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  • 1 Adding and Subtracting Integers
  • 2 Multiplying and Dividing Integers
  • 3 Order of Operations
  • 4 Evaluation
  • 5 Least Common Multiple
  • 6 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • 7 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
  • 8 Order of Operations with Fractions
  • 9 Evaluation with Fractions
  • 10 Absolute Value
  • 11 Absolute Value with Fractions
  • 12 Combining Like Terms
  • 13 Distributive Property
  • 14 Distributive Property and Combining Like Terms


  • 15 One-Step Equations
  • 16 Two-Step Equations
  • 17 Equations with Fractions
  • 18 Equations Involving Distributive
  • 19 Equations with Variable on Both Sides
  • 20 Equations with Variable on Both Sides and Fractions
  • 21 Equations with Variable on Both Sides and Distributive
  • 22 Equations with Decimals
  • 23 Equations with Decimals and Decimal Solutions
  • 24 Equations with Fraction Solutions
  • 25 Literal Equations

Word problems

  • 26 Number Word Problems
  • 27 Consecutive Integer Word Problems
  • 28 Geometry Word Problems
  • 29 Percent Word Problems
  • 30 Age Word Problems
  • 31 Value Word Problems
  • 32 Interest Word Problems
  • 33 Motion Word Problems

Inequalities, absolute value, functions, graphing

  • 34 Solving and Graphing Inequalities
  • 35 Combined Inequalities
  • 36 The Coordinate System
  • 37 Domain and Range
  • 38 Definition of a Function
  • 39 Function and Arrow Notation
  • 40 Graphing within a Given Domain
  • 41 Graphing Lines
  • 42 The Intercept Method
  • 43 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

Linear equations

Systems of equations

  • 59 Solving Systems by Graphing
  • 60 Solving Systems by Addition
  • 61 Solving Systems by Substitution
  • 62 Number and Value Word Problems
  • 63 Wind and Current Word Problems
  • 64 Digit Word Problems

Exponents & polynomials

  • 65 The Product Rule
  • 66 The Power Rule
  • 67 The Quotient Rule
  • 68 Numerical Bases and Exponents of Zero
  • 69 Combining Exponent Rules
  • 70 Multiplying Polynomials
  • 71 F.O.I.L.


  • 72 Greatest Common Factor
  • 73 Factoring out the Greatest Common Factor
  • 74 Factoring Trinomials with Positive Constants
  • 75 Factoring Trinomials with Negative Constants
  • 76 Difference of Two Squares
  • 77 Factoring Trinomials with Lead Coefficients and Positive Constants
  • 78 Factoring Trinomials with Lead Coefficients and Negative Constants
  • 79 Factoring Completely
  • 80 Beginning Polynomial Equations
  • 81 Intermediate Polynomial Equations

Rational expressions & equations

  • 82 Simplifying Rational Expressions
  • 83 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
  • 84 Adding Rational Expressions
  • 85 Subtracting Rational Expressions
  • 86 Rational Equations


  • 87 Simplifying Radicals
  • 88 Multiplying Radicals
  • 89 Dividing Radicals
  • 90 Adding Radicals and FOILing with Radicals
  • 91 Radical Equations


  • 92 Linear or Quadratic Functions
  • 93 Graphs of Quadratic Functions and Beginning Transformations
  • 94 Graphs of Quadratic Functions and Advanced Transformations
  • 95 Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
  • 96 Taking the Square Root of Both Sides
  • 97 Completing The Square
  • 98 Quadratic Formula

Additional nctm concepts

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.
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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.

  1. Video instruction
  2. Guided practice
  3. Grade reporting
  4. Background lessons
  5. Diagnostic quizzes
  6. Interactive lesson tests
  7. Cumulative review
  8. Printable worksheets
  9. 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.

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Order of Operations
  3. Integers
  4. Working with Variables
  5. Memorizing Formulas
  6. 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.

  1. Simplifying
  2. Equations and Inequalities
  3. Word Problems
  4. Functions and Graphing
  5. Linear Equations
  6. Systems of Equations
  7. Exponents and Polynomials
  8. Factoring
  9. Rational Expressions
  10. Radicals
  11. Quadratics

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.


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