**Have you always wished you could do math?**

Chances are – you already can!

You probably already know more than you think you do - you just don’t know the mathematical terms in order to put a name to the math you are already doing.

Now there is an

EASY TO UNDERSTAND

SELF-PACED

ONLINE COURSE

just for you!

Chances are – you already can!

You probably already know more than you think you do - you just don’t know the mathematical terms in order to put a name to the math you are already doing.

Now there is an

EASY TO UNDERSTAND

SELF-PACED

ONLINE COURSE

just for you!

**I’M TERRIBLE AT MATH – HOW CAN I POSSIBLY LEARN ALGEBRA?! AND WHY WOULD I WANT TO ANYWAY?**

This online course will start with working with basic numbers. These are things you already do in your life – think checkbook balancing, tip figuring, and so on. But we will start to look at numbers in different ways - with mathematical terms.

Each lesson only looks only at one specific math skill at a time, and so it’s not overwhelming. Each lesson starts with an easy to understand explanation, then gives you some examples, which you then apply to practice problems.

Once you have a different way of thinking about doing math, and the language to put a name to the math you are doing, the last step is to apply that to algebra. “Algebra” is only a name for using numbers in certain ways, and you’ve possibly been doing this too, without knowing you were doing algebra. The course not only culminates with lessons in how algebra works, but also shows you how you use it in your every day life.

As a bonus at the end, we will also use algebra to create graphs. You may never need to create a graph in your life, but you probably often come across them – in news stories, advertisements, sports stats, science stories, and so on – and you will have a better understanding of how to interpret what you see.

This course is also useful for homeschooling parents!

**HOW DOES IT WORK**

This is a self-paced online course. The course is made up of 4 units, which have 3 to 6 lessons each, for a total of 16 lessons. You progress at your own speed, and you aren’t given the next lesson until you’ve completed – and understood - the one you are working on. There are no tests.

This course is entirely online, but no specialized computer knowledge is needed to participate. Each lesson is e-mailed to you as a regular attachment. You print out the attachments (easy to understand instructions, examples, and worksheet) and complete the worksheet. Then when you’re ready, scan the worksheet and e-mail it back. A scanned copy of the corrected worksheet is e-mailed back to you. The next lesson is also e-mailed to you at that time.

But, if you still need some time on a previous lesson, because you don’t understand a concept (which after all is why you are here), support is available by direct e-mail with the instructor. You don’t have to start the next lesson until you are ready.

There is no pressure to keep up with any classmates. There is no pressure to finish up something you don’t fully understand because of a deadline. There is no pressure to complete any lesson in any specified time frame. You work on the course at your own pace.

Each lesson is made up of:

- An easy to understand explanation.
- Examples of how to apply the explanation to the problems.
- A worksheet of practice problems.
- The completed practice problems returned to you. If you understand that lesson's concept you receive the next lesson. If you didn't get it yet (after all that's why we're here, because we don't get it yet) then the instructor will personally work with you further.
- The instructor is always available for questions at any time (allow 24 hours for e-mailed responses).

**HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?**

The total cost of the course is just $240 (

*because it shouldn't cost more to exercise your mind than it does to exercise your body*):

- Non-refundable registration fee of $40.
- Balance due of $200 before you start your course, which is completely refundable through the completion of the second lesson, if you find this course really isn’t for you for any reason.

There is no time limit for each lesson, however if you haven’t completed the 16 lessons within a year of your registration your account will be closed.

Contact Us to request a registration form.

**WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?**

Hi! I'm Beth Rand. I'm bit of a math geek, and also a tech theatre geek (as you can see by the rest of this website). I have teaching certifications in math and theatre, and I have taught both in schools in the past. I have many people in my life who say they '

*hate*' math, or they were '

*never any good at'*math, yet I see them using - and understanding - math all the time. The difference between what they see and what I see is often simply nomenclature - in other words, I know a term for what they are doing (often times in their heads!), and because they don't know the term they think they don't know math. For example, I see people using "Distributive and Associative Properties" quite often, yet they also tell me they've never been any good at math. "Algebra" is also simply a term for a way of manipulating numbers to solve a question you have about something, but it's often times when a person reaches algebra that they start to tune out of mathematics. For these reasons I decided to create a course, which is self-paced (so no pressure, no comparing yourself to other classmates), which teaches the math needed for Pre-Alegbra up to basic Algebraic equations and graphing, and which then allows you to apply this knowledge in your everyday life. I hope you will enjoy (yes, enjoy!) algebra as much as I do!

**WHAT HAVE PAST STUDENTS AND PEERS SAID?**

- “I really admire you. You made math fun.”
- “You’re one of the best teachers I had… you’re good at Math”
- “Thanks for being there for me when I needed help.”
- “I really liked how much you cared about everyone.”
- “She takes complicated subject matter and makes it easy for people to understand. She is very patient.”
- “…tremendous concern for a student’s ability to understand drawing upon several examples to help a student understand concepts.”
- “…she is perceptive, energetic, thorough and easy to work with. She has a strong commitment to education.”
- “...bright, energetic and seriously interested in working with students.”