In 2012, Study Edge joined forces with the University of Florida to dramatically improve student achievement in Algebra 1—a required course that is a key “gateway” to higher-level math courses and high-growth careers. At that time, just 50% of Florida high school students were proficient in algebra. In high needs schools, proficiency rates were often under 20%.
Study Edge and UF launched Algebra Nation in 2013 with two key goals: significantly improve algebra achievement in Florida, and reduce disparities in student performance. Since then, statewide pass rates have improved 9% and our materials have driven achievement for students in demographics that traditionally struggle in algebra.
Due to the popularity of Algebra Nation, we added resources for other key math classes and evolved to become Algebra Nation. Today, we provide dynamic content videos, workbooks, an online practice tool, and teacher-built lesson plans and other materials for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Students in these courses can also log-on to our interactive Math Walls to receive homework help and support from our Study Experts and peers who volunteer their time answering questions and directing other students to helpful videos.
Thanks to generous funding from the Florida legislature, students and educators can access our Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 resources at no cost. And they have: Since our launch, students, teachers, and parents have logged in more than 8.4 million times!
Algebra Nation is a result of ongoing collaboration among teachers, professors, administrators, parents, and students. Thanks to the input they provide, we are constantly adapting and improving our resources. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas to share. We want to hear from you!