Algebra 1

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Thinkwell's Algebra 1 with Professor Edward Burger

Algebra 1 is the foundational course for all of high school mathematics. It is essential for success in high school math, science, statistics, and more.

Students develop a deep understanding of the core principles of 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. It's like having your own world-class University Professor at your side. His step-by-step lessons focus on examples and real-world applications, which makes learning algebra fun and easy.

The Printed Notes (optional) are the Algebra 1 course notes from the Online Subscription printed in a color, on-the-go format. 

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300 engaging 5-7 minute lesson videos
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Lesson Plan

Detailed, 36-week lesson plan and schedule
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"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."
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Course Overview

What You Get

  • 12-month, online subscription to our complete Algebra 1 course
  • 36-week, day-by-day course lesson plan
  • 80+ course lessons with 200+ streaming videos
  • Automatically graded drill-and-practice exercises with step-by-step answer feedback
  • Downloadable, printable course worksheets & answer keys
  • Automatically graded section quizzes
  • Chapter & Practice tests, a Midterm & Final Exam
  • Animated interactivities....and more!

How It Works

  • Purchase Thinkwell's Algebra 1 through our online store
  • Create an account username and password which will give you access to the online Algebra 1 course section
  • Activate your 12-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
  • Transcripts, grade reports, and certificates of completion are available at request
Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Author, Edward Burger

Learn from award-winning mathematician and 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
Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Table of Contents
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1 Foundations for Algebra

1.1 The Language of Algebra
1.1.1 Variables and Expressions
1.1.2 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
1.1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
1.1.4 Powers and Exponents
1.1.5 Square Roots and Real Numbers
1.2 Tools of Algebra
1.2.1 Set Theory
1.2.2 Order of Operations
1.2.3 Simplifying Expressions
1.2.4 Introduction to Functions

2 Equations, Proportions, and Percent

2.1 Solving Equations
2.1.1 Addition and Subtraction Equations
2.1.2 Multiplication and Division Equations
2.1.3 Solving Two-Step Equations
2.1.4 Solving Multi-Step Equations
2.1.5 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
2.1.6 Solving Literal Equations
2.1.7 Solving Absolute-Value Equations
2.2 Proportion and Percent
2.2.1 Rates, Ratios, and Proportions
2.2.2 Applications of Proportion
2.2.3 Percents
2.2.4 Applications of Percent
2.2.5 Percent Increase and Decrease

3 Inequalities

3.1 Introduction to Inequalities
3.1.1 Graphing and Writing Inequalities
3.1.2 Solving Inequalities by Adding or Subtracting
3.1.3 Solving Inequalities by Multiplying or Dividing
3.2 Multi-Step and Compound Inequalities
3.2.1 Solving Two-Step and Multi-Step Inequalities
3.2.2 Solving Inequalities with Variables on Both Sides
3.2.3 Solving Compound Inequalities
3.2.4 Solving Absolute-Value Inequalities

4 Functions

4.1 Introduction to Functions
4.1.1 Graphing Relationships
4.1.2 Relations and Functions
4.1.3 Writing Function Rules
4.2 Applying Functions
4.2.1 Graphing Functions
4.2.2 Scatter Plots and Trend Lines
4.2.3 Arithmetic Sequences

5 Linear Functions

5.1 Characteristics of Linear Functions
5.1.1 Identifying Linear Functions
5.1.2 Using Intercepts
5.1.3 Rate of Change and Slope
5.1.4 The Slope Formula
5.1.5 The Midpoint and Distance Formulas
5.1.6 Direct Variation
5.2 Using Linear Functions
5.2.1 Slope-Intercept Form
5.2.2 Point-Slope Form
5.2.3 Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
5.2.4 Transforming Linear Functions

6 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

6.1 Systems of Linear Equations
6.1.1 Solving Systems by Graphing
6.1.2 Solving Systems by Substitution
6.1.3 Solving Systems by Elimination
6.1.4 Solving Special Systems
6.1.5 Applying Systems
6.2 Linear Inequalities
6.2.1 Graphing Linear Inequalities
6.2.2 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

7 Exponents and Polynomials

7.1 Exponents
7.1.1 Product and Power Properties of Exponents
7.1.2 Integer Exponents
7.1.3 Quotient Properties of Exponents
7.1.4 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
7.1.5 Fractional Exponents
7.2 Polynomials
7.2.1 Polynomials
7.2.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
7.2.3 Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials
7.2.4 Multiplying Binomials

8 Factoring Polynomials

8.1 Factoring Methods
8.1.1 Factors and Greatest Common Factors
8.1.2 Factoring by GCF
8.1.3 Factoring x2 + bx + c
8.1.4 Factoring ax2 + bx + c
8.2 Applying Factoring Methods
8.2.1 Factoring Special Products
8.2.2 Choosing a Factoring Method

9 Quadratic Functions and Equations

9.1 Quadratic Functions
9.1.1 Identifying Quadratic Functions
9.1.2 Characteristics of Quadratic Functions
9.1.3 Graphing Quadratic Functions
9.1.4 Transforming Quadratic Functions
9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations
9.2.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
9.2.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
9.2.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Square Roots
9.2.4 Completing the Square
9.2.5 The Quadratic Formula
9.2.6 The Discriminant

10 Data Analysis and Probability

10.1 Probability
10.1.1 Experimental Probability
10.1.2 Theoretical Probability
10.1.3 Independent and Dependent Events
10.1.4 Combinations and Permutations
10.2 Data Analysis
10.2.1 Bar, Circle, and Line Graphs
10.2.2 Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms
10.2.3 Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
10.2.4 Box-and-Whisker Plots
10.2.5 Expected Value
10.2.6 Normal Distribution
10.2.7 Misleading Graphs and Statistics
Frequently Asked Questions About Thinkwell's Algebra 1

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. You'll get 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 standard table of contents.

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.

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 appropriate for my accelerated student?

For advanced students, check out our Algebra 1 Honors course.

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

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

Does Thinkwell 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. 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 Algebra 1 course?

The pace of your course is up to you, but most students will schedule one school year.

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.

How are grades calculated?

The course grade is calculated this way: Quizzes: 30%, Chapter tests: 30%, Midterm: 20%, and Final: 20%.

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?

You can contact techsupport@thinkwell.com 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 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.

Is Thinkwell's Algebra 1 Math built on "continuous review?"

Thinkwell's 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 Algebra 1 is intentionally designed to work for a wide variety of learning styles.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a full refund within three business 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 techsupport@thinkwell.com and we can provide them access to a demo site.

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