Algebra Nation Available Free of Charge for All South Carolina Students, Families, and Teachers
COLUMBIA, SC, March 27, 2020- As South Carolina schools close to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, Algebra Nation is available to provide students, families, and teachers with high- quality, web- and mobile-based mathematics educational materials aligned perfectly to South Carolina’s middle school and high school math standards. Algebra Nation wants to ensure that all South Carolina students, families, and teachers have access to the best video- and text-based distance learning resource.
As a state-funded resource, Algebra Nation is available to all students, families, schools, and districts at no cost. Algebra Nation already works with more than 75 South Carolina school districts as a supplement or core curriculum. Algebra Nation is used in the classroom, at home, and on-the-go by 2,000+ teachers and 50,000+ students across the state. Since so many students already use Algebra Nation in the classroom on a daily basis, continuing to use Algebra Nation at home provides a seamless transition from their traditional classroom to their new distance learning environment. As students, families, and teachers adjust to the statewide school closures, Algebra Nation continues to provide resources 24/7 to support learning outside of the classroom.
Students and families can login immediately using their school credentials at AlgebraNation.com/SC or on the free Algebra Nation mobile app, available for download on all iOS and Android devices.
For more information, families and students can simply visit AlgebraNation.com/SC. To gain access, schedule virtual trainings, or for other inquiries, teachers and administrators should email Darnell Boursiquot, Algebra Nation Assistant Director, at Darnell@AlgebraNation.com.
Algebra Nation offers a comprehensive digital textbook for 6th-8th Grade Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 courses, as well as PSAT and SAT preparation materials. With the help of professors at The University of South Carolina-Upstate, Clemson University, and The Citadel, all Algebra 1 resources have been fully aligned to the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards. The platform includes an extensive video library of over 5,000 engaging instructional videos led by dynamic, virtual co-teachers (“Study Experts”) who use a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of South Carolina’s diverse learners. To accommodate the needs of Spanish speaking students, each Algebra 1 video has also been filmed in Spanish, and Spanish glossary videos are available for each vocabulary term in all six math courses. Families can download and print workbook units from within the Algebra Nation platform. Schools and districts can order free workbooks which will be shipped directly to individual schools.
Teachers and students can assess understanding of specific concepts in real-time by using the “Test Yourself!” practice tool. Step-by-step solution videos are available for all “Test Yourself!” practice problems. Teachers and families can track student progress on all videos and digital practice tools using Algebra Nation’s robust reporting system.
Students can post questions on the South Carolina Algebra Wall and receive help from their peers across the state as well as our Study Experts. Algebra Nation allows students the flexibility to work on their coursework any time of the day as their schedules change. Students, teachers, and families in Algebra Nation districts can download iOS, Android, and iPad apps free of charge, in addition to utilizing the program on the web. On the free Algebra Nation mobile apps, students can download videos while they have access to Wi-Fi, to watch later if they don’t have internet access at home. Algebra Nation is built to be as accessible as possible and works on all devices.
Teachers and families can learn more at AlgebraNation.com/SC and/or follow Algebra Nation at www.facebook.com/AlgebraNationSC for teacher and family training sessions hosted on Facebook Live.