Added: 09/20/2006 Purplemath contains lessons, links, and homework tips, all designed to help the high school or college algebra student find success. The "how to" lessons include tips and hints, point out common errors, and contain cross-links to related materials. The tone of the lessons is informal, and is directed toward students rather than instructors.
Added: 09/20/2006 A video instructional series on algebra for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books
In this series, host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving real-world problems and clearly explains concepts that may baffle many students. Graphic illustrations and on-location examples help students connect mathematics to daily life. The series also has applications in geometry and calculus instruction.
Added: 09/20/2006 This site contains videos explaining beginning algebra concepts. Several videos for each concept are given. Topics include: solving equations and inequalities, slope, finding the equation of a line, systems of equations, rational expressions, simplifying radicals, solving rational equations, factoring quadratics, quadratic formula.
Added: 09/20/2006 This site offers terms and formulas in a mathematical dictionary appropriate for students taking algebra and calculus courses. The main page contains an A to Z clickable menu displaying all of the terms in the site's dictionary that begin with that particular letter. This site is an interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms, math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples from beginning algebra to calculus.
Added: 09/20/2006 Visiting the main page will give you a list of topics covered and choosing something like Algebra will give you an entire section devoted to that type of math. Complete with online quizzes and problem samples it is a great resource for anyone need some assistance. Sure nothing replaces hands-on learning but a site like this can be very useful. A small amount of the information here is available only on a CD they sell but the rest is all free to access and a valuable addition to Merlot in my opinion.
Added: 09/20/2006 This virtual manipulative allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks (representing 1s) and X-boxes (for the unknown, X), are placed on the pans of a balance beam. Once the beam balances to represent the given linear equation, you can choose to perform any arithmetic operation, as long as you DO THE SAME THING TO BOTH SIDES, thus keeping the beam balanced. The goal, of course, is to get a single X-box on one side, with however many unit blocks needed for balance, thus giving the value of X."