## Tuesday, November 29, 2011

### Tuition and Fees

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In my area (Central California) the tuition and fees associated with full time education are as follows:

1. Community College - $36 per unit...$864 per year.
2. State College - $6,263 per year. 3. State University -$13,070 per year.
4. Private University - \$25,236 per year.

Of course there are many more considerations involved when choosing. My suggestion is to begin at a local community college, choose a major that fits your interests (do not be afraid to change it), and become as involved as possible.  Also, go full time and live at home as long as you can while you do it. See a counselor.

Most of all... take your time and enjoy your college years!

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## Monday, November 28, 2011

### Elementary Algebra (Ch. 8) Radical Expressions and Equations

Elementary Algebra is an open textbook that is available to read for free on the flatworld knowledge website. Chapter 8 gives an introduction to radical expressions and equations.

8.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions
8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
8.5 Rational Exponents
8.6 Solving Radical Equations

You will find a complete review exercise section and a practice test.

8.7 Review Exercises and Sample Exam

Feel free to copy and paste the links found here and post them in your LMS. Links to all of the chapters can be found by clicking the Elementary Algebra course button at the top of this page.

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## Friday, November 25, 2011

### Elementary Algebra (Ch. 7) Rational Expressions and Equations

Elementary Algebra is an open textbook that is available to read for free on the flatworld knowledge website. Chapter 7 gives an introduction to rational expressions (algebraic fractions) and rational equations.  In addition to word problems involving uniform motion there is a complete treatment of direct and inverse variation.

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
7.4 Complex Fractions
7.5 Solving Rational Equations
7.6 Applications of Rational Equations
7.7 Variation

You will find a complete review exercise section and a practice test.

7.8 Review Exercises and Sample Exam

Feel free to copy and paste the links found here and post them in your LMS. Links to all of the chapters can be found by clicking the Elementary Algebra course button at the top of this page.

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## Tuesday, November 22, 2011

### Elementary Algebra (Ch. 6) Factoring and Solving by Factoring

Elementary Algebra is an open textbook that is available to read for free on the flatworld knowledge website. Chapter 6 is an introduction to factoring and solving by factoring. In section 6.5 you will find general guidelines for factoring and steps for using factoring to solve certain quadratic equations.

You will find a complete review exercise section and a practice test.

6.8 Review Exercises and Sample Exam

Feel free to copy and paste the links found here and post them in your LMS. Links to all of the chapters can be found by clicking the Elementary Algebra course button at the top of this page.

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## Sunday, November 20, 2011

### Visually Searchable Algebra Videos

Students: A visually searchable database of elementary algebra problems. Click on a problem you are interested in and you will be redirected to a video solution on YouTube.

These Elementary Algebra videos accompany and complement the open textbook found on the flat world knowledge website... which is FREE to read online: [ www.flatWorldKnowledge.com ]

Instructors: Feel free to copy-and-paste these links into your LMS -- it works quite well in a content item within blackboard.

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## Saturday, November 19, 2011

### Elementary Algebra (Ch. 5) Polynomials and Their Operations

Elementary Algebra is an open textbook that is available to read for free on the flatworld knowledge website. Chapter 5 is an introduction polynomials and their operations. In this chapter we cover the rules of exponents, the arithmetic operations, and scientific notation.

5.1 Rules of Exponents (Integer Exponents)
5.2 Introduction to Polynomials and Evaluating
5.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
5.4 Multiplying Polynomials and Special Products
5.5 Dividing Polynomials
5.6 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

You will find a complete review exercise section and a practice test.

5.7 Review Exercises and Sample Exam

Feel free to copy and paste the links found here and post them in your LMS. Links to all of the chapters can be found by clicking the Elementary Algebra course button at the top of this page.

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### Video Examples of Solving Quadratic Equations and Graphing Parabolas

All of the "Try This!" problems in the open textbook Elementary Algebra have been solved and are available for free on YouTube. Click on the problems below to view the videos found in chapter 9.

Solving Quadratic Equations and Graphing Parabolas

For further updates please feel free to circle the Elementary Algebra Google+ page for this book.
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### Video Examples of Radical Expressions and Equations

All of the "Try This!" problems in the open textbook Elementary Algebra have been solved and are available for free on YouTube. Click on the problems below to view the videos found in chapter 8.

Radical Expressions and Equations

For further updates please feel free to circle the Elementary Algebra Google+ page for this book.
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## Friday, November 18, 2011

### Video Examples of Solving Linear Systems

All of the "Try This!" problems in the open textbook Elementary Algebra have been solved and are available for free on YouTube. Click on the problems below to view the videos found in chapter 4.

Solving Linear Systems

For further updates please feel free to circle the Elementary Algebra Google+ page for this book.
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### Video Examples of Graphing Lines

All of the "Try This!" problems in the open textbook Elementary Algebra have been solved and are available for free on YouTube. Click on the problems below to view the videos found in chapter 3.

Graphing Lines

For further updates please feel free to circle the Elementary Algebra Google+ page for this book.
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