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Intermediate Algebra(Formerly called Algebra 3) Algebraic subjects covered include advanced quadratics, polynomials, conics, general functions, logarithms, clever factorizations and substitutions, systems of equations, sequences and series, symmetric sums, advanced factoring methods, classical inequalities, functional equations, and more.This course is University of California ag approved. Click here for more details. 
24 weeks 
24 weeks ARE YOU READY? DO YOU NEED THIS? 
Schedule
Wednesday
Jun 7  Nov 15 
7:30  9:00
PM ET
Jun 7  Nov 15
7:30  9:00 PM Eastern 6:30  8:00 PM Central 5:30  7:00 PM Mountain 4:30  6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones 
Jeffrey Hankins 
$495
$559 w/books

$495
With Books $559

Wednesday
Jun 7  Nov 15 
7:30  9:00
PM ET
Jun 7  Nov 15
7:30  9:00 PM Eastern 6:30  8:00 PM Central 5:30  7:00 PM Mountain 4:30  6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones 
Chuck Garner 
$495
$559 w/books

$495
With Books $559

Thursday
Aug 31  Mar 1 
7:30  9:00
PM ET
Aug 31  Mar 1
7:30  9:00 PM Eastern 6:30  8:00 PM Central 5:30  7:00 PM Mountain 4:30  6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones 
Eric Wofsey 
$495
$559 w/books

$495
ENROLL
With Books $559

Friday
Sep 22  Mar 23 
7:30  9:00
PM ET
Sep 22  Mar 23
7:30  9:00 PM Eastern 6:30  8:00 PM Central 5:30  7:00 PM Mountain 4:30  6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones 
TBA 
$495
$559 w/books

$495
ENROLL
With Books $559

Tuesday
Oct 17  Apr 17 
7:30  9:00
PM ET
Oct 17  Apr 17
7:30  9:00 PM Eastern 6:30  8:00 PM Central 5:30  7:00 PM Mountain 4:30  6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones 
TBA 
$495
$559 w/books

$495
ENROLL
With Books $559

Monday
Nov 27  May 21 
7:30  9:00
PM ET
Nov 27  May 21
7:30  9:00 PM Eastern 6:30  8:00 PM Central 5:30  7:00 PM Mountain 4:30  6:00 PM Pacific Click here to see more time zones 
TBA 
$495
$559 w/books

$495
ENROLL
With Books $559

Spring 2018  This course will be offered in Spring 2018. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available. 
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Who Should Take?
Students should have a mastery of basic algebra up through and including quadratic equations before taking this course. Typically this class follows our Introduction to Geometry class.
This course goes beyond what you would find in a typical honors Algebra curriculum. Algebra courses vary widely in their definitions, but our Intermediate Algebra class covers topics typically found in honors Algebra 2 and Precalculus classes, as well as many topics that are not found in most other curricula. Students who have completed a typical honors Algebra 2 course elsewhere may be ready for Intermediate Algebra.
Lessons
Lesson 1  Review and Overview 
Lesson 2  Functions Review 
Lesson 3  Complex Numbers 
Lesson 4  Quadratic Equations and Graphing Parabolas 
Lesson 5  Minima, Maxima, and Circles 
Lesson 6  Conics 
Lesson 7  Polynomial Division, the Remainder Theorem, the Factor Theorem 
Lesson 8  Integer and Rational Roots 
Lesson 9  Proof by Contradiction and Irrational Roots 
Lesson 10  Vieta's Formulas 
Lesson 11  Multivariable Polynomials 
Lesson 12  Advanced Strategies for Polynomials 
Lesson 13  Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series 
Lesson 14  Advanced Sequences and Series 
Lesson 15  Induction 
Lesson 16  Exponents and Logarithms 
Lesson 17  Radicals, Monotonic, and Even and Odd Functions 
Lesson 18  Rational Functions and Partial Fractions 
Lesson 19  Piecewise Functions, Absolute Value, Integer and Fractional Part 
Lesson 20  Inequalities 
Lesson 21  Mean Inequality Chain 
Lesson 22  CauchySchwarz Inequality 
Lesson 23  Functional Equations 
Lesson 24  More Functional Equations and Challenging Problems 
Required Textbook
Intermediate Algebra A comprehensive textbook covering Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus. This book is the followup to the acclaimed Introduction to Algebra textbook. In addition to offering standard Algebra 2 and Precalculus curriculum, the text includes advanced topics such as those problem solving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions. 