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I'm a math teacher in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. I've been teaching online parttime since 1994 and fulltime online for 4 years now. View ProfileDetails
 Total Time 3 hr, 26 min
 Lessons 16
 Attachments 7
 Exercises 68

111 CQ
16 Lessons in This Course

11 minFREEAlgebra lesson 1Free6 CQ
Learn about variables, exponents, coefficients, polynomials, and other algebraic terms. Math teacher Al Richards shares an introduction to algebra!
with Al RichardsLearn about variables, exponents, coefficients, polynomials, and other algebraic terms. Math teacher Al Richards shares an introduction to algebra!

7 minAlgebra lesson 24 CQ
The distributive property of multiplication is an important tool in both arithmetic and algebra. Learn how to use it to solve algebra problems!
with Al RichardsThe distributive property of multiplication is an important tool in both arithmetic and algebra. Learn how to use it to solve algebra problems!

18 minAlgebra lesson 310 CQ
Monomials are polynomial expressions with only one term. Simple, right? Definitely, so long as you know how to work with them! Learn in this algebra lesson.
with Al RichardsMonomials are polynomial expressions with only one term. Simple, right? Definitely, so long as you know how to work with them! Learn in this algebra lesson.

15 minAlgebra lesson 48 CQ
If you understand how to work with Monomials in Algebra, try out this lesson and learn about Binomials, which are polynomial expressions with two terms.
with Al RichardsIf you understand how to work with Monomials in Algebra, try out this lesson and learn about Binomials, which are polynomial expressions with two terms.

10 minAlgebra lesson 56 CQ
This lesson illustrates special algebraic products that relate to multiplying binomials (particularly squaring and multiplying binomials with differing signs).
with Al RichardsThis lesson illustrates special algebraic products that relate to multiplying binomials (particularly squaring and multiplying binomials with differing signs).

13 minAlgebra lesson 67 CQ
Factoring is the opposite of multiplying or expanding. In this lesson, learn the ins and outs of factoring in algebra, and get tips on how to check your work.
with Al RichardsFactoring is the opposite of multiplying or expanding. In this lesson, learn the ins and outs of factoring in algebra, and get tips on how to check your work.

6 minAlgebra lesson 74 CQ
Continue on your algebra journey, and learn to factor the trinomial x^2 + bx + c, in order to write out the trinomial as the product of two binomials.
with Al RichardsContinue on your algebra journey, and learn to factor the trinomial x^2 + bx + c, in order to write out the trinomial as the product of two binomials.

11 minAlgebra lesson 86 CQ
Factoring is the opposite of expanding, and is covered in this algebra lesson! Learn to factor ax2 + bx + c (the general quadratic trinomial).
with Al RichardsFactoring is the opposite of expanding, and is covered in this algebra lesson! Learn to factor ax2 + bx + c (the general quadratic trinomial).

16 minAlgebra lesson 99 CQ
In this algebra lesson, review how to factor and expand. Learn how to factor the special products of Perfect Squares and the Difference of Two Squares.
with Al RichardsIn this algebra lesson, review how to factor and expand. Learn how to factor the special products of Perfect Squares and the Difference of Two Squares.

11 minAlgebra lesson 106 CQ
Get ready to factor the difference and sum of two cubes! Review how to take the factored form and multiply it, and find a common factor with imperfect cubes.
with Al RichardsGet ready to factor the difference and sum of two cubes! Review how to take the factored form and multiply it, and find a common factor with imperfect cubes.

13 minAlgebra lesson 117 CQ
Keep developing your algebra skills in this lesson, and learn how to divide polynomials. Learn two methods for this division: long and synthetic division.
with Al RichardsKeep developing your algebra skills in this lesson, and learn how to divide polynomials. Learn two methods for this division: long and synthetic division.

8 minAlgebra lesson 125 CQ
If you are wondering how to find remainders in algebraic division, then this is the lesson! Learn how the Remainder Theorem works, and when to put it to use.
with Al RichardsIf you are wondering how to find remainders in algebraic division, then this is the lesson! Learn how the Remainder Theorem works, and when to put it to use.

10 minAlgebra lesson 136 CQ
The Factor Theorem states: If a polynomial P(x) is divided by x – a, and P(a) = 0, then x – a is a factor of P(x). What does that mean? Learn in this lesson!
with Al RichardsThe Factor Theorem states: If a polynomial P(x) is divided by x – a, and P(a) = 0, then x – a is a factor of P(x). What does that mean? Learn in this lesson!

13 minAlgebra lesson 147 CQ
In this lesson, review polynomial functions, families of functions, and learn to interpret graphic depictions of polynomials and find the equation for a curve.
with Al RichardsIn this lesson, review polynomial functions, families of functions, and learn to interpret graphic depictions of polynomials and find the equation for a curve.

18 minAlgebra lesson 1510 CQ
In this lesson, learn to use factoring and division of polynomials to solve polynomial equations, including second degree (and up to fifth degree) polynomials.
with Al RichardsIn this lesson, learn to use factoring and division of polynomials to solve polynomial equations, including second degree (and up to fifth degree) polynomials.

18 minAlgebra lesson 1610 CQ
Now that you understand factoring, learn to solve factorable polynomial inequalities with algebra! Review quadratic, cubic, and quartic polynomial inequalities.
with Al RichardsNow that you understand factoring, learn to solve factorable polynomial inequalities with algebra! Review quadratic, cubic, and quartic polynomial inequalities.

