Is Algebra Nation really free to students and teachers in MCPSS?
Yes! Algebra Nation is free for schools, teachers, and students in MCPSS.
How are the Algebra Nation instructional videos different from other tutoring videos?
Algebra Nation’s videos break down each featured problem and allow students to select their own Study Expert, so they can move at a pace and with a teaching style that works for them. And, with their accompanying workbook, they can also follow along with each problem. If they get stuck, they can ask questions on the interactive Wall and, if they want extra practice before a test, they can use the Test Yourself! Practice Tool, too!
No other tool offers such comprehensive, standards aligned materials to support all kinds of learners.
Where can I find more information about Algebra Nation?
For information on Algebra Nation’s mission and the impact Algebra Nation has on student learning, check out our About Us and Impact pages. We are proud of the results we’ve had to date, but there’s always room for us to improve. If you have any ideas on how we can make our resources even better for you and the students you serve, let us know by emailing help@AlgebraNation.com. We’d love to hear from you!
The videos aren’t loading. What do I do?
Make sure you are using the latest versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to watch the Algebra Nation videos. These browsers work the best with Algebra Nation. If you see a red or yellow button appear as you watch the videos, your connection may be too slow and you may need to find a stronger internet connection. If you are still having issues with the videos, please email help@AlgebraNation.com.
Our schools don't have 1-to-1 devices and/or many of our students don’t have internet access at home.
To use Algebra Nation in school without 1-to-1 devices:
If there is just one terminal in a class, there are many ways to still incorporate Algebra Nation videos into a lesson. For example, teachers can show short clips to complement instruction to the class, or show a whole video to some students while working in the corner with a small group of students. Many teachers have had success with these approaches. We’ve curated a number of strategies from teachers in the Teacher Area (log in to check them out). You can also post this question in the Teacher Wall when you log in to see what other great ideas your colleagues have to offer.
To help your students who don’t have regular home internet access:
We find that students often have a sibling, parent or grandparent who has a smart phone or tablet (any iPhone, iPad or Android device from the last five years) and is willing to let them download the app for at-home use. If students have a device but no internet at home, you can recommend that they use free wifi at your local library or at businesses like McDonald’s or Starbucks.
Contact us at help@AlgebraNation.com for help or advice getting students connected.
I have a suggestion that would make your resources better. How can I submit it?
Send it our way! We rely on good ideas from educators and students to consistently improve our resources. Please send any ideas or suggestions to us at help@AlgebraNation.com or give us a call at 888-608-MATH.
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