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Are the Math classes on Study.com any good?
#1
I haven't seen any reviews about SDC math classes. I plan on pursuing the BA in CS degree at TESU. I plan on taking more than the required math classes for that degree, but I need to know if their classes actually teach me Algebra and Calculus.
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The Institutes: 2 credits
Study: 6 credits
SL: 18 credits
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#2
Honestly, no they don't teach math well enough. You can certainly learn math independently (through cheap and free sources) and then use SDC as a cheapish way to get the credit.
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I would say that if you need to learn math from Algebra on up, Study.com is going to be too expensive. I would do Khan Academy for free, and actually go through every possible course that you can, starting as low as you need to to make sure that you don't have any gaps in your knowledge.
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I've done Geometry and Discrete Math through Study.com. Both of them were okay, but definitely not as good as some of the free online resources (like Khan Academy, or School Yourself). So if you want to learn the math really well, my recommendation is to learn through one of those methods and then use whatever happens to be the most convenient to turn that knowledge into credit (if you're comfortable in a testing environment I recommend CLEP, but Study.com will work)
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(12-19-2018, 12:39 AM)dfrecore Wrote: I would say that if you need to learn math from Algebra on up, Study.com is going to be too expensive.  I would do Khan Academy for free, and actually go through every possible course that you can, starting as low as you need to to make sure that you don't have any gaps in your knowledge.

Is ALEKS still a good credit provider after the changes they made?
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CC: 19 credits
The Institutes: 2 credits
Study: 6 credits
SL: 18 credits
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(12-19-2018, 01:13 AM)gamebradie Wrote:
(12-19-2018, 12:39 AM)dfrecore Wrote: I would say that if you need to learn math from Algebra on up, Study.com is going to be too expensive.  I would do Khan Academy for free, and actually go through every possible course that you can, starting as low as you need to to make sure that you don't have any gaps in your knowledge.

Is ALEKS still a good credit provider after the changes they made?


The question you asked was for good course provider to learn math from Algebra through Calculus.  ALEKS is not free, nor does it go through Calculus, so in my opinion, it's not the best learning resource.  It's especially bad if you need to learn other than from reading - watching a video works better for some.

ALEKS is just fine as a course provider, and the price can't be beat.  But it's not how I would personally learn math, because it doesn't have the breadth that you're looking for, and if you really want to learn, I'm not sure why you'd pay $20/mo in perpetuity.  Instead, choose a free resource where you can take your time to really learn the material, and THEN look for a way to get credit.  Credit is fairly easy to get, once you've learned the material.
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WVNCC BOG AAS,
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COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#7
I took Math 97 because I forgot I needed a math requirement and had to take a proctored test next-day from course completion. It didn't do a very good job "teaching" me math to be honest. There's something missing from the delivery. Every other SDC course I took was a 10/10, which I guess is more of a reflection of my ability to learn math than anything else.
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#8
Whatever provider or study source you choose, I urge you to supplement with a good textbook and solutions manual. Mastering math requires doing lots of problems, and if you're teaching yourself, then the solutions manual is priceless. Note: a solutions manual is different from just having answers like the back of a math textbook usually has. The solutions manual will actually walk you through HOW to solve the problems. I don't think I would have gotten through Discrete Math without one. Luckily, textbooks are dirt cheap (like $10 shipped) if you don't have to buy a particular (new) edition and don't care if it's used.
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(12-19-2018, 06:17 PM)davewill Wrote: Whatever provider or study source you choose, I urge you to supplement with a good textbook and solutions manual. Mastering math requires doing lots of problems, and if you're teaching yourself, then the solutions manual is priceless. Note: a solutions manual is different from just having answers like the back of a math textbook usually has. The solutions manual will actually walk you through HOW to solve the problems. I don't think I would have gotten through Discrete Math without one. Luckily, textbooks are dirt cheap (like $10 shipped) if you don't have to buy a particular (new) edition and don't care if it's used.

What's a good book for the required math classes for the CS degree?
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CC: 19 credits
The Institutes: 2 credits
Study: 6 credits
SL: 18 credits
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#10
It's great that you want to get a TESU BACS and taking the extra courses in CS/Math to learn the two subjects more. My recommendation is, why not add an ASNSM Math to your degree list since it's FREE if you graduate at the same time. For the BACS, you have 17-20 credits for general education free elective courses, you can use those for the extra math classes. You also have 27 FREE electives that can be anything, so I would recommend taking more Comp Sci courses at the lower and upper level offered by Study.com, not only the Comp Sci but the CIS courses as well.
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