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, Geometry and Algebra 2 and extends them further. In addition, it introduces some introductory concepts in pre-calculus 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, Pre-calculus & Calculus, Statistics, and Probability. College Algebra is usually the highest level of mathematics necessary for the vast majority of four-year colleges and universities with non-STEM degrees, and it fulfills most foundation math requirements within such institutions. However, taking mathematics classes beyond College Algebra (such as Trigonometry and Calculus) increases your chances for admission and opens up many more opportunities when choosing STEM majors.

This course is beneficial for 3 types of students:

High School seniors who need "MATH 100" or equivalent for college (mostly for non-STEM majors), potentially the last math class you need for the rest of your life.

High School 9th – 11th Graders that want to challenge themselves by skipping Algebra 1 and/or Algebra 2 for an accelerated math-track into Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus & Calculus (and other high-level math classes).

High School Students that have taken Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, but want/need to enhance their mathematical foundations for Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus & Calculus (and other high-level math classes)

Regarding our dual curriculum with Arizona State University's Universal Learner Courses Program (2023-2024):

In partnership with the Algebra 3 curriculum, a student has an opportunity to participate in the Arizona State University (ASU) Universal Learner Courses program, where students will be enrolled in College Algebra (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 financial or GPA risks.

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

From the day of signing up with ASU, students have a whole year (365 days) to learn a total of 4 Units, 307 Topics.

Students' grades are calculated based on the percentage of completion each quarter.

If a student wants to earn college credit, then throughout the topics mentioned above, students are given 4 Unit Quizzes, each weighing 10% of the course grade; 1 Midterm Exam, weighing 20% of the course grade; and 1 Final Exam, weighing 40% of the course grade.

A student is considered "passed" if they receive a C or higher on their overall course grade (70% or higher), and may earn college credits early.

Grades published by ASU do not affect students' high school grades.

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 (not covered by Assets School). 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, final exam grades published by ASU will not affect students’ Algebra 3 in-school grades. Students are graded based on the percentage of topics completed with goals students set themselves.

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.