**Algebra is a Gateway Course**

Algebra Made Easy with Math Minutes Pro is a course composed of *"select"* math topics that are typically covered in an Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and/or a College Algebra course. Algebra topics that are usually challenging for students have been included as a focus for this course.

This course can be used in the following ways: **a)** to supplement your current Algebra course, **b)** to prepare you to take an upcoming Algebra-related course, **c)** to help prepare for upcoming tests (end of year, college math placement test, GRE or GMAT, SAT/ACT, ISEE/SSAT, HSPT) **d)** to strengthen your algebraic thinking for advanced topics related to courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Data Science, Design Thinking, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.

**Algebra Made Easy Video**

**My Philosophy of Math Education**

I believe education is a path to a higher quality of life, a way of preparation for purposeful living, and a doorway to realizing dreams, addressing social dilemmas, and leaving a mark of excellence on the hearts and minds of present and future generations.

Math is hard when one does not understand math concepts, lack problem solving skills, and/or has little confidence in one's math ability. With over 25 years in math education (i.e., classroom teaching, training other teachers, and researching math education for best practices and what works on student learning, pedagogy, and curriculum planning), I understand this reality fully.

Math is made easy when a person understands math concepts and how to apply problem solving strategies and techniques. In other words, confidence in math is a function of (or depends on) one's competency in math. So, math is hard when you don't understand it and math is easy when you do understand it. *This is why I teach math for understanding.* I always say, "You have not fully grasped math until you can do it and explain it."

To this end, my goal is to help students develop their math proficiency according to the following 3 Phases of Math Understanding:

- Math Sentences: expressions and equations
- Word Sentences: building math literacy (or verbally speaking the language of mathematics)
- Picture or Model: modeling math concepts and real-life situations, graphic organizers (graphs, charts, and diagrams) and visualizing algorithmic thinking

Math is Life. Math is a reflection of life. We use math to represent and describe things that occur in life. Science is a way that we come to know and understand the world or natural phenomena. Hence, math and science go hand in hand because we use math to represent and describe the things we come to know through science.

*My Motto - Math is Life and Life is Math! by Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz (Math Guru)*

*-Dr. Chris Harrison, Ed.D. | Managing Partner and Instructor*

**Course Content**

6 sections • 60 lessons • approximately 11 hours 47 minutes

- Graphing Points in a Coordinate Plane (11:11)
- Graphing Relationships in a Coordinate Plane (18:18)
- Express a Relation as a T-Table, Graph, & Mapping Diagram (6:28)
- Writing Functions (24:42)
- Make a Function Table (4:47)
- Slope Formula (9:17)
- Slope-Intercept Form (4:16)
- Standard Form to Slope-Intercept Form (10:47)
- Point-Slope Formula (9:24)
- Given 2 Points: Write an Equation in Slope-Intercept Form (5:47)
- Distance Formula and Midpoint Formula (8:36)
- Slopes of Parallel Lines and Perpendicular Lines (17:51)
- Transforming Linear Functions in a Coordinate Plane (15:07)

- Solving Absolute Value Equations (5:47)
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution Method (9:17)
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing (19:56)
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition or Elimination Method (22:40)
- Write, Solve, Graph Inequalities on a Number Line (23:16)
- Write, Solve, Graph Inequalities (with negative coefficients) on a Number Line (26:10)
- Solve and Graph Compound Inequalities on a Number Line (19:52)
- Graph the Solutions to the System of Linear Inequalities (28:08)
- The Pythagorean Theorem (7:44)
- Arithmetic Sequence Formula (6:45)
- Find the Nth Term of the Arithmetic Sequence (7:31)
- Find the Nth Term of the Geometric Sequence (7:29)
- Scientific Notation (6:36)
- Rules or Properties of Exponents (14:40)
- Basic Right-Triangle Trigonometry (sine, cosine, and tangent) (16:11)
- Find Theta (or the Angle) Using Right-Triangle Trigonometry (Inverse Functions) (4:40)
- Law of Sines (12:57)
- Law of Cosines (15:17)
- Find the Theoretical and Experimental Probability of an Event (8:37)
- Factor a Quadratic Expression & Factor by Grouping (19:47)
- Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring (11:46)
- The Quadratic Formula (15:52)
- Find Real Solutions of a Quadratic Using the Discriminant (4:52)
- Completing the Square of a Quadratic Expression (8:20)
- Graph a Quadratic Function in Intercept Form (19:28)
- Simplify a Radical Expression (7:56)
- Solve a Radical Equation (22:13)
- Simplify a Rational Expression (4:40)
- Subtracting Rational Expressions (6:32)
- Dividing Rational Expressions (7:32)
- Solve a Rational Equation (11:36)
- Adding Matrices (6:57)
- Matrix Multiplication (13:15)
- Exponential Growth and Exponential Decay (9:39)
- Introduction to Logarithms (16:16)
- Use Properties of Logarithms to Expand Logarithms (17:21)

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**What's Included In This Course?**

This course includes the following learning resources: math teaching videos, practice problems, math word problems, study resources, practice quizzes, and an End of Course Algebra Assessment with Key. The ultimate goal of this course is to help you become a confident, competent, and focused math learner.

You will get *lifetime access* to all lectures and their corresponding resources as described above. This course also comes with a *30-day money back guarantee!* If you are not satisfied in any way with this course, you'll get your money back.

**Who is This Course For?**

- Middle school, high school, and college students enrolled in an Algebra-related course (e.g., Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or College Algebra)
- Homeschoolers and parents in need of extra support for teaching and learning Algebra-related courses
- Individuals who want to brush up on their Algebra skills
- Individuals who want to strengthen their algebraic thinking for advanced courses related to courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Python, Data Science, Design Thinking, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.
- Individuals who want to develop a mathematical and mental framework for computational thinking (i.e., decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm design)

**30-day Money-Back Guarantee**

This course also comes with a *30-day money-back guarantee!* If you did not find this course beneficial, you'll get your money back.

**Requirements**

- A ready mind to learn, study, and practice to increase your retention of math concepts and problem solving strategies.
- You should be grounded in basic arithmetic (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing numbers).
- An understanding of key Pre-Algebra topics is helpful (i.e., decimals, fractions, percents).