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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.

Screenshot of Learning Express navigation page.


Symbolab and Algebra Formulas

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

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.