**This course begins Summer 2021.**

Every house has some kind of foundation. Without a strong foundation, your home would crumble or sink into the ground. Introducing Dave’s online math course: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra. In this course, you’ll learn the basics so you can build a successful career, and you’ll be inspired so you can keep building your skills.

## Who This Course is For

- Students in college who want to learn more mathematics.
- Anyone interested in the fundamental concepts of algebra.
- Students who are enrolled in precalculus and want to improve their grade.
- Anyone interested in getting prepared for calculus 1.
- Anyone wanting to learn about real numbers, exponents and radicals, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, and the Cartesian plane.

## Requirements

There is no required textbook, though you will need an up-to-date web browser, paper, and pen. A hand-held scientific calculator of your choice is required.

## What You’ll Learn in Fundamental Concepts of Algebra

- Real Numbers
- Ordering Real Numbers
- Absolute Value and Distance
- Algebraic Expressions
- Basic Rules of Algebra
- Integer Exponents
- Scientific Notation
- Radicals and Their Properties
- Simplifying Radicals
- Rational Exponents
- Polynomials
- Operations with Polynomials
- Special Products
- Factoring
- Factoring Special Polynomial Forms
- Trinomials with Binomial Factors
- Factoring by Grouping
- Domain of an Algebraic Expression
- Simplifying Rational Expressions
- Operations with Rational Expressions
- Complex Fractions
- The Cartesian Plane
- The Midpoint Formula
- The Equation of a Circle

## Course Description

## Recommended Prerequisites for Fundamental Concepts of Algebra

There is no recommended prerequisites for this course. If you’re not sure if this course is for you, checkout the course contents below or find out more by checking out my free precalculus articles.

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