This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I can't say I'd recommend this online course, while professor Chen provides a wealth of instructional material to study, the curriculum makes assumptions in the student's level of comprehension in mathematics that I, for one, lacked at the time.
Course highlights:
Graphing is fairly easy, but what I really learned were the more basic fundamentals of Algebra I didn't understand or know before taking the class, this was all self-directed, as the material provided by the course fails to prepare students for this.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
If you haven't taken algebra in high school or it has been a considerable time since, I recommend a remedial algebra course before delving into this one.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
I would recommend MATH 1314 at Blinn because it touches on various topics and goes in depth about them. To me it was a refresher of things that I had already learned, but it went further still and I acquired new information throughout the class.
Course highlights:
This course involved a lot of graphing. I learned easier ways of finding asymptotes, intercepts, and slope. Moreover, I was introduced to a new subject: matrices.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
My advice is to practice as much as you can. Come up with your own numbers and equations and practice. Students should keep trying until they can do a problem without someone else's assistance and get it correct.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this coarse if you need it for your degree. If you know simple algebra then this class will be super easy for you.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course for me were the grades. I learned how to do interest rates.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
you will receive an A in this course if you simply do the MathLab homework. The homework along with most of the quizzes are online and you have as many tries as you want.