Jan 7, 2013 to Mar 18, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Some of your work will be assessed by a content expert
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
- You will not be given a final grade in this course
Full course description
Algebra+ is a 10-week online course designed for students who have successfully completed high school algebra but who placed into pre-college level mathematics at their local college or university. This course is for refreshing their math skills with a review of pre-college level algebra. After successfully completing this course, the goal would be to retake your college’s placement exam, or take the placement exam for the first time, and place into a college level mathematics course like College Algebra or Precalculus.
The plus in Algebra+ indicates a unique aspect of this course, the inclusion of “the rest of the story” about the things you learned in algebra. What is often not clear when one takes the standard algebra course is that most of the problems in the text have been carefully constructed to make sure they can be solved using the limited techniques taught in the course. The problems encountered in the real world tend to be messy problems for which the textbook approaches are very tedious or simply won’t work. During this course, in addition to the standard textbook techniques, we will show you how to leverage technology to solve the more general problems you may encounter in your application courses and how to use technology to turbocharge your learning experience.
Randy Anderson is currently the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. He received his M.S. in Mathematics from Northern Arizona University (1997) and his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from The University of Texas at Dallas (1990). He has taught mathematics classes at the community college level since 1992.