Mathscribe - Learning through Guided Discovery

We provide a free interactive online textbook for Algebra 1. The interactive lessons use dynamic graphing and guided discovery to strengthen and connect both symbolic and visual reasoning. They give the student a hands-on visual introduction to all important Algebra 1 topics, reinforced by standards based adaptive exercises and randomly generated tests. All exercises and tests are checked and graded automatically.

We recommend our approach for all students, but especially for visual learners or students who struggle with traditional Algebra 1 textbooks or courses. As in all approaches, the teacher plays a key role for most students. By removing the need for hand grading and all but the occasional lecture, we free teachers up to answer questions and help students. We hope to put the fun back in teaching.

Algebra 1 Lessons, Exercises, and Tests - First Semester

Students should have scratch paper available. Hover the mouse over or tap a link below to see an example from that lesson (“lab assignment”). Click or tap the link again to go to that lesson. Please send us your comments, questions and suggestions.

You can also download our jqMath JavaScript module for web page authors.