About the Tutorial
CLASS has created an online algebra tutorial to assist students with selected concepts of Algebra 1. The tutorial does not teach the whole of algebra, but focuses on topics that tend to be particularly challenging to students or that are otherwise critical to mastering the course. It presents step-by-step animated solutions along with a teacher’s audio explanation of key concepts that are foundational to a student’s success in this subject.
Although we have designed this tutorial with the Algebra 1 student in mind, the Algebra ½ (pre-algebra) student will find it useful in the later stages of the course as he advances into concepts foundational to Algebra 1. Students enrolled in Working with Numbers: Algebra will also find a great deal of help here, and the Algebra 2 student can use the tutorial for any needed review. A menu has been provided with the tutorial indicating which lessons or pages in your student’s specific textbook or workbook correspond with the tutorial lessons. Algebra 2 students using the tutorial for review purposes should refer to the general index.
We encourage our students to include the tutorial as a regular part of their algebra study. We also invite parent/teachers to make use of the tutorial in their preparation and their teaching. At times, a fresh look at an algebraic process or problem that includes a verbal explanation can help a student achieve a better understanding of an important concept.
You may wish to view a sample lesson prior to registering for access to the tutorial. The sample provided is just one example from a complete lesson. This sample plays through without the need for user navigation.
Many factors determine the download time for each section of a lesson, including the speed of your connection. On average, each download takes one to two minutes on a 56k modem. Some downloads are quicker while others will take longer. High speed connections will obviously take less time.
Please make note of the link to the feedback survey on the top menu bar of each tutorial. We are very interested in hearing about your experience with the tutorial. Did you find an error or have any difficulty viewing a lesson? Do you have any positive or negative comments? You can also provide feedback by clicking here.
There is no cost to access the tutorial, but you must be a currently enrolled CLASS Plan, Family Plan, or Independent Course student, and you must register. Once you submit your registration, a response will be sent back to you providing a user name and password for the tutorial.
Select the menu for the course in which you are enrolled.
Select the appropriate tutorial lesson based on the textbook lesson or workbook page number indicated to the left of the tutorial lesson title. You should study the indicated lesson or page number in your textbook or workbook before viewing the corresponding online tutorial lesson.
The tutorial lessons do not cover every lesson in your textbook or workbook, but focus on key topics of critical interest foundational to succeeding in the course.