College Algebra

College Algebra

Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non­-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario­-based activities designed around real world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Herzing University
  • 4 semester credits at Herzing University
  • Herzing University Equivalency: MA 107-College Algebra

Category: Math and Science


Accepted for transfer by Herzing University.

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College Algebra

Course Description
Sophia's College Algebra course helps you build mastery around linear, non-linear, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. You will demonstrate the application of these concepts through Sophia's scenario-based activities designed around real-world situations that help you apply this knowledge in both personal and professional settings.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Perform mathematical functions involving real numbers
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear equations, inequalities, and series/sequences
  • Apply mathematical concepts to linear representations and systems of linear equations and inequalities
  • Apply mathematical concepts to algebraic expressions and quadratic equations.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to functions and non-linear equations

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.


2424 Student Reviews
by Lisa C. on September 21, 2020
Great tutorials!
by Nicole B. on September 20, 2020
It was really hard to understand and try to follow along :(
by Michelle B. on September 20, 2020
This class was EXCEPTIONAL! Absolutely amazing and thoroughly taught me everything step by step with plenty of tutors. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a better grasp of algebra.
by William W. on September 20, 2020
I like that the challenge questions are different than how they explain it in the video (well the one I watched), but would have liked a little help on a few of them as I had zero idea when I did them and got it wrong and then received the way to solve it. The woman instructor was awesome and I used her all the way through as she was clear and wasn't confusing.
by Kristen S. on September 20, 2020
VERY well-directed course. Explains what you need to do and how you need to do it very simply. I am not a math person but this course definitely helped me build my confidence in algebra! I actually know how to do math now! I highly recommend!
by Arnell G. on September 20, 2020
I have to admit I am loving Sophia, it's been some time since I've had to acclimated to math but Sophia makes it simple and feels like I'm resourcing my time as best as I need especially with my major not related to mathematics.
by Cody J. on September 20, 2020
Generally speaking, I found the course useful and helpful. There are, however, many grammatical errors and even a few errors in the math examples scattered throughout the course. My preference was for the Sophia explanations over the other teachers. So, I guess I thought they were pretty good. Anyway, I'm glad to be done and to have completed my math requirement. Thank you!
by Ashlie M. on September 20, 2020
The course material was easy to follow and VERY WELL laid out. The videos were very helpful and the professor knew what she was teaching. As for Sophia Learning itself, I'd definitely recommend to anyone who needs a self-paced course, as you guys gave me two unquestioned extensions.


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