Tilton’s Algebra is an online, algebra-focused practice site. The site features learning videos and practice problems (with hints) for a variety of algebra topics. Tilton’s Algebra can be purchased by an individual student or a teacher for a yearly subscription.
Students log in to Tilton’s Algebra and can select which algebraic topic they would like to learn more about - the site covers eight sections, from numeric fractions to rational expressions, plus a large number of subtopics within each section. When students select a sub-topic they are provided with a series of video lessons from sites around the web (e.g. from Khan Academy or math teachers’ YouTube channels.)
After watching the videos, students proceed to tackle the practice problems presented to them. Students type their work into the program, advancing through the problem until they have found the simplest possible form to express their answer. For help, students can request hints from the system. These hints remind students of the key concepts for the subtopic and point them back to the video lessons, but never provide students with the answer to a problem.
Tilton’s Algebra also includes a student forum where students can ask questions of one another.
An individual parent or student may purchase the program for a license of $29.95 / student / year. For teachers or school leaders, a bulk license costs between $10 and $20 / student / year, depending on the number of licenses.
WHO IS USING IT?
Over 1 million students have used Tiltion’s Algebra.
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I wish there were more front-loading of the concepts prior to diving into the software. Giving them questions that assess their prior knowledge will direct them into more difficul...
1. More student data drilldown features for teachers to better monitor student progress and target problem areas.
2. More visual diagrams to illustrate abstract concepts for reinforcement and furthering of learning.