29 Algebra 1 Tutorials

These Algebra 1 tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Algebra 1 help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Defining Units

Labor Imagine doing some labor. All things being equal, you would expect to do twice as much work in 2 hours as you would in only 1 hour. Using much the same reasoning, you would also expect, if you had another person helping you, to perform twice as much labor in a given 1 hour…

Introduction to the Substitution Method for Linear Equations

The substitution method is one algebraic way to find the point where two lines intersect, or in other words, solve the system of equations. The first step to this is to solve for one of the variables, in this case we’ll call it “y” in one of the two equations. Next, you would SUBSTITUTE the…

Understanding Algebra: What’s it all about?

Algebra is a magnificent, yet scary and often confusing step in learning mathematics. It is the point where math ceases to be just a tedious sequence of mechanical steps; instead, math becomes creative. It is the study of observing and identifying patterns, discovering the properties of those patterns, and then using everything you’ve learned to…

Basic FOIL equations

An equation with two grouped parenthesis needing to be in grouped into a basic polynomial can be solved using a FOIL method. The method stands for ‘first, outside, inside, last’

Slope of a Line

Slope Intercept Form: Y= mx + b , where m is the slope of the line and b is the Y-intercept. The slope of a nonertical line is the ratio of the vertical change to the corresponding horizontal change. In other words, m = (Vertical Change)/(Horizontal Change) To calculate, we use the formula, m= (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

Solving a Two-Step Equation

SOLVING TWO-STEP EQUATIONS • Your objective is to get the variable isolated on one side and then get it all alone. Also, Remember whatever you do to one side you must do the other. This requires two steps. • Definitions -A Variable is a letter of the alphabet that represents a number -A Constant is…

Algebra Story Problem: Simple Interest

Story problems give many students some struggles–if you’re in this group you’re definitely not alone. We’ll explore a problem involving earning interest on savings accounts. The methods discussed here can be applied to a wide variety of problems. I’ll start my solution with a detailed step-by-step process and end with a shorter summary. Depending on…

Polynomial Division

We’re going to solve polynomial and monomial equation

Solving problems including direct proportionality

These types of problems seem to be very simple , yet students have a lot of problems solving them due to lengthy solutions given by most of school teachers. In here we’ll solve them the easy, and fast way. Difficult wording is another issue, so we’ll analyze the problem to find the key numbers that…

Introduction to Accounting Part 1: Transactions

Accounting is recording transactions and summarizing data. A company has assets (like cash, inventory, patents, buildings, investments) that provide future benefits. The total value of the assets is made up of equity (money the company made or money owners put in) as well as liabilities (money the company borrowed). The accounting equation is assets=liabilities+equity: what…

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