Parent & Family FAQs
How can my son/daughter access Algebra Nation (and is it free)?
If your student attends a school in the Algebra for All program, he/she already has complete access! It is all set up and ready to go (and yes, it’s completely free). Just click the “Enter” button in the top right of this page to get started.
If you have any questions about Algebra Nation, please email Joanna@AlgebraNation.com. If you would like more information about the NYC DOE’s Algebra for All initiative, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
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!
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 when he/she is stuck on a tricky homework problem or wants 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 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.
We don’t have internet at home and/or my student does not have a smart phone. How can he/she access Algebra Nation outside of school?
To get online 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.
To find a device:
If your student does not have a smart phone, s/he may be able to borrow one from a family member or neighbor and can download our app on the borrowed device to use Algebra Nation outside of school.
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 internet connection may be too slow and you may need to find a stronger connection. For more troubleshooting tips, visit AlgebraNation.com/help.
My son/daughter is not in Algebra 1, but I would really love something like this for him/her to help her catch up or get ahead. Do you have anything else?
Algebra Nation is currently only available in for Algebra 1, but if you’d like to help us bring more math resources to even more New York students, let us know by emailing us at help@AlgebraNation.com!
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 1-888-608-MATH.
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