Susan Cooper-Nguyen, Unknown, Texas Association of School Administrators, Philadelphia Performing Arts, String Theory Schools
This course is designed to augment the knowledge of the student who has limited background in algebra. Topics covered include but are not limited to: fundamental operations, special products and factors, functions, fractional equations, exponents, radicals, and quadratic equations. This course is intended for students who have some prior knowledge of algebra and are wishing to brush up on their algebra skills. This course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes each, was primarily recorded at the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. The video recordings are predominantly unedited clips from live classes.
Harrisburg Area Community College has multiple Intermediate Algebra iTunes U courses. They were created by different instructors. My course was published the second in iTunes U chronologically, thus the label V2.
The prerequisite for this course is Beginning Algebra, which is also in iTunes U: https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/beginning-algebra/id685311693
This course requires the use of a scientific calculator ( graphing calculator strongly encouraged but not required ).
After each lesson you will perform a self-assessment to monitor your progress in the course. An estimated time needed to perform each self-assessment is stated in each post. Answer keys for each self-assessment are provided in each post.
My hope is that by the end of this course you will have built a strong foundation in algebra which will benefit you greatly in future math courses such as college algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
Building a strong foundation in math will also greatly benefit those who are transferring to a large university or college as you will able to remain competitive.
Upon successful completion of this course I hope you:
Have lost any fear of math that you currently have
Feel fully prepared to take the next level of mathematics
Attain more proficiency/fluency in the language of algebra
Gain an appreciation for mathematics in the world around us You will NOT get any credit from taking this course in iTunes U though. You need to enroll as a regular or online student to receive credits. Please visit these web sites for more information.