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How do Thinkwell instructor-led courses work?

You and your student will get a weekly email with an orientation & warm-up video and a to-do list. Your student watches short, 5-10 minute online video lessons and then completes the automatically graded exercises. Students get instant correct-answer feedback. The live instructor is available by email, and will have weekly virtual office hours.

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When does the course start?

Classes begin Monday, September 13th, 2021.

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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.

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Is Thinkwell’s Algebra 1 appropriate for my accelerated student?

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

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

Only schools are accredited and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell. If you're coordinating studies with a school or organization, please check with them about awarding credit for a Thinkwell course.

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Does Thinkwell's Algebra 1 meet state standards?

Thinkwell courses are built to national standards to be inclusive of all states. Some states set standards for what topics should be taught in a particular course. Thinkwell does not have a course version for each state. Websites such as www.achieve.org can help you determine your state's standards.

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What if my student would like access to the course after it is over?

You can purchase extra time in one-month, three-month, and six-month increments.

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Can I share access with more than one student?

A subscription can only accommodate one student per username and password; additional students need to purchase separate access. This allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.

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How long does it take to complete Thinkwell’s Algebra 1 course?

The course is organized into 36 discreet modules, and on average each module takes about a week to complete. Most students complete the course in 36 weeks, however you are welcome to move as quickly or as slowly through the content as meets your individual needs.

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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.

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How are grades calculated?

The course grade is calculated this way: Quizzes: 40%, Chapter tests: 40%, Final Exam: 20%

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Can I get a transcript or a certificate of completion?

Yes, both a certificate of completion and grade transcript will be provided at the end of each semester. Thinkwell will track and present a number score earned by the student, not a letter grade.

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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.

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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.

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Are exercises multiple choice?

Most of the exercises are multiple choice and they are graded automatically with correct-answer solutions.

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

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Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a risk-free 14 day money-back guarantee.

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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, or provide you with a table of contents.

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How do refunds work?

If a student leaves the course within 14 days of the start of the course, a full refund is granted. If a student leaves between 15 days and 40 days after the start of the course, a 50% refund will be granted. No refunds after 41 days after the start of the course. Students leaving the course must contact the instructor by email. Students dropping an instructor-led course with no refund may retake the same or a different instructor-led course if offered in the future for only the cost of the $50 registration fee.