Beginning Algebra

Beginning Algebra

Welcome to the Algebra2go beginning algebra resources page. Whether you are attending Saddleback College's beginning algebra class (math 251), taking a beginning algebra class at another school, or need to refresh your math skills for a business or science class, we have tools that can help you. At this time we can offer three types of study materials: class notes, video lectures, and video worksheets. Whichever materials you decide to use, we would appreciate your feedback. Please let Professor Perez know what you liked and didn't like about these materials by sending him an e-mail.

Class Notes

Charlie isn't the best note-taker, but fortunately for him (and for us), his friend Candice is. She has loaned her comprehensive, hand-written notes on every lecture to Charlie and you can see them here. Another of Charlie's friends, Eduardo, has even translated many of the notes into Spanish. The notes are saved in the .pdf format. If your computer doesn't already read these files, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Video Worksheets

Every video is accompanied by a worksheet that mirrors the presentation so that you can work along with Charlie during the video. This kind of active learning process is a particularly good way to increase retention. The worksheets are saved in the .pdf format. If your computer doesn't already read these files, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Video Lectures

Perhaps our most popular tools are the video lectures. Attend Professor Perez's virtual classroom alongside his favorite student, Charlie. Each lecture focuses on a particular skill set which is vital for success. We are in the process of adding closed captioning to all of the videos. For a few videos we also have versions with an ASL interpreter. We hope to have more of these in the future. The videos are available in three formats.


Windows Streaming Media: These are .wmv videos. If your computer doesn't already play this format, you can download the free Windows Media Player to watch them. Mac users might find it easier to install the free Flip4Mac components for Quicktime.


YouTube: These are flash videos. If your computer doesn't already play this format, you can download the free Adobe Flash Player to watch them. YouTube videos can be played on a wide range of platforms such as computers, iPhones, Wii's, etc., but because of limitations on the length of these video clips some of the videos have had to be split into multiple parts. YouTube has recently added a feature which will translate the closed captioning into several dozen languages.


TeacherTube: These are flash videos similar to the YouTube versions, but TeacherTube videos do not need to be split into multiple parts. If your computer doesn't already play this format, you can download the free Adobe Flash Player to watch them.

 

Prealgebra Review
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Pre-algebra Fraction Review   English Spanish read play   part 1 part 2 part 3
Pre-algebra Review Exam #1   Sample Exam Exam 1 part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2 part 3  
Pre-algebra Review Exam #2   Sample Exam Exam 2 part 1 part 2 part 3 part 1 part 2 part 3  
The Real Number System and Variables
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Fraction Review   English Spanish read1 read2 part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2
Exponents   English Spanish read play play play
Order of Operations   English Spanish read play play play
Inequalities   English Spanish read play play play
Variables, Expressions, and Equations   English Spanish read play play play
Classifying Real Numbers   English Spanish read play play play
Opposite and Absolute Value   English Spanish read play play play
Addition and Subtraction   English Spanish read play play play
Multiplication and Division   English Spanish read play play play
Properties of Real Numbers   English Spanish read play play play
Simplifying Expressions
Combining Like Terms   English Spanish read1 read2 part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2
Linear Equations in One Variable
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Solving Equations: Part I   English Spanish read play play play
Solving Equations: Part II   English Spanish read play play play
Solving Equations: Part III   read read play play play
Applications: Integer Problems   read        
Applications: Geometry Problems   read read play   play
Ratios and Proportions   read        
Applications: Mixture Problems   read read play    
Applications: Coin Problems   read read play part 1 part 2  
Cumulative Review 1
 
    Practice
Exam
Practice Exam 1   Exam 1
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Introduction to Linear Equations in Two Variables   read        
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables   read read play play part 1 part 2
The Slope of a Line   read read play play play
Equations of a Line   read part 1 part 2 part 1 part 2 play play
Linear Inequalities   read        
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing   read        
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution   read        
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination   read read play play play
Applications: Coin and Mixture Problems   part 1 part 2 read play play play
Applications: Distance   read        
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities   read        
Cumulative Review 2
 
    Practice
Exam
Practice Exam 2   Exam 2
Polynomials
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Power and Product Rules for Exponents   read        
Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
Introduction to the Quotient Rule   read read play play part 1 part 2 part 3
Scientific Notation: Part I   read play play play
Scientific Notation: Part II   read play play play
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials   read        
Multiplying Polynomials   read read play play  
Special Products   read        
Introduction to Factoring   read read play play  
Factoring by Grouping   read read play play part 1 part 2
Factoring Trinomials   read read play play part 1 part 2
Special Factoring Rules   read        
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring   read        
Applied Quadratic equations: Geometry Problems   read        
Applied Quadratic equations: Integer Problems   read        
Cumulative Review 3
 
    Practice
Exam
Practice Exam 3   Exam 3
Rational Expressions
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Introduction to Rational Expressions   read        
Simplifying Rational Expressions   read read play play  
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions   read        
Finding the LCD of Rational Expressions   read        
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions   read        
Simplifying Complex Fractions   read read play play  
Solving Equations with Rational Expressions   read read play play  
Extraneous Solutions: Rational Expressions   read        
Applications: Work Problems   read read play play play
Applications: Distance Problems   read        
Variation   read        
Cumulative Review 4
 
    Practice
Exam
Practice Exam 4   Exam 4
Radical Expressions
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Evaluating Roots   read        
Simplifying Radicals
Part 1   read read play play  
Part 2   read play play  
Adding or Subtracting Radicals   read        
Multiplying Radicals and Rationalizing Denominators
Introduction to Multiplying Radicals   part 1 part 2 part 3 play play play  
Conjugates   play play play  
Solving Equations with Radicals   part 1 part 2        
Extraneous Solutions: Radical Equations   read        
Rational Exponents   read        
Quadratic Expressions
 
    Class
Notes
Video
Worksheets
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
The Square Root Property   read        
Completing the Square   read read play play  
The Quadratic Formula   read        
Cumulative Review 5
 
    Practice
Exam
Video Formats
WMV TeacherTube YouTube
Practice Exam 5   Exam 5 Rap it up Exama Jama Rap it up Exama Jama Rap it up Exama Jama
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