Online College Algebra

MAT 117 - College Algebra

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Overview

This online college algebra course equips you with the skills to effectively solve problems using algebraic reasoning. What sets this course apart from a standard algebra course is its strong emphasis on the techniques that are used to solve problems. The goal is not to simply teach you mathematical forms but to help you understand the “whys” behind how you are solving problems. Throughout this course, you will be able to participate in discussions with other students and the professor to help build your conceptual understanding of algebra. In this course, you will learn about systems of linear equations, rational functions, quadratic functions, logarithmic functions, general polynomial functions, and exponential functions.

Additionally, our college algebra online course uses cutting-edge adaptive technology (the ALEKS learning system). ALEKS is a personalized math tutor that will help you learn each of the skills in our course at your own pace, making it fun to learn...

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Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Aug. 16, 2022

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: Self-paced or 16 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • How to apply algebraic reasoning to solve a range of problems
  • How to identify functions, domains, ranges, intercepts and other critical algebraic concepts
  • Skills required for success in future studies in calculus

What to expect in class

ALEKS topics, quizzes, active learning assignments, practice exams, and final exam

Exams and grading

Instructor led

18%

ALEKS Topic Goals & Completion

12%

Active Learning Assignments

70%

Exams (4)

Self paced

100%

Final Exam

Transcript

This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Mathematics (MA) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff

Sue

Sue

McClure

Lecturer,

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Arizona State University

Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass