# Course Syllabus

## Course Description

From Basics to Brilliance: Dive into the World of Algebra

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving world, mathematical competency is no longer a luxury – it's a necessity. From managing household budgets to interpreting data-centric news, the importance of a solid foundation in mathematics, particularly Algebra, cannot be overemphasized. Whether you are a student setting the stage for advanced studies or an adult learner seeking to sharpen your analytical acumen, the transition from arithmetic to algebra opens doors to a world of abstract thinking and logical reasoning.

Why Algebra?
During our initial learning years, we all become familiar with the basics of arithmetic - adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers. As we grow, the patterns of numbers beckon us to explore further, to understand not just the 'how' but also the 'why' behind mathematical operations. Enter Algebra, a branch of mathematics that goes beyond the specifics of numbers, introducing us to the exciting world of variables, constants, and their interplay. By delving into algebra, you unravel the mysteries of relationships between varying quantities, setting the stage for more advanced mathematical studies like calculus and trigonometry.

Course Overview
Our "Beginner to Intermediate Algebra" online course is tailored to guide learners through this intriguing transition. Modern data has consistently highlighted the importance of algebraic knowledge in diverse sectors, from technology to finance. Hence, understanding the crux of algebraic operations – be it simplifying expressions, factoring complex numbers, or decoding word problems – can enhance problem-solving abilities and set you apart in professional and academic realms.

Curriculum Breakdown:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Algebra
Unravel the world of algebra by understanding its key terms and the underlying motivation for its study. Engage in assignments that set the stage for upcoming modules.

Lesson 2: Journey Through Real Numbers
Dive into the vast ocean of real numbers. Get acquainted with their properties, classifications, and significance in the algebraic world.

Lesson 3: Mastering Algebraic Operations
From addition to division, explore how operations are transformed when we introduce variables into the mix.

Lesson 4: The Magic of Functions
Discover how functions encapsulate relationships between numbers and learn to interpret, represent, and utilize them effectively.

Lesson 5: Linear Equations & Their Graphs
Delve into the world of lines, slopes, and intercepts. Understand the foundational blocks of algebraic equations.

Lesson 6: Exploring Linear Inequalities
Not everything is equal. Learn the nuances of inequalities and their graphical representations.

Lesson 7: Systems of Equations – Dual Interplay
When equations come in pairs or sets, there's a system. Decode methods to solve and interpret them.

Lesson 8: Systematic Inequalities
Venture into a more advanced realm where inequalities come together to form systems, providing richer insights.

Lesson 9: Word Problems – Algebra in Action
Witness the practical application of algebra as you tackle real-world problems using mathematical tools.

Lesson 10 & 12: Diving Deep into Polynomial Functions
Understand the power and versatility of polynomials across two intensive modules, from basics to advanced applications.

Lesson 11: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
Grasp the concepts of growth and decay, exploring natural logarithms and their applications.

Lesson 13: Geometry Meets Algebra
Experience the confluence of shapes and equations, enhancing spatial reasoning.

Lesson 14: Probability and Statistics - Predicting the World
Conclude the course by applying algebra to predict outcomes and analyze data, laying a foundation for statistical studies.

In essence, this course is not merely about learning algebra but about fostering a way of thinking. Algebra trains the mind to handle abstract concepts, solve problems, and make informed decisions. So, whether you are kickstarting your mathematical journey or rekindling an old passion, this course promises clarity, competence, and confidence. Dive in and let the numbers lead the way!

• Completely Online
• Self-Paced
• 6 Months to Complete
• 24/7 Availability
• Start Anytime
• PC & Mac Compatible
• Android & iOS Friendly
• Accredited CEUs

## Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
• Identify and define Algebra terms.
• Identify Real Numbers.
• Perform basic Algebraic Operations.
• Identify and create Algebra Functions.
• Identify and solve Linear Equations.
• Identify and solve Linear Inequalities.
• Identify and solve Algebra Word Problems.
• Identify and solve Polynomial Functions.
• Identify and solve Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
• Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

## Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 – Algebra Terms and Motivation 10 points
Lesson 2 – The Set of Real Numbers 10 points
Lesson 3 – Algebraic Operations 11 points
Lesson 3 Exercises 7 points
Lesson 4 - Functions 10 points
Lesson 4 Exercises 8 points
Lesson 5 – Linear Equations 10 points
Lesson 5 Exercises 9 points
Lesson 6 – Linear Inequalities 11 points
Lesson 6 Exercises 3 points
Lesson 7 – Systems of Linear Equations 10 points
Lesson 8 – Systems of Linear Inequalities 10 points
Lesson 9 – Solving Word Problems I 10 points
Lesson 9 Exercises 4 points
Lesson 10 – Polynomial Functions 10 points
Lesson 10 Exercises 8 points
Lesson 11 – Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 10 points
Lesson 12 – Polynomial Functions II 9 points
Lesson 12 Exercises 3 points
Lesson 13 – Application of Algebra to Geometry 9 points
Lesson 13 Exercises 4 points
Lesson 14 – Application of Algebra to Statistics and Probability 9 points
The Final Exam 47 points