Algebra 1 Essential Review


Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Essential Review with Professor Edward Burger

This brief online course reviews key concepts your student saw in any Algebra 1 math course at home or in school.  

Taught by award-winning mathematician and professor Edward Burger with online videos, automatically graded exercises, worksheets, and step-by-step explanations, this short-form course prepares your student for success in Algebra 2 and beyond.  Maintain good study habits and don't let those math skills deteriorate, even through the summer!

Course Features

Video Lessons

40+ engaging video lessons
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Automatically Graded Assessments
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Worksheets and Answer Keys
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Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion
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What Parents Are Saying...
"If you are looking for an antidote to the "drill & kill" method of teaching math, Thinkwell is for you! Dr. Burger is by far one of the most straightforward, concise and engaging Math professors we've had. After trying and failing with 3 different well-known and expensive math curriculums over the course of 6 months, we came across Thinkwell Algebra. My son went from being confused and weary to encouraged and self-motivated. He was able to get through one semester of Algebra in 3 months! It has made all the difference in the world in his daily math routine. We will continue to use and recommend Thinkwell, and have purchased Geometry and Physics for next year."
"We absolutely love Thinkwell. The program is plug and play so the kids can work independently without parental involvement. The curriculum is thorough and comprehensive and has bolstered my kids' understanding over the years. It is easily a strong enough platform to be THE MAIN and ONLY math program and will give kids a rock solid foundation. The professor is entertaining and articulates the material very clearly. Thinkwell is an EXCELLENT PROGRAM THAT WE USE YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!””
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"My highschool students are using Thinkwell Algebra and PreAlgebra this year in our homeschool. This is our first experience with this product and I have to say I am impressed. Both of my son and my daughter enjoy Professor Burger's method of teaching and his lighthearted delivery. My kids have asked me not to switch from Thinkwell as their main curriculum. As a parent I appreciate that I don't have to beg my children to do math. They do it on their own with no complaints. That is a huge compliment in itself.”
– L. Jones
Course Overview

What You Get

  • 3-month, online subscription to our complete Algebra 1 Essentials course
  • 40+ course lessons
  • Automatically graded drill-and-practice exercises with step-by-step answer feedback
  • Downloadable, printable course worksheets & answer keys
  • Automatically graded quizzes
  • Skills assessment test with personalized study path feedback
  • Animated interactivities....and more!

How It Works

  • Purchase Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Essentials through our online store and activate your 3-month subscription when you're ready
  • Take a brief diagnostic that creates a fast-track plan for topics where your student might need work (maximum 40 topics)
  • Access your course anytime, anywhere, from any device
  • Your work is automatically tracked and updated in real-time
  • Grade reports and certificates of completion are available upon request
  • Need more info? Download our How This Course Works guide
Learn From Award-Winning Professor and Mathematician, Dr. Edward Burger

It's like having a world-class college professor right by your side.

  • "Global Hero in Education" by Microsoft Corporation
  • "America's Best Math Teacher" by Reader's Digest
  • Robert Foster Cherry Award Winner for Great Teaching
Algebra 1 Essentials Table of Contents
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Optional Essential Skill Review

Variables and Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Powers and Exponents
Product and Power Properties of Exponents
Integer Exponents
Quotient Properties of Exponents
Square Roots and Real Numbers
Order of Operations
Simplifying Expressions

Equations and Inequalities

Solving Two-Step Equations
Solving Multi-Step Equations
Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
Graphing and Writing Inequalities
Solving Inequalities by Adding or Subtracting
Solving Inequalities by Multiplying or Dividing
Solving Two-Step and Multi-Step Inequalities

Functions and Graphing

Writing Function Rules
Graphing Functions
Scatter Plots and Trend Lines
Using Intercepts
The Slope Formula
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form
Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Transforming Linear Functions
Graphing Linear Inequalities

Exploring Polynomials

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials
Multiplying Binomials
Factors and Greatest Common Factors
Factoring by GCF
Factoring x2 + bx + c
Factoring ax2 + bx + c
Factoring Special Products
Choosing a Factoring Method

Quadratic Equations and Functions

Identifying Quadratic Functions
Characteristics of Quadratic Functions
Graphing Quadratic Functions
Transforming Quadratic Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Square Roots
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula

Final Review

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Thinkwell "Essentials" courses work?

This short course is designed to ensure your student masters the essential skills of Algebra 1. Your student completes an assessment that provides a fast-track plan for the topics they need to complete. Each topic has a 5-10 minute online video lesson with additional exercises and instant correct-answer feedback. With approximately 40 topics in all, the course is self-paced and individualized to each student. Alternatively, you can choose where to start and end or follow the standard table of contents.

When does my 3-month online subscription start?

It begins when you're ready. You can have instant access to your online subscription when you purchase online, or you can buy now and start later.

Does my student get school credit for Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Essentials?

No, only schools are accredited, and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell.

What if my student needs access to the course for more than three months?

We suggest you enroll in Thinkwell's Algebra 1, which is a 12-month subscription.

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, which allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.

How long does it take to complete Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Essentials?

The pace of your course is up to you but should be less than 40 lesson days.

Can I see my grade?

Thinkwell's course software tracks everything your student does. When logged in, your student can click "My Grades" to see their progress.

Can I get a transcript?

You can contact to request a file with your student's grades.

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 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 automatically graded with correct answer solutions.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a full refund within 14 days of purchase, no questions asked.

How does my school review this course?

Should your school need to review a Thinkwell course for any reason, have the school contact and we can provide them access to a demo site.

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