Welcome to Online College Algebra! Here are a few instructions and helpful hints
to get you through this course.
1. Read the syllabus! I cannot stress how important this is in an online course! Pay special attention
to how the course is structured, as wel
College Algebra 121
Ch. 1.4-1.5 Checklist
Homework:
o Watch, listen and take notes on videos in Complex Numbers
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An Introduction to Complex Numbers
Negative Radicands
Subtracting Negative Radicands
Multiply Negative Radicands
How to get a
College Algebra 121
Ch. 1.2-1.3 Checklist
Homework:
o Read the syllabus!
o Watch, listen and take notes on videos in Linear Equations
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Linear Equations Definition and Example
Linear Equations involving Fractions
Watch me work an example with fr
College Algebra 121
Ch. 1.6-1.7 Checklist
Homework:
o Watch, listen and take notes on videos in Other Types of Equations
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Radical Equations
Example Radical Equations
Equations with Rational Exponents
Example - Equations with Rational Exponents
Exam 1 Information
There are 18 problems on the following topics:
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Solve a linear equation (2)
Decide if an equation is identity, conditional or inconsistent (1)
Solve a rational equation (1)
Solve a linear word problem (1)
Add, s
Ch. 2.1-2.2 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on Introduction to Functions. There are 7 lectures and
examples.
o Relations
o Functions
o Example Is the Relation a Function?
o Function Notation
o Example Function Evaluation
o Domain and Range
o Basi
Ch. 2.3-2.4 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on An Introduction to Lines. There are 5 lectures and
examples.
o Slope
o Point-Slope Form
o Slope-Intercept Form
o Example using Slope-Intercept to Graph
o Lecture x & y Intercepts
o Watch, listen and
Ch. 2.7-2.8 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on 2.7 Inverse Functions. There are 7 lectures and
examples.
o Introduction to Inverses
o One-to-One
o Finding Inverses
o Graphing Inverses
o Example Graphing Inverse Points
o Example Finding an Inverse
Ch. 2.5-2.6 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on Function Translations & Reflections. There are 6
lectures and examples.
o Vertical-Horizontal Shifts
o Graphing Translations
o Reflections
o Stretching & Shrinking
o Graphing Translated Basic Functio
Exam 2 Information
There are 20 problems on the following topics:
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Determine if a relation is a function (2)
Evaluate a function (1)
Given graph, determine domain and range (1)
Calculate the slope of a line (1)
Write the e
Exam 3 Information
There are 20 problems on the following topics:
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Graph a quadratic function (1)
Given quadratic function, determine the minimum or maximum (1)
Solve a word problem involving minimum/maximum (1)
Determine if
Ch. 3.5-3.6 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on Rational Functions.
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Introduction to Rational Functions
Graphing Translated Basic Functions
3.5 Finding Asymptotes
Another Example Finding Asymptotes
3.5 Graphing Rational Functions
Asym
Ch. 3.1-3.2 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on Quadratic Functions.
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Introduction to Quadratics
Overview of Quadratics
Graphing Quadratics
Vertex and Translations
o Watch, listen and take notes on Polynomial Functions.
o Polynomial Functio
Ch. 4.1-4.2 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on 4.1 Exponential Functions.
o Introduction to Exponential Functions
o Graphing Exponential Functions
o Compound Interest
o Watch, listen and take notes on 4.2 Logarithmic Functions.
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Introduc
Ch. 4.3-4.4 Checklist
o Watch, listen and take notes on 4.3 Properties of Logarithms.
o Properties of Logarithms
o Change-of-Base Property
o Watch, listen and take notes on 4.4 Exponential & Logarithmic Equations.
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Exponential Equations Like Bases
Final Exam Information
There are 50 problems on the following topics:
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Solve a linear equation (2)
Decide if an equation is identity, conditional or inconsistent (1)
Solve a rational