30 Days to Algebra 1 Readiness


This course includes:
10+ hours of on-demand video Auto-graded exercises & solutions
Study notes & worksheets Re-teaching topics for mastery
Access on mobile Certificate of completion
Optional course additions (check box to select):
Companion Study Guide $27.49 View details
Office Hours | Tutoring $34.95 a month View details

This condensed, summer-friendly course will get you Algebra ready in no time! Join Professor Burger as he teaches the skills fundamental to success in Algebra. 

Students will develop the numerical fluency to be successful in Algebra through our engaging video lessons by acclaimed professor and mathematician Edward Burger. He's smart and funny, and his multimedia lessons work with any learning style. With worksheets, study notes, and automatically-graded exercises, your student will master the basics of Algebra in no time. Purchase the printed study guide for an easy-to-use course companion.

Scroll down to view more information about this course, or check this video by Thinkwell instructor, Julie Welch for an overview. 

Course Features

Video Lessons

70+ Engaging, 5-7 minute lesson videos
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Automatically graded exercises & assessments
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Full-color illustrated and downloadable course notes
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70+ Course worksheets with answer keys
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Course Overview

What You Get

  • 6-month, online subscription to our complete Algebra 1 Readiness course
  • 36 core course lessons with 50+ supporting topics
  • Automatically graded drill-and-practice exercises with step-by-step answer feedback
  • Downloadable, printable course worksheets & answer keys
  • Automatically graded section tests
  • Live small-group tutoring support available as a course add-on....and more!

How It Works

  • Purchase Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Readiness course through our online store
  • Create an account username and password which will give you access to the online course section
  • Activate your 6-month subscription when you're ready
  • Login to the course website to access the online course materials, including streaming video lessons, exercises, quizzes, tests and more
  • 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 at request
Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Readiness Author

Learn from award-winning 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
  • Author of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking and Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively Through Creative Problem Solving
  • A leader on thinking, innovation, and creativity
30 Days to Algebra 1 Readiness – List of Topics
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Days 1 – 10: Numeric Computation

1.1 Integers
1.1.1 Adding Integers
1.1.2 Subtracting Integers
1.1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Integers
1.2 Rational Numbers
1.2.1 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
1.2.2 Multiplying Rational Numbers
1.2.3 Dividing Rational Numbers
1.3 Operations, Ratios, and Percents
1.3.1 Introduction to Exponents
1.3.2 Squares and Square Roots
1.3.3 Using the Order of Operations
1.3.4 Ratios and Proportions
1.3.5 Relating Decimals, Fractions, and Percents

Days 11 – 20: Simplifying Expressions and Solving Equations

2.1 Simplifying Expressions
2.1.1 Rational Numbers
2.1.2 Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers
2.1.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
2.1.4 Multiplying Rational Numbers
2.1.5 Dividing Rational Numbers
2.2 Solving Simple Equations
2.2.1 Solving Equations with Rational Numbers
2.2.2 Solving Two-Step Equations
2.3 More Solving Equations

Days 21 – 30: Tables and Graphs

3.1 Ordered Pairs and Graphs
3.1.1 Graphing on a Coordinate Plane
3.1.2 Ordered Pairs
3.1.3 Tables and Graphs
3.1.4 Interpreting Graphs
3.2 Graphing Equations
3.2.1 Functions
3.2.2 Equations, Tables, and Graphs
3.2.3 Graphing Linear Equations
Frequently Asked Questions About Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Readiness

How do Thinkwell courses work?

Your student watches a 5-10 minute online video lesson and then completes the automatically graded exercises for the topic, receiving instant correct-answer feedback, then moves on to the next lesson! The courses are self-paced–go as fast or slow as you need to. You can choose where to start and end, or follow the standard table of contents.

When does my 6-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.

What math courses should a student take?

A typical sequence of secondary math courses completed by a college-bound student is: Grade 6 Math > Grade 7 Math > Grade 8 Math > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus. For students looking to include Calculus as part of their high school curriculum and are able to complete Grade 7 Math in 6th grade, the sequence can be: Grade 7 Math > Prealgebra > Algebra 1 > Geometry > Algebra 2 > Precalculus > Calculus.

Is Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Readiness appropriate for my accelerated student?

For advanced students, you may be interested in our standard or honors Algebra 1 course.

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

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

Does Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Readiness 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. Websites such as www.achieve.org can help you determine your state's standards.

What if my student needs more time in the course?

You can extend your subscription for $19.95/month.

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 Algebra 1 Readiness?

The pace of your course is up to you, but it is designed to be completed in 90 days or less.

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.

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 techsupport@thinkwell.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.

What is Thinkwell's Refund Policy?

We offer a full refund of course 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 techsupport@thinkwell.com and we can provide them access to a demo site.

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