Experience The Math Translator Difference

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 child.  In addition to the video instruction on this site, you will find suggested homework assignments and assessment keys to accompany the practice tests in each textbook.  If you're not homeschooling, these materials are an additional resource to support your learning. 

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. Their mission is clear: “OpenStax breaks down barriers to knowledge and education with its free, high-quality, openly licensed textbooks.”

Download a free copy of the textbooks here

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 a whole lot more fun!

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 detailed topics lists give an overview of the content of each lecture as well as suggested homework exercises.  The answer keys for the Chapter 1 Practice Tests have been posted here; for the rest of the answer keys, please login. Please see the FAQs for the estimated completion dates of each book.

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    Prealgebra - In Production, Ready for Enrollment Starting Fall 2020

    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.

    Prealgebra - Detailed Topics List with Suggested Homework and Assessments.pdf 

    Prealgebra - Chapter 1 - Practice Test Answer Key.pdf

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    Elementary Algebra - Complete, Enroll Now!

    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. The database for this course houses 80 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 1,116 homework support videos. Recommended Prerequisite: Prealgebra

    Elementary Algebra - Detailed Topics List with Suggested Homework and Assessments.pdf

    Elementary Algebra - Chapter 1 - Practice Test Answer Key.pdf

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    Intermediate Algebra - Complete, Enroll Now!

    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. The database for this course houses 95 comprehensive 1-hour lectures and 1,021 homework support videos. Recommended Prerequisite: Elementary Algebra

    Intermediate Algebra - Detailed Topics List with Suggested Homework and Assessments.pdf

    Intermediate Algebra - Chapter 1 - Practice Test Answer Key.pdf

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    College Algebra - Coming Soon

    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.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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    Algebra and Trigonometry - Coming Soon

    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.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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    Precalculus - Coming Soon

    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, sequences, probability, and counting theory, and an introduction to calculus.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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    Statistics - Coming Soon

    This course provides an introduction to statistics geared towards students majoring in fields other than math and engineering.  Topics include sampling and data, descriptive statistics, probability topics, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, the normal distribution, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing with one sample, hypothesis testing with two samples, the chi-square distribution, linear regression and correlation, and F distribution and one-way ANOVA. 

    Recommended Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

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Video lectures and homework support for the OpenStax™ math books