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HippoCampus: Algebra I

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

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Website Example: Website No Longer Exists

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, headphones

Activity Description

This is a free online high school Algebra I course. Throughout the program, a skill or concept is presented and followed by practice exercises and activities.

Each lesson includes:

  1. Warm Up
  2. Presentation
  3. Worked Examples
  4. Topic Text
  5. Practice
  6. Review

Students read new information, use the information to answer questions or complete activities, and then integrate the new information with what they have already learned. In this way, knowledge is gained and absorbed bit-by-bit, forming links in a learning chain.

Units include the following:

  1. Algebra-A new Angle
  2. Solve Linear Equations
  3. Functions and Patterns
  4. Analyze and Graph Linear Equations, Functions and Relations
  5. Analyze, Solve, and Graph Linear Inequalities
  6. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

It can be used to supplement classroom instruction or for remediation and scaffolded learning.


  1. Check to be sure that the site is not blocked at your school.
  2. Review the activities using the Example Web Site link (above)
  3. Determine which lessons you want to use.
  4. Pay close attention to the Warm Up activity and be sure your students are ready to begin this lesson.
  5. Teach any needed concepts to prepare your students for this lesson.
  6. Prepare a homework assignment with additional practice problems.


  1. Present your lesson on the chosen topic or have students view the presentation online.
  2. Direct students to the Worked Examples and Practice area.
  3. Walk around the room to assist students who may need additional instruction.
  4. Place a link to the lesson on your class Web site or wiki. Encourage students to review the lesson at home, if needed.
  5. Assign your worksheet for homework.
  6. Review homework on another day and identify gaps in understanding.
  7. Use the Review as a final check for understanding before moving on to another lesson.

More Ways

This class can be used in a blended (face-to-face and online), distance learning, or independent studies setting.

Select subjects and subcategories


  • Algebra
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.