This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.
In this college level Algebra course, you will learn to apply algebraic reasoning to solve problems effectively. You’ll develop skills in linear and quadratic functions, general polynomial functions, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. You will also study systems of linear equations. This course will emphasize problem-solving techniques, specifically by means of discussing concepts in each of these topics.
Content in this course will be adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. Utilizing the ALEKS learning system, students in this personalized, self-paced course will be instructed on the topics they are most ready to learn while also providing individualized coaching as you move through each topic.
This is a 3-credit hour course at Arizona State University (MAT 117 College Algebra) and satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.
- How to apply algebraic reasoning to solve a range of problems.
- How to identify functions, domains, ranges, intercepts and other critical algebraic concepts
- Skills required for success in future studies in calculus.
Adrian Sannier is the Chief Academic Technology Officer for EdPlus at ASU and a Professor of Practice in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Engineering at Arizona State University. He is part of the ASU team pursuing an ambitious program of general education reform that Inside Higher Education called "ground zero for data-driven teaching in higher education", combining Big Data, social networking, and evidence based instruction to drive better student outcomes at scale.
Previously, Sannier was Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson, the world’s largest education company, where he helped forge a partnership between ASU Online and Pearson. Under the agreement, Pearson provides ASU with technology, content, and services to support ASU's twin goals of access and excellence. While at Pearson, Sannier also led the product teams responsible for Learning Studio, Tapestry, Equella, and #OpenClass. Sannier has been an outspoken evangelist for the increased use of technology in Education. In 2012 The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sannier one of the “12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses”.