# Algebra Made Easy with Math Minutes Pro

## What you'll learn

- Procedural and conceptual problem solving skills
- Study skills and test prep strategies
- How to solve math word problems
- Rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers
- Expressions, equations, and inequalities
- Linear functions, tables, and graphs
- One-step, two-step, and multi-step equations
- Ratios, proportions, and percent problems
- Linear functions in a coordinate plane and formulas (slope formula, slope-intercept form, and point-slope form)
- Solve and graph inequalities, compound inequalities, and absolute value equations
- Graph and solve systems of inequalities and systems of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination/addition methods
- The Pythagorean Theorem
- Foundational Trigonometry (sine, cosine, and tangent)
- Arithmetic and geometric sequences
- Scientific notion and laws or rules for exponents (a.k.a, properties of exponents)
- Probability
- Exponential growth and decay
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials
- Factor trinomials by grouping, difference of squares, and perfect squares
- Graphing quadratic equations in standard form
- Solve quadratics by graphing, factoring, square roots, completing the square, and the quadratic formula
- Simplify and solve square root expressions and equations
- Simplify and solve radical expressions and equations
- Simplify and solve rational expressions and equations
- Exponential and logarithmic functions and their properties

## Requirements

- A ready mind to learn, study, and practice to increase your retention of math concepts and problem solving strategies.
- You should be grounded in basic arithmetic (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing numbers).
- An understanding of key Pre-Algebra topics is helpful (i.e., decimals, fractions, percents).

## Description

**Overview**

Algebra Made Easy with Math Minutes Pro is a course composed of *"select"* math topics that are typically covered in an Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and/or a College Algebra course. Algebra topics that are usually challenging for students have been included as a focus for this course.

This course can be used in the following ways: **a)** to supplement your current Algebra course, **b)** to prepare you to take an upcoming Algebra-related course, **c)** to help prepare for upcoming tests (end of year, college math placement test, GRE or GMAT, SAT/ACT, ISEE/SSAT, HSPT) **d)** to strengthen your algebraic thinking for advanced topics related to courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Data Science, Design Thinking, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.

All math videos are published by Math Minutes Pro. Dr. Chris Harrison is the creator of Math Minutes Pro and instructor for this course.

**What's Included In This Course**

This course includes the following learning resources: math teaching videos, practice problems, math word problems, study resources, practice quizzes, and an End of Course Algebra Assessment with Key. The ultimate goal of this course is to help you become a confident, competent, and focused math learner.

You will get *lifetime access* to all lectures and their corresponding resources as described above. This Udemy course also comes with a *30-day money back guarantee!* If you are not satisfied in any way with this course, you'll get your money back.

**My Philosophy of Math Education**

I believe education is a path to a higher quality of life, a way of preparation for purposeful living, and a doorway to realizing dreams, addressing social dilemmas, and leaving a mark of excellence on the hearts and minds of present and future generations.

Math is hard when one does not understand math concepts, lack problem solving skills, and/or has little confidence in one's math ability. With over 25 years in math education (i.e., classroom teaching, training other teachers, and researching math education for best practices and what works on student learning, pedagogy, and curriculum planning), I understand this reality fully.

Math is made easy when a person understands math concepts and how to apply problem solving strategies and techniques. In other words, confidence in math is a function of (or depends on) one's competency in math. So, math is hard when you don't understand it and math is easy when you do understand it. *This is why I teach math for understanding.* I always say, "You have not fully grasped math until you can do it and explain it."

To this end, my goal is to help students develop their math proficiency according to the following 3 Phases of Math Understanding:

- Math Sentences: expressions and equations

- Word Sentences: building math literacy (or verbally speaking the language of mathematics)

- Picture or Model: modeling math concepts and real-life situations, graphic organizers (graphs, charts, and diagrams) and visualizing algorithmic thinking

Math is Life. Math is a reflection of life. We use math to represent and describe things that occur in life. Science is a way that we come to know and understand the world or natural phenomena. Hence, math and science go hand in hand because we use math to represent and describe the things we come to know through science.

*My Motto - Math is Life and Life is Math! ~by Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz (Math Guru)*

**Algebra Made Easy with Math Minutes Pro is organized by the following:**

*Section 1: Getting Started - Welcome, Overview, and Habits for Success in Algebra*Welcome to Algebra Made Easy with Math Minutes Pro

Course Overview

Learning, Studying, Word Problems, and Test-Taking Tips

*Sections 2 - 5: Algebraic Problem Solving, Practice Problems, and Quizzes*Integers, Expressions, Equations, and Operations

Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

Linear Functions, Formulas, and Graphs in a Coordinate Plane

Write, Solve, and Graph Inequalities on a Number Line

Absolute Value Equations

System of Equations

System of Inequalities

The Pythagorean Theorem

Adding and Multiplying Matrices

Foundational Trigonometry (sine, cosine, and tangent)

Law of Sines and Law of Cosines

Arithmetic and Geometric sequences

Scientific Notation

Rules or Properties of Exponents

Probability

Simplifying and Factoring Polynomials

The Quadratic Formula

Solving and Graphing Quadratics

Square Root Expressions and Equations

Rational Expressions and Equations

Exponential Growth and Decay

Introduction to Logarithms

*Section 6: Congratulations! You Completed the Algebra Made Easy with Math Minutes Pro Course*Conclusion and Next Steps

## Who this course is for:

- Middle school, high school, and college students enrolled in an Algebra-related course (e.g., Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or College Algebra)
- Homeschoolers and parents in need of extra support for teaching and learning Algebra-related courses
- Individuals who want to brush up on their Algebra skills
- Individuals who want to strengthen their algebraic thinking for advanced courses related to courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Python, Data Science, Design Thinking, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.
- Individuals who want to develop a mathematical and mental framework for computational thinking (i.e., decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm design)

## Course content

- Preview00:52
- Preview00:47
- 09:09Why is it important to study math?
- 15:044 Steps to Math Success
- 06:093 Study Tips for Math Success
- 05:25How to Solve a Math Word Problem

## Instructor

Dr. Chris Harrison is a Solutions Evangelist with a commitment to collaborating with organizational teams to build a critical mass of support to find strategic solutions to complex business and operational problems. As an* IBM certified Data Science Professional* and *IBM certified AI Engineering Professional*, his work is grounded in the synergy and intersection of leadership, data science, technology, collegiality, systems analysis, learning and development, project management, and continuous Improvement.

With over 25 years in education, Harrison has consulted with K-12 schools, colleges, and various community-based organizations on implementing evidence-based, best-practices for improving home-school-community partnerships, student learning / adult education, staff development, and mentoring and youth development outcomes.

Christopher Harrison taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Physics, and Physical Science to middle/high school and undergraduate students, modified and developed problem/project-based curricula for diverse learners, integrated educational technology / web-based learning, and differentiated instruction for youth and adults with diverse learning styles.

Dr. Harrison has authored several books including *How to Help Your Child Achieve Academic Success in School: Educating Your Child During the Elementary, Middle, & High School Years*. Harrison and his wife are co-founders of LIFTT Inc., a STEM education nonprofit that provides free, on-demand web-based learning experiences to youth and young adults. Harrison is also Creator of Math Minutes Pro, a YouTube-based, personalized learning platform for teaching mathematics to youth and adults.

Dr. Harrison holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Administration, two Master's degrees in Math/Science Education and Educational Leadership, and a teaching certificate in Math/Science education all from the Mills College School of Education. He also earned a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from Morehouse College. Dr. Harrison enjoys fishing, camping, playing golf, tinkering around with Maker Ed. projects, and spending time with his family.