module 16: Graphing Rational Functions
  • Polynomial and Rational Functions Summary
5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Module 17: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions: Getting Ready
  • Module 18: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Introduction
  • Module 19: Analyzing Exponential Functions
  • Module 20: Analyzing Logarithmic Functions
  • Module 21: Solving and Applying Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Summary
6 Linear Systems and Sequences/Series
  • Module 22: Linear Systems: Getting Ready
  • Module 23: Linear Systems and Sequences/Series Introduction
  • Module 24: Solving Linear Systems
  • Module 25: Using and Interpreting Graphs of Linear Systems
  • Module 26: Nonlinear Inequalities and Linear Programming
  • Module 27: Sequences and Series
  • Module 28: Linear Systems and Sequences/Series Summary
Final Exam
  • Study Guide Final Examination

There are no prerequisites to take College Algebra.

This course does not require a text.

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 is a total of 100% in the course:

Unit Assessment Points Available
  • Topic Test: Quadratic Equations
  • Topic Test: Graph Transformation, Combinations of Functions, and Inverses
  • Topic Test: Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Topic Test: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Topic Test: Linear Systems and Sequences/Series
50% of your course grade
Final Graded Exam 50% of your course grade
Total 100%

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.

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College Algebra covers quadratic equations, graph transformation, combinations of functions, and inverses. The course also provides students with a strong foundation in polynomial and rational functions,exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, and sequences and series.

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