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How can I help my child with Algebra 1?
The most effective way to provide Algebra 1 help to your child is to include plenty of guided practice. Watching a video is not enough. Your child will also need practice problems that include complete audio explanations because most students will make mistakes when they first try to solve problems after learning a concept.
I'm a returning college student who hasn't taken a math class in nearly 5 years. I felt like I needed somewhere I could build on my fundamentals, so I turned to MathHelp. I started with the first ALEKS lesson on MathHelp, watching all the videos, and taking every test until I could pass with a 100% all the way up to the end of exponential and logarithmic equations, which was lesson 179. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my time using MathHelp. Topics I remember as being complicated, like logarithms, were actually very easy to understand thanks to the short video format of the lessons. Recently I took the ALEKS placement assessment and scored well enough to place into pre calculus. I’m impressed I was able to do that well, going from barely remembering the fundamentals of algebra to nearly placing into calculus.
18:57 20 Jan 23
I subscribed to the course for my daughter who needed extra help in algebra 2. She found it very helpful. I would say that hearing the material taught by someone other than her school teacher and having all the extra exercises available to do were the most helpful for her. I can’t think of anything you could do to make it better.
16:38 19 Dec 22
I absolutely love MathHelp. I had not taken a math class in over 30 years and math has always been a difficult subject for me, so for me to be able to prep for the PERT test, place into College Algebra, and then get an A in the class - that was amazing! I have recommended MathHelp to friends and family and will continue to do so.
15:11 19 Dec 22
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13:31 08 Aug 22
I am a 50+ who decided to go back to school late in life. I need to take College Algebra to obtain my degree. To avoid prerequisite math classes, I needed to pass their placement test.It has been a “a few years” since I took a math class. I needed to study and searched for online courses. I came across many sites, but Mathhelp.com had the best setup, so I signed up. The course covers everything you will need to know. I went through the entire course and took the final exam a few times as reinforcement.The courses are put together in an easy-to-follow manner and provide everything you will need to pass any math test. The layout was easy to follow. The video, followed by practice, followed by the questions were so easy to follow. It is all on one page. There is no navigating back and forth. If you get one wrong, you are given a step-by-step explanation on how to get the correct answer. The reinforcement of each concept is helpful. The videos really make it so easy to learn. The three instructors are great and teach each subject clearly and in a detailed manner.Whether your child is struggling in elementary school, or you are a college student who needs some extra help, Mathhelp.com is the solution to your needs.I aced my placement test. I now feel fully prepared for the College Algebra class I'm taking next semester. I highly recommend this course. My College Algebra course went well thanks to your program. The most helpful elements to me were the multiple videos of explanations that started off extremely basic and built up difficulty. I do not learn very well when I get blasted in the face with information then an overly difficult problem. Also the practice tests helped with learning and then performing which helped me retain the lesson.
15:50 30 May 22
I was attempting to place into calculus I and I did achieve that. I scored an 85 on the ALEKS. I was a very poor student in high school just so you understand the full picture. I'm trying to catch up on things I should have had a basic foundation in back then. So it was really nice to have a refresher course on all the rules and properties of math and algebra leading up to the calculus portions. Overall, I think the material was very well put together on your site. Clear and concise.
13:21 02 Apr 22
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12:19 31 Mar 22
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03:42 16 Feb 22
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20:38 17 Jan 22
That course was the absolute reason in my success of the TSIA2 test. I did pass it and can take College level algebra instead of developmental math. Specifically speaking, the quadratic equations, functions/graphing, linear equations in two variables and expressions, equations and formulas really helped. So I'd most definitely give that course a lot of credit to helping me pass.
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16:34 13 Jan 22
The Accuplacer Elementary Algebra exam went really well. I was able to place into my appropriate college algebra class, and I surprised myself with my score even. I had not been in school for years and the courses on MathHelp made jumping back in so much easier. There were so many helpful elements of the course. The instructional videos and the practice exam were instrumental in helping me.
15:36 30 Sep 21
The PRAXIS Algebra 1 went well. I liked the practice exam and the depth of each lesson including the videos.
18:13 19 Aug 21
I passed my college algebra course with an A, thanks to your online course! The explanation in the videos were very detailed and easy to understand; the quizzes really drove the information home into my mind. It felt good going into a quiz and being confident in knowing how to do the problem, with time to spare to check my work, then seeing high marks in my grade book after.I am an adult student, (working and going to school) coming back to college algebra from a long time away from school! I really needed a refresher.It is a vast improvement in my understanding of math (I was not too great with math in general in elementary and high school). Thank you for giving me a boost in "mathematical confidence"! Thank you so much!
16:54 20 Jun 21
I’d like you to know that I absolutely love the Intermediate Algebra program, and will likely be signing back up in January for the College Algebra course. I’m 36 years old and have always struggled with math, barely graduating high school because of it and so I began with your program for the PERT test, which allowed me to get a high enough score to pass taking a remedial course.Continuing with the Intermediate Algebra program during the semester is absolutely the reason why I was able to sustain a B grade, and I actually have my final this afternoon and I am confident I will do well.I think the reason that your program works so well is because you keep it short and to the point. All the steps are shown, you don’t use a bunch of extra words and jargon, and you keep the problems simple so the student gets a chance to perfect those before going on to more difficult ones within their actual class assignments. There were several places where the things you taught weren’t explained in class notes by my school that made a world of difference (such as clearing the radical in the denominator, or using a factor tree to factor rather just trying to guess multiples). It also helped that your course guide exactly followed the flow of the class going from chapter to chapter so I could watch my class lecture (online course), attempt some of those problems...I’d struggle, then I’d go to Mathhelp, do well, and go back to the class coursework. It was an easy lateral movement. My not getting an A in the class is simply because I make silly mistakes like forgetting signs or the simplest math errors, but I feel confident in the course and that’s simply 100% from your program.Thank you for all the help your program has offered, it’s been quite an amazing transformation for me.
