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*General Education Courses*

Resources to help with foundation classes like English composition, math, algebra, and introduction to research.

Algebra Tutoring and other helpful resources

Algebra Refresher

Visit Learning Express to link to tutorials and self-paced assessments to perfect your algebra skills.

Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Learning Express Library
  • Click Sign In/Register to create a personal account
  • Scroll down and click on Adult Core Skills 
  • Select Build Your Math Skills from the dropdown menu.
  • Select the tutorials or practice sets you wish to view and use.

 

 

Check out Symbolab for a series of practice exercises and quizzes that help sharpen your mathematics and algebra skills. 

Math and Algebra Tutoring

Schedule an appointment with a peer tutor via Tutor Match 

or access Live Help 24/7

 

Q: What's the difference between Live Help and Tutor Match?

Live Help = Brainfuse professional tutors who offer general help online. No appointment is necessary.

Tutor Match = Rasmussen peer tutors who are students too, so they are familiar with courses and assignments. Rasmussen tutors are available online, over the phone, and on campus (when available). You must schedule an appointment in advance.

Other resources found in the Tutoring Service:

MAT1222 Videos

View this series of videos created by Assistant Professor Allisha Wise for MAT1222

Concepts and Special Topics: Khan Academy Videos

Order of Operations

An "operation" is a mathematical action such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.  When solving mathematical expressions, it is important to follow the order of operations--steps that should be followed to arrive at a correct answer.

Mathematical equations should be solved from left to right. Then solve in the following order using PEMDAS:

       P  Solve what appears in parentheses first

       E  Compute the exponents (roots) next

       M  Multiply from left to right

       D  Divide from left to right

       A  Add from left to right

       S  Subtract from left to right

Order of Operations Videos

 

Distributive Property

Watch the video below to gain a better understanding of the distributive property.

Linear Equations

Linear equations have one or two variables. Linear equations can take on three forms:

  • Standard form: Ax + By = C
  • Slope-Intercept Form: y = mx + b
  • Point-Slope Form: y - y1 = m(x-x1)

Watch the video playlist below for a better understanding of linear equations

 

Graphing Linear Equations

Watch the playlist linked below for a better understanding of how to graph linear equations.

Calculating Slope

Watch these Kahn Academy videos for a better understanding of slope.

Quadratic Equation

Watch the playlist linked below for a better understanding of the quadratic equation.