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Precalculus

This college-level, credit-eligible Precalculus course will teach you the skills required for success in future Calculus studies.

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Starts Dec 6
Estimated 15 weeks
9–10 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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About this course

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This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree.

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.

This 3 credit hour course satisfies the Mathematical Studies (MA) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. The cost to convert to credit is $600. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.

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  • Language: English
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What you'll learn

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  • 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

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