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Visualizing Algebra

San Jose State University via Udacity

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Throughout this course, we will use algebra to quantify and describe the world around us. Have you ever wondered how many songs can fit onto your flash drive? By the end of the course, you’ll have stronger skills for modeling problems, analyzing patterns, and using algebra to arrive at conclusions.

Why Take This Course?

Understand and develop the language, models, and tools for math reasoning.

Reason with numbers and units to solve problems.

Identify, analyze, extend, and create patterns and functions.

Make connections about relations and functions through multiple representations: graphs, charts, tables, equations.

Apply mathematical reasoning and logic to solve equations and write equivalent forms.


Unit 1 - Review of Foundations

Unit 2 - Equations and Inequalities

Unit 3 - Graphs of Linear Equations

Unit 4 - Systems of Equations

Unit 5 - Exponents and Polynomials

Unit 6 - Factoring

Unit 7 - Rational Expressions

Unit 8 - Rational Exponents and Radicals

Unit 9 - Solving Quadratic Equations

Unit 10 - Quadratic Equations and Applications

Unit 11 - Conic Sections

Unit 12 - Inverses, Exponentials, and Logarithms

Taught by

Susan McClory, Sandra DeSousa and Chris Saden


2.6 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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    Susan L Naylor

    Susan L Naylor is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Overall, I felt very frustrated with the class. The lessons were okay, but many times I would type in an answer, knew it was the correct one after checking the correct answer to make sure it wasn't me, and still would get the "try again" message. I ended up dropping the class and will look for another site.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Great material presented by instructors who know how to illustrate the basics of math and its building blocks. Highly recommended content for anyone needing to get all the basics of Algebra. BUT ... the course is barely worth doing because nearly every solution box generates an error so there is no possible progress tracking since you don't know if you got an answer correct or not. UNFORTUNATE LOSS FOR ONLINE MATH LEARNERS!
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