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Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP® College AlgebraEverything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve.
CLEP® is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass the CLEP® exam and earn college credit while reducing their tuition costs.
Our CLEP® test preps are perfect for adults returning to college (or attending for the first time), military service members, high-school graduates looking to earn college credit, or home-schooled students with knowledge that can translate into college credit.
There are many different ways to prepare for the CLEP®. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. Our test prep for CLEP® College Algebra and the free online tools that come with it, will allow you to create a personalized CLEP® study plan that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge.
Here's how it works:
Diagnostic exam at the REA Study Center focuses your study
Our online diagnostic exam pinpoints your strengths and shows you exactly where you need to focus your study. Armed with this information, you can personalize your prep and review where you need it the most.
Most complete subject review for CLEP® College Algebra
Our targeted review covers all the material you'll be expected to know for the exam and includes a glossary of must-know terms.
Two full-length practice exams
The online REA Study Center gives you two full-length practice tests and the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Instant score reports help you zero in on the CLEP® College Algebra topics that give you trouble now and show you how to arrive at the correct answer-so you'll be prepared on test day.
REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP® preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP® titles available. Our test preps for CLEP® exams help you earn valuable college credit, save on tuition, and get a head start on your college degree.
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CLEP College Algebra Test Prep with Online Practice Tests - Earns You College Credits!
If youre looking for an easy and inexpensive way to earn college credit, why not take the CLEP College Algebra exam?
The CLEP College Algebra test prep with online practice is the latest addition to REAs CLEP library. Our CLEP test preps are perfect for adults returning to college (or attending for the first time), military service members, high-school graduates looking to earn college credit, or home-schooled students with knowledge that can translate into college credit.
REAs test prep covers all the College Algebra topics found on the official CLEP exam. The comprehensive review chapters discuss sets, number systems and operations, exponents and radicals, equations, inequalities, ratio and proportion, and more.
Start your study by taking our diagnostic practice test online. This timed test includes automatic scoring and diagnostic feedback, so you can pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. The book includes two full-length practice tests that mirror the actual exam, allowing you to become familiar with the test format before taking the CLEP. Each practice test comes with detailed explanations of answers to help you identify areas in need of improvement and be prepared on test day.
Both of the books practice tests are also available online in a timed format with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers. A study schedule and test-taking strategies round out this complete test prep package.
What is CLEP?
CLEP is the College Boards credit-by-examination program for 33 subjects. Each exam passed earns the student between 3-12 credits at more than 2,900 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP titles and software available. REAs CLEP test preps will help you earn valuable college credits, save on tuition, and advance your chosen career by earning a college degree.
This test prep is a must-have for anyone taking the CLEP College Algebra exam!
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CLEP* COLLEGE ALGEBRA Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credits you deserve. CLEP* is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass their CLEP* exams and earn college credits while reducing their tuition costs.
DIAGNOSTIC EXAM TO FOCUS YOUR STUDYOur online diagnostic exam pinpoints your strengths and shows you exactly where you need to focus your study. Armed with this information, you can personalize your prep and review where you need it the most. MOST COMPLETE SUBJECT REVIEW
Our targeted review covers all the material youll be expected to know for the exam and includes a glossary of must-know algebra terms. TWO FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE EXAMS
The online REA Study Center gives you two full-length practice tests and the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Instant score reports help you zero in on the topics that give you trouble now and show you how to arrive at the correct answer—so youll be prepared on test day. Access the REA Study Center at: www.REA.com/StudyCenter
About the Author
Stu Schwartz has been teaching mathematics since 1973. For 35 years he taught in the Wissahickon School District, in Ambler, Pennsylvania, specializing in calculus and statistics. He currently teaches statistics at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Mr. Schwartz received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from Temple University, Philadelphia.
Mr. Schwartz was a 2002 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and also won the 2007 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award for the Wissahickon School District. Outside the classroom, Mr. Schwartz does consulting work with the Math and Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, focusing on factors affecting success in college in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) degrees. He is well-known in the math community, having developed the website www.mastermathmentor.com, a website geared toward helping educators teach math courses.
Table of Contents
Contents About Research & Education Association
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Passing the CLEP College Algebra Exam
Getting Started
The REA Study Center
An Overview of the Exam
All About the CLEP Program
Options for Military Personnel and Veterans
SSD Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities
6-Week Study Plan
Test-Taking Tips
The Day of the Exam
Online Diagnostic Test
Chapter 2
Attacking Algebra Problems
A Model for Problem Solving
Order of Operations
Using and Practicing Order of Operations
Problem-Solving Strategies
Types of Problems
Composition of Two Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations
Graphing Equations
Finding Cube Roots
Operations on Polynomials
Simplifying Fractions Which Contain Radicals
Systems of Linear Equations
Keywords
Chapter 3
Math Review
Sets and Set Operations
Sets
Subsets
Union and Intersection of Sets
Laws of Set Operations
Number Systems and Fundamental Algebraic Laws and Operations
Number Systems
Absolute Value
Fundamental Algebraic Laws
Basic Algebraic Operations
Operations with Fractions
Decimals
Imaginary and Complex Numbers
Imaginary Numbers
Complex Numbers
Exponents and Radicals
Exponents
Radicals
Scientific Notation
Polynomials and Rational Expressions
Terms and Expressions
The Polynomial
Algebraic Operations with Polynomials
Polynomial Factorization
Operations with Fractions and Rational Expressions
Definition of Equation
Basic Laws of Equality
Equations with Absolute Values
Linear Equations and Systems of Linear Equations
Linear Equations
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Graphing the Solution Set
Systems of Linear Equations
Inequalities
Definition of Inequality
Properties of Inequalities
Inequalities with Absolute Values
Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Relations and Functions
Definition of Relations and Functions
Properties of Relations
Properties of Functions
Quadratic Equations
Definition of Quadratic Equation
Quadratic Formula
Radical Equation
Quadratic Functions
Quadratic Equations and Two Unknowns
Solving Systems of Equations Involving Quadratics
Quadratic Inequalities
Equations of Higher Order
Methods to Solve Equations of Higher Order
Theory of Equations
Algebraic Theorems
Descartes' Rule of Signs
Ratio, Proportion, and Variation
Ratio and Proportion
Variation
Practice Test 1 (also available online at www.rea.com/studycenter)
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test 2 (also available online at www.rea.com/studycenter)
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Answer Sheets
Glossary
Index