Algebra Boot Camp - Master The Fundamentals of Algebra!
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Algebra Boot Camp - Master The Fundamentals of Algebra!

If you hate Math, or think you can't do it, take this course!
4.6 (27 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,484 students enrolled
Created by John Swokowski
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Look at Algebra in a more positive and confident manner, and be better prepared to succeed in learning Algebra.
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Requirements
  • All students should have at least a 6th grade education and a desire to learn.
Description

If you feel that you do not like Math and think that you are not very good at it, then this course is for you! There are many reasons why you feel this way, but I can assure you that it has nothing to do with your intelligence.

Learn to speak the language

You see, languages are hard to learn, and Math is a language. It is a symbolic language! It uses symbols that stand for things, and if you do not understand what the symbols mean, then you cannot speak or understand the language.

When you complete my course, you will have an understanding of all of the most widely used symbols that you will encounter in any Algebra course. Being able to speak the symbolic language of Mathematics will give you the confidence and the ability to learn.

Get involved in your learning

I will walk you through each topic carefully and will give you the opportunity to practice each of the tasks with downloadable worksheets designed to focus only on the idea that is being discussed. You cannot learn by watching something, or just listening to a lecture. I watch a lot of basketball on TV, but that doesn’t make me a better basketball player!

All you need is desire

I’ve been a Math Teacher in the city of Milwaukee for over 35 years. I’ve never come across a student that couldn’t learn if they wanted to learn. That is all you really need! I hope to see you in my class soon! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are getting ready to take an Algebra class.
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The Language of Algebra
5 Lectures 13:32
Unit One Intro
00:54

Students will become familiar with the Algebra symbols for multiplication and division.

Lesson 1.1
02:23

Students will learn about exponents and square roots.

Lesson 1.2
04:21

Students will develop an understanding of Absolute Value.

Lesson 1.3
02:02

Students will learn how to work with inequalities.

Lesson 1.4
03:52
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Seeing Things Differently
8 Lectures 25:51
Unit 2 Intro
00:30

Students will learn to identify coefficients of algebraic expressions.

Lesson 2.1
02:56

Students will learn how to simplify expressions by eliminating parenthesis. 

Lesson 2.2
04:10

Students will learn how to combine like terms.

Lesson 2.3
03:18

Students will become familiar with eliminating parenthesis AND combining like terms.

Lesson 2.4
02:40

Students will learn how to move terms around in Algebra expressions.

Lesson 2.5
05:37

Students will learn how to finish solving an equation.

Lesson 2.6
03:26

Students will develop an understanding of the order of operations.

Lesson 2.7
03:14
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The Coordinate System.
3 Lectures 05:57
Unit 3 Intro
00:39

Students will learn about the four quadrants and how to identify the coordinates of points located in them.

Lesson 3.1
03:27

Lesson 3.2
01:51
About the Instructor
John Swokowski
4.6 Average rating
27 Reviews
1,484 Students
1 Course
High School Math Teacher

Hello, my name is John Swokowski. I have taught High School Algebra for over 35 years. The most rewarding experiences I have encountered have been working with At-Risk students who did not like Math and thought they could not learn it. I love teaching and am looking forward to reaching many more students through Udemy.