How to Pass Algebra 1

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Get ready to pass your Algebra 1 class with this article. You'll find tips to help you study, get the most out of class and explore additional learning opportunities.

Use Class Time

You should make an effort to attend as many of your classes as possible. After all, attendance plays a part in the grading decisions of many instructors. You're also going to get most of your instruction through class; make sure you're there to hear it! Keep in mind that the classroom is also a great place to ask your teacher about any questions you have regarding different mathematical concepts or formulas.

Study Effectively

Studying for an Algebra 1 course involves a lot of time with your textbook. Make sure you're completing your assigned readings and all of the practice problems your instructor gives you. It's a good idea to work on some of the unassigned problems in your book, as well, especially if you're having trouble understanding a particular type of problem and to get more practice.

You should also look over any homework, quizzes and tests that your instructor hands back. Pay attention to any problems you got wrong. Try to figure out how to solve them correctly since this can help you with future assignments and tests. If you can't figure out the answers, you should speak with your instructor as soon as possible to gain understanding.

Keep in mind that it's easier to absorb mathematical concepts if you're not trying to learn them all at once on the night before a big test. Instead, consider studying a little bit every day to improve your odds of passing your Algebra 1 course.

Get More Help

Don't be afraid to seek out additional aid if you feel like you need it. Many schools offer math workshops or labs that you can check out. Setting up a study group with your classmates is a great way to review difficult problems and get prepared. You can even get into contact with a tutor for extra help!

There are also study options available to you online. You can access study guides specifically designed to help you out with:

These courses are self-paced, allowing you to work on improving your math skills whenever it is best for you. The study guides are full of easy-to-understand video lessons that can help you review the concepts you're working on in class, like factoring, complex and imaginary numbers, logarithms and quadratic equations. You can even complete quizzes and tests to practice applying what you're learning.

You can also check out Study.com's algebra flashcards to help prepare you for your next quiz or test.

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