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written by Elizabeth Stapel
This site contains a comprehensive collection of free resources designed to help high school students gain understanding and confidence in algebra. Materials include online tutorials and lessons, worksheets and quizzes, a discussion forum for registered users, and tips for succeeding in algebra. Most materials are available in print-friendly versions and are written in a way to engage student interest. Topics that would be especially applicable to algebra-based physics include graphing, unit conversion and dimensional analysis, and significant digits.

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- Measurement/Units
= Units and Dimensional Analysis
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- Algebra
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- High School
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- Instructional Material
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= Tutorial
- Assessment Material
= Test
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© 1999 Elizabeth Stapel, 2000
algebra tutorials, graphing tutorial, tutorial
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