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Basic Algebra Shape-Up
Hands-on tutorials that cover integers, expressions, equations, and more.


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Introduces basic algebraic concepts and helps students to master specific basic algebra skills.

Students start with an assessment and receive immediate instructional feedback throughout. Step-by-step tutorials, which introduce each concept, can be referred to during practice.

The program is self-paced and self-monitored. Scores are tracked in a record management system that allows teachers to view and print detailed reports.

Designed for students in grades 6 through 9 (age 11 and up), the software can also be used by older students.

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Curriculum

Set 1: Using Word Problems to Introduce Algebraic Concepts, Math levels 6 - 9
Set 2: Introduction to Integers and Working With Algebraic Expressions and Equations, Math levels 6 - 9

  • Each set contains 600 problems and 1,500 questions.
  • Contextual help and feedback throughout.
  • All student work is stored in the Teacher Program Manager

Set 1 concepts covered include:

  • Algebraic approach to adding and subtracting.
  • Algebraic approach to multiplying and dividing.
  • Formulas for finding interest.
  • Creating formulas from tables.
  • Probability - making predictions.
  • Interpret and apply information from graphs.
  • Ratios, proportions, and scale.

Set 2 concepts covered include:

  • Introducing integers.
  • Operations with integers.
  • Multiplying and dividing monomials.
  • Simplifying expressions.
  • Evaluating algebraic expressions.
  • Solving multi-step equations.

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Basic Algebra Shape-Up, Set 1 - $79.00
Basic Algebra Shape-Up, Set 2 - $79.00

 
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Pricing for each set:
PROGRAM VERSIONS PRICE VERSION DETAILS
Home Version $79.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 2 students
1 Station: Stand-alone $199.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 42 students
5 Pack: 1 Station: Stand-alone $699.00 Use a 1 Station: Stand-alone version on up to 5 separate computers (non-networkable)
5 Stations: Networkable $1,249.00 Use on a network with 5 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
10 Stations: Networkable $2,125.00 Use on a network with 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
Site License Contact Us Use on a network with more than 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students

Pricing for Sets 1 & 2:
PROGRAM VERSIONS PRICE VERSION DETAILS
Home Version n/a Use on one computer. Record keeping for 2 students
1 Station: Stand-alone $299.00 Use on one computer. Record keeping for 42 students
5 Pack: 1 Station: Stand-alone $1,049.00 Use a 1 Station: Stand-alone version on up to 5 separate computers (non-networkable)
5 Stations: Networkable $1,875.00 Use on a network with 5 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
10 Stations: Networkable $3,189.00 Use on a network with 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students
Site License Contact Us Use on a network with more than 10 concurrent users. Record keeping for 1,000 students

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