GCFLearnFree.org - Algebra Topics

Ten interactive tutorials on algebra topics. 

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This tutorial has a series of ten online, interactive lessons on pre-algebra and algebra.

  • Pre-Algebra
    • Order of Operations
    • Exponents
    • Negative Numbers
    • Reciprocals and Inverse Numbers
  • Algebra Basics
    • Reading Algebraic Equations
    • Writing Algebraic Equations
    • Simplifying Expressions
    • Solving Equations
  • Word Problems
    • Introduction to Word Problems
    • Distance Word Problems

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What the experts say

The layout, thoroughness, and content-specific information in GCFLearnFree Algebra Topics make it an attractive resource for adult education classes. While it may not satisfy all the needs of the adult education student, it is a valuable reference.

 The course is clearly explained with relevant illustrations. It progresses at a pace that most students could understand respecting both adult and K-12 students. The thoroughness and clarity might clear up some misconceptions that students got from their face-to-face class.

This component is more of a refresher on the most common topics, not a full Algebra I course   It does cover pre-algebra topics (order of operations, exponents, negative numbers, and reciprocals and inverse numbers); algebra (reading algebraic expressions, writing algebraic expressions, simplifying expressions, solving equations), and word problems (introduction to word problems and distance word problems). 

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