Topics in Algebra: Strategies for Solving Equations
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This course covers algebraic topics including solving one variable equations, clearing fractions and decimals, solving formulas, inequalities and number lines, equations with radicals, completing the square, quadratic equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, and compound inequalities . The course curriculum aligns to content that is common to most high school algebra 1 and algebra 2 courses as well as college level algebra. Content is taught through interactive video lectures that include guided practice problems and the associated live action solutions. The curriculum is organized into 2 chapters (sections), containing a total of 24 video lectures that are approximately 10 minutes in length each. The instructor for this course is a certified math instructor with over 10 years of middle school, high school, and college level teaching experience.
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|Section 1: Solving Equations|
Solving Equations 1Preview
Solving Equations 2Preview
Solving Equations 3 (Multistep Equations)
Solving Equations 4 (Special Cases)
Solving Equations 5 (Clearing Fractions)
Solving Equations 6 (Clearing Decimals)
Formulas and Literal Equations
Graphing Inequalities on the Number Line
Solving Linear Inequalities 1
Solving Linear Inequalities 2
Inequalities (Special Cases)
|Section 2: Advanced Strategies for Solving Equations|
Identities and Contradicitons
Solve Rational Equations (Fractions)
Solving Radical Equations
Solving Radical Equations (2 Radicals)
Square Root Property
Completing the Square
Other Equations in Quadratic Form
The Quadratic Formula
Absolute Value Equations
Absolute Value Equations 2
Absolute Value Inequalities
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