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Introduction to Elementary Algebra

  • Interactive Course
  • 10 h
  • Beginner
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 10 h

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for learning algebra are understanding basic math skills and fluency with basic math operations.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Elementary algebra is a prerequisite for multiple mathematics and statistics courses, and a strong foundation in algebra can help you better understand more advanced math. This course introduces the basic concepts of algebra as well as common types of problems and how to solve them. Start with algebraic definitions and then move on to linear equations, linear inequalities, polynomials and quadratic equations. The instructor also discusses word problem examples in each section and walks through the steps to finding a solution.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language

You'll Learn To

  • Evaluate and simplify expressions
  • Perform polynomial operations
  • Solve linear and quadratic equations
  • Work with systems of linear equations and linear inequalities
  • Define and manipulate variables and the order of operations
  • Graph algebraic equations
  • Use the graphing, substitution and elimination methods to solve equations
  • Find solutions to different types of word problems

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this course by watching course videos and passing the auto-graded quizzes.

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  • Level 1 Certification

    Complete course videos and pass the auto-graded quizzes and final exam to certify your proficiency in elementary algebra.

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About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, exercises, quizzes, a final exam and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons and exercises, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.