Algebraic Thinking

Fall 2017 quarter

Taught by

Allen Olson
physics, education
  • UG

Algebraic Thinking is Evergreen's entry-point college-level math class. The course develops problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by using algebra to solve context-based problems. Problems are approached algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally. Topics include function notation and linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Collaborative learning is emphasized.

Algebraic Thinking is designed for students who are considering areas of study such as education, science, mathematics, or economics and who have not completed previous college-level course work in mathematics or who have been away from math for some time. This course meets Evergreen's Master in Teaching college algebra requirement and serves as preparation for precalculus.

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For

education, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, health sciences, and other natural sciences.


Fall Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Sat 9a-12:30p

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


$14 for printed copies of the text for the course