For Students With Algebra Anxiety, It’s Algebra Upgrade to the Rescue!

August 19, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of students like the words “algebra class.” A large percentage of students fail to learn algebra from traditional lectures, textbooks, and homework. Now students and their instructors have another path to algebra success: the new Algebra Upgrade(R) online course from Learning Upgrade.

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Algebra Upgrade features 60 interactive lessons with music-videos that offer clear step-by-step instruction. Students solve algebra problems visually using drag-and-drop activities until they master each lesson. Teachers and parents track progress using web-based assessment reports. The combination of songs, video, and games keeps students engaged and motivated. The goal is to help each student overcome algebra anxiety and make a breakthrough in algebra.

In testing this summer, over 1,000 students were enrolled in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. A highly-engaged group of at-risk 8th grade students in San Diego mastered all 60 lessons to prepare for Algebra 1 success in the fall. Students at a New Jersey university completed Algebra Upgrade and then tested out of Basic Algebra I, jumping ahead to higher math courses.

Algebra Upgrade is available as a student course or a teacher whiteboard course. Students complete the student courses individually using a web browser on a computer at home or at school. Instructors use the teacher whiteboard courses for interactive classroom lectures using a data projector, Smartboard(R), or Activboard(R). Algebra Upgrade covers the material in middle school and high school Algebra 1 classes and college Basic Algebra or Elementary Algebra courses.

Students can sign up for a free trial of Algebra Upgrade at learningupgrade.com.

School teachers and college instructors can visit learningupgrade.com to learn how the course integrates into their classes and to sign up for a free trial course.

About Learning Upgrade

Learning Upgrade is a creative team of teachers, musicians, artists, and programmers based in San Diego, California. The company produces reading and math online courses featuring songs, video, and games to engage today’s media-savvy students. Over 200,000 students in over 40 countries have enrolled in Reading Upgrade, Comprehension Upgrade, and Math Upgrade. Learning Upgrade’s goal is to help each student make a learning breakthrough.


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