For students who are behind in math prior to taking algebra, bridge programs help ensure that they have the right concepts in hand before Algebra 1 starts.

Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent Roy Romer has stated that algebra is a trigger for more dropouts than any other subject, and a 2006 study at Florida International University found that students who failed Algebra 1 were four times more likely to drop out of high school than those who passed the course.

Taking these courses increases the odds of earning a college diploma Percentage of high school graduates completing this course who then High school course title earned a bachelor's degree by age 30

Algebra 1 8% Geometry 23% Algebra 2 40% Trigonometry 62% Precalculus 74% Calculus 80% Source: Adelma, Clifford.

ExploreLearning Algebra 1 is a collection of learning modules based on the company's award-winning multimedia simulations called Gizmos(TM).

Henrico and ExploreLearning will also conduct research studies to determine the effectiveness of the Algebra 1 product on students' learning.

ALEKS, developed by the ALEKS Corporation and distributed by McGraw-Hill Education is also available for K-12 students in PreCalculus, Trigonometry,

Algebra 1 and 2, Arithmetic and, beginning this spring, Advanced Placement Statistics.

Algebra Booster covers both Pre-Algebra and

Algebra 1 topics.