This course is designed for the middle school student preparing to enter a high school level algebra course. Students taking this course should have strong skills in arithmetic to include fraction operations.

The first part of Pre-Algebra will explore areas of Real Numbers (positive/negative numbers), solving equations, graphing and writing lines and inequalities.

Part 2 of the course deals with topics such as functions and relations, systems, quadratic equations, polynomials, powers and exponents and rational/radical expressions. There are also sections on basic geometry to include circles, area, volume, Distance Formula and Pythagorean Theorem.

Hi, my name is John Zimmerman. As a certified math teacher, I've successfully taught many young people in middle and high schools. Additionally, I’ve taught math for a prestigious online technical school. Helping students succeed is my passion and that’s why I love teaching math.

My idea for TabletClass began in my classroom while I was earning my Master of Science in Educational Technology. I wanted to leverage my technical knowledge of the internet and computer programming to create something special for my students. I started my effort to help students learn outside of class by making math videos and posting them on a website. I found that my web resource was working extremely well for my students in and out of school. I kept improving my web resource by using my student’s suggestions and feedback; I learned and refined a way to teach with videos that was very effective. I used my website in creative ways, like introducing new lessons online to those students who were ready to move forward, while at the same time focusing my attention on those students who were not. My students found the videos engaging and easy to understand, but more importantly I saw a dramatic increase in their abilities and skills—this was truly exciting! My classroom experiences gave way to the desire to build the ultimate online math program, so I decided to create TabletClass Math.

Since my days teaching in the classroom, I have formed a team of talented professionals to help me create and develop TabletClass. Our innovative online math learning system is perfect for all students learning middle and high school math. We provide everything a student needs to learn on their own. With our program, students can experience lessons just as if they were being taught by a great teacher in a class. With access to online instruction 24/7, students can study and learn in a relaxed environment and view the lessons as many times as they need. Lastly, I want to say that TabletClass is a proven system- it has been used by thousands of students all over the world, with great success. So I thank you for visiting our site, and I hope you will use TabletClass to take your math skills to a whole new level.

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to our site. As I'm sure you know, our society is becoming more and more dependent on technology, of which mathematics plays an integral role. I hope that I will be a part of your child's educational development by helping them acquire skills that will be valuable in any profession in the "real world." In my videos, I stress more than the pure mechanics of mathematical procedures. I place special emphasis on developing a student’s sense of math confidence, so they can face any complex problem and solve it with a logical approach. I tell my students that the effort one must apply to solve a complicated math problem, is the same effort one needs to overcome any difficult challenge. As a parent myself, I know that your child's education is a priority, and I've made it my priority to create the highest quality, enriched instructional videos that strive to make all students masters at math.

“I just wanted to share our praises for your website. We are the "College By Twelve" family and TabletClass.com fits in with our accelerated/child-led method of getting our kids into college by the age of twelve. My 10 year old has finished Algebra 1 and is waiting for the Algebra 2 course to start. On-line learning is the best way to teach kids who are self-motivated. We have had GREAT results in helping our 9 kids excel in Mathematics and TabletClass is exactly what we needed to make my workload as a mom easier. Blessings!”

-Mona Lisa Harding (author of The Brainy Bunch - **www.thebrainybunchbook.com**)

“We have jumped around with math curriculum since third grade, trying to find something that teaches my daughter in a way she can understand! This left a lot of gaps and she was really having a difficult time with upper grade math (she is just finishing up 8th grade.) I am not embarrassed to admit we needed help because I couldn't teach it to her since I had forgotten how to do it! TabletClass Math has been a life changer when it comes to math for us! We have found it so easy to learn and actually enjoyable to understand what we are doing. I say "we" because I am doing it with her! It's never too late to learn, right?”

-Carrie- founder of www.homeschoolgiveaways.com

Professional Reviews on TabletClass Math

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“We have tried many home school curricula and TabletClass is our favorite one! It doesn't take a long time to do and my daughter is learning and retaining the information wonderfully! John really loves to teach and is able to break things down to a level that every student can follow. We have recommended TabletClass to all our friends, home schoolers or not. We just love it, it the best thing we could of done for our daughter!”

-Parent

“Loving Tablet Class. As a mom, I don’t have to worry if I am teaching algebra correctly which means I can focus on my younger daughter while my son is being taught by John. Hands off for me! ”

-Keri

“I just wanted to say how much I love TabletClass! I just started using it this year and it has been beyond helpful! I went through Algebra 1 & 2 and struggled because of poor explanations of methods and answers. I am now using TabletClass for geometry and everything is explained so well! I hardly ever have trouble with the example sets, but if I do I can just go to the video on the problem and see the answer explained very simply. Thank you so much for creating TabletClass! I have been recommending it to all of my homeschool friends for high school math and will continue to do so. :)”

-Bethany

“TabletClass has really been a great addition to our home school. As a Mom that is "math challenged" this program really takes the pressure off of me to be able to teach my daughter algebra. This program lends itself to independent study which is important as I have 7 children needing my attention during the day. My daughter has been able to go back and review the videos as many times as she needs to get the concept down and this has been another great aspect of TabletClass. John has been so very helpful and just an email away to answer any questions I have. I will be using this with all my children in the future.”

