Video Text Interactive Algebra Module A

by Dr. Tom Clark Author

This is Module A of Modules A - F Algebra: A Complete Course - An alternative approach to Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, or Algebra 2 The reason that we named our program “Algebra: A Complete Course,” is that we believe the best way to learn Algebra is to start at the beginning and end at the end! In this program you will find a complete study of the essential material covered in a traditional Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 course. However, we need to continue a little further with this answer because Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 are terms that refer mostly to the traditional way that Algebra has been taught. Traditional Algebra 1 classes attempt to cover most of Algebra in the first year, but the methods that are used, and the speed with which the material is covered, hinders student understanding of the material. Instead, the student is just exposed to memorizing rules, formulas, tricks, and shortcuts. By the time they get to what is called an Algebra 2 course, (sometimes after they take a Geometry course), they have forgotten almost all of the Algebra that they memorized. So, that Algebra 2 course (which is by definition, a rehash of whatever has been called “Algebra 1”), must repeat practically all of the Algebra 1 course. In fact, it usually repeats a lot of the Pre-Algebra material as well. This is usually referred to as the “spiral method” of learning, and it is not very effective in helping students to excel, especially at this level of mathematics. We think that this huge overlap is generally unproductive, and largely unnecessary if the concepts are taught analytically. Therefore we call our program “Algebra: A Complete Course,” because we employ a mastery-learning approach, sometimes moving at a slower pace, but without the overlap. As a result, students often complete the course even more quickly.

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In Print
Suggested Grades
8th - 12th
Video Text Interactive


  • 1 Part A - Mathematics as Language - Mathematical Parts of Speech
  • 2 Mathematical Expressions
  • 3 Translation of Mathematical Symbols
  • 1 Part B - Further Investigation of Number Symbols - The Development of Our Number System
  • 2 Fraction Forms & Decimal Forms
  • 3 Changing Fraction Forms to Decimal Forms
  • 4 Changing Decimal Forms to Fraction Forms
  • 5 Percent
  • 6 Primes, Composites, & Factoring
  • 7 Least Common Multiple
  • 8 Greatest Common Factor
  • 1 Part C - Further Investigations of Operation Symbols - Order of Operations
  • 2 Properties of Operations
  • 3 Properties of Operations with Special Numbers
  • 4 Operations with Fractions Multiplication
  • 5 Operations with Fractions - Addition & Subtraction
  • 6 Operations with Fractions - Division
  • 7 Operations with Decimals
  • 8 Operations with Signed Numbers - Vectors & Absolute Value
  • 9 Operations with Signed Numbers - Addition
  • 10 Operations with Signed Numbers - Subtraction
  • 11 Operations with Signed Numbers - Multiplication & Division
  • 1 Part D - Further Investigation of Relation Symbols - Order of Numbers and the Number Line
  • 2 Properties of Equality
  • 3 Properties of Inequality
  • 1 Part E - Mathematical Models - The Mathematics of Sets
  • 2 The Mathematics of Functions

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