Thank you for teaching this class and taking the time to help as needed. I feel a little more confident in helping my daughter with her math homework now. I just got a job with Princeton Review to tutor students on the SAT. Taking this class refreshed my mind enough that I passed the math pre-test in order to get the job.

This was a great course, taught by a knowledgeable instructor. I liked how the subject was put into a context that related to everyday life and was mixed with other subjects to make it more interesting. Thank you for making Algebra as painless as possible!

This course was informative and very useful to me in my future educational endeavors. I loved the instructor's sense of humor and teaching style, she made algebra practical and understandable and took the "fear" out of it.

Thank you for this course. It really was what I was looking for; the format, the time flexibility, and the easy accessibility made all the positive difference for me. Thank you very much!

The class is an algebraic workout doing various problems and review of previous algebra class work. I recommend this course to those who are weak in Algebra.

I really enjoyed this course and I am satisfied with the material covered. Everything was straightforward with good examples. I will recommend this course to friends.

This course really helped me to rethink and improve on skills that I have not used in over 20 years. I took this course a refresher so I can re-test for my math placement. I'm hoping that this course will do that. This course was also very affordable and interesting. At the very least it has taught me some very good core algebra functions and applied them to my life.

Thank you for teaching me this course! I developed new skills as I hoped. Your lessons were very detailed and helped me understand the subject easily.

I would just like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking this course. I have to admit I was a little confounded by some of the problems in the course, but those were the ones that challenged me to think harder.

Thank you Sharon for the opportunity to learn this material with you. It exceeded by expectations, since there was a lot I had forgotten since high school. I really appreciated the real-life examples, and how you were able to explain the mathematical concepts easily.

Introduction to Algebra Details + Objective

Course Code: ita

You Will Learn

- Learn definitions, numeric properties, and basic operations
- Gain and understanding of algebraic concepts: order of operations, units of measurement, scientific notation, algebraic equations, rational numbers and more
- Acquire a variety of math skills to solve almost any math problem
- Learn to use your new found math skills in a variety of practical ways

How the course is taught

- Instructor-led course
- 6 weeks in duration
- Courses begin each month
- 2 lessons released each week
- 24 course hours

How you will benefit

- Obtain a vide variety of math skills that will help you find solutions to almost any math problem
- Understand the most important mathematical concepts of algebra
- Gain an understanding of how algebra is relevant in your daily life

Introduction to Algebra Outline

Week 1

Go in search of algebraic solutions. You’ll learn definitions, numeric properties, and basic operations and where they originated. Then you’ll learn the different physical quantities, their units of measurement, and why they’re important. You will also be shown the dimensions of length, area, and volume and how to convert their units of measurement. In addition you will learn the difference between mass and weight, and density and weight density.

Week 2

Evaluate algebraic expressions by using the order of operations and the distributive property. You will learn to translate word problems into numerical ones. Then you will learn formulas for basic shapes.

Week 3

Learn how to balance equations while learning more formulas, such as those used to calculate interest, distance and temperature. Then you will calculate problems involving percentages and you’ll learn how to determine a specific quantity of a component of a mixture or solution given specific concentrations.

Week 4

Calculate populations, averages, length, and widths. You will also learn how to calculate consecutive integers, including consecutive odd and even integers. Then you’ll learn about rations and how to apply them to probability and odds. You will learn how to solve proportions, find out how quantities vary in equations, and how to apply these variations to scientific laws involving weight, area, and equations of lines.

Week 5

Engage in outdoor activities such as jogging, boating, and traveling in order to solve equations of uniform linear motion. You will learn to calculate distance, rate (speed), and time while going in the same direction, opposite directions, and with wind and water current. Then you will learn how to use the formula that employs the same concept as the uniform linear motion equation. You’ll calculate how long it takes to finish the job, how much of the job is done, and at what rate the job is done, depending on the number of people doing the job.

Week 6

You will discover some of the natural laws that govern our universe and delve into other physics concepts such as resistance, conductance, focal length, and forces. Finally you will test various problem-solving skill.

Introduction to Algebra Instructors

Sharon Daniels

Sharon Daniels received a B.S. in physics from Southern University in Louisiana, and was accepted into a prestigious North Carolina Teach program. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She teaches for a private school, worked as a programmer/engineer for a large aerospace firm, and provides consulting, tutoring, and training services in statistics, calculus, programming, database and Web design, project management, and economics.

Introduction to Algebra Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Introduction to Algebra Frequently Asked Questions

When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.