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Course SummaryEarn professional development credits by taking this Algebra for Teachers professional course. Our video and text lessons are short, engaging and accessible on any mobile device so you can study at whatever time suits your own schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your math teaching license with Algebra for Teachers. Brush up on algebra topics so you can better teach algebra, geometry, calculus and other relevant subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn math credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about graphing and functions.
- Check your knowledge of things like complex numbers and factorials.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert algebra instructors.
- Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP algebra exam.
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Algebra for Teachers is ideal for any teacher looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Mathematics teachers who want to brush up on algebra
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Algebra for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Foundations and Linear Equations (types of numbers, parts of a graph, definition of a linear equation, how to write and graph linear equations, system of equations)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Matrices and Absolute Value (what is a matrix, definition of absolute value, how to solve and graph an absolute value equation)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Inequalities (definition, how to graph 1- and 2-variable inequalities, set notation, systems of inequalities)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Factoring with FOIL, Graphing Parabolas and Solving Quadratics (definition of a parabola, three forms of parabolas, how to use FOIL to multiply binomials, how to use FOIL in reverse)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Complex Numbers (definition of complex and imaginary numbers, how to divide, add, subtract and multiply complex numbers, graphing with complex numbers, solving quadratics with complex numbers as the solution)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Exponents and Polynomials (five main exponent properties, how to define a zero and negative exponent, rational exponents, how to use long/synthetic division)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Rational Expressions (how to add, subtract, divide and multiply rational expressions, how to solve rational equations)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Functions (how to use function notation, how to shift graphs on a plane, domain and range, how to add, subtract, multiply and divide functions)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Exponentials and Logarithms (definition of exponential functions, exponential growth and decay, how to evaluate logarithms, how to solve exponential equations)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Probability Mechanics (factorials, how to apply the binomial theorem)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Sequences and Series (how to classify an arithmetic sequence, how to use summation notation, how to calculate arithmetic and geometric series)|
|Day 12||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for algebra|
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