i am not a dummy and i never got math either. i needed a tutor for high school math. ok so i was also crushing on a guy but still…. math is FREAKING HARD especially if you have a crappy teacher.

my FAVE line i came across:

Calculator: The TI-83 or equivalent. Your cell phone is NOT acceptable as a calculator.

But I have tried so many useless algebra programs already…

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Integers

These interactive lessons provide an excellent step-by-step introduction to signed numbers; includes: Absolute Value; Comparing and Ordering Integers; Basic Operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide); Integers and the Real World, etc.; you can also download lessons.

Gisele Glosser

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol5.shtm

Integers: Operations with Signed Numbers

This clearly explains how to add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers. Samples are included; a separate page of practice exercises (with instant feedback) is also available.

Amby Duncan-Carr

http://amby.com/educate/math/integer.html

Interactive Algebra

An outstanding interactive tool to practice algebra skills. This java applet randomly generates problems of the type chosen; instructions are provided and hints are available. Topics include:

Robert Bunge

http://www.accessone.com/~bbunge/Algebra/Algebra.html

Interactive Math Lessons

Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies is an award-winning educational web site featuring a problem-solving approach to actively engage students in the learning process. In addition to the lessons, other online resources include:

http://www.mathgoodies.com/resources/Default.shtm

Math Lessons – Working with Signed Numbers

Sample these free interactive lessons from the online Math Courses; topics include:

Nancy Parham, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo State University

http://www.mathprep.com/basicskill.html

Order of Algebraic Operations

Evaluate algebraic expressions by using this Dynamic HTML program (requires 4.0 browser). The program will show you the correct order of operations to be used for any expression you enter.

J. David Eisenberg

http://www.best.com/~nessus/algexpr.html

Ms. Lindquist: The Tutor

This free, online, Intelligent Tutoring System is designed to assist students in learning to write algebraic expressions and solve word problems. Program can also be downloaded.

Neil Heffernan; Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.algebratutor.org/

Intermediate Algebra – CyberExam

Take this CyberExam from S.O.S. Mathematics and get immediate feedback (additional topics in advanced math are also available).

Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso

http://www.math.utep.edu/sosmath/cyberexam/algebra/test.html

PlaneMath Activities

Explore a wide variety of PlaneMath Activities to develop reasoning and problem solving skills; site includes accessibilty options, parent/teacher resources, and additional links.

InfoUse, in cooperation with NASA

http://www.planemath.com/planemathmain.html

Projects and Investigations in Math

“Mathematics is more than something that you learn, mathematics is something that you do.” At this site you’ll find a great many puzzles , activities and games. If you already enjoy math as a recreation you may find some new ideas to explore; if you (used to) “hate math”, be prepared to change your mind!

Nancy Casey

http://www.cs.uidaho.edu/~casey931/nc_math/index.html

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Only identify what is asked for. Ignore all the ifs, ands and buts….

A problem is understood by solving it not by pondering it.

http://www.hawaii.edu/suremath/intro_algebra.html

The algebra section of QuickMath allows you to manipulate mathematical expressions in all sorts of useful ways. At the moment, QuickMath can expand, factor or simplify virtually any expression, cancel common factors within fractions, split fractions up into smaller (‘partial’) fractions and join two or more fractions together into a single fraction. More specialised commands are on the way.

http://www.quickmath.com/www02/pages/modules/algebra/index.shtml

Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra

http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_blitzer_algtrig_2/8/2207/565086.cw/index.html

GREAT SITE!

College Algebra Online Tutorials The introduction to this site remarks, “If you need help in college algebra, you have come to the right place.” Their statement is accurate, as the staff members at the West Texas A&M University’s Vir

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/col_algebra/index.htm

Algebasics Under the motto, “Show me how, now!” Algebasics is a fine online mathematics instructional resource that takes young and old alike through the basics of algebra. The breadth of the material is divided…

http://www.algebasics.com/

xyAlgebra For students in college-level math courses, revisiting algebra can be a challenge, and learning for it the first time can prove to be tricky as well. This website, created by Professor John Miller of…

http://www.xyalgebra.org/

Purplemath Designed and maintained by Elizabeth Stapel, an educator and holder of an advanced degree in mathematics, Purplemath contains hundreds of lessons designed to help students who might be having trouble…

http://www.purplemath.com/index.htm

Linear Algebra Toolkit This online toolkit consists of a series of modules “designed to help a linear algebra student learn and practice a basic linear algebra procedure, such as Gauss-Jordan reduction, calculating the dete…

http://www.math.odu.edu/~bogacki/lat/

via http://scout.wisc.edu/Archives/SPT—AdvancedSearch.php?Q=Y&G27=29375

Algebra: In Simplest Terms

http://www.learner.org/resources/series66.html

Algebrahelp.com is a collection of lessons, calculators, and worksheets created to assist students and teachers of algebra.

http://www.algebrahelp.com/

Bob Jensen’s Bookmarks on Education, Government, Law and Libraries Section

http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

The Math Forum Is…

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