Useful Links

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Help for Math Anxiety --link to a page at Middle Tennessee State University. Gives study tips, how to be successful in math classes, how to deal with math anxiety, and more!

Coping with Math Anxiety --a mini-text with a definition, information about the roots of math anxiety, and how to overcome it.

General Study Tips for Math

Study Tips for Math from actual ETSU developmental math students.

One Student's Tips --a really good essay from one ETSU student.

Math Content Sites

Algebra Lab has interactive lessons on algebra and higher classes. --link to a site with tutorials for slightly different prealgebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra books from the ones we used to use, but by the same authors. You'll need to match book names and chapter titles with the ones in our books.

"Math for Morons Like Us" -- Despite the title, this is a site developed by high school students to teach each other prealgebra, algebra, and other math topics. This could be helpful for both elementary and intermediate algebra. You may need to browse through both Algebra I and Algebra II to find the topic you need. Also has information helpful for studying prealgebra as well as precalculus and calculus.

Professor Freedman's Math Help has tutorials in developmental math written by students in those courses. It also has information on math anxiety, learning styles and study skills.

PurpleMath -- Free online algebra resource. Includes homework guidelines, study skills, and modules for several algebra topics. Includes explanations and examples.

Math Power--Also known as Professor Freedman's Math Help. Written by a developmental math professor at another college, this site includes algebra tutorials she wrote as well as some written by students.

SOS Math is not quite as user friendly as some of the other sites, but does cover a wide variety of topics and goes way beyond basic algebra and into calculus and higher courses.

Math Expression is another math tutorial site. It has the disadvantage of having a fair number of advertisements all over each page.

Math TV is a website that has videos that cover many of the same types of problems that you encounter in your course. On the left side, look under algebra (you may have to click on the word to expand that topic) and then click on a larger topic (which are similar to the titles of our chapters). Below that you'll see a number of sample problems, and each problem is usually worked out by several different students on the video screen on the right. Click on the student's name or picture to see the video. There ads at the bottom of the video screen, but you can click on the X in the upper right hand corner of the ad to get rid of them.

James Brennan's Online Algebra Textbook has good explanatory text, with examples, but no exercises.

Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies contains some tutorials, worksheets, and user forums about various math topics.

Another site with videos is BrightStorm:

A site that reviews e
lementary and intermediate algebra and college algebra courses from Florida State College at Jacksonville.  This link should open up in iTunes, and can then be downloaded.:  

Other Useful Tools

Graph paper you can print out (PDF file--requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)--lines are 5 mm apart.


Strunk's Elements of Style

Merriam-Webster's Online Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus

Learning Strategies and General

General Learning Strategies

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Outlook for specific occupations

America's Career Info-Net Wages & Trends

General outlook of the U.S. job market

Practical Study Strategies and Tips --Link to a page at the University of Illinois at Chicago with practical tips on note taking, concentration, studying for exams, studying with a group, etc. Don't use their explanation of how to calculate GPA, though--we calculate ours with a different scale.

What I Wish I Had Known My Freshman Year, or What your mother never told you about college! -- from an article in the Tennesseean.

Standardized Test Preparation -- A site with practice tests for the ACT, GRE, and other such tests.

Time Management Skills