16:21 09 Dec 20
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00:21 28 Nov 20
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21:35 11 Nov 20
I loved this program. I didn’t do Math in 13 years so I subscribed to MathHelp two months before I started my Intermediate Algebra class. I was ahead of the lessons and I would always come back to MathHelp as my primary source for understanding a topic.. explanation was clear, the teachers were awesome, my favourite was the gentleman.. he thought so clearly that I understood and then I made sure to practice and practice and practice. I received a B+ in my Intermediate Math Course
17:45 26 Aug 20
What makes Algebra 1 from MathHelp different?
MathHelp’s Algebra 1 program is different because it’s an entire curriculum with a teacher inside. Developed at one of the top private schools in the country, the course is designed to simulate a $30,000-a-year private school education for a tiny fraction of the cost. As a result, it’s not only an ideal solution for homeschoolers looking for a stand-alone course, but it’s also a natural fit for any parent who would like to provide his or her child with world-class instruction from home.
What is the best way to learn Algebra?
The best way to learn Algebra 1 is with an online program that combines all of the following features.
- Video instruction
- Guided practice
- Grade reporting
- Background lessons
- Diagnostic quizzes
- Interactive lesson tests
- Cumulative review
- Printable worksheets
- Printable notes
Can I learn Algebra 1 fast?
The key to learning Algebra 1 fast is to use diagnostic quizzes, which tell you if you already know a lesson concept before spending time on a lesson. If your diagnostic quiz results indicate that you already know the concept, you can skip ahead, allowing you to focus your studies on the exact lessons you need.
Can 7th graders take Algebra 1?
It’s possible for a 7th grader to take Algebra 1, but it’s not recommended. Algebra 1 is normally an 8th or 9th grade course, so there’s no reason to rush into it in 7th grade. Instead, it’s better for 7th graders to take Pre-Algebra.
What grade should you be in Algebra 1?
Generally speaking, you should be in 8th or 9th grade when you take Algebra 1. However, it’s not unusual for a student who struggles with math to take the course in 10th grade. The important thing is to make sure you understand before moving on because all high school math classes are built on this foundation.
Is Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 harder?
Whether Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 is harder depends on the student. For example, the shock of dealing with variables for the first time can make Algebra 1 very hard until you get used to it. On the other hand, Algebra 2 is often considered harder because of its advanced concepts such as logarithms and imaginary numbers.
Is Algebra really that hard?
Algebra isn’t necessarily hard. The reason that so many students need Algebra help is that they’ve never seen variables before. In other words, students often panic when they see “letters" in math problems, even though the concept of variables is just an extension of what they’ve learned in previous math courses. Algebra is also the first time that students have to write down all their steps to the problems. You can’t get away with doing Algebra in your head like you can with arithmetic.
Can I learn Algebra on my own?
You can learn Algebra on your own, but you’ll need an online program that builds the teacher into every aspect of the curriculum. In other words, the best way to learn Algebra on your own is if every lesson has video and audio explanations for both the example problems and the practice problems.
How do you get an A in Algebra 1?
Any Algebra 1 student who wants to get an A will need to develop mastery of the following concepts and skills.
- Order of Operations
- Working with Variables
- Memorizing Formulas
- Organizing Problems on Paper
Why do students struggle with Algebra?
Surprisingly, one of the biggest reasons that students struggle with Algebra is that they are simply unable or unwilling to organize the steps to a problem on paper. Bad handwriting alone can derail a promising Algebra student who can’t go back and read what he or she has written down. More commonly, however, students are tempted to do the problems in their heads rather than writing down all the steps, which comes back to haunt them no matter how good at math they are.
What are the basics of Algebra 1?
You’ll learn the following basic concepts in Algebra 1.
- Equations and Inequalities
- Word Problems
- Functions and Graphing
- Linear Equations
- Systems of Equations
- Exponents and Polynomials
- Rational Expressions
How do you pass Algebra?
If you’re wondering how to pass Algebra 1, the key is to get individualized instruction. In the past, this meant expensive private tutoring. Nowadays, however, affordable Algebra online tutoring is available in the form of video instruction and guided practice with audio explanations.
How long does it take to learn Algebra 1?
Algebra 1 takes about 6 to 12 months to learn. How long it takes depends on the student’s math background, natural ability in math, and the amount of time reserved for help each day.
How much does an Algebra tutor cost?
The cost of an Algebra tutor ranges from $25 an hour to $100 an hour, depending on your location and the level of expertise of the instructor. For example, if you’re in an expensive city and you want an experienced Algebra 1 tutor, it can cost up to $100 an hour. However, if you’re in an area with a lower cost of living and you’re open to Algebra tutoring from a college student, it can cost as little as $25 an hour.
Can you teach yourself Algebra?
You can teach yourself Algebra, but you’ll need both instruction and practice. The best way to get the huge amount of Algebra help that’s required to teach yourself the course is to use a program that incorporates a video teacher throughout the example problems and practice.