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#### 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

### 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.

### 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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