Gov. Scott helps in statewide launch of UF’s online prep tool for required algebra exam

Gov. Rick Scott made a stop last Friday (Jan. 25) at St. Petersburg’s Dixie Hollins High School to participate in the statewide launch of a new program called Algebra Nation, a free online preparation tool created through the University of Florida to help students prepare for the required Algebra 1 end-of-course exam.

Algebra Nation is a collection of free online tools, from video tutorials to live teacher support, geared toward helping students boost their algebra skills. Florida students are required to pass an Algebra 1 end-of-course exam to earn a high school diploma. UF’s Lastinger Center for Learning, part of the College of Education, created the program in collaboration with Study Edge, a Gainesville education technology firm.

“I know it’s going to be a big positive impact on our state, on our students, and eventually job growth in our state,” Scott told Tampa Bay Online.

Algebra Nation is the first phase in an effort to accelerate learning through Florida. UF and Study Edge officials say they plan to develop Geometry Nation and Biology Nation and other end-of-course exam resources next year.

Read more about Algebra Nation here.

Contact: Boaz Dvir, UF Lastinger Center for Learning, 352-273-0289