### Welcome

Math is the "gateway" to higher education - earning a 2 or 4-year
degree at most schools requires meeting math requirements - usually at
least an algebra course. The good news is that we don't have to
all be "experts" in theoretical math to be successful in college math
classes.

Here are some resources to help students in secondary school or post
secondary school prepare for math classes. It is the companion
Website for a developmental math course I taught at the University of
Wisconsin.

I have posted my **ALGEBRA
CONNECTIONS** "newsletters" - short summaries and presentations of
basic concepts as well as some **SKILL
REVIEW CERTIFICATES** that present step-by-step procedures to
solve basic algebra problems.

You will also find a huge assortment of **
SKILL BUILDING LINKS** that
will direct you to some of the best free online resources on the Web.
I have also have a link for **STUDY GUIDES**
that includes links to downloadable, printable algebra reviews,
worksheets, and other print format resources.

So thanks for stopping by - please take a look. If you are
looking for math help, seeking to prepare for the ACT/SAT, or getting
ready to take your first college math course, you are sure to find some
worthwhile resources here.

### Course Objectives

Beginning Algebra is designed to build algebraic skills necessary to
be successful in Intermediate Algebra 141. Completion of this
course will build fundamental skills and provide a "head
start" which will make much of the next math class a review.
Some of the topics that will be covered include: