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College Algebra

College Algebra

Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non­-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario­-based activities designed around real world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Continents State University
  • 3 semester credits at Continents State University
  • Continents State University Equivalency: BUS 2040: Business Statistics

Category: Math and Science

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Description

College Algebra

Course Description
Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario-based activities designed around real-world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Perform mathematical functions involving real numbers
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear equations, inequalities, and series/sequences
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear representations and systems of linear equations and inequalities
  • Apply mathematical concepts to algebraic expressions and quadratic equations.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to functions and non-linear equations

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Amy L. on January 25, 2021
Thank you Sophia!
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by William T. on January 25, 2021
I took College Algebra after taking the Foundations course. I felt like the Foundations course was really helpful in getting me prepared for the College Algebra course, which I was a little worried about. College Algebra didn't get as involved as I thought it would, but it was a reasonable challenge for someone who did pre-calc in High School but hasn't touched it again in the past 16 years. I used the text lessons, and I felt like they did a pretty good job of breaking the problems down into small pieces and walking the reader through the process of getting the answer. Even in the challenge questions (or the milestones, after you've submitted them), I felt like Sophia did a really good job of breaking down the right answer and how it was arrived at. I've been really impressed with both of the math classes I've taken through Sophia thus far.
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by Joseph C. on January 25, 2021
The ease of use and interaction with the tutoring and tutorials were great!
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by SHANNON C. on January 25, 2021
This was challenging and fast! The tutorials were great and I enjoyed being able to practice.
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by Christian M. on January 25, 2021
Course was very well organized and easy to understand.
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by Laraea M. on January 24, 2021
Overall, I felt I got what I put into the course. I was able to pass my milestones by using the textbook and referring to the notebook of notes I took. Take your time during this course!
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by Virginia N. on January 24, 2021
very user friendly
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by Kayla W. on January 24, 2021
I am not a math person! I have always struggled with math, but I was able to pass this course! I recommend studying additionally outside of Sophia if you want to learn more in depth as they didn't give many examples.

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  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for membership, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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