High School Algebra: Tutorials, Study Guides and Web Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
Algebra dates back to ancient times when Babylonians solved quadratic equations using almost the same methods that high schoolers are taught today. Our High School Algebra Web Guide explains math concepts for parents; offers homework help, extra practice and tutorials to the math-phobic student; and gives teachers tools to help students truly understand algebra.Educators: Sign up for our education newsletter.
There are lots of Web sites dedicated to offering students high school algebra help with guided instruction on homework, explanations of algebra principles and skill practice.
- In England and Australia you’ll find that the study of math is more commonly referred to as “maths” or “arithmetic.” Using these terms when looking for resources online can unlock a whole new array of helpful sites. More specific searches you might find helpful include “algebra,” “pre-algebra,” “algebra I” and “high school math.”
- Algebra is the foundation of almost every higher math and science course you'll ever need to take, including geometry and calculus, chemistry, physics and engineering. It’s also involved in a large percentage of the questions on the SAT and ACT.
High school teachers may need all the help they can get when it comes to teaching algebra, a subject that many students find intimidating, confusing or downright boring.
- Many educations sites have excellent content but subpar design. Although findingDulcinea normally filters out poorly designed sites, we have made some exceptions to bring you the best content on teaching algebra.
- We also usually avoid recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our education guides we make exceptions to this rule to provide teachers with more options for lesson plans and student activities. Teachers should approach directories with caution and evaluate outside links before using them in the classroom.
These resources can help you help your children learn algebra at home and assist them with their schoolwork.
- Ask your child’s teacher what the class is studying and supplement those subjects at home. The “Teaching High School Algebra” section of this Web guide will be of particular interest to many parents and can provide inspiration for ways to get your child interested in algebra.
- Don’t worry if you feel a little rusty working with a subject you haven’t touched in years; many sites with algebra resources have “pre-algebra” sections that can provide a refresher course. Having your children teach concepts to you is another great way to get a refresher and can help your children clarify concepts in their own minds.
- The “High School Algebra Help” section of this guide is full of interesting sites to help explain and interest students in algebra. You may want to browse that section for sites to show your child or sites that you and your child can use together.