Algebra Foundations for Calculus

Instructors Katie Kormanik
  • 28 Videos
  • 57 Texts
  • 30.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Course description

Welcome to Algebra Foundations for Calculus! In this course, you'll learn the foundational Algebra principles needed to be successful in Calculus.

You'll watch videos in which Arun and Katie explain concepts and work through examples. We also provide many practice exercises so you can solidify what you're learning. Remember, learning math is just like learning a language, and the goal of this course is to make you fluent. Or, at least conversational. :)

A few tips as you work through this course:

  • Re-watch the videos to refresh your memory
  • Keep a pen and paper with you so you can do the exercises
  • Pause the videos occasionally to give you time to process the concepts
  • There's no need for calculators. This course is less about performing basic calculations and more about understanding the principles

Course objectives:

  • Become fluent in the language of math
  • Solve equations and inequalities involving exponents, logarithms, trigonometric functions
  • Graph polynomials and exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions
  • Define and use the derivative--the most important concept in Calculus--to better understand how functions behave
  • Use limits to graph functions and find the derivative
  • Find sums of finite and infinite series

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Katie Kormanik
Katie Kormanik

Katie is passionate about education and particularly excited about the potential of online learning. She has designed courses for Udacity, Stanford Graduate School of Business, McKinsey Academy, African Leadership University School of Business, and Applied Materials, to name a few. Click here to learn more about how she works with clients. In addition, she has consulted for a number of education non-profits, start-ups, and for-profit companies on product development, curriculum development, pedagogy, and investments in edtech. And of course, she has been an educator in a number of capacities, from tutoring to teaching supplemental college courses, after-school programs, and summer school programs. Her two greatest passions are learning and making learning fun for others.

BS Mathematics, BS Economics (cum laude), University of Utah (2010)
MA International Comparative Education, Stanford University (2011)

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