# Introductory Algebra

This college prep course prepares you to successfully complete College Algebra, which is a common gen ed requirement for most degree programs.

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##### All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

## \$79

Plus membership

NA Credits

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##### ACE Approved 2023

Introductory Algebra is a college prep course that will teach you the basics of algebra. Relatable, real-life scenarios are used to teach difficult concepts and topics.

### What You'll Learn

Communicate using the appropriate mathematical vocabulary and notation.

Perform operations with real numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Evaluate arithmetic and exponential expressions, algebraic expressions, and equations.

Translate word problems into algebraic expressions and vice versa.

Use the order of operations and the properties of real numbers to simplify algebraic expressions.

Solve and graph linear equations and linear inequalities.

Solve word problems involving formulas and linear equations.

Graph lines in the coordinate plane and determine the slope and intercepts of a linear equation.

Solve a system of linear equations by using the graphing method, substitution method, and the addition method.

Perform operations including factoring techniques with polynomials.

Use various factoring techniques.

Solve equations with rational expressions.

Perform operations including solving equations with radicals and exponents.

Define the Pythagorean theorem and apply it by solving quadratic equations.

Evaluate functions and use function notation.

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Introductory Algebra

This course will focus on the basics of algebra, including math vocabulary and notation, operations with numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and quadratic equations. You will also learn to read and interpret graphs during our Introductory Algebra online course.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take Introduction to Algebra.

Topic Subtopics
Pre-Algebra Review
• Classifying Numbers
• Fractions
• Operations with Fraction
The Real Numbers
• Decimals and Percents
• Real Numbers and Number Lines
• Orders on Real Numbers
Operations with Real Numbers
• Operations with Real Numbers
• Exponential Expressions
• Order of Operations
Properties of Real Numbers
• Algebraic Expressions
• Properties of Real Numbers
• Simplifying Expressions
Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
• Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
• Solving Linear Equations
• Solving Literal Equations (Formulae)
Applications of Linear Equations and Linear Inequalities in One Variable
• Applications of Linear Equations
• Solving Linear Inequalities
• Applications of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials
• Exponents and Polynomials
• Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
• Multiplication of Polynomials
• Division of Polynomials
Factoring
• The Greatest Common Factor and the Factorization of Polynomials
• Factoring ax^2+bx+c
• Factoring Strategy
• Equations by Factoring and Applications
Rational Expressions
• Working with Rational Expressions-I
• Working with Rational Expressions-II
• Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
• Applications
Powers and Roots
• Operations with Rational Exponents and Radicals
• Solving Equations with Radicals and Exponents
• Using the Square Root Property and Factoring
• Completing the Square
• Applications
Linear Equations in Two Variables
• Solutions of Equations in Two Variables
• Graphing Lines in the coordinate Plane
• Slope of a Line
• Three Forms for the
• Equation of a Line
Systems of Linear Equations
• The Graphing Method
• The Substitution Method
• Applications
Functions and Interpreting Graphs
• Introduction to Functions
• Applications of Functions
• Interpreting Graphs

Your score provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

Assignments for this course include:

The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost.

Messersmith, Sherri, et al. Introductory Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning, 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill, 2018. ISBN 9781259610264

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