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Algebra Made Easy, Issue #001  Are You Ready for a Successful Year? August 04, 2009 
My name is Karin Hutchinson and I am the creator of Algebraclass.com and the editor of this ezine. As you may or may not know, Algebraclass.com is a very new website. In fact, I first launched my homepage at the beginning of May. So, really it's only 3 months old! Therefore, new content will be added weekly, for a long time! So please visit often! My ultimate goal in this whole adventure is to provide you with an Algebra resource that is helpful and easy to understand. We all know that text books are sometimes so technical that you get lost within the first paragraph. Although there are other helpful Algebra sites out there, I wanted to create a site that was easy to navigate and that provided in depth, easy to understand examples. I hope that you find this to be a helpful resource throughout your studies! With each issue of Algebra Made Easy, you will find articles that contain tips or information that will help you be successful not only in Algebra, but in school in general! In order to make sure that I write articles that will be beneficial for you, I need to know more about you! If you haven't done so already, please complete my 30 second survey that just tells me who you are! Are you a teacher who needs lesson plans, or a parent who needs tips on how to prepare for a conference with a Math teacher? Or.. maybe you are a student who needs tips on how to study for an Algebra test! If you let me know who you are, then I can make sure that I write articles that you will find helpful! As always, please feel free to contact me if you have a question or comment! I wish you well in your Algebra studies! All the best, Karin
What's New on Algebraclass.com?I just finished the 6th Algebra unit, Solving Inequalities. This is about the midpoint of a year of Algebra 1. There's more to come, don't worry!I've also added an Online Resources Directory . I know how much time you can spend just surfing the web for the right website, so when I come across really great websites related to Algebra, I will list them here. So, far all of the resources are free. Most of them are interactive games, that fit in well with one of the units of study. If you come across any great Algebra sites, please let me know and I will add them to the list! I've also added the Algebra Survey so that I can find out more about my visitors! Again, please complete this 3 question survey, if you haven't already! Just added! An Algebra Formula Guide I just started this section and so far I have basic math (geometry) formulas that may be needed for future real world problems! These are always handy to have and should be memorized at some point! I will be continuing to add Algebra Formulas that we learn in each unit. This will eventually be a quick resource for Algebra Formulas!
Looking Forward To ...My next unit will be on relations and functions. We will investigate linear and quadratic functions in this unit! Following the Functions Unit we will explore Probability! That's always a fun unit!Bear with me! It takes a lot of time to format and type "mathematically". I'm trying to stay one step ahead of you for this coming school year!
Are You Ready For Algebra?Are you starting Algebra 1 this year, or do you have a child who is starting Algebra 1? If so, are you ready? How will you know if you are ready? My first question is, "Have you done ANY Math practice this summer?" If your answer is "No", you might want to review the topics below or take the algebra readiness test!In order to get started on the right foot this year, you will need to come to Algebra class with the following skills:
Tips For Success in Middle or High School MathMiddle and High School can be a terrifying time for students and a very trying time for parents! No doubt, this age is one of the hardest for students and parents to adjust to! Between friends, social circles, extracurricular activities, and now social networking on the internet, sometimes our students don't have the focus that they need to have on academics! What can you do as a parent to help your child stay focused? Here are some tips that you can use to help your child have a successful year in Algebra. Use these tips with every subject, to ensure that your child stays on the right track!

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