Useful Resources for All Classes

Khan Academy

If I could only list one resource, this would be it. Khan Academy has a large selection of videos and practice examples. The topics range from things as simple as counting to 200 level college courses. To find what you need, I recommend navigating to the link for the subject you are learning and looking within the subject for the topic you need help with. If this does not work, a general search should get you close to what you are looking for.

Math is Fun

I find this particular webpage useful when I need a simple breakdown of a topic. It generally doesn't explore the more tricky aspects of a particular concept, but if you are completely lost, I find this is a good place to start to get your bearings with a subject. The information is presented in simple text articles with diagrams, no videos.

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is an answer engine. The best use of this website is to check to see if you got an answer right to a problem. The website can understand basic language well, so even if you don't know the notation for typing in a particular problem, you can type something like, "Find the derivative of ln(5x+7)" and it will understand what to do. My recommendation comes with a caveat, which is, we should always be holding ourselves to the highest level of academy integrity. We should never use this website to cheat on take-home exams or to fill in answers for homework that we haven't done the work on. We can use it to check to practice problems we've already tried. For classes that only check homework for completion, and not for accuracy, this can be a great resource to check through our homework the night we are working on it.


Desmos is a website that allows you to graph equations (among other things). This can be useful when we want to see the graph of something, and we don't have access to a graphing calculator, or would prefer to have a larger picture of what we are graphing. This can be helpful for checking to see if we found x and y intercepts correctly, if we found an intersection point correctly, or if a graph we drew in our homework is actually correct.


YouTube is a great resource if you learn best by watching a video, and can't find a good resource elsewhere. Simply just search the topic that you are having trouble with, and don't be afraid to be a little specific. Instead of just "Conic Sections" you might want to search "Writing the Equation of Hyperbola" for example. Sometimes you may have to wade through a lot of substandard videos, or videos that don't exactly answer your type of question until you find one that does. Given enough time, I generally find that I can find a video that helps with what I was having trouble with.