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ollege Algebra - fun, fun, fun - not!  Have you seen the size of the calculator you have to buy for this course?  I needed a tutorial just to figure out how to turn it on and off!  But never fear - as daunting as it seems, you can handle this class.  The main thing to remember is to keep a positive attitude - the minute you say you can't do it, you won't be able to.  Go slow, take it step-by-step, and do your practice exercises.  The more you do, the less alien it will seem.

To help you out, we've scouted some great internet resources you can use to supplement your studies:

This is a small test - good for refreshing your memory on the basic principles of algebra before tackling the college-level course.  It's one of the first tests we created, so it doesn't have the bells and whistles (no nifty multiple-choice quiz program, no online grading) - but it's functional and a good place to start.

Algebra Online is a free service designed to allow students, parents, and educators throughout the world to communicate. This includes free private tutoring, live chat, and an algebra message board, among many other features. Questions and discussions relating to all levels of mathematics (not just Algebra) are welcome.

S.O.S. Mathematics is another free resource for math review material from algebra to differential equations.  Get help to do your homework, refresh your memory or prepare for a test.
There are more than 2,500 math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations - from simplifying fractions to the cubic formula, from the quadratic equation to the Fourier series, from the sine function to systems of differential equations - this is the one stop site for your math needs. is the fastest growing online source for help with algebra. They use some of the latest technology to help you learn and understand algebra. The website features lessons to learn or refresh old skills, calculators that show you how to solve problems step-by-step, and interactive worksheets to test your skills.


Algebra Help Cards feature outlines, key terms, charts, formulas, definitions and diagrams that you'll need for algebra success. Print it out, and you've got a handy portable algebra guide that you can use anytime, anywhere.

Algebra Review in 10 Lessons features detailed discussion of concepts, as well as user interactivity in the form of multiple choice quizzes, examples and exercises with complete solutions.  Pop-up graphics!

More resources will be added as we find them.  If you know of a great online resource for algebra,
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