Advanced Algebra: Strategies for Success
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Advanced Algebra: Strategies for Success

The curriculum of the Advanced Algebra course correlates with high school algebra 2 and college intermediate algebra.
4.1 (6 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.
253 students enrolled
Created by Joe Huston
Last updated 11/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Differentiate between sets of numbers including natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, real numbers, and imaginary or complex numbers
  • Perform basic operations on number values including determining absolute values
  • Apply basic mathematical and algebraic properties of real numbers
  • Solve linear, absolute value, and fractional equations
  • Solve real-world application problems that involve linear, absolute value, and rational equations and inequalities
  • Factor polynomial expressions
  • Evaluate polynomial expressions
  • Perform operations of algebraic rational expressions
  • Simplify complex fractions
  • Simplify and perform operations with radical expressions
  • Solve quadratic equations by multiple methods
  • Solve real-world applications involving quadratic systems
  • Solve simultaneous equations in multiple variables
  • Write the equation of line in multiple forms
  • Determine the domain and range of fuctions
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Requirements
  • A scientific or graphing calculator and a small amount of graph paper would be helpful for this course.
Description

This course covers algebraic topics including advanced strategies for solving equations, graphing algebraic functions, polynomials, systems of equations, advanced topics with radicals and square roots, variation, and applications (word problems). The course curriculum aligns to content that is common to most high school algebra 2 courses as well as college level intermediate algebra. Content is taught through interactive video lectures that include guided practice problems and the associated live action solutions. The curriculum is organized into 7 chapters (topics), containing a total of 60 video lectures that are approximately 10 minutes in length each. The course culminates with end of chapter assessments to check for skills mastery. Answer Keys are included for all assessments. The instructor for this course is a certified math instructor with over 10 years of middle school, high school, and college level teaching experience.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students with a foundation in basic algebraic topics
  • Students preparing for a college placement exam
  • High school, home school, or college level students
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 65 Lectures Collapse All 65 Lectures 07:55:02
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Advanced Strategies for Solving Equations
13 Lectures 01:49:42


Solving Radical Equations
06:18


Square Root Property
09:38

Completing the Square
09:37

Other Equations in Quadratic Form
12:14


The Discriminant
05:34

Compound Inequalities
07:49

Absolute Value Equations
06:22

Absolute Value Equations 2
08:02

Absolute Value Inequalities
09:36
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Advanced Graphing Techniques
14 Lectures 01:43:09
Average Rate of Change
05:04

Distance Formula
05:50

Midpoint Formula
03:59

Parallel Lines
04:59

Perpendicular Lines
03:46

Identify Domain and Range From Graphs
08:55

Domain of Rational Expressions
09:00

Domain of Complex Fractions
09:38

Graphing: Writing Equations 1
06:32

Graphing: Writing Equations 2
07:04

Graphing From an Application (Word Problem)
07:14


Transformations on the Coordinate Plane 2
12:20

Multiple Transformations
08:49
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Functions
10 Lectures 01:00:06
Function Notation
04:15

Identifying Functions
09:21

Sum or Difference of Functions
05:06

Product or Quotient of Functions
04:49

Composite Functions
03:41

Difference Quotient
07:26

X and Y Intercepts of Functions
05:41

Identify Even or Odd Functions
07:10

One-to-One and Horizontal Line Test
05:07

Inverse Functions
07:30
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Polynomials
7 Lectures 45:37
Adding Polynomials
05:09

Subtracting Polynomials
06:03

Products of Polynomials (FOIL)
08:35

Products of Polynomials (Binomial X Trinomial)
05:16

Division of Polynomials (Divide by a Monomial)
05:30

Long Division of Polynomials
07:59

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Systems of Equations
6 Lectures 59:02
Classifying Systems of Linear Equations
08:06

Contradictions and Identities
09:38

Solve a System by Graphing
05:36

Solve a System by Elimination (Addition)
12:23

Solve a System by Substitution
08:36

Systems in Three Equations
14:43
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Advanced Topics with Radicals
7 Lectures 51:19
Beyond Square Roots: Simplifying Other Roots
06:44

Rational Exponents
07:13

Rationalize Denominators (1 term)
08:14

Rationalize Denominators (2 terms)
08:20

Imaginary and Complex Numbers
08:18

Adding and Subtracting Complex Numbers
02:56

Multiplying and Dividing Complex Numbers
09:34
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Variation
3 Lectures 21:07
Direct Variation
07:21

Inverse Variation
06:54

Joint (Combined) Variation
06:52
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Skills Assessments
5 Lectures 00:00
Skills Assessment #1: Strategies for solving Advanced Equations
6 pages

Skills Assessment #2: Graphing and Functions
8 pages

Skills Assessment #3: Polynomials
3 pages

Skills Assessment #4: Systems of Equations
4 pages

Skills Assessment #5 Advanced topics with Radicals
4 pages
About the Instructor
Joe Huston
4.7 Average rating
80 Reviews
963 Students
6 Courses
College Instructional Leader: Mathematics and Sciences

I have been using projects, games, cooperative learning, and interactive activities to teach mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college levels for the last 12 years.

I run a highly interactive classroom that promotes student participation and critical thinking. In a typical class period (my class periods are 100 minutes long), I generally limit my speaking time to two-20 minute sessions. These sessions are broken up by class projects, assignments, and explorative activities that engage the students with the material (often in small group settings).

-State of Florida Star teacher award

-2 x teacher of the month (HS)

-Rookie Teacher of the year (HS)

-High School Student Learning Gains 83%-89% each year

-Foundation Grant 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

-Lockheed Martin Academy Grant 2006-2008

Florida International University (BBA Finance)

University of Central Florida (MA Math Education)

The Florida State University (Institutional Research Graduate Certificate)

Member of Florida Developmental Education Association

State of Florida Teacher Certification 2006-current 

NCTM Member 2006-2008

Intervention Services of Central Florida 2006 (Mentoring at-risk youth)

Student Achievement Initiative Mentor (2000-2002) Mentoring secondary students at-risk for dropping out of school

Project Speak (Suicide Prevention Program) 2010