When my oldest started having problems in Algebra last year, I was more than happy to help him out. We worked a few times a week together on his homework. I loved seeing that light go on whenever he finally understood how to do a problem. Then came his first test. He failed. While all of his answers were correct (Oh, yeah. I checked!), his teacher had marked all of them wrong because he didn't show his work the way she taught him how to do the problems - HER way or the highway. I tried to talk to her, to the principal, to get him transferred to a different teacher - nada. He was stuck. I couldn't understand her way, so how could I explain it to my son? He ended up giving up around October and failed the class. While I was disappointed that his GPA had dropped and he was no longer a member of the Junior National Honor Society, it was OK. He was taking a high school Algebra class in 8th grade, so he could take it over again this year and there wouldn't really be a penalty.

This year's Algebra teacher has been wonderful. While she cannot teach every possible way to do every type of problem, she does allow for students to figure out the best way for them to do the problems. As long as their answers come out correct consistently and they show their work, she's cool with it. My son did great the first few weeks - they did a bunch of review work. When new stuff was introduced, though, he got lost. I think that he stopped listening just long enough to find himself completely baffled. I tried to do the homework thing with him again, but his teen "I know it all" attitude got in the way. We'd both end up angry and frustrated with one another. When I had the chance to try out the

__, I jumped at it!__

**Algebrator Software Tutor Program**Here's my 13 year-old's review:

I really like this algebra program. All I have to do is put one of my homework problems on the screen and this will show me how to do each step of the problem. It seemed hard to do at first, then my mom showed me that there are demos of how to solve every kind of problem. I could use this all the way to college. I'm going to need it because I want to be a video game animator and they need to have a lot of math classes. This will really really help me.So, there you have it. When you see a video game that my son created in 10 years or so, you can think, "Gee, I guess Algebrator really does work!" LOL The demos he referenced are really cool and he's right - there are

__of how to solve nearly every kind of problem there is. And you can choose between seeing the demos animated or on slide shows. (I love this because I just cannot learn effectively while watching a video, unlike my son.)__

**Videos and Screenshots**Algebrator covers all levels of algebra, from the basics of Pre-Algebra all the way up to college-level classes. Below is a list of the types of problems that can be entered into the program. I've got to tell you, this is just amazing to me that you can enter your own problems and learn how to solve them! My son likes to check his homework with Algebrator now because, if the answer is incorrect, going step-by-step shows him where he made his mistakes.

This is a screen-shot from the Algebrator Web site. Click on the picture above to see the entire page. |

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## 23 comments:

I struggled terribly in math. I would try to win this for my daughter who could also use the help.

I was okay in math. I would like to win this for my daughter, who is currently taking pre-algebra.

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I was good & I would like to win this for my nephew.

i was a great math student, until it was time for calculus, i ended up dropping the class!

My nephew is in 6th grade and he is superrr smart, but having a really hard time with algebra, this is would GREATTTTT for him!

I had some trouble in math in school. This would be for my son who I homeschool.

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I was an o.k. math student, but I had a horrible algebra teacher that couldn't teach but one method. I would be trying to win this for my granddaughter who will need this all too soon.

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I hated math and struggled all through school. I will be trying to win this for my son (16) and my daughter (13). Thanks!

I wasn't the worst math student, but I wasn't the best either. I'd like to win this for my girls. Thanks! cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Math was a good subject for me, would love this foe our pre-algebra son.

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I was not good at math but I would want this for my 13 year old brother. This would help him and my parents so much!

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I was always really good in math.. that is until trigonometry. LOL

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i loved math abd algebra at school, but my daughter does not share my passion so i need it for her!

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I am not good at math and since I have children in school ( a daughter 15 in Algerbra, a son who will be in Algebra next year, a 3 yr old ... well yeah, and myself who has gone back to college after 22 years. have you tried to remember all that stuff you learned way, way, way back when! Phew!) i am trying to win this for the entire family, we need all the help we can get since I need to be able to help not only myself but my kids need the help too!

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