Algebra for Calculus

Algebra for Calculus

4 Credits

The study of the properties of elementary functions, such as polynomial, absolute, radical, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics include equations, inequalities, functions, and their graphs. Students will formulate, analyze, solve and interpret mathematical and real-world problems. Student work will be completed in an open-source homework platform through the online learning management system (LMS) as well as some paper assignments to be scanned and submitted electronically to the LMS. A mix of figures, video lectures, examples, and help is available to assist students in the course. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to have video conversations with the course facilitator. Students will work with the course facilitator to create a customized learning plan to create a path toward course completion. In this problem-based quantitative course, students will have the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with other students in the course. Students are given opportunities for extra credit. The course is intended to provide the algebra skills for calculus.

Course Information

Delivery Method
Completion of 2 years of high school Algebra and 1 year of high school Geometry with a C or better or the equivalent. Appropriate for advanced high school students; First-year or higher college students.
Course Level
Time to Complete
Up to 6 months from registration date

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Course Tuition $ 1308
Administrative Fee $ 75
Total Tuition and Fees $ 1383*

* Total does not include the cost of course materials. Please refer to our Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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