Is Algebra Nation really free?
Yes! If you’re an Algebra 1 teacher in Mississippi, Algebra Nation is free for you, your students, and your district.
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.
This sounds great, but does it work?
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!
My district has already integrated, but I have forgotten my username/password. Help!
If you’re a teacher, you should have received your usernames/passwords from your district. If you have your user name and password but are having trouble accessing the Algebra Nation app, please email help@AlgebraNation.com.
How do I get linked to my students so I can see what videos they’ve watched, run reports on their performance on the Test Yourself! Tool, etc.?
With Algebra Nation, there is no need for teachers to add students to your rosters or for students to enter in a code to link themselves to you. This process is automatically done for you. If you are a teacher and do not see your algebra classes in the “Reports” section when you log in to the Teacher Area, please email help@AlgebraNation.com for assistance.
My 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 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.
Are there answer keys for the videos/workbook?
Yes! You can find answer keys in the Teacher Area.
My classroom doesn’t have 1-to-1 devices and/or many of my students don’t have internet access at home. Can I still use Algebra Nation?
Yes! There are many ways you can incorporate Algebra Nation videos into class if you have just one terminal in class. For example, you can show short clips to complement your instruction to the class, or show a whole video to some students while you work 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. You can also post this question on the Teacher Wall to see what other great ideas your colleagues from across the state have to offer.
For students who do not have devices or internet access at home, we find that students often have a sibling, parent or grandparent who has a smart phone or tablet and is willing to let them download the app for at-home use. The Algebra Nation app works on any iPhone, iPad or Android device from the last five years.
If students have a device but no internet at home, you can recommend that they use free wifi at a library or at local businesses.
I don’t teach Algebra 1, but I would really love something like this for my math class. Can you help?
Algebra Nation is only available in for Algebra 1 students. But, if you’d like to help us bring more math resources to even more Mississippi students, let us know by emailing us at help@AlgebraNation.com!
I love Algebra Nation and want to share ideas to help you develop your materials. How can I contribute?
Send your thoughts and ideas 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 1-888-608-MATH.
Algebra Nation frequently has part-time, full-time, and volunteer roles for driven, creative people who are passionate about improving student achievement. If you’re a current or former educator, a math content expert, or someone who is interested in how technology can improve education (or maybe even all of the above), and you’re looking to take on a new challenge, Algebra Nation wants to hear from you! Email Chelsea@AlgebraNation.com to tell us about yourself and how Algebra Nation fits into your professional goals. Thanks for your interest in Algebra Nation!
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Is Algebra Nation a mandatory curriculum or program?
Algebra Nation is not state mandated. However, it is fully aligned to the Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards for mathematics and can be used both inside and outside of the classroom in a variety of ways. Algebra Nation offers comprehensive resources for all algebra topics and can serve as a primary curriculum or as a supplement to a district’s current curriculum.