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 covers 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 Pre-Calculus & Calculus.

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 (i.e. MATH 100). However, taking mathematics classes beyond College Algebra (such as Pre-Calculus and Calculus) increases your chances for admission and opens up many more opportunities when choosing STEM majors.

This course is designed 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 ever need!

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

High School Students who have taken Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, but did not place into Pre-Calculus & Calculus. This course can enhance and solidify their mathematical understanding to be ready for Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

Regarding the Algebra 3 curriculum with Arizona State University's Universal Learner Courses Program (2024-2025):

In partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), a student has an opportunity to participate in the Universal Learner Courses program, where students can attempt College Algebra (MAT 117) at ASU as a high school student. Through the ASU Universal Learner Courses program, students have the opportunity to test the college waters and potentially earn college credit, without having to incur financial or GPA risks.

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

From the first day of class, students have a whole year (365 days) to learn a total of 4 Units, 307 Topics.

Summer accelerated students must finish all topics by June 30.

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

Summer accelerated students do not earn high school credit, for placement eligibility to PreCalculus only.

If a student wants to earn college credit, then in addition to the topics mentioned above, students must also take 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. Quizzes allow unlimited attempts and are open notes. The Midterm and Final are proctored exams with no notes allowed.

A student may earn college credit if they receive a C or higher on their overall course grade (70% or higher)

Grades published by ASU do not affect students' Assets School grades.

Assets School will pay for each student's course registration fee.

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. This course fee is not covered by Assets School.

If students are not happy with their final grade with ASU (70%-80% for a C, 80%-90% for a B, 90%+ for an A), 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.