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getting ready for Algebra

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Hi everybody,

I'm taking College Algebra, Comp 1 and Intro to humanities for summer semester. Any suggestions to get ready for Algebra?

I'm not bad at math but I have been out of school for 16 years and I feel like I need to make my brain ready for math.

Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Accounts are free - sit through their placement exam type thing; it takes about an hour to complete and your results on that will tailor lessons to suit your needs. There's an extensive question bank plus video guides for every math concept you can think of; you can either let khanacademy decide where would be best for you to start, or you could jump right into pre-algebra to get a feel for things again :)

Good luck!

Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Accounts are free - sit through their placement exam type thing; it takes about an hour to complete and your results on that will tailor lessons to suit your needs. There's an extensive question bank plus video guides for every math concept you can think of; you can either let khanacademy decide where would be best for you to start, or you could jump right into pre-algebra to get a feel for things again :)

Good luck!

Awesome

Thank you for the link.

I took College Algebra in the Summer thought it was horrible. For you could be different. It was 4 or more chapters a week. The class was basically done on My Math Lab. So you had homework & 3 shots at an online quiz as one part of your grade. Then there was a midterm 2 weeks in at the college at that point I dropped out. Was too much information crammed in.

Edited by WCSU1987

I'm not bad at math, but algebra makes my eyes cross. I watched a lot of YouTube videos, Khan Academy and practicing over and over and over again. I'm not going to lie and say it was easy, because that class had me in tears numerous times. I had a hard time wrapping my head around rational expressions, and never clicked with logarithms. I managed to get an A in the end, and it is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life!

10:39 am by WCSU1987

I took College Algebra in the Summer thought it was horrible. For you could be different. It was 4 or more chapters a week. The class was basically done on My Math Lab. So you had homework & 3 shots at an online quiz as one part of your grade. Then there was a midterm 2 weeks in at the college at that point I dropped out. Was too much information crammed in.

Thank you for your answer.

My course will be done on My Math Lab either and it's a 10 week course.

I took the PERT placement test and have been told that I just needed 6 points to skip college Algebra and go for a higher level math but I don't want to risk on my gpa with a harder math while I just need algebra and statistics. I never liked math and I think it is confusing!

Was huge amount of homework included in your course?

I'm not bad at math, but algebra makes my eyes cross. I watched a lot of YouTube videos, Khan Academy and practicing over and over and over again. I'm not going to lie and say it was easy, because that class had me in tears numerous times. I had a hard time wrapping my head around rational expressions, and never clicked with logarithms. I managed to get an A in the end, and it is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life!

Good Job Ctayler

now I'm officially scared!

It was straight forward. There was no book, but to take the quizzes had to complete assignments and read the chapters. The quizzes were 3 shots your highest grade was then accepted out of those shots. Quizzes were timed as well. There was 4 to 5 chapters a week.

It was straight forward. There was no book, but to take the quizzes had to complete assignments and read the chapters. The quizzes were 3 shots your highest grade was then accepted out of those shots. Quizzes were timed as well. There was 4 to 5 chapters a week.

Aww thank you

Wow 4 to 5 chapters! It's too much