Frequently Asked Questions About Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1
How do Thinkwell courses work?
Your student watches a 5-10 minute online video lesson, completes the automatically graded exercises for the topic with instant correct-answer feedback, then move on to the next lesson!
The courses are self-paced, or you can use the daily lesson plans. Just like a textbook, you can choose where to start and end, or follow the entire course.
When does my 12-month online subscription start?
It starts when you're ready. You can have instant access to your online subscription when you purchase online, or you can purchase now and start later.
How is Thinkwell Honors Algebra 1 different from the standard Algebra 1 course?
There is a slight variation in the table of contents compared to the standard Algebra 1 course and the exercises reflect more in depth learning.
Does my student get high school or college credit for Thinkwell Honors Algebra 1?
No, only schools are accredited and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell.
Does Thinkwell Honors Algebra 1 meet state standards?
Some states set standards for what topics should be taught in a particular course. Thinkwell does not have a course version for each state. Instead, the course is built to national standards to be inclusive of all states. View the content, standards, and objectives for Honors Algebra 1 HERE.
Websites such as www.achieve.org can help you determine your state's standards.
What if my student needs access to the course for more than 12 months?
You can purchase extra time in one-month, three-month, and six-month increments.
Can I share access with more than one student?
The courses are designed and licensed to accommodate one student per username and password; additional students need to purchase online access. This allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.
How long does it take to complete Thinkwell's Honors Algebra 1?
The pace of your course is up to you, but most students will schedule one school year.
Can I see my grade?
Thinkwell courses track everything your student does. When logged in, your student can click "My Grades" to see their progress.
How are grades calculated?
The course grade is calculated this way: Quizzes are worth 30% of the grade, Chapter tests are worth 30%, the Midterm counts for 20%, and the Final Exam is worth 20% of the overall grade.
What is acceptable performance on the exams?
As a home-school parent, you decide the level of performance you want your student to achieve; the course does not limit access to topics based on performance on prior topics.
Can I get a transcript?
Yes, there's a final grade report print option in the My Grades section. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What if I change my mind and want to do a different math course, can I change?
If you discover that you should be in a different course, contact email@example.com within one week of purchase and we will move you to the appropriate course.
Can I print the exercises?
Yes, but completing the exercises online provides immediate correct answer feedback and automatic scoring, so we recommend answering the exercises online.
Are exercises multiple choice?
Most of the exercises are multiple choice and they are graded automatically with correct answer solutions.
Is Thinkwell Honors Algebra 1 built on "continuous review?"
Thinkwell Honors Algebra 1 is carefully constructed to build on previous knowledge, reinforcing key concepts every step of the way. It is not only a reflection of empirically effective instruction, but also reflects Dr Burger’s philosophies learned over a career of teaching mathematics, emphasizing a solid foundation that addresses why students need to learn certain concepts. Finally, Thinkwell Honors Algebra 1 is intentionally designed to work for a wide variety of learning styles.
What is Thinkwell's Refund Policy?
We offer a full refund of 12-month subscription purchases within 14 days of purchase, no questions asked. For Essential Review courses, the refund period is 3 days. Optional printed materials are printed on demand and the sales are final.
How does my school review this course?
Should your school need to review a Thinkwell course for any reason, have the school contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide them access to a demo site.