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Arizona State University Free Online Course on Precalculus

Arizona State University is offering free online course on Precalculus. This college-level, credit-eligible Precalculus course will teach you the skills required for success in future Calculus studies.

Before taking this course, you should already have a strong understanding of algebraic skills such as factoring, basic equation solving, and the rules of exponents and radicals. This course will start on May 8, 2017.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: Each student’s path to mastery is individual
Effort: Student progress through the course is self-paced
Subject: Math
Institution: Arizona State University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on May 8, 2017

Providers’ Details

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. As a comprehensive public research university, ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

About This Course

In this college-level Precalculus course, you will prepare for calculus by focusing on quantitative reasoning and functions. You’ll develop the skills to describe the behavior and properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions.

Content in this course will be adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. Utilizing the ALEKS learning system, students in this personalized, self-paced course will be instructed on the topics they are most ready to learn while also providing individualized coaching as you move through each topic.

Before taking this course, you should already have a strong understanding of algebraic skills such as factoring, basic equation solving, and the rules of exponents and radicals.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to describe the behavior and properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions
  • How to apply your understanding of these functions to real-world problems
  • Skills required for success in future studies in calculus

Instructors

Adrian Sannier

Adrian Sannier is the Chief Academic Technology Officer for EdPlus at ASU and a Professor of Practice in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Engineering at Arizona State University.

Sue McClure

Sue McClure is a lecturer in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University. Educated at Ball State University, Purdue University, and Indiana University, Sue has acquired years of experience teaching courses ranging from high school mathematics to college calculus.

Requirements

MAT117 College Algebra & Problem Solving

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
  • Once applicant sign up for a course and activate their account, click on the Log In button on the edx.org homepage and type in their email address and edX password. This will take them to the dashboard, with access to each of their active courses. (Before a course begins, it will be listed on their dashboard but will not yet have a “view course” option.)

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