# Course Syllabus

## Course Description

Find out how algebra is simply a natural extension of the math you learned in elementary school. Basic Algebra is designed for all students who need a basic understanding of algebraic operations including simplifying, factoring, solving equations and inequalities, working with fractions or exponents, graphing, and word problems.

In Basic Algebra we will walk step-by-step through a wide variety of explained problems. Learn to perform the steps to solve equations and graph solutions. Understand FOIL (when it isn't wrapping your baked potato). Discover methods for factoring trinomials quickly and easily. Understand slopes and line equations so that you can identify a slope from two points or draw a line with a slope and a point. See how word problems help you translate your math skills to your real world. Explore additional resources for more explanations and practice problems with immediate feedback. Allow the course to lead you from topic to topic, building on what you already know.
• Completely Online
• Self-Paced
• 6 Months to Complete
• Start Anytime
• PC & Mac Compatible
• Android & iOS Friendly
• Accredited CEUs

## Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
• Identify properties and principles of equations.
• Define algebra terminology.
• Understand directed numbers in equations.
• Solve problems using equations and inequalities.
• Solve problems using exponents and roots.
• Solve polynomials.
• Solve problems involving fractions.
• Solve problems by using factoring.
• Solve linear equations and inequalities.
• Solve systems of equations.
• Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

## Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction Assignment 1 points
Lesson 1 Terminology: Words and Symbols 6 points
Lesson 2 Exercises 8 points
Lesson 2 - Properties and Principles of Equations 8 points
Lesson 3 - Directed Numbers in Equations 9 points
Lesson 3 Exercises 5 points
Lesson 4 Exercises 8 points
Lesson 4 - Solving Problems using Equations and Inequalities 8 points
Lesson 5 Exercises 20 points
Lesson 5 - Exponents and Roots 8 points
Lesson 6 Exercises 10 points
Lesson 6 - Polynomials 10 points
Lesson 7 Exercises 8 points
Lesson 7 - Fractions 9 points
Lesson 8 Exam - Factoring 5 points
Lesson 9 Exercises 6 points
Lesson 9 - Factoring to Solve Problems 9 points
Lesson 10 Exercises 6 points
Lesson 10 - Linear Equations and Inequalities 9 points
Lesson 11 Exercises 8 points
Lesson 11 - Solving Systems of Equations 8 points
Lesson 12 - More Quadratic Equation Solution Methods 7 points
The Final Exam 220 points