Students Must Pass Algebra 1 To Graduate
40 percent of students around the state of Florida failed Algebra 1 last year, so this year the University of Florida has teamed up with Study Edge to provide an online program to get scores up.
Starting this year, Algebra 1 is required for students to graduate.
Governor Rick Scott has said he wants to push science and math learning at the pre-college level.
Study Edge is a service used by college students, but the they say the videos and techniques translate easily to the middle and high school levels.
Teachers from around Florida filmed in the Study Edge studios as part of the online program.
Dob Pemberton, the director of UF's College of Education Lastinger Center says Algebra 1 is also about more than just passing or failing.
"Algebra 1 is one of those gatekeeper courses, you have to master it to keep moving in traditional courses."
The online program is a supplement to course work and can be accessed online at algebranation.com.
The program begins on January 15th.
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