How to Learn Algebra (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Here is a list of all of the skills students learn in Algebra 1! These skills are organized into categories, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to view a sample question. To start practicing, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will automatically increase in difficulty as you improve!
Which brings me to the right brain / left brain discussion. Creative minds are usually "right brain" dominated people. These people usually do not have an affinity for algebra. For the creative mind, algebra is usually quite a struggle. Those making an attempt to learn algebra bring themselves closer to understanding the mind of a "left brain" person for whom math, science, and usually, languages come easy. Much of our public school curriculum is based upon the latter -- a left brain "classical" education rather than an artistic right brain "romantic" education. There are some who have the characteristic of being both right and left brained equally - they are the fortunate who can navigate through both the creative and logical worlds.
Just because you have been away from math since High School doesn't mean you can't review or learn algebra. You could end up understanding it better than you did then.
Do you feel helpless? Do you feel your kids frustration?
I start with so you don't feel you are being dropped in the middle of algebra. You learn how algebraic terms are formed and how to work with them.
Next you learn about Powers (base and exponent) and the so you fully understand what they mean and how to use them.
Then, (monomials, binomials, trinomials, etc )are explained and you see how exponents are part of polynomials to form larger expressions using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
is then introduced. Factoring is reversing multiplication of terms and is used to simplify expressions. You learn the different types of factoring.
are next. You apply what you learned with exponents, polynomials and factoring to reduce expressions to their lowest terms.
After Rational Expressions, you look at simple (one variable), then (using 2 variables). Two methods are shown 1) Substitution and 2) Comparison Methods.
are next. Linear Equations are first degreee such as
2x + 3y = 4
whereas Quadratic Equations are second degree equations such as
x2 - 3x + 18 = 0.
This is where factoring comes into play.
Finally I show you (scary for some students). This is just a matter of converting words to mathematical equations and solving using the techniques you learned in the other sections. From my own experience, the best way to learn something is to teach it. So I want you to so you can teach or at least help your children. You and your kids both benefit by learning algebra better.If you decide that you just want to start at the beginning and work your way through a complete Algebra curriculum, . This will advise you on the correct sequence for learning Algebra 1.Your frustration ends NOW by learning algebra and start building yourconfidence by studying our eBook
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Learning algebra software system includes ALGEBRA PROBLEM SOLVING SECTION AND TEST: Each program in this algebra software series has a separate algebra word problem section and concludes with a test of the material covered. The TEST may be used for evaluation purposes, additional practice or review. (Functionality includes automatic scoring and recording of assessments as well as "bookmarking" for the student to return to the last screen they worked on in their previous session.)