Parent & Family FAQs
Is Algebra Nation really free for my son/daughter?
Yes! If your son or daughter is an Algebra 1 student in Mobile County Public Schools, Algebra Nation’s resources are free!
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.
How does my son/daughter get access to Algebra Nation?
If your student is enrolled in an MCPSS school, access to Algebra Nation is provided through the district. Check with your child’s teacher or principal for more information about logging in.
The videos aren’t loading. What should we 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.
We don’t have internet at home. How can my child access Algebra Nation outside of school?
You and your student can connect to free wifi at local libraries and community centers, as well as at local businesses. Additionally, you may qualify for special deals from local internet providers. Email us at help@AlgebraNation.com if you need help or advice on getting connected.
My child is not in Algebra 1, but I really think something like this would really help him/her catch up or get ahead. Do you have resources for other topics?
For the 2016-2017 school year, Algebra Nation is only available for Algebra 1 students in Mobile County. But, if you’d like to help us bring more math resources to even more Alabama students, let us know by emailing us at help@AlgebraNation.com.
What is the Algebra Wall? Why should my student use it?
The Algebra Wall is an interactive forum where your student can seek and provide algebra help. It’s a perfect resource for when he/she is stuck on a tricky homework problem, or to ask questions about a concept.
The Wall is moderated at all times by Algebra Nation Study Experts. These Study Experts are there to answer students’ questions, to encourage students to help one another solve math problems, and to ensure that the Wall is a place for collaborative learning.
Students who help others on the Algebra Wall earn Karma Points for their efforts. Each month, we recognize the top Karma Points earners with various prizes. Learn more about Karma Points!
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, students and their families 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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