Course Syllabus

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There is no required textbook for this course.

The course has been designed to be completed with no separate textbook, but you are free to purchase and use any high-school level Algebra textbook you wish as a secondary resource. 

Course Outline

Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.

If this is your first course in Canvas, please review these tips for getting started and explore the Student Tutorial.

Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: Foundations for Algebra
Variables and Expressions | Order of Operations | Real Numbers | Properties of Real Numbers | Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers | Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers | The Distributive Property | Introduction to Equations | Equations and Graphs
Lesson 1 Assignment | Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Solving Equations
Solving One-Step Equations | Solving Two-Step Equations | Solving Multi-Step Equations | Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides
Lesson 2 Assignment | Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Solving Equations II
Literal Equations and Formulas | Ratios, Rates and Conversions | Solving Proportions | Similar Figures | Percents | Percent Of Change and Relative Error
Lesson 3 Assignment | Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Solving Inequalities
Inequalities and Graphs | Solving Inequalities With Addition and Subtraction | Solving Inequalities With Multiplication and Division | Solving Multi-Step Inequalities | Set Notation | Compound Inequalities | Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities | Unions and Intersections of Sets
Lesson 4 Assignment | Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Tips for the Midterm Exam and Examity Proctoring Information
Exam Application | Examity
Midterm Exam

Lesson 6: An Introduction to Functions
Relating Two Quantities with Graphs | Linear Functions and Patterns | Nonlinear Function and Patterns | Graphing a Function | Writing a Function Rule | Arithmetic Sequences
Lesson 6 Assignment | Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Linear Functions
Slope and Rate of Change | Direct Variation | Slope-Intercept Form of a Line | Point-Slope Form of a Line | Standard Form of a Line | Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | Scatter Plots and Trend Lines | Graphing Absolute Value Functions and Piecewise Functions |Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | Graphing Absolute Value Functions and Piecewise Functions
Lesson 7 Assignment | Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems Through Graphing | Solving Systems Through Substitution | Solving Systems Through Elimination | Linear Systems
Lesson 8 Assignment | Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Systems of Inequalities
The Linear Inequality | Systems of Linear Inequalities | More Systems of Linear Inequalities
Lesson 9 Assignment | Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Final Exam Tips and Examity Proctoring Information
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
Exam Application | Examity
Final Exam

Course Summary:

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