# College Algebra

Course Content from McGraw-Hill

Our popular College Algebra course provides a working knowledge of college-level 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 piecewise-defined 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.

• Self Paced
• Mathematics
• Content by McGraw-Hill
Online Course
College Algebra   +\$59.00
Tutoring (included)
Proctoring (included)
eTextbook
MAT101 eTextbook (a \$205.19 value)   +\$0.00
Credits 3
12/10/14 by tmamone74

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.

11/9/14 by sheridanj

10/28/14 by surinag

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.

10/21/14 by EmielieB

10/18/14 by lizc

1. Assignments and answer key is cumbersome. The student has to write (or print) the assignment page, then find the assignment-no links, then go back to find the answer key...really?

10/15/14 by c.nistler3

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).

10/15/14 by kellyk

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!

10/13/14 by lilrich9

10/12/14 by tmamone74

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.

10/2/14 by Chaquainboone

10/1/14 by kyonissocute

Self paced

9/28/14 by mrweightlossmall

9/21/14 by logan.johnson9

this was a terrible course. i have taken other online and this is the worst one yet

9/21/14 by logan.johnson9

this was a terrible course. i have taken other online and this is the worst one yet

9/16/14 by preshisqt

Nice well rounded course.

9/16/14 by preshisqt

Nice well rounded course.

9/16/14 by preshisqt

enjoyed this course

9/16/14 by preshisqt

enjoyed this course

9/15/14 by rsmith63

Make sure to use the final exam study guide

9/15/14 by rsmith63

Make sure to use the final exam study guide

9/11/14 by sheridanj

9/7/14 by anb414

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.

9/4/14 by jakemccraw

its very bassic

9/3/14 by nfink

8/30/14 by ltjmeegan

8/30/14 by ltjmeegan

8/28/14 by brialewis92

this course was really good

8/28/14 by brialewis92

this course was really good

8/27/14 by orourkk

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.

8/27/14 by orourkk

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.

8/25/14 by candicewhetton

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.

8/25/14 by candicewhetton

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.

8/24/14 by chanabracha74

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

8/24/14 by chanabracha74

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

8/18/14 by mnielson

8/18/14 by mnielson

It's a fast way to get you college credits

It's a fast way to get you college credits

8/6/14 by connigglesz1992

study

8/6/14 by lisacoolidge

the course was helpful and the content was compreshensive

8/4/14 by mistymarino

This course covers the basics of college algebra level math or algebra 2 in high school.

8/1/14 by norris1321

It's quick as well as simple.

7/29/14 by kdeanne13

You do not have long enough for the final exam. There were questions and examples that had incorrect answers throughout the entire course.

7/29/14 by kdeanne13

You do not have long enough for the final exam. There were questions and examples that had incorrect answers throughout the entire course.

7/28/14 by kona77374

The course has spelling and logistical errors sprinkled throughout the Straighterline lessons, which is something to be aware of.

7/28/14 by kona77374

The course has spelling and logistical errors sprinkled throughout the Straighterline lessons, which is something to be aware of.

7/26/14 by laura.barry330

Basic pre-Calculus

7/26/14 by laura.barry330

Basic pre-Calculus

7/14/14 by samudrathio

It was good. Pay a lot of attention to the powerpoints.

7/14/14 by samudrathio

It was good. Pay a lot of attention to the powerpoints.

7/9/14 by anb414

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.

7/6/14 by miller.keith

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6/19/14 by fatmatambalusesay

It was ok is just that the time for the exam is too short to complete 65 question of math.

6/19/14 by fatmatambalusesay

It was ok is just that the time for the exam is too short to complete 65 question of math.

6/8/14 by connigglesz1992

study

6/8/14 by lisacoolidge

the course was helpful and the content was compreshensive

6/7/14 by miller.keith

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6/2/14 by anyasatze

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.

4/9/14 by jakemccraw

its very bassic

4/8/14 by mistymarino

This course covers the basics of college algebra level math or algebra 2 in high school.

3/9/14 by nfink

2/10/14 by Chaquainboone

2/6/14 by anyasatze

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.

1/10/14 by kyonissocute

Self paced

1/8/14 by norris1321

It's quick as well as simple.

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.

StraighterLine suggests, though does not require, that students take Introductory Algebra or its equivalent before enrolling in College Algebra.

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook retailer; you will still get the eTextbook for free.

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 are a total of 1000 points in this course.

#### 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.