Learn Algebra in 10 Minutes a Day
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# Learn Algebra in 10 Minutes a Day

Bite-sized lessons that clearly explain complex algebra topics in a way that fits your busy schedule.
4.6 (15 ratings)
137 students enrolled
Created by Laura Baggett
Last updated 10/2015
English
Price: \$50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
• 5 hours on-demand video
• 1 Supplemental Resource
• Access on mobile and TV
• Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
• Be comfortable with Algebra as a student, teacher, or parent.
• Understand and apply the basic concepts of Algebra.
• Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable.
• Graph linear equations using the rectangular coordinate system and a number of methods.
• Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.
• Completely factor polynomials.
• Perform operations involving rational expressions.
• Determine the domain and range of functions.
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers.
• Simplify radical expressions, work with rational exponents, and solve radical equations.
• Solving quadratic equations using a variety of methods.
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Requirements
• Paper and pencil
• Scientific calculator (The kind already loaded onto desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones is sufficient. NO GRAPHING CALCULATOR is required or recommended.)
• Students should be comfortable with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of real numbers (including negative numbers, fractions, and decimals).
Description

Are you trying to learn Algebra at your school or college but struggling to understand your textbook or the teacher?

Are you a parent who is having trouble helping your child with his or her schoolwork?

Do you need someone to explain Algebra to you in a simple way that is easy to understand?

Do you benefit from seeing problems worked and hearing explanations?

Are you needing some help but don't have all day to spend on Algebra?

If so, then you have come to the right place. This course offers bite-sized lessons that fit into your busy schedule. You can watch one per day or as many as you like. You can pick and choose the topics that are causing you the most difficulty. You can also access resources containing practice problems to make sure you understand the material.

I have been a college math teacher for 14 years, and other than Calculus, Algebra is my most favorite topic in math. (Yes, I said it: I love algebra!) Because I'm super-comfortable with the topic, I know how to explain it in ways that students understand. I've taught the content many, many times, so I can anticipate areas that tend to give students trouble and make sure that you don't trip over those same spots.

So, if you're needing some help in your Algebra class, wanting to learn Algebra on your own, or wanting to help others better understand Algebra, I would be honored if you would join me by clicking "Enroll Now."

See you inside!

Who is the target audience?
• This course is designed for students who want (or need) to learn Algebra but who do not necessarily have a large amount of time to devote to studying the subject.
• It would also be appropriate for those who wish to brush up on their Algebra skills.
• Homeschool parents may choose to use this course to increase their own confidence with the subject or as an Algebra course for their child/student.
• This course is not designed for students who are already fluent in higher-level math such as Calculus or beyond.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
04:51:08
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Welcome!
2 Lectures 01:52

Since you're going to be hearing my voice quite a bit during this course - for better or for worse! - I thought it might help to put a face with the voice and introduce myself a bit. I hope you'll also feel free to introduce yourself in the discussion board area.

Preview 01:52

Course Information
4 pages
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Foundational Topics
4 Lectures 34:37

In this first lecture, we'll cover some of the basic concepts that will be used in the rest of the course: constants, variables, and exponents.

Preview 09:52

What are "like terms?" Do they have anything to do with Facebook? Why do we need to know what they are?

Like Terms
07:53

What do peanut butter sandwiches, shopping at Walmart, and Algebra have in common? The distributive property!

The Distributive Property
08:57

In this lecture, we'll learn a bit more about exponents and how to simplify expressions containing them.

Exponents
07:55
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Linear Equations and Inequalities
3 Lectures 31:23

What in the world is a polynomial, and what do we do with them?

06:37

Tracking down the value of that pesky x.

Solving Linear Equations
13:01

Fighting inequality, one number line at a time.

Linear Inequalities
11:45
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Graphing Linear Equations
7 Lectures 53:07

"I think, therefore I ... plot points?"

The Cartesian Coordinate System
05:35

Learning to graph solutions to linear equations using a table of values, i.e., the long way.

Using a Table of Values
08:19

Intercepts - bad in football, good in Algebra.

Finding the Intercepts
04:50

Just how steep is that line, anyway?

Slope
08:41

Do a little mathe-magic and presto! - the slope and intercept pop right out of the hat.

Slope-Intercept Form
08:12

Graphing the misfits.

Horizontal and Vertical Lines
06:48

Find the equation of a line given either two points or the slope and one point.

Determining Equations of Lines
10:42
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Polynomial Multiplication
2 Lectures 11:51

By extending the distributive property, we can multiply polynomials of any number of terms.

Binomial Multiplication (FOIL)
07:33

Here's another approach to multiplication of polynomials that may look more familiar.

Binomial Multiplication (Another Approach)
04:18
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Factoring
5 Lectures 45:53

What is a greatest common factor? For that matter, what is a factor?

Finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
06:23

Once we've determined the GCF, what do we do with it?

Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
07:37

One method for factoring trinomials is the AC Method. This lecture also includes information on factoring by grouping.

Factoring Trinomials Using the AC Method (includes Factoring by Grouping)
10:55

Factoring the difference of two squares and the sum and difference of two cubes.

Factoring Special Binomials
11:27

Factoring trinomials by trial-and-error, and a general process for factoring polynomials.

Factoring Polynomials: A General Process
09:31
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Rational Expressions
3 Lectures 24:05

Learn how to simplify rational expressions by dividing out common factors (not common terms!).

Simplifying Rational Expressions
07:33

Multiplying and dividing rational expressions.

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
06:06

10:26
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Functions
2 Lectures 19:38

What is a function?

Functions: Definition and Notation
10:31

Determining the domain and range of a function.

Functions: Domain and Range
09:07
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3 Lectures 19:13
09:15

05:40

Rational Exponents
04:18
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6 Lectures 45:29

What are complex numbers and imaginary numbers?

Complex Numbers
10:10

What is a quadratic equation? And how can we use the factoring strategies that we learned earlier to solve one?

06:26

What is the Square Root Property, and how will it help in solving quadratic equations?

Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square Root Property
03:55

Learn how to create a perfect-square trinomial in order to apply the Square Root Property.

Solve Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
11:32

In this lecture, I'll demonstrate how the quadratic formula can be obtained by applying Completing the Square to a generic quadratic equation.

06:36