Conceptual Algebra I

About This Curriculum
A conceptual approach within mathematics means a focus on the concepts—on the underlying ideas. For Conceptual Algebra this includes the study of variables and the rules for manipulating those variables within equations. Relationships are discovered. Numbers provide meaning. And the many great applications of mathematics are realized.

About this Program

Welcome to the Conceptual
Algebra landing page

Peruse the Table of Videos to explore our video library as aligned to the Conceptual Algebra program.

Conceptual Algebra Textbook Cover​

Welcome to the first program of our upcoming Conceptual Math series. We begin with the first year of algebra. Though still in a pilot phase, this program is complete and comprehensive covering all Algebra 1 topics for a full year of academic credit.

Conceptual Algebra features professor Matt Foraker of Western Kentucky University who has decades of experience enticing even the most reluctant students into the wonders of mathematics. Through his conceptual approach—a focus on the ideas with clear explanations—Matt makes the math accessible and meaningful. With his zany wit, dry sense of humor, and genuine passion, Matt also makes the experience of learning math most enjoyable.

Here on this landing page the first three chapters are freely available for your review. For the complete pilot program, register using the Course ID: CMPilot. This pilot includes Matt's library of 138 algebra video lessons accompanied by his detailed video lesson notes, automated video check questions, and extensive practice problems with answer keys.

Course ID: CMPilot

Pilot Enrollment: $29.95 per student (offered through 9/30/23)

Terms: No expiration date. As this program continues to be developed you will continue to have access even after the pilot phase has been completed—next year or the next—whenever you might need it. Enrollment is akin to a life-time membership, which allows each student to move along at their own pace and revisit lessons whenever needed. Your feedback, especially during this first year (2023-2024) will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support! For any questions, please write to