# Introduction to Algebra

Develop a rich understanding of math while you study algebra in a relaxed and supportive environment. This course emphasizes practical math applications of your new algebra skills to help you learn math reasoning in a real-world context and discover solutions to almost any math problem.

## Description

This online math course integrates mathematics, specifically algebra with many other areas of study, including history, biology, and geography. You will develop a rich understanding of math while you study algebra right here in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Its emphasis on practical math applications of your new-found algebraic skills will help you learn math reasoning in a real-world context. As a result, you will acquire a wide variety of basic math skills that will help you find solutions to almost any math problem.

This concise and straightforward course will help you understand some of the most important mathematical concepts of algebra: order of operations, units of measurement, scientific notation, algebraic equations, rational numbers, and fundamental concepts of accounting like calculating simple interest.

By the time you finish this online math course, you will understand how algebra is relevant to every aspect of your daily life!

## Syllabus

## requirements

**Prerequisites:**

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

**Requirements:**

Hardware Requirements:

- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

**Instructional Material Requirements:**

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

## about the instructor

**Barbara Rolston**

Barbara Rolston holds a master's degree. Since 1975, she has been taught GED preparatory classes in a variety of settings, including adult schools, community colleges, and large corporations. She also was responsible for administering the GED exam in a correctional facility for two years. Math experience includes tutoring community college students on a wide range of math topics and serving as a math consultant for a nationwide adult student assessment system.

**Instructor Interaction**: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.