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Foundations of College Algebra

Foundations of College Algebra

Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra course builds foundational algebraic and problem solving skills needed to succeed in a college-level algebra course. You will build your understanding of linear and quadratic relationships, and apply these concepts to real world situations through Sophia's scenario-based activities. Full Description

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  • University of Phoenix Equivalency: Remedial

Category: Math and Science

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Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra course builds foundational algebraic and problem solving skills needed to succeed in a college-level algebra course.  You will build your understanding of linear and quadratic relationships, and apply these concepts to real world situations through Sophia's scenario-based activities.

In Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 6 Challenge assessments and 2 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:
Simplify and evaluate numerical expressions
Solve linear equations and inequalities
Interpret slope, intercepts, and graphs of lines
Simplify and multiply exponents and polynomials
Factor polynomial expressions
Solve quadratic equations
Perform operations on complex numbers


88 Student Reviews
by Jewel B. on October 15, 2019
This course kicked my butt! But I relearned so much, the tutorials were very helpful and I liked how it walked you through every step needed to solve an equation.
by Ray P. on October 14, 2019
It had been 40+ years since taking a formal Algebra course. I read the pdf tutorials and watched each video tutorial. Good preparation for the Sophia "College Algebra" course I will complete next.
by Sandra R. on October 7, 2019
It is a challenging course, but with dedication and not letting pass too much time in between units it will be easy to pass. Tip: do all 3 exercises in each challenge after you learn a new topic.
by Kaitlin C. on October 5, 2019
I took this as a refresher course since it had been at least 10 years since I've last did algebra. It was a very good and quick course. I feel the tutorials prepared you well for the challenges and the challenges prepared you well for the milestone. It was a good course and well worth the price point for the credits.
by Alaina S. on October 4, 2019
Great review of basic algebra.
by Sarah S. on September 30, 2019
Started off nice and easy then BAM, it got much harder. The lessons are decent to follow and it's so nice to go back and deeper understand. I totally took advantage of the practice milestones to make sure I grasped everything, which was very helpful.
by Vincent P. on September 27, 2019
Very good course. Easy to follow the course tutorials
by Melissa P. on September 23, 2019
Great class! It was definitely a nice refresher to have and the concepts are laid out very well, making the class easy to follow.


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