Are you an Algebra teacher who...
If you can answer "Yes" to ANY of the questions above, then I have GREAT news for you.
My name is Karin Hutchinson, and hopefully you've had a chance to peruse Algebra-class.com. I am the sole creator of this site, and my ultimate goal is to help ALL students find success with Algebra.
After teaching for ten years, I decided to stay home and devote my time and energy to my darling girls; however I quickly found out how much I missed teaching, helping students, and seeing the smile on their faces when all of sudden they "got it".
You know that feeling - it's that "Aha" moment that makes teaching so rewarding!
So, in order to continue my passion for teaching, I created Algebra-Class and the experience has been amazing because I am now able to help students all over the world.
Although, I don't always get to see the "Aha" moments, I definitely read about them in emails.
I began tutoring Algebra 1 when my first daughter was just six months old. I couldn't wait to start teaching again.
I realized as soon as I started tutoring (which was in a completely different school district than where I taught), that students were struggling because they were missing a solid math foundation.
As teachers, we all know that students must have that solid foundation that builds year after year. Those who don't have the foundation, struggle year after year.
As I helped my students go back and build that foundation, their grades improved, as well as their love for math!
And.... I learned something else!
A lot of my students struggles was with the order in which topics were being taught. One week they were working on solving equations and the next week something completely different, like probability.
They never had a chance to continue building on that foundation, as they jumped around from concept to concept.
I know that some schools call this "spiraling", but it's not a method that I endorse. If feel that this is where we are creating gaps in our students learning.
When I decided to sit down and tackle my own Algebra curriculum, I knew that I had to create a curriculum that builds a solid foundation for our students.
Algebra Class does just that! Each unit is studied extensively before moving on to the next unit.
And... even better, each unit builds on the previous unit. So, as students leave Algebra 1, they have a strong, solid foundation of Algebra skills!
If you teach in a district that does not have a solid curriculum, you can use this curriculum from beginning to end and your students will have completed an entire year of Algebra 1!
This curriculum includes everything you will need, including video tutorials, notes worksheets, practice problems, step by step answer keys, formative assessments, quizzes, unit tests, a mid-term, and final exam.
If you have a set curriculum, then you can supplement your curriculum with the materials in Algebra Class.
The video tutorials may give you other ideas for how to each a concept, or they can be used for individual study. The worksheets are available for classwork or homework purposes, and the quizzes and tests are available for additional assessment information.
Algebra Class is a great addition to any Algebra curriculum!
Of course you want to see it in action! I don't blame you at all! So, let's walk through it together.
First, you, or your students will print out the "workbook" for the lesson to be studied.
The first page or two of the workbook is the "notes" worksheet. Students will take notes on this worksheet while they are watching the video. This way, they will not only retain the information better, but will have notes to refer to if they have difficulty with the practice problems.
This is the notes worksheet for Graphing Slope (Lesson 4) in the Graphing Equations Unit.
Click here to download this workbook. Go ahead, please download it, watch the video, take notes and see how it works :)
Next, watch the video tutorial for that lesson. Click on the arrow in the middle of the screen and take notes as you go along!
In every workbook are three sets of practice problems. The first set
is includes hints or directions to walk students through if they are having
difficulty. This is also known as "scaffolding".
The second set is practice without any hints to see if they've fully learned this concept.
The third set is meant to challenge students a little or extend their knowledge of the concept. Many times these are applications of the skill in a real world context.
If you didn't download the workbook above, click here to download the workbook and practice your graphing slope skills.
The BEST part of the program are the step-by-step solutions
to every single problem! All answer keys are color coded to help students better understand the process.
If you choose, you can give students access to the answer keys as long as you teach them how to use them as a learning tool in order to take full responsibility of their learning.
And... If you are using this online algebra class as your only curriculum (for home schooling or teaching purposes), I've also included chapter quizzes, tests, and a mid-term and final exam. (Yes - with step-by-step solutions!)
Please, check your work! Click here to download the answer keys. Did you totally master the lesson, or did you make a few mistakes?
Trying the program out now will give you some ideas on how you can use it with your students!
Students should be totally self-sufficient once they are logged in. Everything is in one place! Print the worksheets and watch the video all from one screen!
I know you are wondering if this program will cover the units that you are teaching.
Below is a list of all the units and the lessons contained in the units. If you are using this as a curriculum, you can see that this Algebra Course contains a very thorough study of Algebra.
If you are using this as a supplement to your curriculum, you will find many individual lessons guaranteed to suit your needs.
You'll have instant access to all nine units of the Algebra Class curriculum, plus a mid-term and final exam!
I know other sites charge hundreds and hundreds of dollars for their full curriculum and resources; however, I know first hand that you are probably purchasing this with your own money and I want you to be able to afford the resources you need to help students learn!
That's right, all you have to do is choose a user name and password and you will have instant access to the entire Algebra Class curriculum! There is absolutely nothing that you have to download! It can't get much easier!
Please Note: You will not receive an actual book in the mail. This is an online course, and all materials can be saved or printed from your computer. You will access all worksheets and videos once you login to the secure online course.
Algebra Class is perfect for independent learning. Many students need extra help in the classroom or at home! We have special pricing for teachers who need multiple logins for their students. For pricing below, please contact me with the number of subscriptions requested and I will send you an invoice for payment. We do work with school systems who use purchase orders as well!
Number of Logins
Up to 25 logins
Up to 30 logins
Up to 40 logins
Up to 50 logins
Please contact me for a rate for more than 50 subscriptions.
I simply love your work! I teach Algebra I, Algebra 2, and Geometry at a charter school in California for at-risk youth.
I have small classes of twelve, which is very helpful with this population. I stumbled across your site when I was desperately looking for curriculum to use in my classroom. Our company got rid of its math books and had some relatively new, inexperienced, and ambitious teachers get together in June 2015 and write the math curriculum for all the subjects I teach.
It's horrible, but it's all we have available to use now. I paid the membership fee out of my own pocket to get your lessons and worksheets on Algebra I and Algebra 2 (when do you think the complete course will be done? Lol!).
Your work is a breath of fresh air and makes so much sense in the order of topics covered and the specific concepts taught. (In our new curriculum, the authors have us teach quadratic equations before learning about polynomials. It makes no sense to me.
I love your videos (I plan to play them and walk the room to make sure students are always on task). I love your worksheets...you evidently put a lot of thought into the different types of problems the students need to know and also the types that might be a little tricky for them.
I feel such a sense of relief, knowing that I don't have to rely on our school's "homemade" curriculum. I have been watching every video and taking the notes, as if I were a student.
I am logging down the length of each video in order to make sure I have plenty of time during the class period to play all of them. I can't help gushing about the tremendous quality of your work...it is a godsend to me. I can't wait to try it out! Thank You!
It's been a week since my purchase and I am absolutely thrilled with your material. The word problems are fantastic.
I used some of your compound inequality word problems in class and presented them on the whiteboard. I showed the content with the other two eighth grade math teachers and each of them in turn purchased your materials.
What a great bargain!!! Thanks again for your hard work. Everything is organized beautifully.
Every package is backed by my 30 day guarantee. I am so confident that you will find success with Algebra Class, that I will give you 30 full days to use the workbook and video tutorials. If for any reason, you are not satisfied, just contact me and I will promptly refund your money!
If you have questions regarding your Algebra Class purchase, you may contact me at: 410-937-8468 or you can contact me via email and I will respond in less than 24 hours.
Save yourself time and energy and get your Algebra materials today!
I wish you much success in your teaching career.