Online Class: ABCs of Algebra

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.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 24
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 22
    Hours
    average time
  • 2.2
    CEUs
  •  
    Video Audit
    Available
 
 

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.
 

Course Lessons

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  • Lesson 1 - Terminology: Words and Symbols

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    Numbers; Numerals, Numbers, and Digits – What's the Difference?; Equivalent, Greater Than, and Less Than (mathematical sentences: equality or inequality?); Variables and Constants; Axioms and Proper
  • Lesson 2 - Properties and Principles of Equations

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    Special Addition and Subtraction Properties of Equations; Multiplication and Division Properties of Equations; Using the Properties to Simplify Terms in Equations, including Variables; Transformation Princip
  • Lesson 3 - Directed Numbers in Equations

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    Understanding Directed (Positive and Negative) Numbers; Adding and Subtracting with Directed Numbers; Additive Inverse; Multiplying and Dividing with Directed Numbers; Multiplicative Inverse of a Number; How
  • Lesson 4 - Solving Problems using Equations and Inequalities

    This lesson will cover these topics: Parentheses, Brackets, and Order of Operations; Simplifying an Algebraic Expression; The Steps to Solving a Problem; Problem Solving Examples; Practice Problems.
  • Lesson 5 - Exponents and Roots

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    Bases, Factors, and Exponents; Expressing Exponents in Words; Negative Exponents and Negative Bases; Adding and Subtracting Numbers with Exponents; Multiplying and Dividing Numbers with Exponents.
  • Lesson 6 - Polynomials

    Lesson topics will include:
    What is a Polynomial?; Adding and Subtracting Polynomials; Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials; The Product of Powers and the Power of a Product; Uses of Polynomials – Area and Volume Problems.
  • Lesson 7 - Fractions

    This lesson will cover these topics: What is a Fraction?; Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, and Mixed Numbers; Equivalent Fractions and Lowest Terms; Greatest Common Factor and Lowest Common Denominator; Adding and Subtracting Fractions; Multiply
  • Lesson 8 - Factoring to Solve Problems

    This lesson will cover these topics: Common Factors; Using the Distributive Property in Graphing; Factoring the Difference of Two Squares; Squaring a Binomial
  • Lesson 9 - Factoring to Solve Problems (Part 2)

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    Combining Types of Factoring; Uses of Factoring - Examples.
  • Lesson 10 - Linear Equations and Inequalities

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    What Do Linear Equations Look Like?; The x and y Intercepts
  • Lesson 11 - Solving Systems of Equations

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    Two Variables and Two Sentences; Solving by Substitution; Solving with Addition or Subtraction to Eliminate a Variable; Solving by Graphing; Systems of Three or More Sentences.
  • Lesson 12 - More Quadratic Equation Solution Methods

    This lesson will cover these topics:
    The Property of Square Roots of Equal Numbers; Completing the Trinomial Square; The Quadratic Formula; Quadratic Inequalities
 

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.
  • Solve quadratic equations.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: ABCs of Algebra
Course Number: 9770476
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (1,403 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: June 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 2.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: April Cordry-Moore
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "This instructor was very helpful and explained why problems were incorrect and how to get the correct answer. Excellent!" -- Denise T.
  • "Great overview of algebra, presented by a caring instructor!" -- Muffett V.
  • "Very helpful and prompt. Very pleased." -- Margie C.
  • "I couldn't have gotten a better instructor for this class. If I grade to grade her I wuld give her an A." -- LATUNIA P.
  • "The instructor was great." -- Sandy E.
  • "The most helpful part of the class was the exercises that were available at the end of each chapter." -- Sandy E.
  • "The instructor seemed knowledgeable, warm, and human.The exercises were most helpful. There is no way to learn this stuff without practice. The exercises enable true learning." -- BARBARA P.
  • "Very helpful." -- Susan W.
  • "Lots of practice samples available." -- Susan W.
  • "The instructor was unbelievably available and interested in my questions and comments. Very professional and very knowledgable." -- Kate S.