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The Math Translator offers courses ranging from Prealgebra to Precalculus. It is designed to be a comprehensive instructional tool for any math student.  If you're homeschooling, this service can be used as a complete program for your children. If you're a teacher/professor, these videos can be used as a lecture source in your online courses or as a supplement to your classroom instruction.  In addition to the video instruction on this site, you will find answer keys for the practice tests in each chapter of each book. 

About the Textbooks Experts in their Field

The Math Translator courses utilize the OpenStax™ math textbooks.  OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University. The authors of the OpenStax textbooks are content experts in their field. The textbooks are peer-reviewed, openly licensed, 100% free, and available online. The OpenStax's mission is to “improve educational access and learning for everyone”.

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About the Videos Created by a Tenured Math Professor

My mission as The Math Translator is in direct alignment with the OpenStax mission. I believe strongly in the value and importance of education and I know that high-quality instruction is a crucial component of learning mathematics. My courses provides full, comprehensive lectures that are companion to the OpenStax math textbooks.  In addition to this, I have recorded video explanations for every other odd homework problem in each book. Some people believe students won't sit and watch an hour long lecture video online.  This is not true!  Not only will students watch these videos, but they watch them over and over.  The ability to repeatedly view the instruction allows students to learn concepts that they missed the first time around.  It allows them to build their skills at a pace that is comfortable for them and this makes the process of learning truly enjoyable!

About the Courses Comprehensive Instruction

The Math Translator courses take you back to the basics because learning math does not have to be complicated.  Each course is composed of three elements: comprehensive video lectures, homework support videos, and written answer keys for each practice test in the book.  The course outlines give an overview of the content of each lecture as well as suggested homework exercises.  The course calendars give a suggested timeline to complete each course within a 9-month period. The answer keys for the Chapter 1 Practice Tests have been posted here; for the rest of the answer keys, please login. 

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    Prealgebra

    Recommended for grades 7 or 8 (approximately 12 years old)

    This course covers the fundamental arithmetic and geometry skills needed for success in algebra.  Topics include whole numbers, the language of algebra, integers, fractions, decimals, percents, the properties of real numbers, solving linear equations, math models and geometry, polynomials, and graphs. This course contains 62 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 963 homework support videos, in addition to answer keys for each practice test in the book.

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    Elementary Algebra (Algebra I)

    Recommended for grades 8 or 9 (approximately 13 - 14 years old)

    This course covers the fundamental concepts of algebra.  Topics include solving linear equations and inequalities, math models, linear graphs, systems of linear equations, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. This course contains 80 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 1,116 homework support videos, in addition to answer keys for each practice test in the book.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Prealgebra

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    Intermediate Algebra (Algebra II)

    Recommended for grades 10 or 11 (approximately 15 - 16 years old)

    This course covers algebra concepts in the depth needed to prepare students for college algebra.  Topics include solving linear equations, graphs and functions, systems of linear equations, polynomials and polynomial functions, factoring, rational expressions and functions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and series, sequences, and the binomial theorem. This course contains 95 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 1,021 homework support videos, in addition to answer keys for each practice test in the book.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Elementary Algebra

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    College Algebra

    Recommended for grades 11 and/or 12 for students not planning on majoring in math or science (approximately 16 - 18 years old)

    This course provides a comprehensive exploration of algebra principles. Topics include equations and inequalities, functions, linear functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, and counting theory. This course contains 65 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 730 homework support videos, in addition to answer keys for each practice test in the book.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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    Algebra and Trigonometry

    Recommended for grades 11 and/or 12 for students that are uncertain of whether they will major in math or science (approximately 16 - 18 years old)

    This course provides in depth coverage of algebra and trigonometry principles. Topics include equations and inequalities, functions, linear functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, the unit circle, periodic functions, trigonometric identities and equations, further applications of trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, analytic geometry, sequences, probability, and counting theory. This course contains 85 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 974 homework support videos, in addition to answer keys for each practice test in the book.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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    Precalculus

    Recommended for grades 11 and/or 12 for students that are certain they will major in math or science (approximately 16 - 18 years old)

    This course covers the algebra and trigonometry principles needed for success in calculus. Topics include functions, linear functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, periodic functions, trigonometric identities and equations, further applications of trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, analytic geometry, and sequences, probability, and counting theory. This course contains 73 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 800 homework support videos, in addition to answer keys for each practice test in the book.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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    Chapter 1 - Practice Test Answer Key.pdf

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