10 minAlgebra lesson6 CQ
What comes next in this sequence: 2, 8, 32, 128? Learn how to calculate geometric sequences in this advanced math lesson. Be sure to have a calculator handy!
with Al RichardsWhat comes next in this sequence: 2, 8, 32, 128? Learn how to calculate geometric sequences in this advanced math lesson. Be sure to have a calculator handy!

10 minAlgebra lesson6 CQ
What's the next number in this sequence: 2, 10, 18, 26...? Learn how to figure out arithmetic sequences and recursive formulas in this advanced math lesson.
with Al RichardsWhat's the next number in this sequence: 2, 10, 18, 26...? Learn how to figure out arithmetic sequences and recursive formulas in this advanced math lesson.

5 minFREEGeometry lessonFree3 CQ
Want to know how to find the shortest distance from a point to a line? Math teacher Al Richards demonstrates how using analytic geometry and trigonometry.
with Al RichardsWant to know how to find the shortest distance from a point to a line? Math teacher Al Richards demonstrates how using analytic geometry and trigonometry.

11103 min11part Algebra course57 CQ
In this algebra course, discover the insandouts of quadraticsand learn how to solve equations by graphing, factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula.
In this algebra course, discover the insandouts of quadraticsand learn how to solve equations by graphing, factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula.

16206 min16part Algebra course111 CQ
Whether you are a math student, or an adult seeking a refresher, it is time to brush up on Algebra! In this course, master algebraic concepts from start to finish!
with Al RichardsWhether you are a math student, or an adult seeking a refresher, it is time to brush up on Algebra! In this course, master algebraic concepts from start to finish!

1293 min12part Algebra course54 CQ
New to algebra and confused by its concepts? In this Algebra I course for beginners, Math Fortress provides clear and concise explanations, starting with variables and ending with word problems.
with Math FortressNew to algebra and confused by its concepts? In this Algebra I course for beginners, Math Fortress provides clear and concise explanations, starting with variables and ending with word problems.

31113 min31part Algebra course73 CQ
Studying for the Regents Exam and need help with the algebra one section? In this course, run through thirtyseven example problems that cover basic algebra concepts you'll need to know to pass.
with Math FortressStudying for the Regents Exam and need help with the algebra one section? In this course, run through thirtyseven example problems that cover basic algebra concepts you'll need to know to pass.

10119 min10part Algebra course66 CQ
Does solving for x make your head spin? Math teacher Eric Buffington explains the simple steps to finding x, from onestep addition problems to equations with x on both sides of the equals sign.
with Eric BuffingtonDoes solving for x make your head spin? Math teacher Eric Buffington explains the simple steps to finding x, from onestep addition problems to equations with x on both sides of the equals sign.

1183 min11part Calculus course47 CQ
Need some tips for Calculus 1A? Or maybe you’re madly reviewing for tomorrow's math test? Either way, never fear  Krista, an experienced math tutor, will help you understand the world of calculus, stepbystep. Start by learning the difference between a function and an equation  and how to analyze a function's graph for continuity and limits. Then, step into the world of tangent lines, differentiation, and more. Each lesson includes examples and sample problems to help you along the way.
with Krista King MathNeed some tips for Calculus 1A? Or maybe you’re madly reviewing for tomorrow's math test? Either way, never fear  Krista, an experienced math tutor, will help you understand the world of calculus, stepbystep. Start by learning the difference between a function and an equation  and how to analyze a function's graph for continuity and limits. Then, step into the world of tangent lines, differentiation, and more. Each lesson includes examples and sample problems to help you along the way.

10129 min10part Math course70 CQ
Statistics may sound like a dry topic, but developing data analysis skills will unlock fascinating worlds! In this 10lesson course from statistics teacher Zac Rappell, start by understanding group data and central tendencies (mean, median, and mode), then explore measures of spread (range, IQR, and standard deviation). Learn how to create stem and leaf and box and whisker plots, and practice comparing data sets to identify new relationships. Finish with a fun final project analyzing the Oscars!
with Zachary RappellStatistics may sound like a dry topic, but developing data analysis skills will unlock fascinating worlds! In this 10lesson course from statistics teacher Zac Rappell, start by understanding group data and central tendencies (mean, median, and mode), then explore measures of spread (range, IQR, and standard deviation). Learn how to create stem and leaf and box and whisker plots, and practice comparing data sets to identify new relationships. Finish with a fun final project analyzing the Oscars!

31113 min31part Algebra course73 CQ
Studying for the Regents Exam and need help with the algebra one section? In this course, run through thirtyseven example problems that cover basic algebra concepts you'll need to know to pass.
with Math FortressStudying for the Regents Exam and need help with the algebra one section? In this course, run through thirtyseven example problems that cover basic algebra concepts you'll need to know to pass.

993 min9part Calculus course51 CQ
Calculus students ready to advance to the next level: this course is for you. Learn all about the cross product, starting with the right hand rule, and ending with how to measure torque.
with Math FortressCalculus students ready to advance to the next level: this course is for you. Learn all about the cross product, starting with the right hand rule, and ending with how to measure torque.

630 min6part Math course17 CQ
Fundamentals of Laplace transforms such as definition, limits, properties, and few examples.
with Anish TurlapatyFundamentals of Laplace transforms such as definition, limits, properties, and few examples.