- Alisa S. (mom to 7 blessings in PA)

“Just thought I would drop a line and let you know what we think. My son just loves your class online. He is advanced in math and does well across the board with most math curricula. He was doing Bob Jones Math for homeschool. He loved it but seemed to be wanting something different. We received an email from our homeschool group telling us about your site. He has loved doing your math class. The information is well presented and he follows along with ease. We both think this will be his math for the rest of his school years.

Algebra here we come!!!!”

-Tanya R. and Steven B., VA

“Well, I have to admit that I tried TabletClass out of desperation. I had spent so much time and money on other programs, none of which were good fits for my son. When I saw TabletClass on HomeschoolReviews.com, I figured I didn't have anything to lose. Let me say that TabletClass was a Godsend! My 7th grade son loved the PreAlgebra course! He completed the course and for 8th grade was accepted into an accelerated math class at a university in our area. TabletClass helped him prepare for that. I'm so glad I found this product....

This year, it's my daughter's turn at TabletClass!”

-Dena

“TabletClass Math was perfect for my daughter! We tried every math curriculum out there and even hired a private math teacher. But the frustration and tears continued. We signed on for TabletClass Math and re-did Algebra I (for the third time!) and then proceeded on to Geometry and Algebra II. No more frustration. She really enjoyed it! It is presented well and the amount of work to master the material is not so overwhelming that it’s discouraging and overkill. I’m happy to say my “math-phobic” daughter placed into college level pre-calculus this year and is now at the community college in the dual enrollment program. Both she and I are very thankful for TabletClass Math! Oh, and John is terrific to work with! He’s very accommodating to your needs and questions!”

-Susan M.

“Tablet Class is a great way to expand your knowledge in the field of mathematics. It brings the classroom right to your home through the simple use of a computer. The program is very organized and is designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. I wish I had access to this program going through school when I first learned the numerous areas of math as it would have helped me in so many ways. Instead, I used TabletClass to help me study for my SAT's. I identified the weak areas which I needed help with and was able to study these specific topics because TabletClass breaks down the different subject areas into categories. My scores raised 70 points in the mathematics area of the SAT's thanks to this program. TabletClass is a great and convenient way to learn math.”

-David C., NJ

“You have a gift of teaching and I for one am very glad you have used your gift to make this math class available to people like me that use to detest math. I am learning so much along with my daughter now. I wish I would have known about this program when I was homeschooling my older son. It would have made it so much better on him too.”

-God bless, Fonda :)

“As a Homeschooling mom I have the pleasure of choosing curriculum that fits my child's learning style. When Saxon math wasn't "clicking" for my daughter I saw TabletClass.com posted on our homeschool loop and gave it a try. It was a perfect fit, my daughter has flourished using TabletClass.com! After one week using TabletClass.com she said "oh mom this is great I LOVE it!!" Her comprehension in Algebra 2 has been excellent. Having access to our on line teacher Mr. Zimmerman is a big plus, you never get "stuck" because he is willing to help guide the student through any "hiccups" in the learning process. Now that she is in High School I am using the college SAT as her testing and I can't wait to see how much her score goes up in math! We are so glad we added TabletClass.com to our curriculum!”

- V. Sherman, Clearwater FL

“We are enjoying TabletClass as a means for our homeschooling Alg. 1 class. I say we because, I'm also relearning algebra for myself along with my son. I have always loved math and this is great. I have even referred it to friends of mine that were going to spend $250.00 per month on taking their child to Sylvan Learning Center. I encouraged them to give you a try first, and their child went from almost failing, to an A on their report card. They have only been using Tablet Class for a little over a month. They love it and so does their son. I only wish that I would have had a program like this for my daughter that just graduated high school this past may. She really struggled and I think this would have really been great for her.

Thank you so very much for providing a wonderful program.”

-Devonda C., TN

“My ds is liking TabletClass Algebra. We started it as a supplement to Harold Jacobs Algebra, but now it's pretty much the other way around. The instructor goes thru how to do problems on a white board. Very clear explanations, the guy has a nice voice to listen to. You can download lessons onto iPod, etc, too, to watch away from the computer. You could try it as a supplement for a month, and see how he likes it.”