**Welcome to ****Mr. Han's Algebra ****3 (****College Algebra****) ****webpage.**

**You can find the ****course syllabus here**.

Algebra 3 (College Algebra) takes the concepts of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 and extends them further. In addition, it introduces some introductory concepts in probability and statistics. College Algebra lays a solid foundation of mathematical concepts and methods that are crucial to moving to more advanced math courses such as trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and probability. College Algebra is usually the highest level of mathematics necessary for admission to the vast majority of four-year colleges and universities, and it fulfills most foundation math requirements within such institutions. However, taking mathematics classes beyond College Algebra increases your chances for admission and opens up many more opportunities when choosing a major and a career.

Here you can download and install the** ****TI84+ Graphing Calculator Emulator** (install this on either your PC or MAC computer).

**Regarding our dual-curriculum with ****Arizona State University's Universal Learner Courses Program****:**

In partnership with the Algebra 3 curriculum, your senior student has an opportunity to participate in the **Arizona State University (ASU) Universal Learner Courses program**, where students will be enrolled in College Algebra and Problem Solving (MAT 117 at ASU). Through the ASU Universal Learner Courses program, students in high school have the unique opportunity to test the college waters and earn college credit, without having to incur the financial or GPA risks.

The big ideas for this dual-curriculum (Algebra 3 with MAT 117 at ASU) is as follows:

From the day of signing up with ASU, students have a whole year (365 days) to complete a total of

**6 sections, 373 topics**.Upon completing at least 90% of the above-mentioned 373 topics, student is eligible for a practice final exam. (Students are not eligible for the final until then)

After getting at least 40% correct on the practice final exam, student is eligible for the actual FINAL EXAM (proctored online via a webcam) with ID verification (Student must have government-issued photo identification in order to be eligible).

Student is considered "passed" if student receives a C or higher on their final exam (70% or higher).

Assets School will pay for each student's individual registration fee. ($25)

After successful completion of this course, if students want to receive college credits, there’s a $400 course fee at the end of the year for credits to be official. If students are not happy with their final grade with ASU, they do not have to pay for it, nor will it show up on their future college transcripts.

This online college algebra course equips students with the skills to effectively solve problems using algebraic reasoning. What sets this course apart from a standard algebra course is its strong emphasis on the techniques that are used to solve problems. The goal is not to simply teach students mathematical forms but to help students understand the “whys” behind how they are solving problems. Throughout this course, students will be able to participate in discussions with other students and the professor to help build students' conceptual understanding of algebra.

While we will be working with ASU throughout the year with the College Algebra curriculum, grades published by ASU will not affect students’ Algebra 3 in-school grades.

You can find more information on the **ASU Universal Learner Courses program** by going to **https://ea.asu.edu/**. Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Mr. Han at **peterhan@assets-school.org**. We look forward to providing more learning opportunities for our students.